Recording ban at district council meetings could be lifted and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 December 2011

(c) Erik Snyder

The current ban on the recording or filming of meetings at East Devon District Council could soon be lifted. Read this and more.

SCRATCHED: Police are looking for information after a blue Nissan X-Trail was scratched on Ascerton Road in Sidmouth. Officers believe the criminal damage occurred sometime between Friday, November 18 and Saturday 19, call Devon and Cornwall police on 101 quoting crime reference number KS/11/659.

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SMASHED: A car window was smashed in the Lawn Vista area of Sidmouth last weekend. Police believed the passenger side window of a purple Nissan Micra was broken between 2.30pm on Friday, November 25, and 9.20am on Sunday, November 27. Anyone with information should contact call Devon and Cornwall police on 101 quoting crime reference number KS/11/682.

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DAMAGE: A vehicle on Riverside Road was damaged between 3.30pm on Saturday, November 26 and 11am on the Sunday morning. Criminal damage was caused to the offside bodywork of red Ford Ka and police are looking for anyone with information to come forward by calling101 quoting crime reference number KS/11/683.

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RECORDING: The current ban on the recording or filming of meetings at East Devon District Council could soon be lifted. Central government wants local councils to be as open as possible and Devon County Council already films its meetings and puts them on its web site as a podcast, but EDDC has been unwilling to permit recordings of any kind. But a district council spokesman said this week: “We will be considering the question of electronic media at meetings, given the latest technologies and recent government guidance.”


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