Friday, 26 April 2013
THANET COUNCIL BANS FILMING AGAIN!
On April 23 April members of Thanet Council banned filming of their proceedings for the second time in five times.
The chair of the councils overview and scrutiny committee had invited people to film one of its meetings.
But other members of the committee challenged his ruling and voted to stop the filming.
Chair Ian Driver said the decision went against both the councils own rules and government guidance.
This decision stinks and brings shame on the council, he said.
Journalists wishing to film the meeting included Christine Tongue of Thanet Watch magazine, who was thrown out Thanet Council last week for filming an angry council meeting over Ramsgate seafront.
I feel the council are just making themselves look stupid and secretive, she said. Many members of the general public are saying, what has the council got to hide?
Christine did film some of the committee meeting and this on the Thanet Watch website: www.thanetwatch.wordpress.com.
Ed. film embedded below
For the full story of the councils ban of filming, What Have The Council Got To Hide? see the new issue of Thanet Watch available in outlets across Thanet this weekend, price 80p.