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    EASTERN AGM VOTING RESULTS

    By Guest, in Eastern,

    Yesterday as you know we held our regional Email based voting of the AGM.  Here are the results below:
    AGM VOTING
    RESULTS 2020
     
    AGENDA ITEM 1:    TO ADOPT THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING;
    FOR  25
    AGAINST  0
    ABSTAIN  2
    PASSED
     
     
    AGENDA ITEM 4.1:            TO ELECT ROBERT FINNEY AS CHAIRMAN FOR 3 YEARS;
    FOR  27
    AGAINST  0
    ABSTAIN  0
    ELECTED
     
     
    AGENDA ITEM 4.2:                        TO ELECT IAN BEEBY AS VICE-CHAIRMAN FOR 1 YEAR;
    FOR  26
    AGAINST  0
    ABSTAIN  1
    ELECTED
     
     
    AGENDA ITEM 4.3:                        TO ELECT MARTIN DENCH AS SPORTS OFFICER FOR 1 YEAR;
    FOR  24
    AGAINST  1
    ABSTAIN  1
    ELECTED
     
     
    AGENDA ITEM 4.4:                        TO ELECT ANDREW GILMOUR AS PRO FOR 1 YEAR;
    FOR  27
    AGAINST  0
    ABSTAIN  0
    ELECTED
     
    NOTES;
    All voting was completed electronically.
    8 Clubs voted.
    19 Individual members voted
    A Quorum was achieved
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    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

       
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    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
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    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
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    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
    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
     
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    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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    By Guest, in Eastern,

    Here is a reminder that Northampton Sun Group have there monthly Tastet swim session tomorrow SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY.
    With a Sauna, Steam Room, Cafe. And of course swimming Pool.
    Why not go along and join in the fun, meet friends and make new friends.
    Check out the details below;
    Bring a friend or family member along!
    Guest
    This June we have the opportunity for another Museum visit. following on from the success of the trip to Christchurch Mansion  Museum in Ipswich last March, we now have a visit organised to Milton Keynes Museum on  Saturday 27th June. This is a great opportunity to invite your history loving friends and family; Enjoy a day out that will be both fun and educational. You can make history too; by taking part in this first, naked, Museum event in Milton Keynes.
    Here are the essential details;
     
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    Rosslyn Glamping, have just announced their dates for Naturist Glamping and camping. They also have room for Motorhomes. 
    Set in North Norfolk and close to Holkham Naturist beach on the North Norfolk coast, this site is a hidden gem not to be missed.
    There is an outdoor heated pool and Sauna as well as a lawn for sunbathing. Whether you stay for the whole time or visit for the day, you can have a relaxing experience.
    Here is their website with some great photos of the site.
    https://www.rosslynglamping.com/
    Here are the booking details below;
    Then in July;
    If you have an event you would like to be featured, or  news pertaining to our Eastern Region; you can contact; us on;
    Andy Gilmour - easternpro@bn.org.uk
    Cathy Bromley - easternsecretary@bn.org.uk
    Guest
    Hi Everyone
    The upoming meal at The Folkcafe near Bury st edmunds in Suffolk has been cancelled. The reason for this is down to the cost of the meals being inflated too high.
    But we still have plenty of other events to look forwardto in the coming months.
    Guest
    Last Saturday evening a curious event happened in the hone county of Oxfordshire;
    May I present to you photographic evidence that shows;
    NAKED SLEUTHS INVESTIGATE ABINGDON MURDER 
    What do naturists do in the winter when the beaches are cold and wet? In Abingdon last week they solved a murder. To be precise they worked out that Jasper was a killer, in Annie's restaurant at the Boat House and that Clark was crushed by a sofa at Nudefest. Not exactly classic Cluedo clues but that was the correct answer. Fifty naked dinners  from Dine Naked Oxford and British Naturism turned sleuth and had a fantastic Moroccan themed meal at Annie's at theBoathouse on the banks of the Thames. They were entertained by the Oxford Imps, a hugely funny improvisation group, who played the suspects and the victim. There was no script and the actors improvised based on suggestions from the diners. 
    During the meal the cast set the scene and gave us clues (and a few red herrings) whilst one of the actors played dramatic piano music.They also went from table to table to be questioned by the audience. Though the action had a great comedic element, our Sherlock Holmes wannabees still grilled suspects such as bean magnate (and obsessive) Wilfred Copperbottom, Davis the butler with a chip on his shoulder and Jacqueline, the very French artist.
    What did the actors make of their unusual audience? They thought they were great and look forward to performing for a naturist audience again. At another performance for naturists at a major London theatre two years ago several of that cast declared it the best audience they had ever had.
    By Andy Wyman and Sandra.
    If you would like to attend another event in Oxfordshire; 
    Mupp (aka Mike) and Sandra are hosting The Call My Buff Quiz in March;
     
    Lots to look forward to in Oxfordshire!
    Guest
    Looking ahead to March .  Mike aka (Mupp) is hosting The Call My Buff Quiz in Abingdon, Oxfordshire on 7th March at 7pm.
    Tickets are now available for this Fun event.
    See below;
    Additionally; on 14th March we have a naked 3 course  Meal in a Pub in Hemel Hempstead.
    The Great News the Meal tickets have sold out although accommodation may still be available;
     
     
    Guest
    With regards to the Whittlesford Clothing optional dining event, two of our British Naturism members were interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire recentĺy.
    The members interviewed were Robert Finney and Ian Beeby. 
    The Interview begin 21 minutes into the lunchtime show. Then there is a song by Travis and the interview continues after the song.
    Please click on the link below;
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07xx558
     
    Guest

    By Guest, in Eastern,

    In a synergized move the two regions  Laser ( London And South East Region) and the Eastern Region have teamed up for a relaxing evening cruise. On Saturday 8th February at 6pm.
    Departing from Ware Town Quay in Hertfordshire the cruise will journey southwards along the Lee Valley  and will be  returning  to Ware at 10pm
    Believed to be the first nude trip on the River Lee. What could be better than a heated and naked cruise with a Fish and Chip supper included in the price; you won't go hungry.
    Last summer the Eastern Region had a canal boat cruise in the Milton Keynes area. So if you missed out last time, Here is an opportunity to take part i.; Check out the details below;
    On another note: there are only 3 places left at the time of writing for The Toad Gin  Distillery and Tasting visit in Oxfordshire.
     
    If you have an event you would like to see featured here, or have relevant news for our eastern members you can contact the editors of this news page on;
    Andy Gilmour;  easternpro@bn.org.uk
    Cathy Bromley;  easternsecretary@bn.org.uk
     
    Guest
    Now we are into the New Year i would like to Focus primarily on two events this January
    Firstly; Northampton Sun Group Swim on Sunday 5th January. This is a long running event in the Eastern Region making its debut as an event way back in 1982 (38 years ago).
    The club is a friendly haven to relax or swim. It has excellent facilites, with a Swedish Sauna, Russian Steam room and Turkish Hot rooms.
    So why not pop down and join in to sample the great facilities and a warm friendly welcome. At Northampton Sun Group Swim;
    Secondly; I want to draw your attention to the Whittlesford Clothing Optional Dining Event.
    On Saturday 25th January this event will be the first British Naturism dining event in Cambridgeshire. The meal is 3 course, so why not be one of the first naked diners in Cambridgeshire.
    Located in Whittlesford village hall about a mile from Duxford air museum. There is a Holiday inn and train station both within 10 minutes drive from the village Hall.The A505 and M11 are both within 15 minutes drive away.
    If you have friends or family who may want to join in for their first time naturist experience, this is a great event to invite them too as it is clothing optional for any aspiring naturist guests who maybe shy at first.
    Here are the Essential Details;
    In news of another event The Nude Murder Mystery in Oxfordshire has sold out!
    If you would like to see your event/s featured or you have some naturist news that would be relevant to the Eastern Region Members, you can contact me on;
    Andy Gilmour;  easternpro@bn.org.uk
     Cathy Bromley;  easternsecretary@bn.org.uk
    As editors of this webpage.
     
    Guest
    BN Eastern Region Naturist Walks 2020
    Enjoy walking? Then why not join in some of our naturist walks in the Beds-Bucks-Herts Borders area in the coming months:
    Wilstone, Hertfordshire, on Friday 20 March 2020, 1.00pm to 5.00pm. The walk is on flat terrain, starting at the village Wilstone and walking along sections of the Grand Union Canal (Aylesbury Arm) towards Aylesbury. We then turn away from the Canal returning through tree covered footpaths and open countryside towards Long Marston and then south to Wilstone. Distance 8 miles.
    Tring, Hertfordshire, on  Friday 24 April 2020, 12.30pm to 4.00pm. The walk has a couple of fairly steep inclines near the beginning of the route while the remainder of the route is mainly flat passing through several woods and open countryside. The circular route follows part of The Ridgeway before branching off across open fields and woodland to join the Chiltern Way and then through High Scrubs before heading back to the start point. Distance 9 miles. The start/finish point is accessible by train to Tring Station on the London Euston to Milton Keynes Central line with pre-arranged pick up from the station to the start. 
    Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, on Friday 15 May 2020, 12.30pm to 5.30pm. The walk is mainly flat with some low level hills passing through grassland, agricultural fields and open countryside. The circular route follows a network of public footpaths through part of the Vale of Aylesbury before heading back to the start point across more open countryside. Distance 9 miles.
    North Marston, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday 21 June 2020 (World Naked Hiking Day) 1.00pm to 5.30pm. The walk is mainly flat, with some low to moderate hills, passing through grassland, agricultural fields and open countryside, with stunning views of Aylesbury Vale, the Chilterns and North Buckinghamshire from the top of Quainton Hill. Although the hill is long, with a good path, it is not too steep. The circular route follows a network of public footpaths including Matthew’s Way, Midshires Way, Swan’s Way and the North Buckinghamshire Way before heading back to the start point across open countryside. Distance 7 miles.
    Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, on Friday 17 July 2020, 12.30pm to 4.30pm. The walk is mainly through open country and some woodland, along mostly flat terrain with some slight to moderate hills. The circular route starts near the village of Great Missenden and follows a network of public footpaths through the Misbourne Valley and parts of the Chiltern Hills. Distance 8 miles. The start/finish point is accessible by train to Great Missenden Station on the Chiltern Line (London Marylebone to Aylesbury Vale Parkway via Amersham) with pre-arranged pick up from the station 
    These events are being organised through British Naturism Eastern Region in association with the Milton Keynes Naturist Meet and Greet Group. They are open to all members of British Naturism and other (walking) groups; anyone new to naturism, or naturist walking is welcome too. For further information, or to book onto any of these walks, please contact John Gelder, Walks Coordinator, via email: easternwalks@bn.org.uk or send a personal message via BN Members’ website, giving your name, email address, mobile phone number and membership status. Details of the meeting point and other information will be provided when your booking is confirmed.
    Why naked walks?
    Many people enjoy walking, whether by themselves, with friends or family. Its lovely to see the wonderful countryside and enjoy the open and natural environment. It’s also good for our health! As naturists, perhaps you’ve had the thought of doing it naked? If so, it can be quite a challenge to have the confidence to do it by yourself. Joining a naturist group walk removes some of those concerns and enables you to enjoy the social nudity associated with a naturist walk, in a safe environment with others. We provide all walkers with information on what to expect and are happy to answer your questions. One of the questions often asked is have we ever encountered any difficulties with members of the public who don’t agree with what we are doing? No, never! We do cover up in certain circumstances and have the back-up of the recent College of Policing Guidance that confirms it is perfectly legal for naturists to be naked in public. Naturism is a wonderful lifestyle – you wouldn’t be reading this if you thought otherwise – but we all need to do what we can to promote and encourage the normalisation and acceptance of public nudity by others and naked walking is one way of doing this. It may even encourage others or give them the confidence to join us! See you on one of our forthcoming walks!
    Thinking of organising your own naturist group walk?
     If you have experience of planning local walks through open countryside; perhaps for yourself, family or friends; have you ever thought it would be good to organise one for naturists? Perhaps you have but never got around to it or were unsure how to approach it, then why not join us on one of our planned walks or a recce? You will have the opportunity to see how we organise them, talk to the walk leader and walk coordinator, and of course those attending the walk. Now is the perfect time to be planning your walks for the new year. John Gelder, BN Eastern Region Walks Coordinator, is very happy to talk with BN Members in the region who would like to organise local naturist walks. He can provide information, advice and guidance to prospective walk leaders/coordinators and sign off walks on behalf of the BN Eastern Region. This is to ensure that walks undertaken in the name of BN meet some basic criteria to ensure they are safe and comply with BN’s public liability insurance requirements. John can be contacted via email: easternwalks@bn.org.uk or through a personal message on the BN Members’ website. Why not plan a walk for World Naked Hiking Day, held annually on the 21 June, the day of the summer solstice? A day when outdoor enthusiasts everywhere celebrate the longest day of the year in their birthday suit.
    Article by John Gelder
     

    Notes for the Editor
    Photos have permissions given by all subjects for inclusion in BN open communications Links to BN Calendar
    https://www.bn.org.uk/calendar/event/5693-wilstone-naturist-walk/
    https://www.bn.org.uk/calendar/event/5694-tring-naturist-walk/
    https://www.bn.org.uk/calendar/event/5695-aston-abbotts-naturist-walk/
    https://www.bn.org.uk/calendar/event/5696-north-marston-naturist-walk/
    https://www.bn.org.uk/calendar/event/5697-great-missenden-naturist-walk/
     
     
     
     
    Guest
    Hi Everyone
    The rest of December is a busy month in terms of Naturist swims.We have several.Firstly; we have an evening Swim at Club Naturel  in mid Norfolk;
     
    Next, we have a popular evening swim near the Chiltern Hills in Watford;
     
    So next along; just 5 days before Christmas day; is an afternoon swim at Club Naturel;
     
    Getting ever closer to Christmas there is a Saturday afternoon swim in Mildenhall, Suffolk. With the opportunity to go back to a members home with a Takeawy after a good swim workout and Sauna. This is a monthly swim; close to Cambridge;
     
    Ok, so you have had your Christmas dinner, you hit the shops on Boxing day and now you just want to relax; perhaps in a hot tub, a sauna and a swim. Here is the solution; an evening swim again at Club Naturel;
     
    And so into January 2020;
    We have the return of the very popular  Saturday evening swim and fun at the Oasis Beach Pool Swim in Bedford. The previous one was attended by many people;
     
    Now we come to one of our longest running events. Northampton Sun Group Swim has been established since 1982.
    This Gem of a swim is looking to the future and welcomes new people to experience its facilities and meet with the regulars.that attend; The swim is an early evening event. Put this in your diary!
     
    The Next event is something all you lovers of Poirot, Midsomer Murders and Miss Marple will be interested in. It is a Nude Murder Mystery in Oxfordshire. The Plot Thickens;
     
    Our next event is near to the end of January. Organised by Ian Beeby our Eastern Region Vice Chairman. Ian's event is a Clothes Optional Dining event. The reason for this is so that aspiring naturists can attend. However if you wish to remain naked throughout the evening that is perfectly fine too. The Clothes Optional Dining is located in the village of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. The venue is the Memorial Village Hall and is around 1 mile from Duxford Air Museum; There is a Holiday inn Hotel and train station very close by too.
    So December and January are full of events for you to feast on..
    Andy
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