Finally journalists, bloggers and quite simply anyone who's interested has the right to film town hall meetings. With last week's signatures on the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, local government secretary Eric Pickles brought in new rules … [Read more...] about Pickles' right to film law: Will it make any real difference?
There’s such a lot of activity going on in the community and independent publishing scene just now, we’ll try and track some of it and share the experience at this blog. So here’s some snippets of news we’ve spotted recently - everything from new … [Read more...] about It's a wrap for the weekend – technology, councils and campaigns this week
Sarah Hartley 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 … [Read more...] about Richmondshire Council to take votes on filming request
The national media is starting to pick up on the unfolding story of members of the public challenging their local authorities over the right to film or otherwise record public meetings. In an unlikely pairing, both The Telegraph and Private Eye have … [Read more...] about National media picks up on local council filming issue
The vital role that visualising data onto maps can have for people delivering services was the starting point for a wider discussion on delivery based on real users’ need at yesterday’s event for local government workers. Ed Parsons, Google’s … [Read more...] about Map, apps and the challenge of building perfect council websites discussed
Since the new rules from the Communities and Local Government secretary Eric Pickles came into force, people are starting to challenge their local councils and attempt to film public meetings. We're going to map them here - can you help us? … [Read more...] about Mapping the council filming wrangles