In the last Newsletter I provided an update on an activity called ‘Ideas for the future of the Guild’.  Since then Mark Pendery and John Cook presented the details to the Guild Committee, which went down very well, and we have been asked to continue to explore ideas and bring those thoughts to life where possible. We have become known as the LDG 2025 Committee which is a useful handle however the intent is to be more dynamic than 2025 would suggest!

The first initiative was to set up a Facebook page for the Guild. The ‘group’ went live at the end of January and now has about 90 members. It has become a great place to share photos and to find out about ringing events. If you use Facebook and are not a member then search for ‘LeicesterDG’ and come and join us.

Another initiative, which Nicholas Parr is driving, is the use of Yahoo mail groups as a means of circulating information within Districts and the Guild. The benefit of the Yahoo groups is that it allows you to register, remove or change your own email address and so District Secretaries do not have to maintain the lists. To join, send an email to the relevant group, one of:

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For more information talk to Nicholas.

As a group we are keen to get more people to be involved in providing ideas and determining what the future of our Guild should be. Everyone’s view is important whether you are new to ringing or experienced, be you young, old or somewhere in the middle. We are arranging an open session at St Margaret’s church in Leicester on the 29th June, late morning and early afternoon. We are asking anyone involved in ringing in Leicestershire to drop in and discuss the ideas and how to take them forward. More details will be circulated in due course and we look forward to seeing you there.

Dave Carling