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Council meetings conduct

A guide has been published by The Department for Communities and Local Government covering practical information about attending council meetings and obtaining documents.

In order to encourage openness and scrutiny of local government, the guide confirms that council meetings are public and may be filmed, tweeted about or blogged and it encourages councils to establish guidelines for this.

It corrects misconceptions that the Data Protection Act or health and safety legislation prevents council meetings from being publicly scrutinised.

Illustrative guide click here.