Anglesey Council and the right to film

Yesterday I received a reply to my FOI request from Anglesey regarding their stance on filming, tweeting and blogging at their meetings (Link below).  To put it simply, Anglesey has no policy nor any standing orders regarding filming at council meetings.  However in an e-mail released under the request it is made clear that “Historically,it is unlikely that the recording of public meetings by the public would be tolerated.”  It does, however concede that media are allowed in to film beginning of meetings (councillors entering etc.)

It is, however, to note that the council are piloting audio recordings which will be put on their websites, post meeting. Why pilot audio and not film?  It is also worth noting that the arrest in Carmarthenshire of @caebrwyn has gained the attention of council officers in Anglesey at least.

FOI Anglesey

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