Recordings of Full Council Meetings

All Full Council meetings are recorded and live-streamed on the Council’s YouTube channel. These recordings are available for viewing on YouTube.

Protocol for recording at public meetings

There is no requirement to notify the Council if you intend to record a public Council meeting but as a matter of courtesy and in the interests avoiding disruption, members of the public and the press are requested to tell the Committee Secretary named on the meeting agenda of their intentions.

It should be noted that the Chair of the meeting has absolute discretion to suspend or terminate any activities that, in his or her opinion, are disruptive.

In order to avoid disruption those recording, and in particular those filming the meeting, will be required to do so from one fixed point. An individual 'roaming' around the meeting room will inevitably be disruptive and will not be tolerated.

A notice will be placed outside each meeting room warning members of the public that the meeting may be recorded in order that they may make an informed decision as to whether to attend or not. The statutory right to record the meeting overrides any individual objection to being recorded.

The Council asks those recording the meeting:

  • Not to edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation of the proceedings - this includes not editing an image or views expressed in a way that may ridicule, or show a lack of respect towards those being recorded
  • To avoid recording members of the public present unless they are addressing the meeting

Those intending to use large equipment, or wishing to discuss any special requirements are advised to contact the Committee and Member Services Team (email: democraticservices@oxford.gov.uk) in advance of the meeting to seek advice and guidance. The use of flash photography or additional lighting will not be allowed unless it has been agreed in advance and can be done without disrupting the meeting.

At the beginning of each meeting, the Chair will ask if anyone intends to record proceedings and announce that the meeting is to be recorded should a notification have been received in advance.

Public notice regarding recording at public meetings

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