My colleague Sarah Hartley, writing on Prolific North has uncovered the extent of government spending on advertising with a handful of local papers in some Northern cities – the so called statutory notices. And CLG has at the same time published an … [Read more...] about Statutory notices – a modern approach to alerting – focus first on activists, journalists, representatives at a hyperlocal level
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?
Since the good news that we posted here last week which seemingly gave those of us who wish to film council meetings the right to do so, we've heard different experiences. In Bexley, a filming ban is reportedly still to remain due to the council's … [Read more...] about Update: Council filming 'right' for bloggers has limits