Council Meeting

Video coverage of Council Meetings – Multi Camera video production of local government meetings and events, filmed edited and published online the same day.

Council Meeting

Recent government legislation stated that council meetings are now open to be filmed and recorded. It’s important that councils do this in a professional manner to deliver quality and easily-accessible video coverage for their residents:

What are the benefits of having council meetings professionally recorded?

  • Allows for a full and true record of events to be kept online for the public to view at any time in the present or future. This ensures transparency by councils.
  • Local residents are able to watch their councillors debate the latest plans, announcements and developments for the area they live in, watching the realtime record of events as they happened.

OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION STATEMENT

‘’In a boost for local democracy and the independent free press, councils in England were brought into the 21st century today (6 August 2014) after Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, signed a Parliamentary order allowing press and public to film and digitally report from all public meetings of local government bodies. This ‘right to report’ updates a law passed by Margaret Thatcher as a backbench MP.

Following the passage of both primary and secondary legislation, the move opens councils’ digital doors, covering broadcasters, national press, local press, bloggers and hyper-local journalists and the wider public. The new law aims to end active resistance amongst some councils to greater openness.’’