Parish and town councils forced to allow filming of meetings

Parish and town councils forced to allow filming of meetings

Parish and town councils forced to allow filming of meetings

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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.

 

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7:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Helston John says...

I can take photos then can I, if i go to the town council meetings then print them out stick them on the wall and throw darts at the pictures of all the town and Cornwall Cllrs. Especially Cllr Wallis. Or video their behaviour and stick it on YouTube.
I can take photos then can I, if i go to the town council meetings then print them out stick them on the wall and throw darts at the pictures of all the town and Cornwall Cllrs. Especially Cllr Wallis. Or video their behaviour and stick it on YouTube. Helston John
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9:46am Wed 27 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I think this is good legislation, however, unfortunately one will be unable to record/film Helston Town Council meetings via a mobile phone, as it is requested that all phones are switched off because their signals interfere with the microphone system that is used in the Guildhall.
I think this is good legislation, however, unfortunately one will be unable to record/film Helston Town Council meetings via a mobile phone, as it is requested that all phones are switched off because their signals interfere with the microphone system that is used in the Guildhall. Gill Z Martin
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