3 January 2013
Local committee podcast in Pocket Casts on iPhone
It’s good to see that Sutton Council is recording its committee meetings and publishing them as MP3 files. Take for example the Cheam North and Worcester Park local committee.
Each item on the agenda is a separate MP3 file, making it easy to navigate to the items that interest you. This makes it possible for those not attending the meetings to catch up with what was said and decided in a more engaging way than the official minutes.
But so far there are no podcast feeds that I can see so I’ve created one of my own. My program scrapes the committee’s web page and outputs an iTunes-friendly RSS 2.0 feed that links to all the MP3 files in order.
If you’re using iTunes to manage your podcasts here’s the link to subscribe:
Subscribe in iTunes to the Cheam North and Worcester Park local committee podcast
If you’re using any other podcast program try clicking on this link or, failing that, copying and pasting the URL to subscribe:
Consider this an experimental service at the moment. It could change or stop working at any time.
If you try this, please let me know if you have any issues by leaving a comment below. One problem I’ve had is that the podcast’s logo doesn’t show up in iTunes.
Adrian Short works to get people the information they need, when they need it, in a way that they can understand.