Friday 21 October 2011

Does it really cost that much?


Hampshire County Council are proposing to put video of their council meetings on-line - all well and good but...

The estimated cost to taxpayers is £223,000 over five years. This includes £199,000 to install audio and video equipment in the chamber plus a mobile kit for use in other meeting rooms.

The bill also includes the cost of an outside organisation filming meetings in 2012 with council officials possibly taking over in future years. 

Surely all you need is a decent video camera and a computer? How does that cost nearly quarter of a million quid?


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