Welsh CAMRA Updates

Welsh CAMRA Updates

Situation Vacant

From the Regional meeting, last Saturday I agreed I would contact all the Welsh branches to post the situations vacant:

The position of Area Organiser for West Wales

There are several BLO opportunities available

Bar Equipment in need of new Home!!!!1

I have festival bar equipment available for you to borrow, which is used at several beer and cider events though out the year it consists of: –

64ft of bars of 8 x 8ft sections which fold down to 8 sections 8ft x 2ft x 3ins of pop up bars. (see attached pics of bars assembled at Beer on the Wye, and packed for transport)

15 hand pumps

Flash cooler

In line air pumps and fittings

Wooden casks, and fittings for dispensing beer from the wood (see pics of casks in opperaion)

But where it is stored is being taken over, and I have till Easter to find it a new home.

I live in a flat so cannot store it at my home.

If anyone has or knows of a place where the equipment can be kept and available for beer & cider festivals I should be grateful if you would let me know.

Otherwise I will have to dispose of it



The Revitalisation Project

Please pass onto your members so I can get an idea of attendance.

Item 4 which was postponed from the agenda at the last Wales Regional meeting, due to there not being a NE member available, is now taking place: –

Saturday 10th of March at 1:00 pm Llanerch Inn, Llandrindod Wells LD1 6BZ

Ian Hill from the NE who was the RD Wales before Ian Sanders, is presenting the programme of recommended changes to CAMRA’s Articles of Association.

He will also provide you with the opportunity to question directly about these changes.

Each and every member will have the chance to vote on these recommended changes, even if they do not attend CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend

When talking to Ian Hill who said he would like the meeting to be in mid Wales, hopefully attracting members from north and south Wales. I suggested a venue in Brecon, Llandod, or Newtown, and Llandod was chosen. Not knowing how many member would attend I chose the Llanerch, as it is a flexible, mid-way venue. There is real ale and cider at the Llanerch, as with several other pubs in Llandod including the Arvon.

Llanrdindod Wells has good public transport both Rail, through the Mid Wales Line, and bus services including the T4 from Cardiff to Newtown.

The letter from St Albans asked members to RSVP.

To date I have not received confirmation of any attendance: –

Please tell me if you are coming so I can organise a suitable sized venue Please RSVP RSVP RSVP

If you are not able to attend this event, there may be another briefing taking place in a neighbouring region. You can find the full schedule of briefings on the CAMRA events page.


More detail on Revitalisation, the recommended changes and the voting process can also be found on the website.


Visit the Revitalisation Decision website


You will have the opportunity to vote on the recommendations at CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend, AGM and Conference taking place in Coventry from 20-22 April. To register to attend the weekend, please visit the CAMRA AGM website.


If you are not able to attend the weekend, you will also be able to vote by proxy online or by postal vote prior to the weekend.


Register for the Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference


Forth coming Events


Llandrindod Wells Ale Trail & Cider Nouveau Festival

Friday 4th – Monday 7th May


Radnorshire is revamping its Mayday Ale and Cider weekend


After two years, successful festivals at the Llandrindod Wells Pavilion (before the council sold it), and last year’s double event at the Con Club, and Llanerch, it is now planned to include other good ale pubs in Llandod to have an Ale trail. Also, the Apple committee of CAMRA are looking to promote the new seasons cider and perry that was pressed back in October 2017.


So, Cider Nouveau for Mayday was created


It is in the early stages of setting up at the present time, but will keep all posted, and everyone welcome.

Royal Welsh Agricultural Show Spring Fair

Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th May


Inconjunction with SIBA, WPCS, and Drinks Wales. We shall have bars at the RWAS Spring Fair.


This is the third year we have attended. Buster from Brecon Brewery and SIBA chairman represents the small brewers of Wales, with a selection of their ales in cask and bottles. I shall be doing similar for the Cider and Perry producers. We also promote the professional bodies of CAMRA, SIBA, WPCS, and the Welsh government’s umbrella organisation Drinks Wales.


With an expanded food and drink quarter there are also several other small breweries and cider producers who have their own stands, but they normally only give samples for take away orders.

There is an array of street food stalls and producers selling all manner of delicacies and delights

An action-packed programme of entertainment, live music, livestock and horses on display,


Keeping up to date


I will try to keep you up dated with news and events that affect us in Wales.


If you have anything you would wish to raise, or promote, please give me a call.


I will also pass it to Hywel for his Welsh web site



Chris Charters


CAMRA Welsh Director
CAMRA Wales Cider co-ordinator

47 Gwernyfed Avenue, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys LD3 0RT

Email chris.pearapple@gmail.com

Phone 01497847638 m 07531658062

Skype chrischarters1