Headlines, PublicNet: 18 June, 2013

New guidelines from Communities and Local Government will end restrictions some councils impose on meetings so that the public will now be able to film proceedings.

The new how-to guide gives practical information for the public to attend meetings of a council’s executive and how to obtain council documents. The government has changed the law to allow citizens to report, blog, tweet and film council meetings in England. It also outlines the assorted rights that taxpayers’ have to access council papers and documents.

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