Guidelines for event organisers
- Please ask for the level of support you think you can realistically use.
If you can’t be certain of a treble and four inside ringers for
Cambridge, please don’t ask for a Cambridge ringer to support you.
- Please make it clear in your request exactly what minimum level of
support you are hoping for.
- Helpers are just that – they are there to ring alongside your band. Do
not expect them to take over running the practice.
- Always check before asking a helper to look after a novice handler.
Not all experienced ringers are comfortable with this.
- Please respect your helpers. If they offer ideas and opinions, listen
to them. You do not need to act on them (it’s still your practice), but
another perspective may be just what your learners need. Take advantage,
- Please look out for opportunities to reward your helpers – a helpers’
touch, or the opportunity to do something like calling which they may not
get at their home tower.
- You have the opportunity to sign up for an automatic e-mail reminder
of your event 2 days in advance, with an easy mechanism to cancel it if
- If you do cancel or alter the timing of the practice, please do so
within AutoPerry, and an e-mail will be automatically sent to helpers who
have signed up. If this is very last minute though, please make sure that
they are aware directly, ideally by telephoning them.
- You must only use personal information that you find here
(names, email addresses, phone numbers, etc.) to manage bell ringing
support through events managed on this site and for nothing else without
the individual's permission.
- It is likely that most volunteers meet the Church of England's
safeguarding requirements. However no check is made on this, and the safe
running of any ringing event is the responsibility of the organiser
(along with their incumbent and PCC). See the Ely DA's
guidance on safeguarding.