P-04-681 Allow Public Recording of Local Government Meetings



This petition was submitted by Michael John Powell, having collected 186 signatures.


Text of the Petition

We the undersigned ask that the Welsh Government gives the people and electors of Wales the same ability to record their Local Government meetings as their English counterparts have.


Additional Information:

The detailed provisions are contained in the secondary legislation made under the 2000 Act, that is the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012. The regulations were enacted in September 2012 and announced on the Department for Communities and Local Government website.  


Assembly Constituency and Region

·         Pontypridd

·         South Wales Central



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 07/03/2017.


The Committee agreed to close the petition due to the confirmation received from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government of his intention to make broadcasting of Council meetings a statutory requirement.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 01/03/2016