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 Central Council has maintained Rules and Decisions for over 120 years. Its Rules deal with the fundamentals of its governance, entry criteria, subscriptions etc. whilst its Decisions relate to arrangements for ringing or ringing societies. Under the Council’s current constitution, the more modern words “Policy” and “Standard” can alternate with Decision, but the meaning is the same.
More recently, in common with other organisations, the Council has developed a separate suite of internal Policies and Standards governing its own charitable work.
The Executive Officers are elected by the Council at the annual meeting.