[r-t] Decisions

Philip Saddleton pabs at cantab.net
Mon Jun 19 17:27:56 UTC 2006

edward martin said  on 19/06/2006 15:21:
> They are elected to represent the ringing community. The question I
> have is: does the elected rep actually represent or is he voicing his
> own opinion irrespective of what his constituancy may want? This is a
> problem long suffered by democratic government. The only alternatives
> seem to be  tyranny or chaos

They are representatives, not delegates. Though the CC membership as a 
whole is not representative of ringers as a whole - in age particularly.

> Whether the rest of us decide to go along with these is entirely up to
> us. Each affiliated society is *supposed* to go along with these
> decisions but we have precedents to show that in fact while most do,
> some don't

I don't think that there is anything in the Rules and Decisions of the 
Council that prevents societies ringing peals that do not comply the 
Decisions. The only relevant Decisions are

That this Council strongly deprecates the recording as a peal on a 
commemorative tablet any performance which does not conform to the 
accepted standard of a true and complete peal, and calls upon all 
affiliated Societies to support the Council in this matter.

(D) E. Analysis

The Analysis shall include all peals published in The Ringing World and 
shall identify peals not complying with parts A to D above.


(F) B.
That in the opinion of the Council the publication of palpably false 
compositions and worthless methods reflects discredit on their composers.

So providing we don't record it on a tablet we can ring what we like.


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