5.4.9 Public meetings

Public meetings are an excellent campaign tool for societies seeking to engage communities in their objects, purpose and projects. Care has to be taken at such meetings to ensure that anything that is said about an impending or live community share offer is consistent with the share offer document, the society’s rules and its business plan. If these meetings are used to collect personal data from supporters, the guidance in this Section relating to the General Data Protection Regulation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations must be followed.

If you have any questions or suggestions for new information you would like to find in the Handbook, contact the team by email at communityshares@uk.coop