Council to let public film their meetings

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A council will allow members of the press and the public to film meetings.

The new guidelines were rubber-stamped by Kettering’s borough councillors at a meeting last week.

It follows a Government move to make local democracy more open and accountable, with the council’s executive committee last month resolving that the policy should be introduced into the council’s constitution.

Cllr Jim Hakewill, who also serves on the county council, said Kettering could take a leaf out of the county authority’s book by making live broadcasts of their meetings available online.