Edinburgh South West Neighbourhood Partnership (NP) meeting last night ...
... reasonable attendance from actual Partnership members, but a pretty low (to say the least!) public attendance :-(
There's just no doubt, in my mind, that removing the support which was previously provided by Committee Services has been a significant mistake.
Don't get me wrong; I know there are efficiencies that could be made to the NP-structures, but taking away their recourse to professional clerks who know how to advertise, minute and structure public meetings should not have been one of them :-(