Stourbridge & Halesowen Branch – Forthcoming Events

Save The Maypole.

The Maypole, Bassnage Road, Halesowen, is under threat of closure and being turned into a convenience store by New River. Although it has been granted ACV status it is still necessary to voice our opposition by objecting to the Planning Application. To lodge an objection, log on to the Dudley MBC Planning Application website, refer to planning application P15/0876 and follow the link. (Closing date for Objections Thursday 13th August)
There is also a Change Org petition on Facebook – look on the Friends of the Maypole site

Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 12th August 8.00 p.m. Swan Long Lane Halesowen. Impromptu “Goodbye to Jonny Mather Social” as Jonny leaves the pub he helped to re-establish after being threatened with closure to go to North Devon. Music by Jukelele

Tuesday 11th August – Saturday 15th August, Great British Beer Festival, Olympia (See CAMRA website for details. Dudley & South Staffs Branch are running a coach on Thursday, 13th August – cost £25 (including Entrance Fee). Any CAMRA Members interested in going, please see the Dudley & South Staffs Branch website or contact jedwards31@btinternet.com.
Thursday 13th August – Saturday 15th August Black Country Beer Festival, Lye Cricket Club, Stourbridge Road, Lye DY9 7DH (2 mins walk from Windsor Castle).Opening Times: Thursday 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday & Saturday 12 Noon – 11 p.m. Up to 100 real ales, ciders and perries. Entrance Fee £10 (£2 off for CAMRA Members). Although not a CAMRA event (run by Lye CC & Sadler’s) it is well worth supporting. Volunteers required to help run CAMRA information stand. Full details: www.blackcountrybeerfestival.com

Tuesday 25th August, 8.00 p.m. Branch Marking Social Halesowen East. Start Cobham Arms, 8.45 p.m. Royal Oak, 9.15 p.m. Stag & Three Horseshoes, 10.00 p.m. Swan

Other local Beer Festivals

Monday 31st August, 1.00 p.m. Plough, Wollaston Bank Holiday Beer Festival.

20th – 22nd August. Summer Beer festival, Duke William, Coventry St. Stourbridge.

4th – 6th September MABFest (Mercian Alliance of Brewers) Green Duck Brewery, Rufford Road, Stourbridge. (Open Friday & Saturday 1 – 11 p.m., Sunday, 1 – 8 p.m.) Beers from Green Duck, Fixed Wheel, Two Towers, Fownes, Twisted Barrel, Kinver and Glassjaw.

3rd – 5th September, Bridgnorth Beer Festival – Information and Staffing Request
Held at the SVR Railway station, starting at 15.00 on Thursday 3rd September. Volunteers are needed on all days and all offers of help from CAMRA members will be welcomed. The opening times are 15.00-23.00 on Thursday, 11.00-23.00 Friday and 11.00-finish on Saturday, & Sunday 12.00 – 15.00. Serving staff should be present from 14.30 on Thursday and 10.30 on Friday & Saturday & 11.30 on Sunday. If you wish to help, please let us know the following:
Which day(s) you wish to work and between which times?
Do you wish for a “rostered” break, or to take a break as and when the opportunity occurs?
Is there any particular duty you wish (or do not wish) to be considered for, such as washing up, ticket selling or beer dispensing?
Size of T Shirt required (in additions all volunteers will receive a festival glass & meal vouchers* (* meal vouchers dependant on hours worked)
If you would like to help then please complete the attached schedule and forward to Alan Thwaites: hat.deecie@btinternet.com
Please reply ASAP as the order for T Shirts needs to be done
Many thanks,
Alan Thwaites e-mail: hat.deecie@btinternet.com tel: 01746 763558


CAMRA Stourbridge & Halesowen Branch

Branch Contact: Tony Morgan (tonymorgan@morgs.org.uk)

Chair Rob Parsons
Vice Chair Phil Zjalic
Treasurer Tony Morgan
Membership Secretary Tony Skirving
Pubs Officer/GBG Co-ordinator John Midwood
LocAle Co-Ordinator
Pub Protection Officer Si Genner
Branch Secretary Tony Morgan
Social Secretary Tim Cadwell
Public Affairs Officer Tony Morgan
Web Master Tony Morgan
Young Members Officers Matt Merrick
Publicity Officer
Social Networking Co-ordinator Tim Cadwell
Deputy Newsletter Editor (in conjunction with Dudley & South Staffs Bch) Tony Skirving
Newsletter Article Co-Ordinators Tim Cadwell & Lizzie Ralph
Beer Festival Organiser John Midwood
APPLE Co-ordinator Chris Heardman
CAMRA Stourbridge & Halesowen Branch
Brewery Liaison Officers
Brewery Name
Angel Ales John Midwood
Craddock’s Nigel Heardman
Fixed Wheel Phil Zjalic*
Green Duck Tim Cadwell*
Windsor Castle Mathew Button
*subject to ratification


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