Reduce restrictions for dog-owners in shops, restaurants and pubs

The presence of dogs in a pub or other food eating area is no more unhygienic than the people that enter, yet dogs are banned willy-nilly from many pubs and eating-places. This reduces usage and therefore undermines the viability of the premises. I have dined in France with the owners' dogs resting their heads on my knee in restaurants, and have suffered no ill-effects. The over-regulation of food and drink premises is a major nonsense, but pales into insignificance as a lunacy when a sports shop claims that dogs are not allowed on grounds of health and safety.

Cut the red tape and make the premises the responsibility of the owner, not a local authority employee.

Why is this idea important?

The presence of dogs in a pub or other food eating area is no more unhygienic than the people that enter, yet dogs are banned willy-nilly from many pubs and eating-places. This reduces usage and therefore undermines the viability of the premises. I have dined in France with the owners' dogs resting their heads on my knee in restaurants, and have suffered no ill-effects. The over-regulation of food and drink premises is a major nonsense, but pales into insignificance as a lunacy when a sports shop claims that dogs are not allowed on grounds of health and safety.

Cut the red tape and make the premises the responsibility of the owner, not a local authority employee.

Filming and photography by and of Police

Currently Police are allowed to photograph and video anyone on a demonstration, march or gathering.  At any event, but particularly at gatherings addressing civil liberties, environmental issues or animals, Police commonly out-number demonstrators and blatantly video peaceful marchers or people standing at a table selling literature under a banner. For example, in Oxford Police stand on the other side of the street and film a group of people standing under a banner and collecting signatures to do with animal testing.  At marches Police stand on ladders and film everyone on the march.  It is common practice, I suspect it is always done.   At the same time it is an offence to photograph police officers.

This behaviour is intimidating, it means many concerned but lawful citizens are held on Police databases as if they have a 'police record', while all they have done is to show concern and draw attention to an issue of public concern in a peaceful way.  Being filmed deters many – maybe most people, from participating in political events and issues.  Intimidation is stiffling debate and stultifying the possibility of change.

Police should not be allowed to film people on marches or demonstrations or petition collectors.  On the other hand, the public should be allowed to photograph Police, as they are public servants and should have nothing to hide.

Why is this idea important?

Currently Police are allowed to photograph and video anyone on a demonstration, march or gathering.  At any event, but particularly at gatherings addressing civil liberties, environmental issues or animals, Police commonly out-number demonstrators and blatantly video peaceful marchers or people standing at a table selling literature under a banner. For example, in Oxford Police stand on the other side of the street and film a group of people standing under a banner and collecting signatures to do with animal testing.  At marches Police stand on ladders and film everyone on the march.  It is common practice, I suspect it is always done.   At the same time it is an offence to photograph police officers.

This behaviour is intimidating, it means many concerned but lawful citizens are held on Police databases as if they have a 'police record', while all they have done is to show concern and draw attention to an issue of public concern in a peaceful way.  Being filmed deters many – maybe most people, from participating in political events and issues.  Intimidation is stiffling debate and stultifying the possibility of change.

Police should not be allowed to film people on marches or demonstrations or petition collectors.  On the other hand, the public should be allowed to photograph Police, as they are public servants and should have nothing to hide.

Change the laws to protect photographers

Change the terrorism act as with I being a photographer the amount of times I have been stopped & searched because I have been taking photographs of landmarks etc.  Being asked to show the police what im taking photographs of and why.

Also when I am taking photographs of my own children at events or in the parks the looks that you get when taking these photographs are rediculous and I have even been asked to stop taking the photographs there and move somewhere else.

 

Relax the laws a bit photographers are not criminals we are doing a job!!

Why is this idea important?

Change the terrorism act as with I being a photographer the amount of times I have been stopped & searched because I have been taking photographs of landmarks etc.  Being asked to show the police what im taking photographs of and why.

Also when I am taking photographs of my own children at events or in the parks the looks that you get when taking these photographs are rediculous and I have even been asked to stop taking the photographs there and move somewhere else.

 

Relax the laws a bit photographers are not criminals we are doing a job!!

Section 44 Anti-Terroist act. No Photography in public places???

I would like to see the law removed that prevents any law abiding citizen wanting to take innocent photographs in public places. The European court has already stated that secition 44 is in breach of human rights yet still remains.

 

I along with 1,000's of professional and amature photographers are challenged, cited and in many cases arrested in public for simply taking pictures in a public place. The police have been given far too much authority to stop, question and serach innocent members of the public under this sweeping law.

The many cases of photographers being arrested and photographic equipment being illigally confiscated along with the copywrited images that the ploice have oredered the photographer to delete is a total infingment of what our forefathers fought less civilised countries for in previous wars…PLEASE REMOVE OR AMEND THIS SWEEPING LAW TO ALLOW US OUR FREEDOM OF INNOCENT EXPRESSION BACK!

 

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see the law removed that prevents any law abiding citizen wanting to take innocent photographs in public places. The European court has already stated that secition 44 is in breach of human rights yet still remains.

 

I along with 1,000's of professional and amature photographers are challenged, cited and in many cases arrested in public for simply taking pictures in a public place. The police have been given far too much authority to stop, question and serach innocent members of the public under this sweeping law.

The many cases of photographers being arrested and photographic equipment being illigally confiscated along with the copywrited images that the ploice have oredered the photographer to delete is a total infingment of what our forefathers fought less civilised countries for in previous wars…PLEASE REMOVE OR AMEND THIS SWEEPING LAW TO ALLOW US OUR FREEDOM OF INNOCENT EXPRESSION BACK!