Central Council Review Part 2: The role of a central body

Article published in Ringing World on 7 October 2016: http://cccbr.org.uk/review/part2/

In my last article I outlined the background to the review of the Central Council and the work that CRAG (the Council Review Action Group) was undertaking in order to advise the Central Council on how it might change and modernise in order to serve ringers better.

At the time of writing we have had just over 50 responses of which about two-thirds were in total or general agreement with what was proposed as a vision for ringing. About ten per cent of respondents felt that a Vision was unnecessary and that CRAG should simply have proposed reforms to the Central Council. A number were disappointed that there was no mention of ringing as a sport, while a few others (all from the UK) felt that the church should have featured more prominently. While both of these viewpoints were from a small minority it is clear that any central body (or bodies) that exist to support ringing in the future will n

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Dance, Music and Bell Ringing to celebrate the Life of Henry Burstow

Saturday 22 October 2016. Welcoming bells from 7pm, concert starting at 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary's Parish Church, Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE
Price: £10 per adult in advance or £12.50 on the day, under 15s £8

Tickets can be purchased from:
The Capitol Box office: www.thecapitolhorsham.com or 01403 750220
Horsham Museum & Art Gallery - in person or on the phone 01403 211 661
St Mary's Parish Office - The Barn, Causeway
Horsham Folk Club

Further information on the museum website 


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It’s a fantastic time to be a bell ringer!

Team GB

By Matthew Jones, Tower Captain – St Peter’s, Ashburnham.

As I sit and watch Team GB raise the bar once again on what is possible, winning an amazing 67 medals at this year’s Rio Olympics I can’t help but think it’s a great time to be a bell ringer.

Team GB’s success has been built on a realisation that things were not going as well as they might and following a poor Olympics for Team GB in Atlanta ‘96, where they won just one gold and only 15 medals, a concerted effort to look again at the organisation and support for elite sport began.

Change came in small manageable bites and successes were built upon year after year. Large groups tend to have a battleship turning circle and as such change takes time. More important than the speed of change is the collective ‘hands on the rudder’, edging the direction towards a shared goal.

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Congratulations to Essex Trophy team!

SCACR team

Congratulations to the Sussex team who came second in the Essex Trophy striking competion on Saturday 10 September 2016 at Writtle.

The team were David Smith, Jonathan Franklin, Sandra Alford, David Perkins, Ian Wiltshire, Stephen Beckingham, Ed Woodward, Jonathan Spencer, Jeremy Alford, Alan Pink.


1st - Essex (34 faults)
2nd - Sussex (42 faults)
3rd - Guildford (64 faults)

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