Documents in advance can be helpful in ensuring that people are aware of what will be on the agenda, and what they might expect to make decisions on, wait for discernment on and need to learn about before the actual meeting.
But these can also be used to ‘wave through’ complicated items where one group of people understand and feel that xxx should happen, and another doesn’t understand, or have different views or don’t agree.
- Local Meetings receiving them and sending minutes to Area Meeting
- Committees needing to consider budgets or required work to be done.
Yet another committee!
As a Londoner, I’ve followed the careful unpicking, consideration and clarification required for the Pan London Working and Steering Groups with admiration and interest.