I don’t know when they are, and if I did then I don’t know why I’d want to go.

So for me the first thing would be for council/councillors to answer these two questions.

If Brightside, for example, devoted some space to ‘inviting’ people to meetings, and gave an agenda of what was to be discussed, then there’s a chance that I would go if something on that agenda was of interest to me, which would in turn be of benefit to both me and the council.