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July meeting with Dehenna Davison MP

Posted on Thu, 22/07/2021 - 11:35 by webmaster

On the 14th July the branch met with Dehenna Davison MP. We are very grateful for Dehenna for making time to meet with us. The discussion was wide ranging, including:

Parliamentary Debate: Support for the Hospitality Industry throughout the covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 21:26 by webmaster

The House of Commons has held a much-needed backbench debate on the hospitality industry. The debate was lively, well attended and involved lots of MPs from the length and breadth of the UK. We were lucky to find four MPs from our branch area on the call paper. Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, Paul Howell, MP for Sedgefield, Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham and Mary Kelly Foy, MP for the City of Durham were due to speak.

Notice of 2021 (Virtual) AGM

Posted on Tue, 16/03/2021 - 13:16 by webmaster

Before we tell you about this year's AGM we would just like to share a quick thought: 

Branch Meetings with MPs

Posted on Sun, 07/03/2021 - 13:22 by webmaster

The Branch has recently had a further 2 meetings with our local MPs to talk to them about the difficulties facing the pub, club and brewing industries.

Branch Meeting with Kevan Jones MP

Posted on Mon, 22/02/2021 - 14:21 by webmaster

As part of our campaign to support local pubs, brewers and drinkers in the current lockdown and immediate future, a group of CAMRA members met with Kevan Jones MP, the representative for North Durham. In a wide-ranging discussion, Kevan emphasised that he had opposed the 10pm curfew, recognised the central importance of pubs to communities in County Durham and recognised the severe impact that current public health measures are having on all concerned.

Branch Meeting with Richard Holden MP

Posted on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 13:43 by webmaster

On January 22nd, CAMRA Durham hosted a Zoom chat with Richard Holden, the MP for North West Durham, so that we could discuss his stance on all things pub-related and what could be done to promote and protect the industry, particularly during the current pandemic situation.

Notice of 2020 (Virtual) AGM

Posted on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 12:01 by webmaster

We have decided that in view of the response to Covid-19 still preventing us from meeting in person, we will hold an AGM Meeting using Zoom on Tuesday 22nd September 2020, at 7-30pm. A link for this meeting will be made available closer to the time.

The Dunelm Arms - Online Tuesday Socials

Posted on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 13:29 by webmaster

In these times of physical social distancing it's important to try and remain connected, so we'd like you to join us at our virtual pub "The Dunelm Arms" on a Tuesday evening from 8pm staring from April 28th.

The Dunelm Arms is being hosted on Zoom, so you just need to visit after 8pm to join us (mobile/tablet users will need to install the free Zoom app).

Postponement of 40th CAMRA Durham Beer Festival

Posted on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 12:27 by webmaster

It is with a sense of both disappointment and inevitability that CAMRA Durham announce that there will be no CAMRA Durham Beer Festival this year. While the 2020 CAMRA Durham Beer Festival has been cancelled, the 40th CAMRA Durham Beer Festival has merely been postponed, and will happen when it is both safe and appropriate.

Mike Ryder

Posted on Fri, 17/04/2020 - 10:21 by webmaster

It is with great sadness that CAMRA Durham has to announce the passing of member Mike Ryder (photo: front right), who died last week after contracting Covid-19. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

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