Philip Benstead wrote:How can CTC engage with its member in a more effective and efficient way. Given some on this, admit to limited experience.
There are tons of ways, from old-style town hall meetings through to social networking, econsensus, e-democracy and loomio. Try things until they work. I know you're on here and engaging (and thank you for that even if we may disagree), but if I go to www.ctc.org.uk
, click National Council in the footer (and for that I have to have some idea what the council is) then Who... then my local councillor (or you, for that matter), there's no way to contact you from there. I don't know if those contact details or methods are in some members-only area but I've never gotten the impression that they are from the people here who are CTC members.
Philip Benstead wrote:Can you explain in more detail why you do not join the CTC? Is it not better to attempt to change from inside.
No, I've tried both approaches in the past on other things and I feel it's worse. I've tried attempting to change groups from inside and it's a frustrating experience learning undocumented rules and practices. Working for alternative groups usually feels better and seems about as successful. I'd much rather be working for cycling in the borough where I live than trying to change a CTC that I feel shows (at least organisationally) little sign of wanting to engage new members and made me feel like a nuisance or unnecessary cost.
Who will be at http://lcc.org.uk/articles/2014-cyclena ... conference
on Saturday - maybe some of us could talk over coffee?