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When audio only recording of a Parish Council meeting if a member of the public or Council member objects and requests no audio recording be made does that mean the whole meeting must not be recorded or only when the objector speaks?
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Neither as they have no say in it, if they don’t like being recorded at a properly constituted Council meeting then they should make their representations another way
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...or leads to reluctance to speak!
…or, causes an outbreak of ‘think before you speak’ and ‘the record will show what was actually said’ rather than a later recollection.
Thankyou. My understanding is any objector to being recorded or filmed at a public Parish Meeting has no right to stop the recording or video and needs to make their representations by another method (eg by speaking or writing to the Clerk or a Councillor). Legislation 2014 applies? However the person videoing or recording can by way of courtesy (only) position themselves in the room in order that the objector is not captured on film. This would include vunerable adults and children present. I am aware that depending on how that recording is used it can be subject to the Data Protection Act but if recording to ensure an accurate record is made of the meeting for others unable to attend and so that if sharing of information accusations of inaccuracies cannot be made (as the recording can be checked) .
I agree. It was very apparent when recording that the Clerk was not 'in charge' and orchestrating the meeting and the Chair became the 'controller' deferring to the Clerk only for guidance or prompting to follow the Agenda.
I agree. The recorded meeting was in total contrast to previous meetings and there was not the dialogue and discissions between Councillors and Clerk that I found inappropriate at previous meetings

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