Branch Announcements

  • Message from the Chairman - Vacancy for Branch Treasurer Thursday 29 August 2019

    Dear East Lancs CAMRA Member,
    As some of you may be aware, five months ago we began a review of the Branch’s financial practices. We were looking for ways to streamline our processes while bringing us more in line with CAMRA’s national guidance.
    As part of the process we were required to accept the resignation of our current Treasurer. As a result of this we have to ask the members, yourselves, to help us find an interim Treasurer until the AGM in February.
    While this is certainly a problem I feel it best to look at this as an opportunity. If you are interested in helping fill the position can you please arrange a “proposer” and a “seconder” (someone to put your name forward and support) to contact ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahcflesym before the 5th September, when we will have a special committee meeting to discuss the issue.
    We would prefer it if your nominations came from either existing, or previous members of the Branch committee in good standing.
    If you are interested, but want more information again please email me ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc() and I will do what I can.
    Thank you for your time
    Thomas Fishwick Chair East Lancs CAMRA

    (The following role description is from CAMRA’s national website) The role of Branch Treasurer is to keep the Branch accounts up to date and help the Branch run smoothly. Activities are to: • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions of your Branch. These will include all payments made and received and all money owing to, or owed by, the Branch including retaining documentary evidence of all transactions; • Pay all debts promptly and within credit terms requested by the supplier; • Be aware of all accounts owing to the Branch, issue invoices and collect all money owing to the Branch; • Maintain a list of all assets owned by the Branch; • Prepare a Profit and Loss Account and Balance sheet annually, to include all Branch activities. Ensure these final accounts are audited before presenting to Branch AGM, Regional Director and CAMRA Central Office; • Ensure that the Branch complies with all financial policies set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of CAMRA Ltd, the Branch's Constitution and CAMRA's Internal Policy Document. Hours to suit but expect to spend 8 hours a month including trips to the bank etc. • Attendance at your Branch meetings is desirable. Essential skills and experience: • Good numeracy skills; • Good interpersonal skills; • Access to a computer; • Working knowledge/experience of Excel; • A willingness to attend CAMRA training courses. Support: • Support is available from CAMRA’s central Finance team ku.gro.armac@troppushcnarb • Information to help you in your role can be found in the Branch Volunteers section of the Volunteers Area of the CAMRA website. • For more information on this role please contact your Branch Chairman or Regional Director

  • Register your interest Tuesday 16 July 2019

    If anyone is interested in going on any of the Branch Socials please register your interest by emailing ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@laicos so Pete Clegg can add you to the list. The Blackburn trip is filling up so get your name down before it's full

  • Pick up times for Keighley & Saltaire trip Saturday 6 July 2019

    Colne Coach Depot 10am, Burnley Brun Lee 10:15am, Blackburn Outside Thwaites Brewery 10:20, Whalley Main Street 10:40ish, Clitheroe Exchange11:05ish.

    Please be aware this trip is fully booked

  • Pub and Club of the Year Competition Wednesday 12 June 2019

    Message from Tom Fishwick, Branch chair:

    Dear East Lancs CAMRA member,

    It has been agreed that at the July Committee Meeting (7.45pm at the Cannine Club, Accrington) we are going to hold an open vote on how we choose the POTY & COTY in the future and all members are invited to attend.

    Current Branch policy stops the same Pub, or Club, from winning a the award twice in a row. It has been proposed that we drop this restriction.

    We hope to provide both sides of the policy to the Branch as a whole before voting.

    Those members that can’t make it can email me on ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc with their vote (& membership number as proof of ID) before the meeting, or for more information.

    Thank, Tom

    Chair, East Lancs CAMRA

  • Updates to events this week Sunday 2 June 2019

    Before the branch meeting on Thursday 6th at the New Brew'm will be the presentation for the Burnley Pub of the Year 2019 taking place at 7:30.

    Pick ups times for the Ribble Valley Social on Saturday 8th are: Burnley - Brun Lea, Manchester Rd 11am, some of us are having breakfast there all welcome to join us, Accrington - Boars Head, Manchester Rd 11:15, Blackburn - By Thwaites Brewery, Penny Street, 11:30, Clitheroe - Interchange 12noon.

    Anyone not on the social coach trip remember it’s the presentation to the Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton at 2.30. The East Lancs CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019

  • David Sanderson funeral Wednesday 29 May 2019

    The funeral for David Sanderson is booked for Wednesday 5th June at 3.00pm at Accrington cemetery/crematorium. They are having a wake for David afterwards at Grants at 3.45 to 4.00pm people are most welcome.

    Please let David's brother-in-law Andrew Cant know if you are thinking off attending so they have an idea of the numbers on 07786735445 or moc.tenretnitb@24tnacwerdna

  • An update for next Sat 1st June presentation Sunday 26 May 2019

    After presenting the award to the Cherry Tree Cricket Club at 1pm, we will move onto the Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap in Darwen to present the East Lancs Cider Pub of the Year 2019 award. This presentation will take place approx. 3.30/4pm

  • Sad news - David Sanderson Sunday 26 May 2019

    We have been informed of the sad passing away of David Sanderson, who some of our members in the Accrington area may have known. We believe from David’s brother in law that he may have been a local at the Grants bar. We anticipate the funeral will be the week of 3rd June with the service at the Accrington Crematorium and the wake at the Whittaker’s Arms, but we will know more in due course and will update the news when we have it.

  • Congratulations to the Cherry Tree Cricket Club Thursday 16 May 2019

    Congratulations to the Cherry Tree Cricket Club, for the winning the Blackburn with Darwen Area Club of the Year award for 2019. Come along Saturday 1st June with the presentation taking place at 1pm

  • Spaces available for Clitheroe Beer Festival Volunteers trip Wednesday 15 May 2019

    The Clitheroe Beer Festival Volunteers trip to Keighley and Saltaire is now open for everyone so don’t worry if you didn’t volunteer and non CAMRA members are welcome.

    To book a seat please contact Peter Clegg asap as there’s only a few spaces left, on 07964-258360 or email ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@laicos. Cost is £10 per person. Pickup times will be announced in due course.

  • Branch Presentation Announced *UPDATED* Tuesday 30 April 2019

    Congratulations to the Drummers Arms, for the winning the Blackburn with Darwen Area Pub of the Year award for 2019. Come along Sunday 19th May from 12:30 with the presentation taking place at 1pm, with the Lancashire Telegraph present so dress up for the occasion.

    There will be a committee meeting taking place afterwards, next door at the Rock Box, and all members are welcome.

    Or why not stay in the Drummers and enjoy their Sunday open mic/live music afternoon with a few beers or ciders.

  • Clitheroe Beer Festival Tuesday 9 April 2019

    See Clitheroe Beer Festival for all up to date info or follow on social media links in the side menu bar.

    To Volunteer please complete the Clitheroe Beer Festival Volunteer Form.