Aug 27th 2014

Another Group backs the end of the Edited Register

The Edited Electoral Register (EER) has come under fire in the past few weeks, with a series of reports indicating that the Register is proving to be more trouble than it is worth.  To add fuel to the fire,  the Local Government Association (LGA) has called for the sale of the EER to be stopped […]

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Aug 21st 2014

Traffic Enforcement: Over-Zealous and Heavy-Handed

A single case has managed to combine all that is worrying about the way in which local councils carry out traffic enforcement. The story, reported in the Daily Mail, showed that after being caught on CCTV a driver was subsequently tracked down by bailiffs using a combination of mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and […]

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Aug 6th 2014

You do have the right to record council meetings

In a victory for transparency, the Government has announced that from today members of the public and journalists will be able to film and report on all public meetings held by local councils in England. The Openness of Local Government Regulations 2014, signed into law by the Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Secretary Eric Pickles, […]

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Apr 10th 2014

LGA opposition to CCTV parking fine ban is about money, not public safety

At the end of 2013, we wrote about the Government’s plans to ban CCTV parking cameras, meaning that only traffic wardens and police would be able to film vehicles breaking the law. The Department for Transport and the Department for Communities and Local Government launched a consultation asking whether CCTV parking cameras should be banned, […]

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