In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 :
Any person who attends a council meeting to report the proceedings may use any communication methods, including the internet, to publish, post or otherwise share the results of their reporting activities.
Publication and dissemination may take place at the time of the meeting or occur after the meeting.
For the purposes of this regulation, reporting on proceedings at a meeting means:
- Filming, photographing or making an audio recording of the proceedings at the meeting,
- Using any other means for enabling persons not present to see or hear proceedings at the meeting as it takes place or later, or
- Reporting or providing commentary on proceedings at the meeting, orally or in writing, so that the report or commentary is available to persons not present, as the meeting takes place or later.