BRANCH MEETING – 26 March 2014
The next branch meeting is on 26 March, at 8.15pm.
The venue is the Spinning Mule, Nelson Square, and will include and EGM as detailed below.
NEWS AND EVENTS
26 March 2014 – Bolton CAMRA Branch EGM
The branch will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting as well as the branch meeting on 26 March. This is because two committee members have stepped down, and the positions of Chair and Pubs Officer are now vacant. Nominations for the positions are now open, and the new post-holders will be decided upon at the EGM.
If you would like to stand for either position (or any vacant branch position), or would like to find out more, please contact Graham Walsh, Branch Secretary.
The branch would like to thank Cliff Burgess and Pete Kobryn for their excellent work while Chair and Pubs Officer respectively.
Pre-registration is now open for the CAMRA Members’ Weekend and AGM. The event is being held in Scarborough between 25th April and 27th April 2014. To find out more and pre-register, please visit the AGM / Members’ Weekend website.
The 2014 Bolton CAMRA Beer Festival will be held from 24 April to 26 April 2014. The venue is Bolton Ukrainian Club, Castle Street, Bolton and will feature 50+ Real ales plus ciders and perries.
If you are able to volunteer to work at the festival, even if it is only for an hour or two, we would be very grateful! The staffing form is now available online – please click here to download it - or email us with details of your availability.
QUICK CAMPAIGN LINKS
BOLTON BEER BREAKS – Winter 2013 / 2014 Edition In Your Local Now
The Autumn 2013 edition of Beer Breaks – Bolton CAMRA’s magazine – is out now and available in your local pub.
Issues 1 and 2 of Bolton Beer Breaks are still available online - click here to download your copies.
GREATER MANCHESTER REGION
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CAMRA campaigns for real ale, real pubs and consumer rights. We are an independent, voluntary organisation with over 100,000 members and have been described as the most successful consumer group in Europe. CAMRA promotes good-quality real ale and pubs, as well as acting as the consumer’s champion in relation to the UK and European beer and drinks industry. We aim to:
- Protect and improve consumer rights
- Promote quality, choice and value for money
- Support the public house as a focus of community life
- Campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perries as part of our national heritage and culture
- Seek improvements in all licensed premises and throughout the brewing industry
Why not join us today if you care about great quality real ale and pubs?
National CAMRA Website – Click Here
Bolton Trading Standards – If you have concerns about short measures, top-ups refused – in short, if you are being ripped off, contact Trading Standards. Click Here or phone 01204 336586
Public Transport – Bus and Train timetables and route planners for Greater Manchester are available via Transport for Greater Manchester. Click here to visit their website, or phone 0871 200 2233 (7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm at weekends and bank holidays)
PUBLICANS: let us know what beers you are currently serving and if you are hosting any ale-related events – click here.
PUB-GOERS and FESTIVAL ORGANISERS - what’s happening with your local pubs? Are you organising a beer festival? If you have any news to share, click here .
NEWS AND RESOURCES – Have you been on a pub crawl or had an excellent pub experience? Have you seen a great ale-related website that you think we should link to? Or is there anything at all that you have come across that will be of interest to visitors to this site? Tell us about it – click here.
Benefits include £20 worth of JD Wetherspoon vouchers, holiday discounts, plus:
Exclusive members newspaper – ‘What’s Brewing’
A monthly colour newspaper informing you of beer and pub news and detailing events and beer festivals from around the country.
Exclusive members magazine – ‘BEER’
A quarterly copy of the magazine ‘BEER’ which is packed with superb features on pubs, beers and breweries.
Free / Discounted entry to over 160 beer festivals
Free or discounted admission to the 160 + beer festival that CAMRA organise, including the Great British Beer Festival.
Branch Social Activities
CAMRA is organised into 200 branches that cover the UK. Each branch runs a variety of socials events for their members.
Have the chance to campaign to save pubs and breweries under threat of closure, for the right to receive a Full Pint and a reduction in beer duty that will help Britain’s brewing industry survive.
Discounted Membership of the CAMRA Beer Club
The CAMRA Beer Club has been set up to provide a home delivery service to enthusiasts. All CAMRA members receive a £5 discount on each mixed case of 20 beers.
CAMRA produce a variety of books every year and as a member you are entitled to discounts on all of the books we produce including CAMRA’s best-selling, annual Good Beer Guide.