Central Counties Regional Meet 2016

Central Counties Regional Meet     –   Opens Today

You do not need to pre book.

Hosted by Northants DA on June 10th – 12th 2016

All members welcome to join the meet at Hollowell, Northamptonshire.

The theme for the weekend is AFRICA.

There are plenty of spaces left if you haven’t already booked. Turn up at the weekend and you will be made very welcome.

Join the mardi gras on the Saturday, support the trade stalls and bar. Live entertainment in the evenings and a children’s entertainer.

The cost for a Family unit of 2 adults and children is £35.00.

For further information please contact June on 07973395203.

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AGM for Central Counties Region


The AGM was held at Normanton on Soar Village Hall on Saturday 14th May 2016.

A new Committee was duly elected. To see names and positions held please go to our page About the Club

After the sad loss of our past President Mr Roger Bishop it was with pride that Mr Larry Brown accepted the position of President of the Central Counties.

Larry accepted his chain of office from Vice President Richard Fell, saying he was very proud to follow in the ‘big’ footsteps of his friend Roger.

During the meeting two awards were received.  The first for the Les Goodwin Trophy 2016 was awarded to CCY member,  Laura Mycroft from South Lincs DA.



The second award was received by David Wilkinson for 35 years of service to the Countryside Care team.


David was also made an honorary member of the Central Counties Region.


The Regional Youth Leaders expressed their thanks to the Regional CCY Testers with a bouquet of flowers to the ladies – June Wilkinson and Sue Barlow


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Roger Bishop President

It is with great sadness we have to report the passing of Roger Bishop.
Roger passed away on 30th of March whilst visiting his daughter in Spain.
Roger was well loved and respected by many.700_3346 An Ambassador for many years for the Camping and Caravanning Club and the Central Counties Region, serving for many years with the National Council. He was the Regions Youth Liaison Officer and will be remembered by us all for his many years as Central Counties Chairman.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Our sincere condolences go to Maureen and family.
Trevor Cooke (Chairman)

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Leicestershire DA AGM Latest News


This weekend at the AGM the Leicestershire DA were unable to form a Committee.

It was a very sad day and if it were not for two new members who came along to see what it was all about,  we would have struggled to form a quorum, which would have meant the meeting  could not be held at all.

The situation is this : as Leicestershire DA have no Committee the DA cannot function.

For a period of three months Central Counties Region will do all they can to help things tick over.

Assuming Members that have agreed to steward Meets up to this point,  are still willing to do so, the Meets will continue to be held.

We will do all we can to encourage Members to consider being a part of the committee. They will receive as much encouragement and advice as they require.

The Regional Treasurer has agreed to take care of the books for this temporary period.

At the end of the three month period we will hold an EGM.  I hope as many members as possible will attend, as it will be at this EGM the future of Leicestershire DA will be decided.

If a Committee cannot be formed,  I will have to ask the Regional Council to request  The Club  (The Camping and Caravanning Club) that we begin the process to disband the DA.

I hope it does not get to this point but only YOU, the Members of the Club, can prevent this happening.

Please feel free to contact me at any time should you wish to discuss anything regarding being part of the committee.

Trevor Cooke

Central Counties Region Chairman

Tel. 07811 722155

email. trevann@ymail.com

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National Feast of Lanterns

The National Feast of Lanterns, otherwise known as NFOL,is the Club’s national rally which takes place every year and is organised by members, for members.

It is a unique event where members can meet, and make, friends who share their passion for camping, whilst enjoying great entertainment and the beautiful British countryside.  It’s a fabulous, long standing Club tradition and the largest rally of its kind for all forms of camping.

The first NFOL was held in 1921 and it still continues to uphold its traditions.  In the early years of the festival, members would celebrate the end of the camping year with old lanterns to light their meet.

Lighting up is still a key tradition however members now decorate their units with everything from tea lights to generator powered fairy lights creating beautiful street scenes.  The theme for this year is “World of Movies”.   NFOL also holds an annual themed Mardi Gras parade, plus there is a Club pennon parade where Regions, Sections and DA’s join together to parade their colours .

In 2016 the NFOL will be hosted by Cambrian and Wyvern Region and will be held at Malvern Showground over the August Bank Holiday weekend. There is plenty of entertainment including live music, circus acts, children’s fun fair rides, go karting, stunt displays,dog show and much more.  There really is something for everyone.

Whilst at the NFOL you might like to explore the Malvern Hills.  You can enjoy over 3000 acres of open countryside or ramble through the wooded slopes.

If you would like to book to camp with other Members from the Central Counties Region, please contact Duncan Ginns – 07713 420418 who is co ordinating a block booking.  The closing date for the block booking is 30th April 2016.


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Marge Pointer Region Hon Member Presentation

Congratulations to Marge Pointer on receiving her Central Counties Honorary Members certificate and badge.
It was presented part way  through the raffle,at Sandringham THS , on the Wednesday evening and  was well attended by the campers.
All the campers were aware of the presentation, the only person in the dark was Marge and boy was she surprised.
The award was much appreciated and she wore her badge with pride throughout the rest of the week.


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New Region Chairman and President

At the Regions AGM in May 2015 Phil Henson and Richard Fell stood down from their appointments of Region Chairman and Region President after their regulatory 3 years in office.

I am pleased to announce that the new Elected Region Chairman is  Trevor Cooke

Trevor has been a member of this Region for many years serving many roles his last role being Countryside Care Officer

I am also pleased to announce that Gordon Barlow (Sites officer) was elected as Region Vice Chairman

This Region wishes both Trevor and Gordon well and every success in their new appointments

To see all appointments  take a look on the Committee page of this website

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Region Fixture Book

If You would like to advertise your Company or Business in the Central Counties Region fixture book please contact Cath Henson on home telephone number  01623 461544  or mobile  07921147025

This very popular book will go out to 1000 members of The Camping and Caravanning Club mainly in the Central Counties Region and is well worth advertising in.

Your Logo or any artwork you require can be printed in the book professionally by our printer in the Birmingham area.

For Members, this little book is a wealth of information.  You will find lists of all the DA Meets every weekend, Temporary Holiday Site, Youth Meets and much more information.

If you would like a copy of the 2016 book, please contact your DA Secretary. Some DA’s and Sections may charge a nominal price for the book.


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Certificate of Honour

Congratulations and well deserved were some of the comments made when Norman Hemsley,the Regions Immediate Past Chairman,was presented with his Camping and Caravanning Club certificate of honour.

The presentation was made by the Club Chairman Mr Albert Walker on stage at the goose fair meet,Walesby.

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Congratulations go to Mark and Hazel Stafford who have taken on the role of Central Counties Region Youth Liason officer for the forthcoming year
I know that all the Regions council wish them both well in their ventuers

We also want to thank David and Marleen Wilkes for their hard work and success in building the regions youth numbers and activities and wish them both all the best after standing down from the post of RYLO this year

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