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  • Guest

    Carry on campaigning

    By Guest, in North West,

    We have all been rocked back on our heels recently due to COVID 19 and no one has escaped the effects of this virus, whether it be self isolation, the scampering around for basic items at the supermarkets or more seriously the affects of the illness itself - we are all affected in some way. Social distancing has become the norm and as a result the BN events and campaigns have suffered mind boggling setbacks, but our health takes priority. There has been a tremendous amount of work performed during the winter months in order to accommodate a great season of events and no one has been busier than our events chief Mark Walsh. He is dealing with this superbly by updating us on this new page on the website. The campaigns Task Force have also been busy creating and promoting and are now also adversely affected, with GBSD being the worst affected campaign, with many events being put on hold for who knows how long? 
     
               Positives
    On the positive side, the news that BN have acquired the grounds of the Sunfolk club on the outskirts of the capital and intend to create a gold standard venue, is a fabulous initiative and certainly a positive asset for the future of Naturism. Read more from BN president Mark Bass.  Our Women in Naturism Co-ordinator Donna Price is back home after a long holiday in Australia and we all look forward to her resuming her work with more positive input into the campaign by creating more articles for general press releases and of course the BN magazine.  The Just One Person campaign is continuing via phone calls, text messaging, social media and emailing Read all about it on the BN member's forum . Have you told anyone recently about your privileged Naturist lifestyle? Carry on campaigning.  #NormalisingNaturism. The North West region now have their own news pages within the main BN website view here, for fast flowing news updates of events, clubs and swims including naked walking etc. This can also be replicated by other regions - the tools are there and assistance readily available.             Stay safe - and hopefully we will be back to full steam ahead before too long.
              ron.ohare@bn.org.uk
             

  • Guest
    We live in an interesting age. No-one could have foreseen the disruption caused  worldwide by the Covid-19 virus. As is only to be expected, it has hit long planned events. I learnt today (Thursday) that Bramley Baths in Leeds has closed temporarily.

    "The health and wellbeing of all our customers is our absolute priority for everyone at Bramley Baths. Following the latest update regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our building from 9pm Wednesday, 18 March."
    This impacts on the Leeds Naturist Group who normally hold weekly swims here on a Saturday evening.
    For more information use the websites:
    for Bramley Baths and for the Leeds group.

    Unfortunately the flagship event of the region Nudestock has been cancelled for this year. This is another casualty of the Virus. Although it was scheduled for May, all BN events for that month have been either postponed or cancelled. As this is a fast changing time, there are daily updates to be found on the BN website . One knock on effect of this is the need to find a new date and venue for the region's AGM when new officers will be elected

    The Sheffield Swim is also affected. The pool will now be closing early on a Sunday and our session is postponed for the near future. More updates on the pool will be on the pool's website. If I'm being optimistic, the earliest resumption we're looking at is the May swim, but I don't know yet what the situation will be then.

    The Ryedale Swim is cancelled until further notice according to their website https://www.ryedalenaturistclub.co.uk/

    The ironic thing is that swimming pools are among the safest places to be as the chlorine in the water kills the virus. The danger lies in travel to the venues and as the kesp website puts it "Of concern, though, is the interaction that pool users have with each other beyond the swimming activity. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving and characteristics of the virus are still being determined."

    At the time of writing Sleaford was still taking place but now that leisure centres are closed this too has fallen victim.   We're entering a period of uncertainty. Stay safe everyone. We may be walking through a long tunnel, but at some point we'll be coming out.
      EDIT: Friday March 20th 17-10 Leisure Centres closing nationwide.
     

  • Guest

    Eastern Region AGM

    By Guest, in Eastern,

    Hi Everyone
    You may know already. But our AGM has been cancelled for now, in light of the current situation with the Corona virus  pandemic. 
    Here is a copy of the email regarding the AGM sent by Cathy Bromley our Eastern Regional Secretary;
    Hello to our members and member clubs.

    Following guidelines from BN EC, we regretfully need to cancel our AGM,
    planned for 5th April at Broadlands. Government guidelines for COVID-19
    advise against gatherings at this time and to safeguard our member's
    health, we need to heed this advice.

    Once restrictions are no longer in place, we will organise a replacement Regards,

    Cath Bromley
    Secretary, BN Eastern Region

       

  • Guest
    Hi Everyone.
    Sandra has just let me know that her evening in August with the production of 
    Its a Dogs Tale.
    Mikron cancelled 21/8
    Sadly this event has now been cancelled this is due to the fact they are a touringTheatre Company that is due to start their tour shortly.
    Please go to the link below for refund information
    https://mikron.org.uk/support-us/coronavirus.
    By Sandra
    Please keep reading the events pages and newsgeed regulrly for updates on events.
    Andy

  • Guest
    With the uncertainty of the Coronavirus over the next weeks, the SW team have decided to postpone the forthcoming meeting on Saturday 4th April, until further notice.
    We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to reconvene a meeting in the Autumn.
    Graham Holland
    SW Secretary

  • Guest

    EASTERN NEWSLETTER

    By Guest, in Eastern,

    Hi  Eastern Regioners
    Our Regional Secretary Cathy Bromley has compiled our latest periodical Newsletter. I have uploaded the newsletter in PDF Format for you to browse.
    Here is the Newsletter;
    BN Eastern Region Newsletter March 2020.pdf
     
    Andy

  • Guest
    SANDRA has now posted the link to buy tickets for the Mikron Theatre company next production; 
    A Dog'sTale...
    The last production was a sellout success so its a good idea to buy your tickets early.
    Here are the event details;
    Here is the ticket link;
    https://www.mikron.org.uk/tour-dates-detail?show=2020-08-21-toad-gin-distillery-british-naturism-event&c=set

  • Guest
    A British Naturism Beach Cleaning Day.
    Following a casual tweet from the BN families officer (Shan Allen) in response to reading about Beach Clean Days on Twitter, suggesting that Naturists could perhaps become involved with these, the Daily Mail latched on to this thread and have been in touch with our Commercial manager (Andrew Welch), hopefully we will hear more! A recent post on the forum brought a great deal of offers from members to promote these locally on their own designated beaches. 
    I believe it would be a great initiative if the North West region could organise a Beach Clean, maybe at St Annes beach and include a skinny dip in the the session, the high tide is 12.40 so maybe the safest time for the skinny dip would be pre lunch. I believe this is a great opportunity to spread our wings and engage with the general public, who knows - they may join in the skinny dip.  We could wear BN livery to work in and promote our loyalties with confidence. A precedent will have already been set for this type of event by the Irish Naturist Association at Wicklow on the 23rd March. Read about it. 
    We are open to suggestions, but I would like to put down a marker for the first north west session, let's say the St Annes beach day location on Friday 24th April - 10am start till 2pm.  
    Anyone interested?
    mailto: campaigns@bn.org.uk
    Ron.


  • Guest
    This next month of;
    APRIL
    brings us to our Eastern Region AGM on Sunday 5th April at Broadlands Sun Club close to Norwich.
    The Annual General Meeting will commence at 11 am.
    Broadlands Sun Club is set in a woodlands. at one side of the club is a pond with beautiful lillies that was formerly used for swimming. The club has an indoor swimming pool and conservartory. There is also a Sauna, great Shower and Toilet facilities along with pitches for Tents, Caravans and Motorhomes too. Additionally; Caravans may be rented out for the night on site. The staff are friendly and helpful and their is a Café and Shop to visit too; as well as a short woodland walk for you hikers. A great location for our AGM. Broadlands also hosts regular Suntrekker  gatherings during the year.
    Here are the details below as posted by Nigel;
    For further information on this lovely Sun Club please see the website details below;
    https://broadlandsun.co.uk/
     
    Andy
     

  • Guest

    An Eastern March

    By Guest, in Eastern,

    Time for a look at several upcoming events as we enter spring. For the Month  of;
    MARCH
    On Saturday 7th March 
    There is the much anticipated Quiz CALL MY BUFF hosted by our very own Quiz Meister;  Mupp (aka Mike)
    The evening promises to be full of fun and participation.  Checkout the details below;
     
    We also have the naked dining event in Hemel Hempstead on 14 March, organised by Rick. This is going to be a well attended event. At the time of writing there is one room left available for booking. Below are the details;
     
    Next  we have the Wilstone Naturist Walk on Friday 20th March. headed up by John. Walking is proving very popular amongst Eastern Region Members. Check out the Walk details below;
     
    Our members in the Eastern Region are often joined by members from LASER and other close by regions. Together we have many well attended events that are welcoming and friendly. ideal to invite family or friends whom may want to try naturism for the first time..
    Andy
     


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