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The County Council, as a whole, has overall responsibility for levels of spending and for major policies. All councillors meet together as the Council (Full Council) with meetings normally held six times a year.

Council meetings live web streaming and videos of past meetings

To help people follow the debates at Cambridgeshire County Council we are live web streaming on YouTube our full Council meetings. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #CCCmtgs.

The General Purposes Committee (with fifteen members) has an overarching and co-ordinating role and has authority for oversight, operation and review of "Corporate Services".

Seven Policy and Service Committees, each with ten members chosen to reflect the political make-up of the Council, are responsible for most major decisions. They deal with different areas of Council business:

The Council also has Regulatory Committees, Joint Committees and Other Committees.

The council supports the principle of transparency and encourages filming, recording and taking photographs at its meetings that are open to the public. It also welcomes the use of social networking and micro-blogging websites, such as Twitter and Facebook, to communicate with people about what is happening as it happens. These arrangements operate in accordance with a Filming Protocol agreed by the Chairman of the Council and political group leaders.

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