Locked out

Locked out

November 8, 2016

8 November, 2016

After a brief public disturbance at a June 2015 meeting required the doors of City Hall to be locked, the City of London council resumed proceedings, believing the doors had been reopened.

After a brief public disturbance at a June 2015 meeting required the doors of City Hall to be locked, the City of London council resumed proceedings, believing the doors had been reopened. However, a security mistake meant that the front doors actually remained locked through parts of the meeting, blocking public access. As this constituted an illegal meeting, we recommended that the city create a formal security policy to avoid these mistakes in the future.