The Central Council members comprise:

  • Representative Members elected by the affiliated Societies for a three year period;
  • Individual Members enrolled or appointed as may be determined by the Standing Orders; and
  • the Council’s Trustees, Stewards and Workgroup Leaders, who shall be ex-officio members.

The Executive Officers are elected by the Council at the annual meeting.

Framework for Method Ringing

The Framework for Method Ringing is a Standard that provides common language and terminology for describing many aspects of method ringing, including performance reporting. It also contains the Central Council’s requirements for adding new methods to the Central Council’s methods library, for classifying and extending methods, and for record length performances. It is provided to support effective communication within the ringing community and it replaced the Council’s earlier Decisions.

The first version of the framework was approved by the Executive on 24 February 2019 and became effective on 1 June 2019.

Framework for Method Ringing – website

Framework for Method Ringing – PDF version

Framework for Method Ringing – Appendices – PDF version

Under Rule 10.4, the Council from time to time publishes policies relating to its work.  Its current policies are listed below:
  • Conflicts of Interest – Guidance effective to 30th September 2020 – PDF
    Guidance for Central Council members and others in managing actual, potential or perceptions of conflicts of interest
  • Conflicts of Interest – Policy effective from 1st October 2020
    • Policy – PDF
      Policy for everyone acting on behalf of the Council
    • Additional Notes & Forms for Trustees, Stewards and Workgroup Leaders
      • Additional Notes and Forms for Trustees, Stewards and Workgroup Leaders – PDF
      • Annual Declaration Form – DOCX
  • Expenses Policy – PDF / Expenses Claim Form – DOCX
    Guidance on claiming expenses
  • Privacy Notice – PDF
  • Source and Application of Funds – PDF
    Dealing with financial controls and the source and application of the Council’s income.
  • Policy on Ringing for Public and Community Events – PDF
  • Safeguarding Policy (Internal)PDF

The Rules and Standing Orders were adopted by the Transition Motion which contains certain provisions relating to the previous rules and policies of the Central Council.

The Standing Orders of the Council can be viewed below or downloaded in PDF format below:

The CCCBR Executive agreed to the following General Fund budget for 2019 at their meeting of 28 November 2018. The figures are influenced by the carry over of a proportion of the Ringing Remembers Grant and the agreement to a number of one off Workgroup project expenses for 2019.

The Treasurer is always happy to answer any questions on the agreed budget.

Budget 2019

The Executive of the Council will declare any Conflicts of Interest annually, the details of which can be viewed in the documents below: