Tweeting, blogging and filming in Council meetings

Aled Griffiths made this Freedom of Information request to Gwynedd Council

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The request was successful.

Aled Griffiths

Dear Gwynedd 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 Gwynedd
County 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

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth, Gwynedd Council

Dear Aled Griffiths,

Freedom Of Information (ref T2460)

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 Gwynedd

County 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.

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

Your request has been passed to me to process and I can confirm that it
has been logged under the reference number T2460.

The Council may take up to 20 working days, from the date of receipt, to
respond to your request. You should therefore receive the information you
have requested, subject to the application of any exemptions permitted
under the Act, by 15/07/2011.

If you require further information please contact me by phone on 01286
679102 or by emailing [1][Gwynedd Council request email] by quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Gwawr Owen

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Rhyddid Gwybodaeth, Gwynedd Council

Dear Aled Griffiths,

Freedom of Information (ref T2460)

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 Gwynedd

County 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.

I am writing to confirm that the Council has now completed its search for
the information which you requested on 16/06/2011.

A copy of the information is enclosed.

We do not have Standing Orders or any written policies on the filming,
tweeting or blogging of council meetings.

Information supplied in response to your request and included in the
attached is the copyright of Gwynedd Council.

This information has been supplied for your personal use.

Save for permitted acts under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988,
the information supplied may not be copied, distributed, published, or
exploited for commercial purposes or financial gain without the explicit
written consent of Gwynedd Council.

If you are unhappy with the way the Council has handled your request, you
may ask for an internal review. You should contact Gwawr Owen if you wish
to complain.

An internal review will be conducted by the Monitoring Officer and we will
aim to respond within 20 working days. However, if we are unable to
complete the review by this date, we will advise you accordingly.

If you decide to ask for such a review to be undertaken and, following
this process, you are still dissatisfied, you then have the right to
direct your complaint to the Information Commissioner who will consider
it.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

E-mail: [1][email address]

If you have any queries regarding this letter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Gwawr Owen

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