At the Association's AGM in Liverpool, we agreed that a group should have a good look at what we do, and how we do it.

We now have some volunteers, who along with our trustees are as follows:

  • Ernie de Legh-Runciman (convenor)
  • Nick Harrop
  • Giles Blundell
  • Janet Hopwood
  • Cate Gardner
  • Ray Hutchings
  • Simon Woof
  • Alison Britliff
  • Beth Ingham
  • Martin Daniels

Those of us who were available have got together by way of a phone conference. We're starting by trying to work out what support ringers need: once we've worked that out, we'll move on to looking at how that support should be provided.

And we want to learn from other people's experiences. So we're asking other associations for any ideas they can give us.

We're next looking to talk to each other by phone in early July - and if we can, we hope to get together face to face in August. We've got a lot to do, and we've been instructed to let the February committee meeting see a draft of our conclusions, so we haven't any time to waste!