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One of our members had missed two of the meetings we hold every other month. The local council elections took place just on her 6-month limit and she was re-elected but did not turn up to the first PC meeting after the election (ie the PC AGM) - so she is now over the 6 months without having attended. But does the clock-re-start when the member is re-elected?
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The clock restarts but more importantly has she signed her acceptance of office form? If she hasnt and the council hasn't resolved to give an extension, she will have forfeited her place on the council by default. The forms have to be signed before the first meeting of the new council...
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Attendance is (at least it should be) already recorded and published as first item on the agenda.
Ah but I am talking about statistics for the last 12 months - that's what school governing boards have to report on their websites. Our minutes only show attendance at that meeting - it would take residents a long time to go back through all the last year's minutes to get an idea of which councillors were or were not attending regularly
Quite simple to keep a monthly attendance record updated after each meeting on the PC website.
OK stats could be useful but it’d take an interests party no more than 10 mins to review, say 10 sets of minutes. Possibly less - I May time myself doing it tomorrow just for S&Gs.
Are there enough people interested to make it an interactive link? We don’t even get anyone at a meeting let alone worry about which Cllrs are there. A solution to a problem which doesn’t exist?
Of course age old question of what came first chicken or egg. No one interested because of no interest in duties by council and communication with community?

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