From: Philip Benstead1 <email@example.com>
Sent: 04 April 2016 15:48
To: 'Shivaji Shiva'
Cc: 'CTC Council , CTC CEO
Subject: Update 1 - CTC Rebranding - Petition for Poll of the whole club
Thank you for your email.
WHY THE POLL
Based up on your reply, you are stating that the CTC councils knows what is best for
the CTC. What is the point of this poll? Point is ascertaining if CTC members agree.
WHAT IS BEST
Given that there may be more than one correct answer to what is best for the CTC, I
disagree with your logic. Please define “best” and the basis that decision was reached.
I would contend that for this poll to be fair, my legal advice stated that, I must be given
sufficient space and access to CTC members to permit my side of the argument to be
heard. Otherwise you would be going down the logic of only one debate and debate
among members is discourage.
ROLLOUT OF THE REBRANDING
I note that the CTC is pushing forward with the role of the Rebranding. Please supply
the legal basis for that course of action.
MECHANISM OF THE POLL
Please convey to me ASAP the nature of the arrangements for the poll in the June/July
edition of cycle and my contribution that I can make.
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Philip Benstead B.Env.Sc. (Hons.) | FORMER CTC Councillor
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From: Shivaji Shiva [mailto:Shivaji.Shiva@anthonycollins.com]
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2016 5:51 PM
To: Philip Benstead1 <email@example.com>
Cc: Paul Tuohy <paul.tuohy@CTC.ORG.UK>
Subject: RE: CTC Rebranding - Petition for Poll of the whole club [38223.0002]
Thank you for your messages. The Executive Committee met earlier today to discuss this issue and
agree next steps.
Your petition was received and acknowledged by me on Friday last. The initial assessment of the
National Office team is that it is valid with over 200 signatures from members.
The response required is specified by the articles of association of the charity: article 11.3 requires the
details of a valid petition (one with 200 signatures) to be published ‘in the next issue but one of the Club
Arrangements are now in place to ensure that this occurs in the June/July edition.
The Content of the Notice in the Magazine
It will be necessary to consider the most appropriate manner in which to communicate to members the
reasons for the ballot and your concerns. In doing so, the trustees must act in the best interests of the
charity as a whole.
That does not require that:
• the arguments on either side must be set out at equal length, that your views must have equal
exposure via CTC communications channels; or that
• your views should be expressed without editorial control. In order to set out the issues for
members in a responsible and balanced manner, it may be necessary to make changes that go further
than editing for clarity and this would not amount to ‘censorship’ as you have suggested.
The charity will not therefore be providing the assurances you request.
The content of the magazine will be decided in the usual way and we will be in touch again in due
Meanwhile, have a good weekend.
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