The real issues are, of course, engagement and censorship.

Online petition for recording of Colchester Council meetings

With only about 30% of people locally voting in elections, it’s vital to find ways to engage more people in the democratic process – warts and all.

It’s not good enough for councillors to say they support openness, yet reserve the right to ban members of the public recording meetings. You can bet your bottom dollar the meetings that don’t get recorded are the ones that are most embarrassing for the councillors involved…

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