Harry Wilkinson receives His Long Service Award

Gordon Barlow presenting Harry Wilkinson with his Region Long Service Award
Gordon Barlow presenting Harry Wilkinson with his Region Long Service Award

Harry Wilkinson received his Region Long Service Award from Immediate Past Chairman Gordon Barlow.

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Ann Smith Retires as Central Counties Region Treasurer

The Immediate Past Chairman, Gordon Barlow, presenting the retirering Treasurer, Ann Smith, with her retirement gift of an engraved Gin Glass.
The Immediate Past Chairman, Gordon Barlow, presenting the retirering Treasurer, Ann Smith, with her retirement gift of an engraved Gin Glass.

Gordon Barlow presented Ann Smith with her engraved Gin glass for her retirement after 14 years as the Region Treasurer. 

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Congratulations Phil Henson

We wish to congratulate Mr Phil Henson who has been elected Chairman to the Camping and Caravanning Club. Phil holds the position of President of Central Counties Region.

Phil is also an elected member of the following Committees:
Executive, Management, Communications and Exempted Camping. Central Counties Fixture List Officer.

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CCR Temporary Holiday Site at Hendra Holiday Park

Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall.    June 2021                                                       

Why not join Central Counties Region at the Award Winning Hendra Holiday Park,  in Cornwall?

When: June 19th to July 17th.

Where: Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall. TR8 4NY

CCR Hendra Holiday Site, Cornwall.
CCR Hendra Holiday Site, Cornwall.

OSMap Reference 200/832602

The park has everything you need for fabulous holiday swimming pools, restaurants, shop, kids club, and many more things all this included in your fees easy reach of beautiful beaches marvelous gardens, plus much more to see …….

Stewards: Robert Higgins 07716 84908 Val Thompson 07590 477170.

Advance booking is available please ring the Steward for more details.

Cost: £18.50 inc elec. £15 non-elec. £2.50 extra adult.

Find Hendra by Car

From the M5 at Exeter, take the A30 west bound and stay on the A30 all the way to Highgate Hill junction (A39). Follow the sign for the A392 to Newquay. At Quintrell Downs take the second exit at the roundabout  and on for half a mile to Lane, Hendra is on the left (one and a half miles from Newquay town centre)

https://goo.gl/maps/73YPDYh2EHN38tKc9

To conform with the Camping and Caravanning Club guidelines we will ask you to put your site fees in a clear zip-lock bag with your name, contact phone number whilst on site, car registration number, the number of nights you will be staying and the Total of the money enclosed.

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AGM’s around the Region

The latest information from HQ is as follows. “ In relation to all Club Units, we are asking that all AGMs due to be held between 1st February and 30 April, be held virtually”Please consult your DA/ Section websites and Facebook groups for further details. All AGMs should be held in line with dates and times already published in the Club magazine. Gordon Barlow Chairman Central Counties Region

How to join a Zoom Meeting

West Mids DA

West Mids DA. Saturday 20th February 2021 at 2:00pm

Leicestershire DA

Leicestershire DA. Saturday 27th February 2021 at 2:00pm

Trent Valley DA

Trent Valley DA. Saturday 6th March 2021 at 2:00pm

Northants DA

Northants DA. Saturday 13th March 2021 at 6:00pm

Nottinghamshire DA

Nottingham DA. Saturday 13th March 2021 at 7:00pm

South Lincolnshire DA

South Lincs DA. Saturday 13th March 2021 at 2:00pm

North Warwickshire DA

North Warwickshire DA. Saturday 20th March 2021 at 5:00pm

Birmingham DA

Birmingham DA. Saturday 20th March 2021 at 2:00pm

Coventry DA

Coventry DA. Saturday 27th March 2021 at 2:30pm

Central Counties Region

Central Counties. Saturday 15th May 2021

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Central Counties Region 2021 AGM

The Central Counties Region AGM will be held on 15th May 2021 at Netherseal, hosted by West Midlands DA.

Due to Covid-19 we have not yet worked out the details, so more information will follow.

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RIP Liz Stringfellow

Elizabeth Stringfellow- Secretary Central Counties Region
Elizabeth Stringfellow- Secretary Central Counties Region

Liz, Roger, Pat and I (David) joined the Camping and Caravanning Club during the 1979 camping season. Initially Pat and myself in a caravan, Liz and Roger in a large, comfortable frame tent.  Despite the work involved setting up and dismantling they camped virtually every weekend from March to November.

Our four children, Claire and Kate (mine) Michael and Michelle (theirs) were all totally involved in the camping life.  Michelle and Michael eventually became CCY members, then full members. Both have, until very recently, been members of the NDA committee. All their children are also camping club enthusiasts.

Some members will remember the gale at a meet on the side of the River Trent.  We spent the whole night holding Liz and Rogers tent in place, while dodging flying toilet tents and porta potties. That was when Liz and Roger decided to splash out on a van.

I joined the NDA committee in 1984 and, in various posts, served for 14 or 15 years, Liz joined as Catering officer a few years later. She left June 2020 a total of 30 plus years of absolute commitment.

By 2006 Pat and myself were starting to camp abroad for long spells and our involvement in DA camping decreased.  Liz and Rogers involvement just seemed to get stronger.  Involved in NDA – Central Counties Region – Countryside Care – Tow car of the Year- NFOL s, the list is endless

As an NDA catering officer Liz was second to none. Whether involved in a simple coffee morning, a Da social, a major DA function such as the Buffet dance (held during the non-camping season) or the VIP lunch at the Goose Fair Meet – Liz and Roger did the DA proud.  Her organisation of these events was awesome. The logistics and budgeting of the DA camping season – non-camping season – the GFM or Regional meets and I think even at least one National, seemed to be second nature to Liz, ably assisted by Roger.

Can you remember her fruit cakes?  Aesthetic masterpieces and beautiful to taste.  She would produce the DA Christmas Cake(s) the challenge of scale never daunted her.

She eventually held the post of DA chairperson and finally Central Counties Regional Secretary

As she became more involved in the Region (I only managed one spell of 3 years) Liz’s involvement in the NDA never diminished, eventual becoming NDA President.  She also served as minutes secretary for Michelle in her time as DA secretary.

She was awarded the DA Honorary Membership

Along with all this leisure time involvement Liz and Roger brought up their family.  Liz worked as a child minder.  Not only did she care for the children, she made genuine, lifetime relationships with the parents. Roger and Liz are honorary grandparents to more families than I can remember.  Some of the children she cared for now have families of their own. She was also chairperson of the local Childminders group.

For 41 years Liz and Roger have committed their lives to the welfare of others.  Their contribution to our great hobby of camping and the social life that this involves cannot be underestimated.

They did not do it for others, it was just what they enjoyed doing and the way they chose to live their lives.  Their reward, the many friendships that created.

They will be missed by hundreds of people and are loved by so many. 

Rest in Peace Liz – We love you and always will.               

David and Pat Stringfellow

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RIP Harold Webb

Harold Webb was a member of Birmingham District Association. Harold was a fun loving gentleman, always impeccably dressed and never without his whistle. Harold passed away 9th April 2020.

VE Day 1995 at Button Oak, Bewdley. Harold dressed as Sweeney Todd and his caravan awning decorated as a Barbers Shop. Pictured here pretending to style Richards hair.

Harold was a member of Birmingham D.A. for approx. 46 years, he was a member of Committee for 14 years, serving as Social Secretary, Equipment Officer and the last 12 months before retiring from Committee served as Chairman. 

Harold very much enjoyed the Central Counties Regional Meets and the last one he attended won an award for representing the Birmingham D.A. in the Mardi Gras as a one man outfit. 

Any weekend Harold and Cath stewarded was always going to be unusual and different but always fun and an enjoyable weekend was had by all. 

Harold loved his whistle and on occasions was told what to do with it, but undeterred next time he was out the whistle was with him. 

Harold you will be sorely missed. 

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RIP David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson South Lincs DA
David Wilkinson

David was a member of South Lincolnshire District Association and a member of the Countryside Care Team. David passed away 28th March 2020.

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Out and About in the Region

In February Dave Sewell our Regional PRO and his wife Pam wine to Erwin Hymer Centre (Travelworld) M6 Junction 14, Stafford, ST16 1NZ

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