CR021 - Branch Chairs Join Nearby Branches

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Change systems and processes so that Branch chairs (and indeed any committee members if they so wish) should be automatically added to the mailing lists of neighbouring branches. 

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don’t make it automatic, that may add emails to an already overloaded inbox. The automatic part should be a reminder when joining a committee of the option to opt in to neighbouring branches and why that might be a good idea.

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'Neighbouring branches' is good in theory, but am concerned about the accuracy of any algorithm etc. that is more sophisticated than 'as the crow flies' proximity. Bristol to Cardiff for example - not far as the crow flies, but perhaps harder to travel

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Not sure about the "automatic" bit here.
If Branch Committee members want to hear about neighbouring Branch events then they can simply join the neighbouring Branch(es) as their "secondary" Branch(es).
If we're talking about co-operation between adjacent Branchs then a Group structure may be more appropriate (as BCS-in-Scotland or BCS-in-Wales).

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it will be useful for Branch Chairs to know what is happening in adjacent/neighbouring branches, but only if they elect to, otherwise their inbox may overflow, and if they are operating from their work machine/email account they may "upset" their employer

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Chairs (and other committee members) should be able to specify which local branches they receive information about.

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This is the same as a committee member adding a neighbouring branch as a secondary branch. Just remove the limit to how many secondary branches a member can join.

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AGREE - it would not be difficult to manually produce a list of appropriate neighbouring branches which would deal with most of the issues. Committee members could then select whether to opt in.