Welcome to Loughborough & North Leicestershire CAMRA
WHAT IS CAMRA
The following information is quoted from the CAMRA website. More information can be obtained from www.camra.org.uk
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is an independent, voluntary, consumer organisation which campaigns for real ale, real pubs and consumer rights.
Membership is open to all individuals although corporate entities such as breweries and pubs are not members; we currently have over 170,000 individual members.
CAMRA is governed by a voluntary unpaid national executive, elected by the membership. We have a branch structure which means that all members can join a local CAMRA branch and campaign and socialise locally. There are around 200 branches covering the UK and many of the branches run local beer festivals, publish local newsletters and run social events to pubs and breweries.
Although we are a volunteer-led organisation there is also a small professional staff of twenty five responsible for central campaigning, research, membership services, publishing, marketing and administration.
CAMRA is financed through membership subscriptions, sales of products such as books and sweatshirts, and from the proceeds of beer festivals. We are a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee and our accounts are lodged annually with Companies House.
CAMRA's mission is to act as champion of the consumer in relation to the UK and European beer and drinks industry. It aims to:
Maintain consumer rights
Promote quality, choice and value for money
Support the public house as a focus of community life
Campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perries as part of national heritage and culture
Seek improvements in all licensed premises and throughout the brewing industry
CAMRA also seeks to promote real cider and perry through a sub-organisation called APPLE. Like ale, these are traditional British drinks and like ale, the traditional product is very different from the 'dead' version.
CAMRA NEAR YOU
Loughborough and North Leicestershire branch of CAMRA covers an area from Heather in the south to Cavendish Bridge in the north, and Albert Village in the west to Thrussington in the east with nearly 200 pubs serving real ale.
The branch has a membership of nearly 700. We run two beer festivals a year - Loughborough in March and Rothley in November as well as helping with equipment and staffing for many other local festivals.
There is a monthly branch meeting which is held in different pubs around the branch area. This is open to all members. Trips are organised by branch members to local beer festivals as well as interesting towns and cities around the country.
Details of all branch activities can be found in the Tippler newsletter which is available free from many pubs in the area, from the diary page online or by using the "CONTACT US" link.
Anyone wishing to become more involved in branch activities or join in social events would be made very welcome. More information on CAMRA and its local branches can be obtained from its web site: www.camra.org.uk .
The views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Ltd, or of the members of the Loughborough and North Leicestershire branch.Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information on this site is up to date and accurate, no responsibility for errors and omissions is accepted