did you approve/assent to the approval of the minutes that you now claim to have not been an accurate representation of the discussions at council or not?
Here you go PB, in case you missed it.
So there is no misunderstanding I am on record of suggesting the CTC could change its name to the cyclists’ Association, I suggested that about 20 years ago.
Yes, I did second the motion to investigate the possibility of a name change to the National Cycling Association, but also suggested at the time we should use in conjunction with the CTC, but that was not recorded in the minutes. If you do not believe me, tough.
WHAT FOLLOWS IN A FIRST DRAFT AND OFF COURSE SOME POINT COLD BE MERGED, BUT HERE IT IS FOR YOUR DISCUSSION.
Well what my personal view of what the CTC, it should be:
AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS
An organisation that promotes non-competitive cycling
Membership lead, meaning the members are consulted on overall policy and strategy, via various forums based regionally and the web and via the magazine to increase participation.
Communicate with it members, meaning to publish non-confidential ASAP on the website of the development of policy, there should be presumption that most information is non confidential this is so engendering participation
Democratic, meaning that members’ vote for the council that represent geographical areas in an open and fair competition free of electoral maladministration, with the results of election publish in full
Development of organization, meaning increase knowledge/organisation expertise at local, regional and national level
Development of information and campaign networks, meaning connect members’ and others in regional network to aid campaigning and the provision of members’ activities
Authoritative, meaning it generates or collects or configure data, knowledge and information that will be of use to CTC members’, potential members’ NGO, HMG local authorities etc. this information may be providing free or at cost/profit depending on the situation.
Increase it knowledge and expertise, meaning active development of it volunteers at local to national level and it staff by providing training courses
Campaign for the safe use and reduce barriers in the use of a cycle on and off road at national and regional and local level.
Increase influence of the CTC by increasing media coverage and national and reginal and local level
The development of influential network of experts in the field of cycle trade, cycle engineering, traffic engineering, highway planning, traffic modelling, law in regard to cycling, human Psychology in regarding to transport, travel, marketing etc.
Maximising the use of the expert panel by utilizing them on council sub committees in the development of policy etc.
More to follow…….