NOT a particularly dramatic shot but a bit of a historic first! This was taken on Thursday 23rd October 2014 at a meeting of Hedon Town Council during the Public Participation session in Hedon’s historic Town Hall.
Whilst photos/video shots have been taken before at council meetings, this has been the first time it has happened under the Government’s ‘right to report’ measures.
The council has to suspend its ‘standing orders’ (rules) before each meeting to allow for filming and recording until it changes them at its annual meeting next year. The video taken at the meeting is not up to broadcast quality but will allow for better transcription of comments made by councillors.
Above pictured from left-to-right going around the table are; Councillors Allen Marshall, Neil Black, Gordon Thurston, Mrs Joanna Richardson (Town Clerk), Deputy-Chair (and deputy Mayor) Cllr David Thompson, Mike Bryan, Sarah Rommell, Terry West, Brenda Goldspink. Colin Billany. Just out of sight and having to stand because of a painful medical condition is Cllr Tom Goldspink. Giving apologies for the evening was Chair and Mayor Cllr John Dennis and Cllr Di Storr (apologies for late arrival after work).
We hope to be able to improve our coverage of the Town Hall and its deliberations as resources and technology allows… more about this soon!