As I am sure you will appreciate the covid-19 lockdown and social distancing has had a considerable impact on the Guild Calendar. The Guild AGM planned for the 13th June is right on the end of the 12 week isolation period for the elderly and vulnerable and at this time I don’t think anyone can second guess what the situation will be at that time.
I have therefore taken the decision with the support of the Principle Officers, Minutes Secretary and the A&P District Chair and Ringing Master to postpone the Winchester and Portsmouth Guild AGM and 8 bell Inter district striking competition until Saturday the 26th September. Further details about venues and timings will be announced nearer the day once confirmed but the intention is that these will still be in the Alton and Petersfield District.
We hope that by the end of September there will be less restrictions and it will be safe to hold the meeting, however as the safety of all Guild members is paramount there may be further review of this date in the future if necessary.
Please put this date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you in September.
With kind regards
Master – Winchester & Portsmouth Guild of Church Bell Ringers.