Do you enjoy cooking on a campsite? Can you rustle up a camping-friendly feast on a gas stove or barbecue?

We will be holding our CADAC cook-off at:

Central Counties Regional Meet hosted by North Warwick’s DA. at:

Hampton House Farm, Kineton, CV35 0JH,  Friday 16th – 18th June.

Interested? Request an entry form from your DA secretary by May 20th.

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The essence of the competition is to demonstrate skill and creativity in producing a simple campsite meal beyond burgers and sausages.

We are asking entrants to send us their recipe for one main course meal.  This meal must be a camping-friendly recipe, one that is possible to prepare and cook at your pitch on a bbq grill or gas stove. (No ovens, microwaves or electric appliances allowed)

The actual cooking time (not including prep) must be 30 minutes or under.

The recipes will be judged on suitability for campsite cooking, creativity, and in particular the judges will be looking for a meal that embraces the spirit of our EatLocal campaign, whether it’s using a fresh local, seasonal ingredient, incorporates a regional cheese, beer or fruit or perhaps just taking inspiration from a regional dish or flavour.

From easy but tasty one pan suppers, exciting salads, vegetarian feast, a fabulous fish dish, great grilled meats to pasta with a twist…. anything goes, we are looking to be inspired.

In August 2017, all regional / section winners’ recipes will be judged by the Eat Local team at HQ and eight winners invited to take part in the exciting cook-off final at the Cadac stand, NFOL at 4.30pm on Saturday 26th August, 2017.  The overall winner will be presented with a Club Cook of the Year trophy and a fantastic patio barbecue.  The winning recipe will also be published in the Eat Local pages of the magazine.

There are fantastic runner-up prizes too.

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West Mids DA invite you




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Central Counties Regional Meet 2017

Please find below the booking form for 2017 Regional Meet.

We wanted to give you plenty of notice of a few small tweaks we are making to the Regional Meet. For 2017 we are swapping the Mardi Gras for “Best Decorated Street”. We will still have the large groups, small groups and individual displays, and we will all be responsible for voting for the best DA’s. All DA’s have had their nominated Carry On film, and we really look forward to seeing the displays you all bring along.

Secondly, the Sunday games will have a twist too. These will be more along the lines of “It’s a Knockout”. Again, lots of inter DA comaradarie, but be prepared to get wet!

We have a barn on site, with a real ale bar and live entertainment Friday and Saturday night. Saturday night would be great to also see you all dressed up still and feel free to decorate your tables.


Booking Form CC 2017 (2)


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South Lincs DA invite you….

South Lincs DA would like to invite you to their Meet at Scapton Airshow on 7th to 11th September 2017.

For further information, please see below.

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Seasons Greetings

The members of the Central Counties Regional Committee would like to wish one and all a very Happy Christmas.

Wishing you good health, happiness and happy camping for 2017.

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Goose Fair Meet 2016

Please take a look at the activities that were held at the Goose Fair Meet 2016.  Booking forms for 2017 will be available from Notts DA in February 2017.

52nd Goose Fair Meet, Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th October, 2016 at Thoresby Park.

Goose Fair 2016

Entertainment Programme

Join us on Thursday night for a relaxing evening of entertainment with Bingo, pop quiz and more…..

Friday night will be a fun packed evening of live entertainment with music and comedy..

Terry Woodpecker      Award winning comedy entertainer, Terry has become a well known comedian on the circuit not just in clubs but also in the corporate business. He has worked with some of the countries finest guest speakers:

PART-E       Part-E are an exciting band made up of two brothers and two sisters. The talented youngsters cover songs from the 60’s to the modern day with hits from Tina Turner to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran to Van Morrison. You will be sure to hear a tune you know and love and might just not be able to resist a dance!

We also have live entertainment on Saturday night to keep the fun packed weekend going…

Sons and Lovers    Performing hits from Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Earth Wind and Fire, The Drifters, and The Bee Gees plus many more…. A band and a show not to be missed.

Mel Bramley     Back by popular demand and on the back of her recent award for the “Female Vocalist of the Year” presented by the entertainer. Mel is a fantastic singer with a huge repertoire of great hits from the 60’s to modern day.

Open Mic Night in the Beer Tent


Also, back by demand the Caravan Reversing Competition and a new event “The Notts DA, Dog Agility” bring you pampered pets and show us you skills to take the K9 top prize

Mini Beer Festival and lots of trade stands for a touch of retail therapy to build up an appetite to enjoy one of the food concessions.

Bottle craft, Pop up corner shop, Crystals and Sparkles, Direct Leisure, Affordable Caravans, Outdoor World, Bread man, Sweet Tooth, Detroit Solar, Ice Cream Man and many more to follow

Sunday morning worship – The theme will be Harvest. There will be a collection for non perishable food during the service.  This will be donated to a local charity to help the homeless.

Booking form  goose-fair-booking-form-2016


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Regional Dinner Dance 2017

It is only a matter of weeks till the Regional Dinner and Dance, have you booked your places?

Have you every attended a Regional Dinner Dance?  Central Counties Region are very lucky to to hold their Regional dinner in the wonderful surroundings of Drayton Manor Park in one of the banquet halls.

The dinner and camping is open to all members of the Caravan and Camping Club.

This year the Regional Dinner Dance will be held at Drayton Manor Park on 11th February 2017.

Camping is available or alternatively book yourself into the onsite hotel, but hurry as their web site says they only have four rooms available.

The dinner dance is open to all members of the Camping and Caravanning Club. Please complete a booking form if you would like to join us.

For booking form and further information please click here

Please get your booking form to Val as soon as possible. Once the Christmas festivities start you might forget !


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Countryside Care Awards

Trevor Cooke (Regional Chairman) was delighted to make a presentation to Cliff Hillyer for over 40 years of service to the Regions Countryside Care Team.

Cliff was presented with the Honorary Member Certificate at the Regions Temporary Holiday site at Sandringham.

Cliff is pictured with his wife Mary at the presentation with Trevor Cooke.

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David Wilkinson

At the AGM 2016  David Wilkinson was made an honorary member of Central Counties Region for 35 years of service to the Countryside Care team.


David and Bernie were presented with a framed pennon and flowers.

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Central Counties Regional Meet 2016

Central Counties Regional Meet    

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

To see pictures taken at the Meet please click here 


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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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