Region 4 North East


Gentlemen, I feel very privileged to be representing Region 4 as your National Councillor, we have 24 Clubs in our Region from Coquetdale in the North to Northallerton in the South, and extending from the North East Coast inland to the Yorkshire Dales.

Having had a short hiatus without a councillor in the Region, I am now aiming to visit all of our Clubs by the end of August to listen to your views, find out what your Club is doing and if required offer my support as your National Councillor.

I have already booked a Prince Bishops Dinner at Ramside Hall in September to re-establish the Cluster dinner in which we can all get together and renew old acquaintances within our patch. Additionally, we are already working on a Region 4 Golf and Quoits Day, please give all these events your best support.

Nowadays communication is such an important part of our Clubs and as such I would like to set up a newsletter and diary which everyone can access, so please forward me details of any interesting events you have held or have coming up which other clubs may be able to support and which I can come along to also.

Hopefully, we can create more opportunities for fellowship between clubs, to this end I hope to arrange a Chairman’s Regional Meeting once a year, just to compare notes and plan for the future. This will then re-establish good lines of communication with and between neighbouring clubs

The other major issue we must address in our region is the lack of feeder Tables and we have already commenced work in conjunction with Local Tables and RTBI National, in the Tees Valley to try and start a NEW Table in the Tees Valley which with success could benefit all of our 41 Clubs in the Area. If this proves successful we can then roll out the model in the areas North and South of the Tyne. Discussions are also underway to reopen a recently closed 41 Club on our patch

I am aware of how much great fellowship and community work goes on in Region 4, so please feel free to send me as much information as you can and also forward for inclusion in the Club Magazine

I can be contacted on or on 0789053493