A 2010 statement by the Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (ACPO) clearly condemns Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) for preventing the recording/filming of their meetings.
“There are no powers prohibiting the taking of photographs, film or digital images in a public place. Therefore members of the public and press should not be prevented from doing so”.
Yet in SBC “We Disagree With Recording Legislation” (click on the link to listen) Petra Jackson, SBC Performance Manager believes SBC can prevent.
I have invited Mike Greene, the new SBC Chief Executive, to stop the silliness that has not only treated me, the public and the legislation with disdain but also opposes the position confirmed by ACPO.