Watch the next Cabinet meeting 23 July 2012
Hampshire County Council's Cabinet meeting on Monday 23 July is once again being broadcast live on the web to allow more people across the county – and beyond - to see the key discussions taking place.
As part of our drive to increase transparency and encourage better understanding and involvement in how local decisions are made, the broadcast gives people the opportunity to see for themselves the key discussions taking place. It also highlights how County Councillors, who represent the views and interests of all Hampshire residents, make decisions on local services.
In the July meeting, the Cabinet will be making decisions on:
- Efficiency and expenditure reduction update 2012/13
- Sub-national and regional infrastructure partnerships
The first item gives an update on progress with the Corporate Services Review (CSR), Shared Services and Project Extra Care - the three key workstreams for transforming the County Council and the future direction of travel. With a target of £47 million of savings in 2012/13, there is an update on our significant achievement of securing two thirds of this figure already. The second item provides information on the new and emerging partnerships for regional and wider planning and development and how we must ensure that local communities benefit from the changes.
As Hampshire is a large and mainly rural area, it can be difficult for many residents to attend meetings in person. By watching them from a computer or mobile device in their home, school or office, more people will be able to follow the discussions and debates streamed live over the internet. As footage of the meetings is also archived on our website, viewers can catch up with decisions about their area or skip through to the individual agenda items and speakers they want to see.
The Government actively encourages councils to televise their proceedings and open up local democracy to a wider audience. We have a strong track record around transparency and these broadcast meetings are designed to make us even more accessible and open, in line with the aims of the Localism Act. Broadcast meetings also help to empower and involve local residents and communities.
To watch our webcasts, visit the County Council website.