Tweeting, blogging and filming in Council meetings

Aled Griffiths made this Freedom of Information request to Vale of Glamorgan Council

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Aled Griffiths

Dear Vale of Glamorgan Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide copies of
all:
A) standing orders
B) policies
C) discussions (emails / memos)

relating to the following:

1) filming of council meetings
2) tweeting at council meetings
3) blogging of council meetings

In respect of this request, "council meeting" shall refer to
meetings of the full council, cabinet & committee meetings where
members of the public are permitted to attend. It shall not include
any meetings (or part of) where the public are not permitted to
attend (e.g. closed sessions.)

If answers to part of this request are already published in a
public place, please provide links to the location where they can
be accessed online by persons not residing within the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others,
please provide the easiest parts first rather than hold up the
entire request.

I would prefer to receive your response in electronic format.

If you decide to withhold some of the information requested using
exemptions in the FOIA, please inform me which exemptions you have
used.

If you need clarification of any of the points in this request,
please contact me via email.

Yours faithfully,

Aled Griffiths

FOI Unit, Vale of Glamorgan Council

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Aled Griffiths

We acknowledge receipt of your request which is being considered by the
council

FoI Unit

Vale of Glamorgan Council / Cyngor Bro Morgannwg

Visit our website at [1]www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Ewch i'n gwefan yn [2]www.bromorgannwg.gov.uk

[3]Facebook [4]Find us on Facebook / Cewch ddod o hyd i ni ar Facebook

[5]Twitter [6]Follow us on Twitter / Dilynwch ni ar Twitter

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2. http://www.bromorgannwg.gov.uk/
3. http://en-gb.facebook.com/valeofglamorga...
4. http://en-gb.facebook.com/valeofglamorga...
5. http://twitter.com/vogcouncil
6. http://twitter.com/vogcouncil

Dear FOI Unit,

Unfortunately you have not responded to my Freedom of Information
request within the 20 working days as outlined under the Act. I
would like to request an internal review into the handling of this
request.

Specifically I would like you to review why you have been unable to
respond to my request within the required time limit as outlined in
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Aled Griffiths

FOI Unit, Vale of Glamorgan Council

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Aled Griffiths

We apologise for the delay in responding however the council response is
as follows (in italics).

The Vale of Glamorgan Council does not allow filming of such meetings,
whether by members of the public or the media. However, historically,
there have been occasions when, if requested, we have allowed the media to
film briefly before the actual start of the meeting. This is not an area
to which our current Standing Orders / Constitution specifically refer.

Regards

FoI Unit

Vale of Glamorgan Council / Cyngor Bro Morgannwg

Visit our Website at [1]www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Ewch i'n gwefan yn [2]www.bromorgannwg.gov.uk

[3]Facebook [4]Find us on Facebook / Cewch ddod o hyd i ni ar Facebook

[5]Twitter [6]Follow us on Twitter / Dilynwch ni ar Twitter

Consider the environment. Please don't print this e-mail unless you really
need to.

Ystyriwch yr amgylchedd. Peidiwch ag argraffu'r neges hon oni bai fod gwir
angen.

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1. http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/
2. http://www.bromorgannwg.gov.uk/
3. http://en-gb.facebook.com/valeofglamorga...
4. http://en-gb.facebook.com/valeofglamorga...
5. http://twitter.com/vogcouncil
6. http://twitter.com/vogcouncil

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