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Local residents will get a new insight into council business as Renfrewshire Council gets set to broadcast its meetings online. The next meeting of... Next Council meeting to be broadcast online

Local residents will get a new insight into council business as Renfrewshire Council gets set to broadcast its meetings online.

The next meeting of the Council on Thursday 9 October will be webcast as the first in a year-long programme.

Items for discussion at the meeting include the integration of health and social care, support for start-up e-commerce businesses and a review of community councils.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall said: “We had a successful trial of webcasting in February and the feedback we got was very positive. The number of people who chose to watch either the live webcast or an archived version in their own time was very encouraging.

“Many people aren’t in a position to come along to a meeting on a weekday morning. Watching the proceedings online is so much easier.

“It’s important that the council is open and transparent so that we can be held accountable by the people who elect us. This is a really good way of people getting an understanding of what the council does and how we go about our business.”

The live webcast will be available at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk from 9.30am on Thursday 9 October. It can also be followed on Twitter using the hashtag#RCWebcasts.