Council to stream live video
Major events in Gravesham will be covered by the council
and streamed live on the internet.
The first of these was last week’s pancake race along New Road
which allowed people to log on to Ustream and see the event
The stream was successful though certain parts did not record. What
was recorded has since been uploaded as highlights to
A council spokesman said: “We’ve had video capability for about six
years and have been uploading to our YouTube site for that time and
have received about 33,000 hits.
“It was then said that we should start broadcasting some meetings
and we’ve done a few of those before - a couple of planning
meetings and annual council.
"We’ll likely do that again for things like the Heritage Quarter
and Paramount park meetings.
“Our IT manager said it would be cheaper to buy the kit and do it
ourselves rather than hiring it in.
“The pancake race proved it could be done and we plan to broadcast
the St George’s Day parade and Party on the Prom. This is just
another method of communicating.”
The show was presented by entertainer and Three Daws pub barman Dan
Snelgrove who provided a running commentary and conducted
To view videos visit the council’s YouTube page.
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