The next meeting of the Armley Forum is set to be streamed live on Facebook, giving more people the chance to take an interest in community issues.
Members Leeds City Council’s Communities Team West North West are hoping to trial the livestreaming on Tuesday 19th July.
It’s the first time in Leeds the council has livestreamed an event in this manner. More details of the livestreaming will be available on the council’s Inner West Community Committee Facebook page.
The decision comes as a direct result of a West Leeds Dispatch article calling for more meetings to be livestreamed following a poor turnout to a similar meeting in Kirkstall earlier this year.
It’s hoped the move will allow more people to be aware of what’s happening in their communities. The trial could be rolled out for other meetings if successful.
Meetings of Leeds City Council’s top decision-making body – the executive board – and meetings of full council are already broadcast live over the internet.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Mark Burns-Williamson, will be attending the meeting. He oversees policing across the county and is interested to hear what Armley residents think should be the policing priorities for the next few years.
The meeting will also include an update on the work to the former Mike’s Carpets building on Branch Road, which is nearly completed.
The Armley Forum meeting starts at 7pm in Armley Library. All welcome to attend (and watch).