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Protocols revealed in debate on Keighley Town Council filming
4:40pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
Town councillors will vote on a list of protocols to regulate how members of the public film its meetings.
Keighley Town Council has already agreed it should investigate arrangements to have its meetings filmed professionally.
It has also agreed in principle that members of the public wishing to film these meetings can do so, provided they abide by the council’s ‘filming protocols’.
These protocols have now been revealed, and are due to be voted on by the council at its full monthly meeting this evening.
Rules state people wishing to film must give three working days’ notice in writing. They provide unedited coverage of the total content of each specific agenda item, and footage must not be intended “to cause embarrassment or ridicule to the persons filmed”.
Additional protocols say individual councillors or members of the public would be entitled to decline to be filmed, and that no children or vulnerable adults can be filmed without consent from a parent or guardian.
This evening’s vote will be the latest stage in a dispute that saw 11 members of the public removed from a Keighley Town Council meeting by police officers.
Parishioners were escorted out of the July full meeting after refusing to stop filming proceedings.