Thursday, 25 April 2013
THANET COUNCIL SAYS NO TO FILMING -- AGAIN
Here is the link to a video of Thanet Council's Overview and Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 23 April.
I was the Chairman of the meeting. At the meeting Councillors decide to over-rule my decision to allow citizen journalists to make video recordings of the meeting.
So much for open and accountable government at Thanet.
I have now written to Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles MP complaining about the undemocratic actions of Thanet Councillors and have asked him to investigate.
A copy of my letter is reproduced in the post below.
Here is a link to a letter from Bob Neal MP to all Council Leaders
The letter makes it perfectly clear that the Government wants Councils to allow the public to film its meetings. But what do Thanet Councillors do? The total opposite! Its time for a change!