An update to the whole council filming issue we’re tracking here comes today from my own local authority, Richmondshire District Council.
Following a request in March, and subsequent hosting of a workshop for councillors, the elected members are to take a vote next Tuesday. The council is not covered by the Communities and Local Government’s latest guidelines giving people a right to film as it doesn’t operate a cabinet structure.
It’s a missing element in the guidance that people attempting to film parish and town councils are already encountering but this is one of the first councils we’ve come across to take a formal decision since the new guidance was issued – maybe the experience and decision-making process in Richmondshire will also impact on other similar authorities?
I’ve blogged more fully about it at the hyperlocal website for the town here.