P-05-903 Filming and Recording of Council Meetings

This petition was submitted by Cllr Russell Spencer-Downe having collected a total of 58 signatures.


Text of Petition             

We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to follow the law In England that enshrines in law the right of residents, bloggers and journalists to report, blog, tweet and film council meetings to ensure openness and transparency. This has not happened in Wales and should be brought in, to allow the same in Wales.


This requirement should allow members of the public, as responsible observers, to record or film such meetings without the need for prior permission and to re-use the material freely to provide a direct and wider line of communication to the electorate.


England brought in this law that gave these rights in 2014 and Wales should be given the same rights.


Assembly Constituency and Region

·         Vale of Glamorgan

·         South Wales Central