Vale of Glamorgan councillors and officers appeared to be dramatically thinner and slimmer in the initial trial this week of the council’s new replacement new council-chamber camera system.
The system is meant to give the same kind of coverage of council meetings as the live tv coverage provided by the House of Commons and the Welsh Assembly.
The original German-made cameras installed the Vale council chamber back in 2014 are no longer in use. They have now been replaced by a new system provided by an independent company called Civico.
The system went live for the first time at 16:00 on Wednesday this week – with mixed results.
The Vale Council is due to upload an edited version of Wednesday’s planning committee coverage onto its website within the next few days.