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Unconfirmed Minutes of the Annual District Meeting held on Saturday 8th February 2020 in the Parish Hall, Hursley.
1. Chairman’s Welcome. The Chairman, John Croft, opened the meeting at 5.28 p.m., with a welcome to those present, including the Master of the Guild, Peter Jordan, and our other visitors, and with thanks to the Rector and Wardens for the use of the bells, to the Rector, the Revd William Prescott for leading the service, to Gary Davies for playing the organ and to the Hursley Band for hosting the day and in particular Christine Hill and her helpers for laying on a splendid ringers’ tea [applause], and all those present for supporting the meeting.
2. Attendance. The following 28 members of the District (representing eleven bands and unattached), and three guests signed the attendance register: Robert Eames and Roy LeMarechal (Bishopstoke) Janice Higgins, Christine and Ian McCallion, Tessa and Tony Smith, and Martin Waldron (all of Hursley), Micki Nadal (King’s Somborne and Stockbridge),Gary Davies and Brenda and John Palk, (all of Lockerley and East Tytherley), Roger Booth (New Alresford), Caroline and Martin Daniels and Jennifer and Nigel Herriott (all of Romsey), Rodney Skinner (Ropley), Jenny Watson (Sparsholt), John Colliss, and Bruce Purvis (Winchester Cathedral), Paul Fitzgerald and Christine Knights-Whittome (Wonston), Joyce Croft, and Trisha Shannon (all unattached); Charlotte Colliss (Swanmore), Pete Jordan (Guild Master – Basingstoke) and Jennifer, Martin Waldron’s partner, comprising the guests. Also present were Christine and Peter Hill, Jinny Kufluk, Christine and Barry Saunders and Derek Stewart (all of Hursley), Caroline Fairley (Winchester Cathedral), John Croft and Edmund Wratten (all unattached); a total of 35.
3. Apologies for absence. Apologies for absence were received from Amanda Bayford, Jen Churchill, Drew and Sue Craddock, John Gawne-Cain, Philip Gillibrand, Andrew Glover, Carol Higgins, Sara Janssen, Elizabeth.Johnson, and Charlotte and Jonathan Smith.
4. Minutes of the Previous Meeting. Subject to amendments (‘Northington’ from ‘Broughton’, item 9, Future Events refers and ‘Elizabeth Johnson’ from ‘Rodney Skinner’, item 10 no. 3, Channel Islands District refers) adoption as a true record of the minutes of the Autumn District Meeting held on 9 November at Easton Parish Hall was proposed by Rob Eames, seconded by Jenny Watson and carried on a show of hands.
5. Matters Arising.
Minute 5, ‘Romsey Show’: John Palk remarked that the potential for securing as many as 60 names for follow-up at the Romsey Show was a ‘pipe-dream’, and questioned the value for money of the outlay of £300. Roger Booth disagreed and explained that at similar events there had often been as many as 50 or 60 enquiries. On this occasion some 15 people had left their details to be contacted, and some of these had started lessons, but there could be better follow up by local towers. Events such as this had the potential to be excellent value for money, both in terms of PR and attracting new ringers, and when so much money was locked up in District, Guild and BRF funds, a great deal of outreach work was possible for the outlay of a very small proportion of these funds. Nigel Herriott observed that, at Romsey at least, recruitment was not a problem. Roy LeMarechal pointed out that the Romsey Show was visited from across the county of Hampshire and beyond and many other towers would benefit.
Minute 5,’Donation to the Youth Ringers’ Outings’: Tony Smith reported that the £100 offered to the organiser to support these outings was taken up in due course.
Minute 5, ‘Ringing World National Youth Competition’ Martin Daniels sought reassurance that the failure of any District ringer to be chosen for the Guild entry for the RWNYC did not mean that the District’s offer of financial support would not be renewed. The Treasurer confirmed that the offer was on-going.
Minute 9 ‘Future Events’. The Secretary remarked on the resounding success of the Carol Service at Northington.
6. Loss of members through death. None notified.
7. Confirmation of belfry elections.
Emily J Crowder of Kensington on 9 November 2019 prior to a peal at Bishopstoke, proposed by Roy LeMarechal, seconded by Graham Wright.
Douglas Page and Oscar Schultz of Winchester College on 12 November 2019, proposed by Alec Graham, seconded by Caroline Fairley.
Madeleine McHardy of Sparsholt on 6 January 2020, proposed by John Cleverley, seconded by Jenny Watson.
Hephzibah Murray of Winchester College on 28 January 2020, proposed by Caroline Fairley, seconded by Edmund Wratten.
Christine Hyde of Sherfield English on 4 February 2020, proposed Caroline Daniels, seconded Martin Daniels.
Hannah Whaites of Wonston on 8 February 2020, proposed by Gerry Cornick, seconded by Christine Knights-Whittome.
8a. Election of new ringing members.
Richard Eames of Bishopstoke, proposed by Roy LeMarechal, seconded by Peter Clarke.
George Mansfield, Bailey Riches, Harriet Riches and Nathan Smith of New Alresford, proposed by Ian Redway, seconded by Roger Booth.
Jon Butler and Alison Jones of Romsey, proposed by Andrew Glover, seconded by Rhoda Willson.
Che Haefner and Claire Webster of Winchester College, proposed by Alec Graham, seconded by Caroline Fairley.
Ella Kesterton, Rianne Li and Esther Sweeting of Winchester College, proposed by Caroline Fairley, seconded by Edmund Wratten.
Milena Nunn of Wonston, proposed by Christine Knights-Whittome, seconded by Gerry Cornick.
8b. Presentation of Certificates. Membership certificates and badges were taken for members at Bishopstoke, Lockerley and East Tytherley, and Sherfield English, and certificates for members at Romsey.
9. Officers’ Reports. Secretary’s Report: the secretary’s report was presented for scrutiny for errors and omissions: with none noted it could be forwarded to the Guild Report Editor for publication. Treasurer’s Report and accounts: adoption of the accounts, as usual carefully examined by John Colliss, was approved by the meeting, and they were signed and dated by the Chairman.
10. Election of Officers. The Chairman, in standing down prior to the election, remarked that if elected he was prepared to serve for a further term of one year, but felt it was right not to remain in office for too long, so that the District might benefit from the new ideas and new directions that could result from a change of chairman. So the District has the coming year to give due thought to choosing his successor. The Secretary echoed these sentiments, adding that if he were elected this year would mark a decade in post. The Treasurer was happy to continue in post, though he ‘would not be offended if anyone else wished to take over as treasurer’. The other sitting officers, bar the Newsletter Editor were likewise willing to stand for 2020, and John Colliss was willing to continue as Independent Examiner of the accounts. The offices were filled as follows:-
Chairman: John Croft, proposed by Peter Hill, seconded by Nigel Herriott;
Secretary: Bruce Purvis, proposed by Nigel Herriott seconded by Roy LeMarechal;
Treasurer: Tony Smith, proposed by Roy LeMarechal, seconded by John Palk;
Ringing Master: Edmund Wratten, proposed by Nigel Herriott, seconded by Bruce Purvis
Joint Ringing Master: Jenny Watson, proposed by Bruce Purvis, seconded by Trisha Shannon;
Executive Committee Representative: John Croft, proposed by Nigel Herriott, seconded by John Palk;
Independent Examiner of Accounts: John Colliss, proposed by Bruce Purvis, seconded by Martin Daniels;
Webmaster: Andrew Glover, proposed by Christine Knights-Whittome, seconded by Bruce Purvis;
Newsletter Editor: Following a brief discussion on the need for a newsletter in current circumstances, the meeting agreed to leave the editorship vacant; candidates for all other posts elected on a show of hands.
11. Future Events. The Secretary advised the meeting that the year’s programme was still at an early stage of compilation, with district practices for February and September being established and – most importantly – the location of the next Annual Meeting being settled, at Twyford on 13 February 2021. Concerns were raised – and duly noted – regarding the date for the Spring District Meeting falling on 9 May, conflicting with VE Day commemorations taking place that weekend, and regarding the staging of the Stockbridge Ringing Festival in the height of summer, likely to be busy with weddings and the Trout’n’about Festival on Sunday 2 August – and for which the Charmborough Ring has been booked. The date of 2 May for the Spring District Meeting and an autumn date for the Festival of Ringing were proposed.
12. Guild Striking Competitions. The Secretary reminded the meeting that the Guild Inter-District 8-bell competition would take place on the morning of the AGM on Saturday 13 June at Alton, with the draw at 10.30 a.m. The Guild Inter-Tower competitions (6- and 8-bell) would take place at Fawley and Eling respectively on Saturday 16 May, with draws at 3.00 p.m. The Inter-District 10-bell competition would take place at All Saints’, Basingstoke on Saturday 5 September, with the draw at 10.30 a.m. Tony Smith volunteered to organise a team for the Inter-District 8-Bell Competitions, and his offer was accepted with gratitude.
13. Guild Master. Pete Jordan, the Guild Master, said that when he was learning to ring, he was amazed at the time and effort that was devoted to teaching new learners. Ringing was a hobby, undertaken voluntarily, and he wished to thank us all for our efforts in the teaching and learning process, for our commitment to Sunday service ringing, and for taking on roles at tower, district and guild levels. He thanked us all, very much indeed. Secondly, Pete drew the attention of the meeting to the Heritage section of the Guild Action Plan, which included a planned initiative to record peal boards throughout the Guild. Allan Yalden, the project co-ordinator, requested that photographs of peal boards be sourced and copied – or taken from scratch and sent via e-mail – to him. Caroline Daniels enquired how Allan could be contacted: the answer was “via the Guild website”.
14. Any Other Business.
- Beyond Bob Doubles, February. Edmund Wratten gave notice of the next Beyond Bob Doubles practice, at East Tytherley on Wednesday 26 February, concentrating on triples and major methods such as Grandsire, Stedman and Little Bob Major.
- Guild Report. John Palk reminded the meeting that the provision of copies of the new Guild Report was on an opting-in basis, requiring members to request their copies through their tower secretaries.
- Format of meetings. Nigel Herriott observed that our average age was now above 60 years. “Six or seven years ago” our ADM at North Stoneham had “filled the church”, and he wondered whether the format for District meetings of ringing – service – tea – business meeting was still viable as our age-profile gradually increased and people were retiring from ringing as they got older. Caroline Daniels enquired rhetorically whether there were any people coming into ringing in their twenties. The Secretary agreed that, although the traditional format of meetings had been subject to change during his tenure, the level of interest and attendance did concern him, and he proposed to organise a meeting of interested parties, including tower reps and the contributors to this discussion, to address just this issue. Tower Reps’ meetings were usually held in June. Roger Booth suggested the issue was not served well by a delay of four months, and that a meeting in April would address the issue to greater effect.
- Bell Restoration Fund. The collection for the BRF raised £27.
The meeting closed at 6.13 p.m.
Following guidance received today the following towers have ceased all ringing until further notice in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID19:
Alton (All towers), Blackmoor, Bramshott, Buriton, Froxfield, Hawkley, Holybourne, Selborne, Steep, Warnford and West Meon
Other towers will be added once confirmation is received that they are also cancelling their ringing activities
Hope to see you all soon and stay well…
A&P Communications Officer
In view of the government’s advice that everyone should avoid all non-essential social contact, I have decided that this Wednesday’s (March 18) practice should not go ahead with a view to possibly following the decision of other District towers and cancelling all ringing until further notice.
It has unfortunately been decided to stop ringing, both for the Sunday service and Wednesday Evening practice, as part of precautions considered under the present worldwide Corona Virus outbreak.
Arrangements are in hand to extend the tenor bell to allow tolling from the ground floor. Normal ringing will be resumed as soon as it is thought sensible to do so.
Coronavirus: UK ringing should now be cancelled
The UK government has advised against all unnecessary social contact with immediate effect. The Prime Minister advised in a press conference of 16th March that
now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel.
The Central Council has released a statement in response to the UK government. They advise that
If you haven’t already decided to cancel ringing activities, it seems that now is the time to do so. The Ringing World agrees with this statement. It is hard to interpret the government’s guidance in any way other than that all planned ringing activities in the UK should now cease.
I have been made aware that ringing has been suspended at the following towers due to COVID-19 concerns:
Alton, St. Laurence, All Saints and Holybourne – all ringing suspended.
Alverstoke – all ringing cancelled until further notice.
Basingstoke, St. Michael’s – all ringing cancelled until further notice.
Blackmoor – all ringing suspended.
Bournemouth, St. John’s, St. Peters and Scared Heart – all ringing suspended.
Bramshott – all service and practice ringing until at least the end of March where the situation will be reviewed.
Brockenhurst – no ringing until further notice.
Buriton – all ringing suspended.
Catherington – ringing cancelled, but may be some limited Sunday ringing if services continue.
Christchurch Priory – all ringing suspended until further notice.
Eling – all ringing suspended.
Froxfield – all ringing suspended.
Havant – all ringing suspended until further notice.
Hawkley – all ringing suspended and the tied practices on 6-8-10th April postponed.
Hursley – all ringing suspended until further notice.
Newport – all ringing cancelled until further notice.
Portsmouth Cathedral – all ringing suspended.
Purbrook – all ringing cancelled until further notice.
Romsey – all ringing suspended until further notice.
Selborne – all ringing cancelled until further notice.
Shanklin – all ringing suspended until further notice.
Shedfield – all ringing suspended until further notice.
Southampton (St. Mary’s, St. Michael’s and Bitterne Park) – all ringing suspended.
Steep – all ringing suspended.
Titchfield – all ringing suspended.
Upham – all ringing suspended until further notice.
Upton Grey – all ringing cancelled until further notice.
Warnford – all ringing suspended.
West Meon – all ringing suspended.
Wickham – all ringing suspended until further notice.
Winchester Cathedral – all ringing suspended until further notice.
Wonston – no practices until further notice.
Portsmouth District – all District events are cancelled including the April QDM.
Winchester District – all District events and the striking competition in May are cancelled until further notice.
Please let me know via firstname.lastname@example.org of any other cancellations and I will add them to this list.
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This Tuesday, the 10th March 2020, the 8-bell practice will focus on Grandsire Major.
Two things to say:
1 We will need help!
2 We will also be ringing everything from rounds & called changes upwards, so all abilities welcome as usual.
Regrettably this training session is now cancelled.
Unfortunately, due to a service in the church at Ringwood, there is no Surprise Major practice on Wednesday 4th March at 7:30pm.
Normality shall resume in April.
Method Monday at Sacred Heart will be on Monday 2nd March 6pm to 7-30 pm. Beer and food at Wetherspoons as usual.
Plain hunting practice, Grandsire doubles and rounds and call changes as usual.
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Please see below a list of the District Practices for this year
There will be no practice at Buriton on Wednesday 26th February it being Ash Wednesday when there will be a Service in Church at 7.30pm.
The following Wednesday, 4th March, there will again be no practice as we will then be holding our AGM.
Thereafter we will be practising normally when all will once again be most welcome.
This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at East Tytherley on Wednesday 26th February, expect Little Bob, Grandsire, maybe Stedman. All welcome.
Given current Government advice – this month’s Basingstoke District Practice at Yateley is cancelled.
Please find attached poster for our next District practice, which is in Crawley, so nice and central for (nearly) everyone.
Hope to see lots of you there!
Best wishes meanwhile,
Draft Minutes for 2019 Annual Andover District Meeting
held at Highclere
11th January 2020 at 3.30pm
Officers attending: Peter Niblett (PN), Chair; Ros Brandwood (RB), Treasurer; Helen Piper (HP), Ringing Master; Maggie Hiller (MH), Secretary; Eve Lind Smith (ELS), Vice Chair.
Other Andover Members: Mike & Lucy Hopkins Till, Gill Gardner, Helen Thomas, Carol Waller, Sarah Cooney, Mike Winterbourne, Alec Gray, Matthew Holbrook & Alice, Ken Porter, Chris Pack, Deidre Kenny.
Other Guild Members: Christine Knights-Whittome, Pete Jordan, Lin Jordan.
- Welcome and Vote of Thanks
Remembering those District ringers who passed away in 2019
Maurice Dodd – ringer at Highclere. Jen Saunders – ringer at Longparish.
Received from Louise Wodehouse of Clatford; Martin Newbury, Tim Pink, Janet Larkin of Kingsclere; Brian Oakes, Ken Waller, Roger Thomas of St. Mary Bourne.
- Acceptance of 2018 ADM Minutes. (Whitchurch 12.1.19)
The minutes copies of which had been distributed previously were agreed.
Proposed – Peter Niblett Seconded – Gill Gardner All in agreement Signed by PN (Chair)
- Matters Arising
a. WW1 events – these were covered in the Half-yearly meeting held at Whitchurch in July 2019.
b. GDPR – A list of those District members wanting to be included has been compiled.
Guild President, Peter reported that a new policy and agreed at the Exec meeting in November 2019.
To be distributed by District secretary to all towers. Any queries to be followed up by secretary.
c. ADM Format
Comments from the Chair were requested from those attending.
- Fewer than hoped for less experienced ringers but those turning out to offer support was extremely good
- The final ring was well attended
- The earlier start was welcomed
- The meeting was brisk and businesslike
- A longer trial would be required to decide on any permanent changes
- It was suggested that the District needed to provide things that ringers wanted and not attempt to persuade them to attend what was considered they needed
- If the towers unable to attend the ADM could give their reasons for not showing and suggest activities which might help their members, meetings might be better attended.
- Acceptance of 2019 Half-Yearly Minutes. Whitchurch 1.7.19
The minutes copies of which had been distributed previously were agreed.
Proposed – Ros Brandwood Seconded – Helen Thomas All in agreement.
Signed by PN (Chair)
- Matters Arising
a. Risk Assessments
PN has written a risk assessment plan for Whitchurch. He is willing to share his plan with anyone wanting to complete their own.
b. Striking Competition
Little positive interest has been shown by those who have discussed it. Further discussion is required to find out what would be worth organising.
c. Aird and Gosling Challenge Cups
Despite several attempts the whereabouts of these cups has not been established. MH will continue to follow this up.
d. District Outing
The outing to mid-Hampshire was well attended but daylight was poor and next year it was thought bringing it forward 2 or three weeks would help to overcome this. All towers booked were attended.
7. Officers’ Reports for 2019.
a.Chair, Peter Niblett
Recruitment and Teaching
Following the Guild education meeting in September 2019 the general consensus was that
- whole day courses were too long .
- work covered was not followed up on return to the various Districts.
As a result one whole day course will replace the current four and will be aimed at more experienced ringers.
Districts need to evaluate their own needs and run their own training with support provided by the Education Committee if requested.
PN thanked the Ringing Masters, Helen Piper and Tim Pink for their dedication and the other officers on the District committee.
b. Secretary, Maggie Hiller
The overall number of ringers has remained much the same for weekly tower practices and monthly District practices. A small group of very supportive towers attend all DPs and our Ringing Masters have decided to concentrate their efforts within this group in 2020.
Groups of towers have combined resources to strengthen ringing numbers on practise nights. Tangley, Kingsclere and the Wallops have regular combined practices with the support of their local towers. Quarter peals and other dedicated ringing along with weddings have benefitted from this local support. Visiting groups have also rung QPs.
Dedicated ringing from several towers in the District showed solidarity with the people of France following the Notre Dame fire.
Highclere reports that ill health and the sad loss of Maurice Dodd has reduced their band. They would welcome new recruits.
The S.M.B. outing to the Somerset Levels in August was an opportunity to catch up with former District ringers Charlie Hunt and John Simpson.
The Wallops are back to full strength with repairs to the 500 year-old tenor and the other bells at Over Wallop.
Ecchinswell hopes to complete the installation of their new ring of six this year.
A retired ringer at Whitchurch has donated a lovely, handmade working model of a bell. The tower secretary believes he takes orders if other towers require a teaching aid.
Unfortunately, the District has to say goodbye to incumbents Craig Marshall at S.M.B., Hurstbourne Priors and Longparish and David Bartholomew at Burghclere, Newtown and Ecchinswell. We wish them well.
Maggie Hiller Secretary
c. Treasurer, Ros Brandwood
The Treasurer reported on the accounts for the year ended 30th November 2019, copies of which had been distributed to the meeting.
It was noted that membership numbers and subscription income had decreased slightly, but subscription income was still over £1,000. After deducting the amounts due to the Guild and other expenses, the District had sustained a small surplus of expenditure over income of £27.94 (a surplus income over expenditure of £150 in 2018). The balance carried forward at the year-end was £1,432.37.
A “one-off” contribution of £151 had been made to the Guild’s WW1 project and, once again, the district had met the tower fees for the District outing (£100). The training bursaries offered previously had not been taken up.
Adoption of the accounts was proposed by Gill Gardner, seconded by Helen Piper and agreed by the meeting.
d. Ringing Masters, Helen Piper and Tim Pink
Many practices went well however this year the Ringing Masters have decided to limit the venues to the towers which most support the monthly event.
PN agreed this would be a sensible option and that persuading those ringers who rarely attended DPs required a different solution.
It was suggested that varying the times and days of DPs might encourage others to attend.
Surprise practices are held on the second week of each month. The timetable for 2020 will be given out at the Newbury Branch in March. Mike Till will send one to the Andover District.
All towers have received a copy of the District’s 2020 monthly practices. The DP for the Andover District will be held on Wednesday August 5th.
- Election of Officers
‘Three District officers are to be elected for a term of two years on a rolling basis from 2018’
Year 1 – Chair, Vice Ringing Master, Treasurer
Year 2 – Vice Chair, Secretary, Ringing Master.
2020 is Year 1- Officers to be elected:
Chair (currently Peter Niblett)
As there were no new nominations Peter has agreed to carry on for another year and was elected.
Vice Ringing Master (currently Tim Pink)
As there were no new nominations Tim has agreed to carry on for another year and was elected.
Treasurer (currently Ros Brandwood)
As there were no new nominations Ros has agreed to carry on for another year and was elected.
The 2019 Secretary
MH wished to stand down at the last ADM. She will be absent for the Half-yearly meeting this year and would be very happy if someone would consider taking the minutes for this event.
As there were no new nominations Maggie has agreed to carry on for one further year.
Independent Examiner (currently Carol Waller)
Carol has very kindly agreed to continue in this post and was appointed.
2 Guild Exec Reps (currently District Secretary and Mike Winterbourne)
MH to continue. Lucy Hopkins Till very kindly volunteered to attend these meetings as the other Guild Exec Rep. Both appointed.
District Forum Reps (currently Brian Oakes and Helen Thomas)
Both Brian and Helen have agreed to continue and was appointed.
- Election of New Members
|Surname||Forename||Tower||Proposed by||Seconded by||Membership type|
|Pearce||Debbie||Goodworth Clatford||Max Roberts||Angela Rogers||Probationer|
|Freegarde||Tim||Goodworth Clatford||Max Roberts||Angela Rogers||Probationer|
|Latter||Richard||Kingsclere||Maggie Hiller||Helen Piper||Probationer|
|Hudson||John||Kingsclere||Tim Pink||Janet Larkins||Probationer|
|Donkin||Richard||Nether Wallop||Ken Porter||Jamie Biles||Probationer|
Proposed – Peter Niblett Seconded- Ros Brandwood
Final submission for any new proposals need to be presented to the secretary at least one month prior to the ADM. (12.12.2018)
- Forthcoming Events
Monthly District Practices:
See Ringing Masters report.
A list of DPs is attached. The date for attending the cathedral in August has been set for Wednesday 5th August.
Annual District Outing 2020
PN has very kindly volunteered to organise this but people must bear in mind it can be a long and drawn out process if responses from towers are slow. Peter is often away and it may take time.
Education Days: Christine Knights-Whittome
Christine’s comments very much reflect those of PN Item 7b. She reported that the half-day events were very popular. ‘Raising and Lowering’ in particular for which there is still a waiting list.
The September meeting felt that to use resources most efficiently District ringing masters needed to find out for themselves what ringers really wanted by contacting their own towers. If support for training events is needed then it can be provided with the help of the Education committee. Follow up practices are essential if progress is to be made and DRMs need to accommodate this in their planning,
- Guild Master’s Report
The time and effort put in by those ringers who teach often surprises learners. Tutors do it because they want to and taking on the job isn’t as scary as you might think.
There are two Guild projects which some of you may like to be involved with especially if you have expertise in photography or sound recording.
The Guild, under the supervision of Alan Yalden, wants to create photographic and oral archives of peals rung in the Guild.
- current photographs of peal boards- many of which hang in your towers
- contacts to collect and sort the photos
- advice on how the best types of sound recordings can be achieved
- sound recordings of the bells
If anyone would like to be involved please contact Peter Jordan.
10 Salisbury Gardens Phone:07583 356936 Email: email@example.com
a. Each tower is required to inform the editor of the Guild Report how many copies are required by them this year.
Please contact Ros Brandwood with your total. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 01635 48937
b. 2020 ADM Venue
Eve Lind Smith, explained that Hurstbourne Priors which was to be the venue for the next District ADM in January 2021 has only 2 ringers and is badly placed to hold the event.
She suggested Longparish as an alternative. As a six-bell tower it might appear less intimidating to the less experienced ringers we have been trying to encourage to attend today (currently it is only 8 bell towers that hold ADMs).
Most thought this a suitable alternative. Eve will enquire at Longparish to find out if the ringers are amenable to this.
Meeting closed at 4.34pm
Dates of next meetings: Half-yearly – Whitchurch on Monday 6th July 2020
2020 ADM at Hurstborne Priors on Saturday 9th January 2021 (provisional)
ANDOVER DISTRICT MONTHLY PRACTICES 2020
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