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Old North Berks Branch Outing & Barbecue (6th July)

Save the date: Saturday 6th July (details to follow!)

Old North Berks Branch Mini Outing (24th April)

Please see the schedule (below and in poster above) for the outing on Saturday April 24th.

Unfortunately, The George Hotel has sent through a revised menu which is rather different and so many of you will have to select something different from the meal request you have previously sent to me.
You may need to force-refresh the link above to see the new menu.

Please send your lunch choices to Mandy Winters at Social Secretary by April 19th

10:00-10:45 Drayton St Leonard 6 (6-0-19)
11:15-11:45 Warborough 8 (10-0-14)
12:00-13:45 LUNCH - The George Hotel, Dorchester on Thames
Please park at the hotel or at the car park by the bridge upon entering Dorchester NOT outside the abbey.
14:00 - 14:45 Dorchester Abbey 8 (16-2-11)

Ring & Ride (6th April)

Charles and Lindsay have arranged a Ring and Ride event in April. It is not intended to be a mad dash, timings should be generous but there will be a schedule to adhere to.

The ride will start and finish in Hungerford, taking in approx 30 miles and visiting four different towers.

If this sounds like fun you can find more information on the Event poster (pdf).

Branch Annual General Meeting

The meeting minutes (pdf) are now available.

This year we held our first face to face AGM since 2019, following a new format now that the branch striking competition is being held as a separate event in June:

10.00 - 10.45 am General ringing in Long Wittenham
11.00 - 11.45 am General ringing in North Moreton
12.00 pm AGM in North Moreton Village Hall
1.00 pm Lunch and social time in North Moreton Village Hall

February Committee Meeting (18th February)

The February Committee Meeting was held online at 7.30pm on Sunday, 18th February.

The meeting minutes (pdf) are now available.

Please note that this meeting was originally scheduled for the following Sunday.

Extraordinary General Meeting of the Old North Berks Branch

The meeting minutes (pdf) are now available. The minutes of all branch meetings are available from the Minutes page.

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Old North Berks Branch was held on Sunday, 14th January 2024 at which a proposal to increase the Annual Subscription to the Guild and Branch to £15 was accepted .

This equates to £10 to the Guild (of which £3 is given to the Branch) and £2.50 to go to branch restoration projects. The remaining £2.50 will be used to make donations of £20 to church PCCs to contribute to heating and lighting costs, which have been incurred at branch events other than those held on the usual practice night.

Therefore the annual subscription for Guild and Branch membership will be £15 per member from January 2024 until further notice.

Subscriptions are now due and need to be paid by your tower secretary or treasurer to Stuart Gibson by the end of March latest.

New Year's Day Ringing & Refreshments

Drayton are hosting the Old North Berks Branch New Year Ringing & Refreshments on Monday, 1st January 2024, from 10:30AM to 12:30PM. All members are very welcome!

Page last updated: 26th March 2024.