Danger photographer at work?   
Is it legal to take photographs or videos on the marshes?
According to the Metroplitan Police web site: " Members of the public and the media do not need a permit to film or photograph in public places and police have no power to stop them filming or photographing incidents or police personnel."

The marshes are public space.

The web site specifically mentions PCSOs, the people who wear uniforms to make them look like police but who actually have no police powers (and little training). They too have to permit filming and photography. The ODA's security team clearly have an identical role and status to PCSOs.

Finally it should be remembered that LVRPA encourages members of the public to take photographs on the marshes and upload them via its "Submit Your Sighting" section on its web site.

(5 May 2012)

See also Olympics' security guards "trained to deter people from taking photographs"
See LVRPA byelaws. These do not restrict photography or video making in any way.

  Lea Marshes   Basketball project