Branch Announcements

  • Wishing all our members and their families a very Happy New Year! Wednesday 1 January 2020

    Well, here we are at the start of a new decade.

    There's a lot happening over the next couple of months in and around our region. Check out the Branch Diary and Events calendar for what, where and when.

    First of all, a reminder that the countdown for the Pendle Beer Festival 2020 has begun, only 30 days to go. Are you coming along? Have you registered to volunteer yet? Visit for all the information you'll need, and keep up to date on social media, links are in the left hand menu.

    The Branch AGM is coming up in February, and there are several committee and branch roles vacant, or will be by the AGM, and more volunteer's are always needed. Have a look at the various positions on the Branch Contact page, where there is information of how to look at getting more active in the branch.

    We would like to thank you as ever for your continued support in whatever you do for the East Lancs branch and CAMRA nationally. Be it holding a committee or branch role, beer scoring through WhatPub or on the GBG app, or by simply visiting the pubs and clubs of the East Lancs area and beyond, supporting them in the ever changing drinkers and social environment we live in.

    And remember as it's a leap year, we all have an extra day to enjoy a tipple of two, Cheers!

  • Request for volunteers for the 16th CAMRA Pendle Beer & Cider Festival 2020 Monday 11 November 2019

    Martyn Pashley is running staffing for 2020 and would like to ask for your help by volunteering to work as part of the team delivering our 16th festival.

    There are many types jobs spread over 1 week at the end of January. Regardless of how much time you are able to offer you will be made very welcome and we are sure you will enjoy your time working as part of a CAMRA event.

    We’d like to remind you that all members wishing to volunteer at the festival must complete and return a form (even if you’ve volunteered with us many times before!).

    Once you’ve completed and submitted your form, you will receive an acknowledgement email, confirming the days and times you have offered to work. If you need to change or cancel for any reason, please do let Martyn know know as soon as possible so we can amend the rota. We will endeavour to give you your preferred sessions/areas of work , but if we are over staffed then we may have to refuse your kind offer.

    Either complete the online form here, or download a copy of the form from the Pendle Festival Web site here , and send it back to Martyn using the email address below.

    Martyn will also be at the next Branch meeting at the 110 Club on Yorkshire Street in Burnley on Sunday 8th December, or at the Branch Social Evening in Colne on Thursday 9th January at The Wallace Hartley (Weatherspoons) meeting at 7.30pm.

    Please return the form to our Staffing Officer Martyn Pashley in person or e-mail: ku.oc.lavitsefreebeldnep@gniffats by Jan 12th latest , Thanks

  • 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 myself ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc 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