New legislations means that there has been a fundamental way town and parish councils deal with those who want to film, tweeting and record all their meetings that are open to the public.
Until now, only primary authorities like Cornwall Council had to allow the use of social media and filming at meetings.
However now, due to the amendment of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 all "relevant local government bodies", which includes town and parish councils will have to allow filming. The legislation includes any communication method, including the internet, to publish, post or otherwise share the results of the person’s reporting activities.
The reporting and dissemination may take place at the time of the meeting or occur after the meeting.