Annual General Meeting 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 17th June 2017, hosted by the Southeastern District and based in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex.

Friday 16th June

Evening ringing 7.00 to 8.30pm General Ringing Practice Eastbourne Christ Church 8 bells 8 cwt OS TV620997 Seaside BN22 7NN

Saturday 17th 1 hour at each tower

9.30am Hellingly SS Peter & Paul 6 bells 12 cwt coffee (I hope at 9.15) & toilet OS TQ581123 Church Lane BN27 4HA Street parking Entrance: South door.

10.00am Hailsham St Mary 8 bells 9 cwt toilet in church or Waitrose or Tesco OS 591095 Vicarage Lane BN27 1BJ Entrance: West door of the tower Many free car parks – see attached map Note when you leave Hailsham if your map is old there is a new A22 from Polegate. After Polegate there is a short section of A27 then you need the A2270 for Willingdon. In Willingdon you need to bear right behind a BP garage after traffic lights going up the hill as you are unable to enter Church Street from the main road travelling south, if you miss this turning go in the BP garage with an M&S shop and toilet to turn around.

10.45 Willingdon St Mary 6 bells 10 cwt Toilet is likely to be open OS TQ589025 Church Street BN20 9HT Outside door to tower Street parking

11.15 Westham St Mary 6 bells 10 cwt OS TQ 641046 High Street BN24 5LL Toilet Entrance north door Street parking

11.30 Pevensey St Nicolas 6 bells 7 cwt GF OS 647048 Church Lane BN24 5LD Public toilets by car park but Pay & Display £2, some street parking Entrance north porch.

Several pubs between Pevensey & Bexhill for lunch

St Peters Community Centre, Church Street 2.15pm for tea/coffee,

Meeting at 2.30pm

Gentlemen’s tower Dewbys Barn mini ring, 8 bells 22 lbs Hooe OS 692105 TN33 9EU a few doors down from the Red Lion

4.00 – 4.50pm Bexhill St Peter 10 17 cwt GF Church Street Entrance south porch

4.50pm Service touch by an invited band

5.00pm Service

5.45pm Tea St Peters Community Centre, Church Street

Note there is a new road to Battle

7.15pm Battle St Mary the Virgin 8 bells 21 cwt OS TQ750158 High Street TN33 0AN No toilet only several pubs: Small church car park Entrance West door

7.45pm Sedlescombe St John the Bapt. 6 bells 10 cwt GF OS TQ777188 Church Hill TN330QP Toilet Street parking

Sunday 18th some towers in Eastbourne & Hastings ring most Sundays and there will be a list available.

AGM Agenda:

1 Opening prayer by President.

2 Apologies for absence

3 Loss of members through death with silent tribute.

4 Minutes of 2016 AGM held at Timsbury, Somerset

5 Matters Arising

6 To adopt the balance sheet for the year 2016 and to receive the Guild Treasurer’s Report.

7 Requests for grants/correspondence

8 Election of Officers

a Guild Secretary

b Guild Treasurer

c Independent Examiner of Accounts

d Guild Archivist

e Guild Webmistress

f Appointment of Annual Report Compiler

9 Election of New Members

10 Dorothy L Sayers Award

11 To receive a report from the Central Council meeting from a Central Council Representative

12 Adoption of Annual Report received by Margaret Ingman

13 Any Other Business

14 Vote of Thanks

Date and venue of next meeting in 2018

Draft minutes of this Annual General Meeting are available here.