Uppingham Town Council to consider live tweets

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Uppingham Town Council has written to the Mercury in response to the newspaper’s enquiry about tweeting live from council meetings.

Town clerk Susan Awcock wrote “The council is forward thinking and likes to embrace new technology, but at the moment standing orders prohibit recording and filming.”

However two councillors have been appointed to look into the pros and cons of tweeting and filming at meetings.

The councillors will seek advice from the National Association of Local Councils, which is due to publish guidelines for town councils later this year, and present the findings to the council in October.

The results will be published later in the year.