Squires Cafe Bar, Yorkshire
Announcing the 2017 annual meeting and social gathering of the TBPI Group, also known as 'The Bungarm Bash' in remembrance of Liz.
August 4th, 5th, 6th
We are very happy to announce that he next annual meeting and social gathering of the TBPI Group will be held at the same place as last year; Squires café and bar, Newthorpe, near Sherburn-in-Elmet, West Yorkshire. The place is very easy to find and is situated in some very pretty countryside. (see below for link to maps)
The meeting will be held from around mid-afternoon Friday August 4th 2017, right through to Sunday morning August 6th to allow for as many people as possible to attend. The main event starts at 2.00 Saturday 6th August with speakers from Q.E. Hospital, Birmingham amongst others.
The venue is a very large café-bar, situated just off the A1 at the Sherburn in Elmet exit onto the B1222. It is set in five acres of land with plenty of room for camping. There is a shower and toilet block for the use of anyone who wants to camp.
Children are welcome at Squires, and there is a separate room there with several arcade games, and plenty of space outside to run around. The grassy area for camping is away from the carpark, so it's pretty safe. Food is available all day at very reasonable prices, including a huge breakfast, other hot meals and sandwhiches, cakes, tea coffee etc and the bar is open at the usual times.
There are several hotels and guesthouses nearby for people who don't want to camp for fear of the weather turning nasty. (See below for link to lists of hotels and guesthouses)
We will, once again, have our own marquee set up behind the cafe where the AGM on the Saturday afternoon will be held.
We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming guest speakers Caroline Miller from QE Hospital Birmingham and Scott Rigby from Stewarts Law amongst others.
Everyone who attends the AGM on the Saturday afternoon will be given food vouchers that can be used to purchase from the excellent menu at Squires. We have used this system for the last few years, replacing the buffet that used to be prepared in previous years, and it was generally thought to be a better way of providing food so we're sticking with it once again this year.
We want to stress that this meeting, like the previous ones will remain essentially informal in nature, mainly because of the venue. We, as a registered Charity, have to have an AGM and the Squires meeting is ideal for this. Everyone present will be entitled to vote for committee members and also ask questions, make suggestions, talk about anything that affects the group and the way it is run.
The atmosphere at Squires is very relaxed, and there will be other people there who are not part of the group, but regular customers. Don't be put off by this though as it has never been a problem in the past, and we've even been able to squeeze a few donations from them! Speakers doing short talks and presentations on certain subjects will be about as formal as it will get.
As ever if anyone has any ideas or suggestions for the 'bash' please express them through the messageboards and we will do our best to incorporate them into the weekend.
All of the other annual TBPI Group meetings have been held at Squires, mostlly on the same weekend, and they have been a great success. Every year, the number of new people attending goes up, with many taking advantage of the very large campsite. The feedback that the TBPI Group Committee received from the people who attended the previous meetings was all positive we're relieved to say! We believe that this annual 'do' is very worthwhile, and we intend to repeat it every year as long as we are able.
We sincerely hope you will be able to join us!
Please let any of the committee members know by email (in the 'contacts and links' section) or via the message boards if you have any special requirements or questions about the weekend.
Click HERE for maps and HERE for list of local hotels.