There was one item of urgent business regarding a possible event proposed by the Chief Commoner. The Chief Commoner had discussed with the Chairman and Town Clerk the possibility of holding a forum for sixth form students at which officers of the City of London Corporation could explain how the Corporation runs and what career opportunities it offers.
Members felt that this may also be a good opportunity to expose young people to democracy and may help in encouraging interest in the City Corporation amongst, promoting the future diversity of the Court of Common Council.
It was suggested that this may work well as part of the Prefect’s Dinner, but there was no budget for a stand-alone event. The forum would need to be clearly aligned with a part of its strategy. The Board wished to receive an update on the event before it was able to endorse it fully.