Making online committee meetings accessible to the public


What is it?

This guide explains how to use Microsoft and Google products to conduct committee meetings online, with a public live stream and Q&A.

Why have we created it?


With most council staff and elected members across London having to work remotely as a result of the Covid pandemic, councils’ democratic functions have had to move online. LOTI put together this deck at the start of the first lockdown to help boroughs understand the technologies and processes to make this possible. Example scenarios include:

  • Elected member committee meetings
  • Planning meetings
  • Town hall-style meetings

Who should use it?


The guide was designed for borough IT and Digital teams and Democratic Services Leads.

View the guide