Our officers and other management roles are as follows:



The Chairperson is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Branch, ensuring that there is an agreed strategy and tactical plan for addressing future development needs.  He/she drives Branch-wide recruitment and training initiatives.  The Chairperson ensures that all Branch and Officers’ business meetings run effectively.

Ringing Master

The Ringing Master devises the annual programme of Branch activities (practices, training courses, striking competitions and social activities) and is responsible for their smooth and effective operation.


The Secretary is responsible for organising the annual programme of Branch activities and maintaining the Branch diary throughout the year.  He/she maintains the Branch Email User Group and collates information on attendees at Branch activities, providing analysis and feedback to inform future programmes. The Secretary publicises Branch activity via the Branch website, The Ringing World, and Campanofile and prepares reports of Branch activity for Odd Bob, the ODG Annual Report and the Branch Newsletter, also being responsible for the distribution of the Guild publications. He/she compiles the agenda and supporting material, and takes Minutes of the Branch and Officers’ meetings.



The Treasurer handles all Branch financial matters, liaising with the Independent Assessor to produce audited annual accounts for the AGM.

Michael J Bayley


 Membership Secretary

The Membership Secretary is responsible for contacting all towers in the Branch to obtain and transmit annual Guild subscriptions and to maintain an up-to-date record of ringing at all towers. He/she ensures that all the required certification of new or renewed members occurs and maintains the Branch Contacts database of all past and present members, tower captains and tower correspondents. The Membership Secretary provides the statistical data required annually for the Guild report.

Michael J Bayley

 Deputy Ringing Master

The Deputy Ringing Master assists the Ringing Master, in particular by running selected Branch practices and training events.


The Webmaster is responsible for the timely addition or modification of material regarding Branch activity so as to maintain a fresh, dynamic and inviting web presence.


IT Manager

The IT Manager is responsible for the development of the website and for technical advice and assistance regarding any IT issues eg Branch email addresses, the Email User Group, the Branch calendar. He/she liaises with the Guild Server Manager and his/her Assistant as required.

 Newsletter Editor

The Newsletter Editor produces regular editions of the Branch newsletter, receiving contributions from Officers, towers and individuals, and ensures that it is circulated via the Branch Email User Group.

 Guild Representatives

The Guild Representatives provide interaction between the Branch and the Guild, taking Branch matters to the Guild meetings, and reporting back from Guild meetings to the Officers’ Meetings and whole Branch via articles for the Branch Newsletter

  • John Davidge




  • Jan Galloway







  • Rosalind Garrett-Bowes



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