Sound issues at the Guildhall look as though they have finally been resolved.
Those who tune in each month to watch the webcast on the council website or sit in the Guildhall to watch planning, full council and executive board meetings, will already be aware of microphone issues – some of which result in poor sound while others are caused by microphones not being switched on or off by councillors.
In January the first Executive Board was hampered by sound issues – including the sound cutting out, buttons being pressed too many times, microphones being swapped and some councillors being inaudible to anyone that wasn’t sat next to them.
The meeting was temporarily adjourned as a result of the problems.
Even at a meeting we attended last week (write up here!) proceedings were disrupted due to microphone issues, with Cllr Atkinson trying to swap out a mic unit during the meeting – however the new unit appeared to be duff.
However today (Monday) it has been confirmed that new microphones have been installed and all going well, you should be able to hear councillors loud and clear at Tuesday’s Executive Board.
Council Leader, Cllr Mark Pritchard, said: “We have to be very careful on where we spend money but on this occasion and in the public interest we felt we had no alternative but to buy new microphones.”
The Executive Board meeting will take place at 10am on Tuesday 13th February. The meeting is open to the public, however those who can’t attend can watch it via the council’s webcasting system.
You can view a round-up of our tweets pointing out the microphone issues since 2011 – here.
— Deeside.com (@DeesideDotCom) January 9, 2018