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.

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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

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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

Have you ever 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 was held at Drayton Manor Park on 11th February 2017.

Camping is available or alternatively book yourself into the onsite hotel.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

THE FUTURE OF LEICESTERSHIRE DA

Leicestershire DA held an EO AGM on Saturday 9th July 2016 and are pleased to announce that they have formed a Committee who are very willing to help the DA go forward with positive steps.

For the last 3 months the DA did not have a Committee and the Regional Chairman (Mr Trevor Cooke) and Regional Treasurer (Mrs Anne Smith) have been keeping the DA paperwork ticking over.  Both are very willing to continue to help the new Committee whenever needed.

Leicestershire DA are very keen to organise some Meets for the remaining Summer months.  Please support these Meets.

 

 

 

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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 2017.

 

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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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