I was reading on 4bars rest about the appeal Ibstock had put in to stay in the Midlands First Section. I was wondering what the background to it all was and the arguments for and against. I know it is normal policy within the Midlands Area for the first section to normally promote the top two and demote the bottom two bands in the section based on their three years postioning, possibly including an averaged position if new to section, and guess this is the same across all sections and areas. But what are the rules regarding promotion and relegation and who sets them as I think this is where possibly the problem lies and leads to what may be called interpretation of the rules. I'm probably opening up a can of worms but it makes for a good discussion. Yes I do have an interest in this as we are a first section band in the Midlands.