Can you believe it has now been 3½ years since the Big Ring Pull project delivered it’s recruitment drive in Middleton Hall Milton Keynes. The BRP was a great success we still have two towers where the bells were silent before the BRP that are now regularly rung and 20 of the 42 people who attended the intensive 2 week training course in Newport Pagnell have continued to ring and are progressing well with their ringing development.
With membership now beginning to fall, it’s time for us to concentrate ourselves on recruitment, training and retention once again. As membership is only one part of the story we are conducting a tower census and the results of this will be shared at the Autumn Meeting.
A quartet of officers (Linda, Lesley, Shelia and Patricia) has been looking into best practices and learnings from across the ringing community in respect of recruitment, training and retention. What this research has demonstrated is that we need to need to develop a constant yet flexible self-sustainable model for recruitment training and retention that appeals to a 21st Century society.
We have some initial ideas that we would like to share and develop with you, so please join us at this year’s Autumn Meeting on the 26th September at Bradwell Memorial Hall.
We’re looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible there.
In the meantime why don’t you have a look at the recruitment resources we’re pulling together on the website?