Kirklees to broadcast council meeting on web

THEY may not exactly be stars of stage and screen, but Kirklees councillors are today making their film debuts.

The authority is making history by broadcasting this afternoon's annual meeting live via its website.

Birstall and Birkenshaw councillor Andrew Palfreeman will take centre stage for the webcast of the meeting, which will be first as the new Mayor of Kirklees.

Coun Palfreeman, who chairs the full council meetings as mayor,

said: "This is an important step in opening up democracy and enabling more local people to feel they can take an active part in how their area is run by giving them easier access to meetings."

For the full story see this week's Spenborough Guardian.