TRANSPARENT HONESTY ESSENTIAL IN GAINING TRUST
The Steering Group held its first meeting on Wednesday 6th April to establish a structure for the organisation that would be as non-bureaucratic as humanly possible! For example, there would be no elected officials, no committee of 'officers', no Annual General Meetings, no elections, no bank account, no 'agenda' and no Minutes of Meetings. There would be but two administrative chores undertaken by individual volunteers - one to draw up and maintain a Contacts List available to all members of the Steering Group, and another to record decisions made by the Steering Group to further the campaign against the cuts (these tasks could be undertaken by a different individual at each monthly meeting)
A list of 'agreements' was decided, the most important of which was to hold a Street Stall in the town centre to promote the anti-cuts campaign on Saturday 30th April from 10am until 12 noon. A rather 'dry' start to the local campaign - we just hope the weather is likewise!