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The Central Council members comprise:
- Representative Members chosen by their affiliated Societies;
- Representatives chosen by smaller ringing societies who are not yet large enough to affiliate;
- Individual Members enrolled or appointed as may be determined by the Standing Orders; and
- the Council’s Trustees, Stewards, Workgroup Leaders and Fellows who are ex-officio members if not otherwise 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.
Under Rule 10.4, the Council from time to time publishes policies relating to its work. Its current policies are listed below:
Charity Governance Code (Adopted July 2023) – PDF
Ringing for Public and Community Events – PDF
Safeguarding Policy (CC events and meetings) updated Oct 21 – PDF
Conflict of Interest Policy – PDF
Additional Notes and Forms for Trustees, Stewards and Workgroup Leaders – PDF
Annual Declaration Form – DOCX
Privacy Notice – PDF
CCCBR Risk Assessment August 2021 – PDF
From time to time the Executive may make and report decisions that do not become formal policies or Standing Orders but continue to have effect. A list of all such decisions can be found here.
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 is currently the Council’s only “Decision” (a Policy or Standard dealing with arrangements for ringing or ringing societies). The Council’s earlier Decisions were retired in 2019.
The first version of the framework was approved by the Executive on 24 February 2019 and became effective on 1 June 2019. The second version of the framework was approved by the Executive on 26 January 2022 and became effective on 1 May 2022.
Framework for Method Ringing – website