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28th Management Group Meeting



Present : G Fiddy (President) (GF); Rev C Thrower (CT); C Idle (CI); A Hall (AEH); S Harpham (SH); E Heaton (EPH); Richard Taylor (RT); J Boden (JEB) and J Thorpe (Trustee) (JT).
1. Apologies for absence These had been received from Mike Lawton (Trustee).
2. Introduction of new members S Harpham (Central), R Taylor (Peak) and Elizabeth Heaton (Southern) were introduced and welcomed.

3. Minutes from the 27th Management meeting The minutes from the 27th Management Group meeting held on 9th November 2023 having been previously circulated were accepted and taken as read.

4. Matters Arising a. Value of Handbells – Ongoing. At the moment they were loaned out.
b. Safeguarding – The agreed wording between the Association, and the Diocese has been signed off by the Bishop. Towers in the Diocese of Derby would be contacted via Parish Safeguarding not the DDA; JF and CT are both happy to advise and visit District meetings to
explain. We expect the Diocese to put on their website – and it is on the DDA website.
c. Annual Report – Number of copies hard to ascertain exact numbers and if a member wants a copy; this would be reviewed for next year. Should we make more of local grouping arrangements eg Monsall Group currently made up of Ashford, Gt Longstone, Baslow, Edensor &
Taddington. Should the ringers be under ‘home’ tower or ‘the Group’.
Email addresses – a long discussion took place. It was agreed that no personal emails should be published, it was recommended to send DDA emails via the Association email system. It was noted that the 3 private rings were not covered by the Association safeguarding, nor was handbell ringing in homes. Dialogue with neighbouring Associations and the CCCBR were on going. Beighton is in the Sheffield
diocese so would need to follow their rules .
5. Items for Discussion a. Ratification of REF business – there was none.
6. Association Rules Further discussion in a separate meeting needed.
7. Ratification of business carried out by email. There had been none.

8. AOB The 8 Bell striking contest rules were to be further discussed.

9. Date of next meeting Saturday 23rd March 2024 in Bakewell A zoom link would be available.