The council's Bobbing Up and Down team has been asking for volunteers for consultation groups for the new efficiency programme. I'm keeping a wide berth: it smacks a bit too much of asking turkeys to volunteer to Christmas dinner. Quite a lot of "the library service needs to be seen to be a team player" noises have been made and in the end Frog and Nancy have given in and signed up.
Apparently, a large part of today's meeting involved the facilitator's having to explain that this wasn't a turkeys for Christmas exercise. At some length.
The sincerity of purpose of the exercise is undermined somewhat by a printed summary of the conclusions of the discussion being handed out at the start.