bikepacker wrote:It appears that the CTC have acquired a lot of advisors. Advisors to the Council. Advisors for Charity Membership. Advisors on Legal Issues, And maybe even Advisors on how to outwit the Membership.
Would it be possible to see the exact (I really should not the word 'exact') costings, including all expenses (again maybe I should not have used the word 'all')regarding these advisors?
In Simon C's case minimal if not zero. And there is a role for advisors, particularly if they bring a bit of expertise that the Council lacks, and, even more so if they do it for love. And Simon C does it for love.
I think we can reasonably expect the CTC to be run economically, but to be prepared to pay for advice if it's needed - CASS were brought in with the best of intentions, and however much I disagree with their conclusions the report does distill some matters. And, like any good critic, if you look for what's not there you learn even more. It goes almost without saying that the concerns expressed about the remoteness of the Trust from the core activities of the Club don't get a look-in.
All organisations have their moments - they spend more on this or that than we would think reasonable. I'm still puzzled by the £388,000 loan. The purpose behind putting up my cheesy little pie charts was to show how little
was spent on some things. Right to Riders may grumble about the lack of support and training, but, hey, they cost diddlysquit. And as for member groups.................
To return to Simon C's point. The crux of this, the real crux of this is that members are being asked to sign a blank cheque - having already donated and loaned, in property and cash, nigh on three million quid
to the Trust.