From the Board of The Ringing World Ltd

In response to Richard Smith’s statement, the Board of The Ringing World would like to confirm that it has considered in detail the points raised by Richard, and unanimously agreed on the actions to be taken. The Board is disappointed Richard felt that disagreement with these actions was cause for his resignation. The Board would also like to acknowledge that, due to anticipated extraordinary expenditure and the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic (to which virtually no organisation is immune), The Ringing World is likely to see a deficit of approximately £30,000 this year; this was anticipated, and there are adequate reserves available to enable us to meet this shortfall. A fuller statement will appear in the pages of The Ringing World in due course.

D W GRIMWOOD, R D CRIGHTON, D G DAVIS, G R D LAY, C F ROULSTONE, D L SMITH, R J WALLIS