A working group has over the last year been looking at how the volunteering hierarchy works. It is structured with branches reporting to a regional director who reports to the national executive.
Issues have been identified with how the regions are working and some changes have been recommended and one of these affect Sheffield & District branch which currently straddles both Yorkshire and East Midlands creates a complication working with two different regional directors.
Therefore the proposal is for the Derbyshire part of Sheffield & District to be separated and ideally give the Peak District part (primarily the Hope Valley and out towards Buxton as far as Millers Dale) its own branch, run by members who live in the area.
If you are a CAMRA member in the Derbyshire part of our branch and would be interested in joining a committee of locals running a new branch please get in touch. It will include organising meetings and socials in the area, surveying the pubs and encouraging them to provide any news. There are also two breweries in the area – Intrepid and Eyam – to build a relationship with and keep their details up to date in CAMRA’s Brewery Information System. The branch will also need to run an awards programme, choose which pubs go in the Good Beer Guide and attend East Midlands regional meetings.