This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Recording/Filming of Public Council Meetings'.




My Ref: 
IGO-339 
 
Your Ref: 
 
 
 
Contact: 
Andrew Goodfellow 
 
Email: 
[Nottingham City Council request email] 
Information Governance
Resources  
1st Floor 
Loxley House 
Station Street 
Nottingham 
Requester 
NG2 3NG 
 
 
Tel: 0115 876 3855 
At contact address specified for request number above 
Email: 
information.governance@nottin
ghamcity.gov.uk 
 
 
www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk 
19th December 2011 
 
Dear Requester  
 
Re: Your request for information 
 
I write in response to your correspondence, dated 17th November 2011. 
 
As the information you requested is not personal or environmental it has been 
processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
I have investigated your request and the answers to your questions are as follows. 
 
1.  Are public meetings of the council and/or of its committees filmed or recorded 
by the council in any way? 
 
Nottingham City Council does not currently film or record any of its public 
committee meetings, with the exception of full Council meetings where a tape 
recording of the meeting is taken in order to facilitate the verbatim recording within 
the minutes of the answers provided to Council and Public questions at the 
meeting. 
 
2.  If yes, are these recordings available to members of the public? 
 
No
 
3.  If such recordings are not available please explain why. 

 
The tape recording is not available as the responses to council and public 
questions are available within the minutes of the meeting when they are published. 
  
4.  If no, does NCC have any plans or ongoing discussions about recording 
meetings, or perhaps providing webcasts of such meetings? 
 
The City Council is currently exploring the costs and implications of webcasting 
council meetings. 
 


 
5.  Would NCC allow a member of the public to film or record one of the council's  
public meetings? 
 
 
In accordance with section 1 of this act this information cannot be provided as it is  
not held by this authority. This would be a decision for the Chair of the meeting 
concerned, who would generally take a view from his/her Committee members on 
the matter before deciding on whether to allow filming or recording of a meeting. 
 
6.  Whatever the answer to #5, please provide any policy or internal guidance on 
the issue. If the answer is no, please provide in addition any legal justification 
for that view if one has been prepared. 

 
In accordance with section 1 of this act this information cannot be provided as it is 
not held by this authority. The system operates on the working precedent already 
in place. 
 
You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including for non 
commercial research purposes. However, any other type of re-use, for example, by 
publishing the information or issuing copies to the public will require the permission of 
the copyright owner. Where the copyright is owned by Nottingham City Council details 
of the conditions on re-use can be obtained by contacting this office. 
 
You may be interested to know that responding to the questions you have raised in 
the enquiry has cost the Authority approximately £102.35 
 
If you should have any questions please contact me on the above number quoting 
your personal case reference which is IGO-339
 
If you are not satisfied with the response provided or any exemptions applied you 
should write in the first instance to Stephanie Pearson, Information Governance, 
1st Floor, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG
 stating the reasons 
for your dissatisfaction.  
 
If you remain dissatisfied after receiving the response to your initial complaint you can 
request an independent review from the Information Commissioner's Office at 
FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe 
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF
.  You may also contact the 
Information Commissioner's Office by telephone on 01625 545745 or by email at 
[email address]. 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
Andrew Goodfellow 
Senior Information Governance Officer 
Information Governance 
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