Running a Tower
The Central Council Stewardship and Management Workgroup have produced a very comprehensive online document which is invaluable for a Tower Captain, whether new to the job or already experienced.
In this document you will find everything you need to know about what your obligations are as a Tower Captain,and how to run a succesful Band. The sections of the document are:
- Communication; how to keep things running smoothly. Communication with people external to the band. Liaison with the relevant tower authority, Faculties, Contact details, Promotion. (Communications within a group of ringers are covered in Building a Team.)
- Formalities; being compliant, safe and successful. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Safeguarding.
- Finance; income and expenditure including fees.
- Health and safety; staying safe. Attendance, Insurance, Security, Tower access.
- Emergency; what to do if things go wrong.
- Ringing Room; keeping your tower running smoothly. The hardware commonly found in a ringing room.
- Bell Chamber; this is is primarily covered in Belfry Upkeep.
- Building a Team; creating a supportive environment. Officers, Meetings, Running ringing sessions.
With thanks to James Kirkcaldy for his photograph of the magnificent church at Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire.