In accordance with the Constitution, the aims of the Central Region Council are:
To represent general matters of Club or Centre interest to the Club Council.
To provide a means whereby the Caravan Club interests of those members living in the area may be fostered.
To provide a forum to discuss and solve local problems at Regional level.
Central Region Council has a very broad brief which covers a wide range of topics. The Regional Council is made up of active members who represent the membership. Usually matters or questions raised can be resolved at a regional level however, it is sometimes necessary to seek advice from the Executive Committee or the staff at East Grinstead. This means that every member of the Club can use a Regional Council to access all levels of the Club management structure.
Since it began, the Regional Council has met regularly to discuss and where necessary, resolve matters of interest to regional members. These meetings are held in the week prior to each Club Council meeting which enables items to be raised by the three Regional Delegates. Other Regional Council meetings are held as required.
The Central Region AGM is held on the last Saturday in November each year to elect the Officers, approve the accounts and to receive reports on the Council’s activities. The AGM is open to all members of the Club and the AGM notice is usually published in the July issue of the Caravan Club magazine. All members are welcome to attend and a caravan rally is usually arranged at or close to the meeting venue for those who wish to visit for the whole weekend. Details are available in the 'Events' section of the website. The venue changes each year and rotates around the Region.
Other events that have been held include an Open Forum, Members Question Time and, more recently, Meet the Members events at Dealers and on Club sites. All Regional Council events are advertised in the Club Magazine and on this website.
As a member of the Caravan Club you are part of a very large and successful organisation. The Club can help you to get more use and enjoyment out of your caravan. If you, as a member, have a point to make, a query, a suggestion, a comment or a criticism, the first point of contact could well be the Central Region Council. All you have to do is write to the Secretary whose address appears in the member’s handbook or send an email to the secretary.
Maybe you have a comment on a Certificated Location (C.L.), or a Club site, the Club collection, the Magazine etc. If you have something to say please contact the Regional Council. We encourage you to share positive as well as negative experiences so that we can help to improve things and highlight good practice or give someone a pat on the back if that’s what you want us to do. We are here to help.
At a meeting of the Club Council (January 1995) a proposal to restructure the Council was put forward. It was decided that the Country would be divided into 10 Regions, each with a Regional Council. These Regional Councils would elect delegates to sit on a restructured Club Council.
This Regional structure began on 1 January 1996. The region represents 10 local centres - a link to each centre can be found in the 'Local Centres' box on the homepage.
Since it was formed there have been a total of 6 members who have held the office of Regional Chairman with each normally serving three years in the role. Other elected council member roles are: Vice-Chairman; Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer.
Central Region Past Chairmen:
There are ten Centres within the Central Region. Run by volunteers these provide a variety of activities and social events. Joining a Centre is easy. Fill in the slip on your membership card letter, online through the Caravan Club Website or telephone: 01342 326944