Freedom of information request response - 06168

FOI request

FOI ID number
Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
  1. Does the Council have a policy and/or strategy to benefit from drone/UAV based services?
  2. Is the Council (or an associated arm’s length organisation) licenced by the Civil Aviation Authority to deliver drone/UAV services?
  3. If so, please can you confirm the scope of services being provided by the Council/arm’s length organisation?
  4. Has the Council ever procured drone/UAV services from a third party?
  5. If so, please can you confirm the scope of the services and details of the 3rd parties who provided the services?
  6. Please can you confirm the name and role of the lead officer with responsibility for policy and strategy relating to the Council’s use of drones/UAVs?

Our response

  1. No
  2. No
  3. n/a
  4. Yes
  5. The Economic Development team commissioned a promotional video to promote Eden as a place to live, work and do business. This work contained some footage which was taken using a drone. The filming was undertaken by Mulholland Media, but they advertise their drone work as ‘Monster Aerial’
  6. No single officer has responsibility for overall strategy
Response date
06 June 2019