Mark Pedlar wrote: Thoroughly under-whelmed by everything I've heard and read so far! Aims and objectives are far too woolly the membership rate far too cheap to achieve anything meaningful and far too many wannabe politicians.
A "board of 12" FFS. Five people are required - enough to run a vote with, enough to make progress quickly. Good communications structure needed and clear aims and objectives. That way you give your money, knowing where it is going and who is going to be using it. This way all you need is a failed politician with a Henry Fonda complex and suddenly we're all screwed - again.
Get rid of the (sorry Lee) local hobby horse lot. Pick a board of people who know what they're doing and have a proven football and or business background and start afresh. You also need a chairman with a bit of profile in the business - a Mickey Evans type.
Less Vicar of Dibley more Sopranos
You'll be wanting to stand in the forthcoming election then Mark.