CR008 - Publish Community Board Minutes to Members

Suggestion:

Publish to Members the minutes from Community Board and its reporting committees.

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RULES & GUIDANCE

Instructions:
Please complete Add New Comment section fields as requested below:

 

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Your name:
WILL BE PUBLISHED
With your name !
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With your email – this will not be made public
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Please type JUST ONE these three response options on the first line.AGREE
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REFER is to be used to either get more information, or if you like the principal, but have concerns about the implementation.
Then from the second line onwards please add any personal comments if you would like to.

Comments

AGREE. The Society belongs to

AGREE. The Society belongs to its members. Although I can see a case for some discussions to be confidential in general, meeting minutes should be available for all members. What is their to hide?

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I suspect there are items that are not for publishing (e.g. this survey at the moment!). How will these be decided and handled?
What about Data Protection issues?

DISAGREE - Can't see how a

DISAGREE - Can't see how a member would see that as a positive. It would be just another item to be ignored. It is the lead a horse to water scenario for me. Everybody seems to assume that the members are just waiting to be contacted, how sure are we the opposite is not more accurate? Those that want to be involved will come forward without much, or any, encouragement.

DISAGREE - Can't see how a

DISAGREE - Can't see how a member would see that as a positive. It would be just another item to be ignored. It is the lead a horse to water scenario for me. Everybody seems to assume that the members are just waiting to be contacted, how sure are we the opposite is not more accurate? Those that want to be involved will come forward without much, or any, encouragement.

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The activities of the CB are invisible to most. If not redacted minutes, then an annual report distributed to Chairs as the very least.

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I don't think minutes would be that useful or of interest. However a regular newsletter or magazine item definitely would be.

AGREE - it would be quite

AGREE - it would be quite easy to arrange the agenda in two parts - open and reserved business. If matters come up in the open part that are not for publication then they are suspended and moved to the reserved part. Local government and universities do this as a matter of course. It just requires appropriate standing orders.