- Latest Site Update: Saturday 14 January 2017, 15:04:55; applies to News & Articles only.
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Message from the Association Chairman
Recent adverse publicity regarding bellringing and bellringers will not have escaped the attention of the Association's Members and, in particular, news which came to prominence nationally regarding the suspension of ringers at a tower in the north of England. Whilst the full story is still emerging, it is becoming clear that child protection is a factor in these events. Whilst all this was happening, the Association's Management Committee was considering issuing Guidance to our Members in respect of Safeguarding and Health & Safety following the publication of the Church in Wales Safeguarding Policy in April 2016.
Neath, St Thomas
Ringing has temporarily stopped at St Thomas, Neath due to the tower being repointed. Hope to be ringing again by the end of March.
Central Council News: CRAG Group
Updated 14th January 2017
As those who take The Ringing World may know, the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers is undertaking a review of, essentially, itself. The CRAG (Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Review Action Group), which includes our very own Peter Bennett, met for the first time on 13th August 2016 in Birmingham and progress is ongoing.
Latest Update includes an online Survey which all ringers are invited to complete.
David Hughes RIP
Updated 3rd January 2017
We are sorry to advise that David Hughes of Usk passed away suddenly on 29th December 2016 at the age of 86. David was well-known both locally and further afield and will be missed by his many friends and acquaintances.
David's Funeral will take place at Gwent Crematorium on Tuesday 17th January at 3:30pm.
Monmouth Branch Newsletters
Updated 22nd November 2016
The Monmouth Branch publishes a quarterly Newsletter for its membership.
A copy of each edition of the Newsletter is sent to each Branch tower via the notified tower correspondent. Email copies are also sent to those who've asked to receive them that way.
Llandaff Branch Newsletters
Updated 20th November 2016
The Llandaff Branch publishes a quarterly Newsletter, copies being sent to each tower.
The latest four Newsletters are available for download below in PDF format. The most recent Newsletter is at the top. Earlier editions (from February 2002) are available from the Webmaster.