The end of the ongoing sound issues in Wrexham Council meetings seems to be in sight, with new microphones due to be installed next month.
Readers of Wrexham.com, viewers of Wrexham Council’s webcasting service and those who sit in the Guildhall for meetings, will be more than aware of the ongoing issues with microphone issues in the main chamber.
The first Executive Board of the new year saw the meeting hindered by a number of microphone issues – including the sound cutting out, buttons being pressed too much, microphones being swapped and some councillors being inaudible to anyone that wasn’t sat next to them.
Such issues eventually say Deputy Council Leader Hugh Jones temporarily adjourn proceedings while the problems were resolved.
Once the meeting had recommenced, Cllr Jones pointed out the microphones had been reset and that
one of the reason why they were going off is “because people were holding the buttons down too long” and that too many were pressing to switch the microphones on at once.
He also said that he had been informed new microphones had been ordered and were set to arrive by February – before jokingly stating he hadn’t been informed which February that will be.
A spokesperson for Wrexham Council has since confirmed that the new microphones should be available for February’s Executive Board – so there could be sound celebrations all round!
You can view a round-up of our tweets pointing out the microphone issues since 2011 – here.