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Latest Statement from C & CC – 14th April 2020

From: Sabina J Voysey <>

Date: 14 April 2020 at 12:09:08 BST

Cc: +Directors <>

Subject: Meets & THS’s update

To:  Region, Section, DA & Section Area Secretaries

Cc:  National Councillors & SLT 

Dear All

Further to the Club Chairman’s communication to you on 17 March, we are now four weeks into the lockdown period, where all our sites and Greenfields House remain closed.

The Senior Leadership Team continue to meet daily, and the Executive Committee and I meet once a week.  50% of our Greenfields House workforce is on furlough leave, with the other 50% working from home.

Email inboxes are being monitored and responded to across the Club, and I trust you are receiving answers to any questions you raise.  Please do check out the Club’s website.  We have a FAQ section dedicated to the current situation, where you should hopefully find answers to most of your questions.  We update these as and when we need to.

I just wanted to let you know that we will now also be cancelling all Meets and Temporary Holiday Sites with a start date in May.  This will be handled automatically on the exempted camping database by the Exempted Camping Team. It may be that we will need to do the same for June Meets and THS’s in due course, depending on Government guidance.

It is indeed a very strange time, and I understand that many of you will be upset that you cannot take part in the work and the socialising that Club Units are normally involved in.  However, when you think about why we are doing what we are doing – to protect the NHS and save lives – it makes sense.

Of course, we will continue to monitor the situation closely, and in due course will issue guidance on how we resume Club Unit activity.

In the meantime, please keep safe.

Kind regards


Easter Meet has been cancelled – message from Gaynor Butler

Hello Everyone, 

It is with great regret that Tosh and I have decided, owing to the Coronavirus, to postpone the Easter Meet this year to Easter 2021.

I’m sure this message will reach most members in a variety of ways.

What I am suggesting is that members wait until the next newsletter due out in May for details. No money will be paid out until that newsletter is out.

Please leave your fees in the Easter account if you know you are coming next year.  That will make it so much easier for our Treasurer and Booking Officers.

The Meet will take place at the same venue The De Montfort School in Evesham.

It will be earlier so the dates for 2021 are                                                       Good Friday 2nd April from 2pm to noon on Wednesday 7th April                    and the FOM from 7th April to noon 12th April at Brailes. 

I will contact all the coordinators and workshop leaders in May to confirm workshops and details for 2021. 

I am delighted to say that all of the deposits we have paid out will roll over to next year.

There will of course be a new programme as the dates will change though I hope the workshops, dances, concerts and sing arounds will all take place.  

Keep safe and drink plenty!

Gaynor Butler

Chief Coordinator for 2020 and 2021.

Notice of AGM (This meet has been cancelled; details of rearranged AGM will be provided in due course)

The AGM of the North Central Area will be held at Village Hall, OFFLEY HAY, Eccleshall, Staffs  Postcode ST21 6HH (Map Reference 127/799294) on Saturday 18th April 2020, commencing at 2pm.  Signing in for the AGM will commence at 1.30pm.  Notices of Motions, supported by the signatures of twenty-five voting members, shall be submitted in writing to the Area Secretary by 15th February 2020.  There are 4 vacancies.  The retiring Officers are:  Pat & Paul Targett & Jane Clapp, who are willing to stand for re-election subject to their acceptance of a nomination.  Nominations for Committee signed by the proposer, seconder and nominee to be submitted to the Area Secretary before the commencement of the meeting.  Please remember your membership cards.

Shelagh Hind

Shelagh Hind was a member of North Central for many years until her health deteriorated and she passed away in March, when she lost her battle with cancer.  She was a good musician and enjoyed being part of the band.  We send our condolences to David, her husband, and their family.