CouncilsUK.live is an alternative secure, purpose-built, online platform that replicates the public meeting or development management forum.
It does not have any of the disadvantages of Teams, or any of the security issues of Zoom.
It is totally controlled by your presenters, or the development management team.
It allows residents from the borough to ask questions live, for the panel members to respond immediately, and for follow-up questions to be ask. It also allows questions to be asked by video, and by telephone to increase accessibility.
The whole ethos of the system is about accessibility, participation and equal access. Two versions are available - one where residents are required to register for the forum to attend, and one where it is open.