So Can Councillors: see the part reply from the ICO from Oct last year, I have redacted the name:
'Please note that we have taken into account your representations in relation to the fact that Cllr **** had attended both meetings in his capacity as a member of the Council. However as an individual Cllr **** can exercise his rights under the Public Meetings (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 as would any attendee of these meetings.
Having said this, it must be noted that the ICO is concerned about the current PC policy not to record at these meetings. We have therefore written to the PC urging that the current policy be amended to avoid further future situations of this nature from reoccurring.'