I now have the results of the first stage of my survey. You can have a look at them at http://tinyurl.com/lacrsurveyresults. If the link doesn't work, then please get in touch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) : I can send you a paper copy if that will be easier for you.

So we now have a good idea of which of the Association's objectives are seen as the most important. The next thing to do is to see how good a job we are doing of delivering to our objectives. This is where I now need your help.

IF YOU ARE AN ASSOCIATION OR BRANCH OFFICER: I need you to fill in another survey: it's at


I'm asking for your views, so you can take as little or as much time as you want to fill it in. Again, if the link doesn't work, please let me know and I can send you a paper copy of the survey.

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION (which I think means all of us, including officers): there is another survey I'd like you to fill in. This one is at:


It doesn't matter if you have already filled in an officer's survey - I'd still like your thoughts. Again, you can take as much or as little time as you want to fill it in, and if the link doesn't work, let me know and I'll send you a paper copy.

In advance, thanks for your help.



Owing to major work on the tower, there will be no ringing at Whalley after Sunday, 25th September 2016 until early in the New Year.
Whalley practices will now be held at Clitheroe from Tuesday 4th October until further notice. (Still 7.30 to 9.00 pm).

 John Pilkington.

Following the Council's overwhelming acceptance of the proposal to set up a group to review the Council's purpose, structure and function in May, sufficient volunteers have now come forward to form the group. Members are keen to get on with their tasks and have been enthusiastically discussing how to go about them.

As agreed in the motion, the group is equally divided between non-members, ex-members and current members. They are:


Alison Everett, Sussex
Andrew Howard, Bath & Wells
Gemma McGee, New Ringer (Great Malvern Priory)
Tony McIlwrick, Scottish Association
Pat Wheeler, Southall and Nottingham DG


Phillip Barnes, Kent CA
Peter S Bennett, Llandaff and Monmouth DA
Roger Booth, London County
Simon Meyer, ASCY
Robert Wellen, Salisbury

Current Members:

Tony Furnivall, North American Guild
David Smith, ANZAB
Duncan Walker, Carlisle DG
Clyde Whittaker, Middlesex
Stefan Zientek, Chester DG

Significantly more people volunteered than required and I would like to thank everyone who offered to help.

One of the Group's most early tasks will be to consult all ringers across the Globe to find out what they would like the Council to do for them and for ringing. Please look out for further announcements about how you can contribute to the review process.

Ruth Marshall (Review Facilitator)