Coronavirus and AGM

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown we were unable to hold our AGM as planned at Blewbury on 16 May. It was particularly disappointing for the ONB Branch who had already spent time making arrangements for the day; when we cancelled there seemed no immediate prospect of being able to reschedule.

Gradually it became obvious that there could be a way of holding the AGM online, if we could find the right people to oversee the technology.

We are so very fortunate to have ringers with all the skills and after several meetings and much diligent paperwork, on Saturday 30 May, the Guild held the first AGM online.

Although lockdown is easing, we do not yet have any update on when we will be able to return to ringing church bells, in towers, in close company with other ringers.  Therefore, all ringing, training and actual meetings remain cancelled.  As soon as we receive directives from the Diocese and the Central Council, we will update the information.  Until then it is essential to wait patiently and keep well.

All the information that has been circulated can be found at https://cccbr.org.uk/coronavirus/ and https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

Katie Lane