Hi Andy. The iPads are primarily to permit secure access to council email and documents with changes to the security conditions that the council has to comply with. I don't expect to become a keen twitter user because of the council iPad having tried twitter for council work in 2011 with my own. Tweeting at council meetings led to a lot of arguments and I think is officially not allowed, or certainly actively discouraged.
Why can't you just use your office / home pc or laptop. Why do you need ipads as well? also, why ipads when other brands are cheaper and do the same or a better job? the only time i ever hear anything from the councillors is at campaign time, i have no idea what you do