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Webcast of Police and Crime Panel at County Hall, Dorchester
THE first ever webcast of a Dorset County Council meeting is to be held this morning at 10.30.
To view the live webcast at 10.30 click here
Echo reporter Sam Harman is at the meeting and will be tweeting from her Twitter @DorsetEchoSam
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The panel will decide whether to confirm the appointment of Debbie Simpson as chief constable of Dorset Police, as recommended by police and crime commissioner Martyn Underhill. It will also consider Mr Underhill's draft police and crime plan for Dorset, which sets out his priorities for the next five years.
It will also consider his recommendation to increase the police council tax charge by 1.95 per cent in 2013 to 2014.
The policing precept is the part of the council tax which goes to pay for Dorset Police.
For 2013/14 it is proposed that this will be £183.51 for a Band D property - a rise of £3.51 on the current year.
The Dorset police and crime panel is made up of representatives from the county council and all of Dorset's borough and district councils, plus two independent members.
Dorset County Council said that the webcast is a pilot to see whether whether people are interested in watching committees and council business in this way.
COMMISSIONER: Martyn Underhill
It said that many other councils around the country webcast their key committee meetings and full council meetings.
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