Case 124 - Local Council says no to filming a public meeting with a handheld HD camera
A Local Council said there had to be a health and safety agreement between them and the enquirer to film a public meeting with a handheld HD camera, with or without a tripod. The local authority and its councillors have expressed concern about how recordings from public meetings may be used.
There are no health and safety regulations which prevent the filming of a public meeting at a local council. The council is clearly hiding behind "health and safety" as a convenient excuse rather than giving the real reasons for its concerns about full openness and transparency.