Tweeting, blogging and filming in Council meetings

Aled Griffiths made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council

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Aled Griffiths

Dear Conwy Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide copies of
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 Conwy 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

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

Yours faithfully,

Aled Griffiths

Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb, Conwy County Borough Council

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Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb, Conwy County Borough Council


Dear Aled Griffiths

The Rules of Procedure contained within the Constitution (Rule 27(15)
states 'No person other than the Council shall be entitled to make a video
or audio recording or transmission of a meeting of the Council or its


The council is in the process of developing a policy on the subject of
Social Media which will be published in due course, and is therefore
considered exempt under S22 of the Freedom of Information Act at this

If for any reason you are unhappy with the response please contact us
direct by e-mail or by post addressed to Conwy County Borough Council,
Information Regulations Unit, Bodlondeb, Conwy, LL32 8DU.

Uned Reoliadau Gwybodaeth/Information Regulations Unit

Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Council

E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]

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