Councillors have decided to allow the press and public to tweet during their meetings.
Uppingham Town Council voted on Wednesday to approve a three-month trial permitting people to use Twitter during all meetings.
The decision will be reviewed at the end of the trial.
Mayor of Uppingham Dave Casewell said: “We are very pleased with the decision. We were pretty much in a position to make it a month ago but I think people wanted some time to reflect.”
The decision was made in part because councillors realised members of the public would be able to step outside the council chamber to tweet regardless of their rules.
Coun Casewell said: “We were just concerned that it could interrupt the flow of meetings. Our preferred guidelines were that it should be used responsibly.
“It is a move forward in the right direction. We hope that those who raised the issue are pleased with the outcome.
“The council is very open anyway and all that tweeting does is allow more immediacy.”
A decision on whether to allow filming at meetings has been delayed to wait for guidelines from the National Association of Local Councils.