Our priorities


W1.1 Volunteer & Leadership

a) To mobilise bell ringers to create and develop for themselves the teams, knowledge, resources and skills to enable ringing to flourish
b) To promote life long learning in ringing both for individuals and teams and the development of support mechanisms for ringers and bands of all abilities.
c) To promote excellence in ringing through relevant technical and leadership training

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W1.2 Stewardship & Management

a) To support ringers, the owners of bells, and other interested parties in all matters relating to the care of bells, ringers and those who visit bell towers in the areas of:

  1. Statutory compliance, safety and governance in relation to ringing
  2. funding, products, expertise and facilities to support ringing and the availability of bell installations
  3. best practice relating to maintenance, and improvement of bell installations and training facilities
  4. research and innovation in the advancement of bell ringing, its methodologies, tools and technologies

W1.3 Communications & Marketing

a) To co-ordinate Communications and Marketing activity to:

  1. Encourage the growth and public appreciation of bell ringing
  2. Represent the interests of bell ringing and ringers
  3. Foster the recruitment and retention of ringers.

b) To provide Communications and Marketing support for the Council’s work
c) To promote the Council’s trusted reputation
d) To support the Executive’s efforts to develop strong relationships with key partners.
e) To encourage the adoption of complementary communications strategies by ringing societies.


W1.4 Historical & Archive

a) To develop and manage a comprehensive historical and reference resource relating to ringers and all aspects of ringing.
b) To make these resources as widely known and appreciated as possible within the ringing community and more generally.


W1.5 Technical & Taxonomy

a) To maintain and publish for the Council authoritative reference standards for change ringing.
b) To ensure that authoritative records and analysis of published methods, published compositions and significant tower & handbell peals are available.
c) Where requested to provide guidance on methods, compositions and aspects of ringing theory.
d) To promote innovation and interest in the theory of ringing and the use of technology to support ringing.
e) To develop and maintain technology platforms:

  1. support the Council’s work and the objectives of its other Workgroups and Stewards.
  2. to support individual ringers and ringing societies where this will deliver significant benefits to the ringing community
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