Report on the September group meeting

The group met on 2 September 2017 and we delighted to welcome Phil Tyler from Southampton who gave an interesting talk on money, where it comes from and how it gets used.

Dickie welcomed three new participants to the meeting.  The meeting itself discussed the following:

  • the treasurer noted we have £132 in the bank net of current liabilities
  • the first Democracy café will take place on September 16th at the Arts Centre.  This will be an experiment to see if a discussion on issues around democracy can be developed at the event.  There will be no presentation or agenda so everyone is free to come along and participate
  • The Chair noted we have been successful in achieving some publicity in both the Journal and in Valley News
  • on 21 October, Peter McFadyen of Flatpack Democracy will be speaking at the Quaker Meeting House on the Wilton Road, Salisbury starting at 11:00.  More details and background will appear nearer the time but the moment it is a date for your diary
  • The Chair noted he will be speaking at the next Salisbury for Europe meeting on 18 September.
  • Peter gave a brief update on the Website.  He noted there were several contributors of articles and ideas and others are always welcomed.  In August we only narrowly missed breaking the record for the number of views which was 394.  What was noteworthy was the views per visit statistic which was 4.53.  This meant people were stopping to read more than one item.  The most popular piece was Andrew’s When is a political debate not a political debate? followed by Feudalism alive and well by the writer.  Most visitors are from the UK followed by Canada
  • Date of Next Meeting is 18 November at the Yard café.

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