AGENDA

notice of motion submitted by councillor P. HUGHES GRIFFITHS:-

RESOLVED that the notice of motion be noted as it was considered there was no further action that the council could take in respecting the freedom of the press and in sharing information regarding the council’s activities services and new developments.




DECISION RECORD OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER DECISIONS MEETING FOR COMMUNITY AND RURAL AFFAIRS

17TH JANUARY, 2013

Room 3, Town Hall, Llanelli

11.00a.m. – 11.25 a.m.

   

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

PORTFOLIO

Councillor P.A. Palmer

Community & Rural Affairs

The following officers were also in attendance:-

Mr C Burns

Assistant Chief Executive (Customer Focus & Policy)

Mr. Colin Davies

Ms. D Williams

Head of Democratic Services

Press Manager

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTERESTS

    No declarations of personal interest were made at the meeting.

The Executive Board Member, having considered the under-mentioned Notice of Motion referred to her for consideration by the Chief Executive in consultation with the Chair of Council, made the following decision:-

Item No

Subject/Decision

1.

NOTICE OF MOTION SUBMITTED BY COUNCILLOR P. HUGHES GRIFFITHS:-

“THAT this council respects the freedom of the press and recognises the essential role of local newspapers in communicating, education and sharing information about the council’s activity and services amongst local communities.”

The Press Manager reported that the Council supported the role of local newspapers in sharing information with their communities by provided the press and media with regular and timely information regarding the council’s activities, services and new developments (circa 1500 press releases p.a.) The Council also made every effort to have a good working relationship with the press and this was reflected in the number of press and media enquiries the communications unit received each year (circa 4,000 p.a.)

 

In addition the Council often received requests from the press to work in partnership in promoting various campaigns and where appropriate this was done.

RESOLVED that the notice of motion be noted as it was considered there was no further action that the council could take in respecting the freedom of the press and in sharing information regarding the council’s activities services and new developments.

SIGNED: ____________________________________________

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY & RURAL AFFAIRS

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