Regional Council Members volunteers wanted!

Regional Council Members volunteers wanted!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Would you like to be involved in strengthening the link between BGS and local grassland societies?

In 2013 the BGS English regions were redefined in line with the RDPE regions, making it easier for Local Grassland Societies to access regional funding for their programmes.  

This means that there are a number of vacancies on Council at the present time.

  • North West (Broughton, Cheshire, Chorley & District, Cumbria & Isle of Man)
  • Yorkshire & Humberside (Central Yorkshire, Craven, South Yorkshire, Whitby)
  • West Midlands (Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire Stargazers, Warkwickshire & Worcestershire)
  • East Midlands (Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire)
  • East of England (Bedfordshire)

Regional Council Members principally act as a link for BGS members and affiliated local grassland societies in the region. At council meetings Regional Council Members have an opportunity to report on issues within their regions.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Making contact with secretaries of local societies in their region and notifying BGS of any changes
  • Organising the regional round of BGS UK Grassland Farmer of the Year competition and bringing forward a nomination for the national round
  • Promoting membership of BGS in the regions
  • Possible invitation to serve on other standing committees or working groups such as the R&D Committee
  • Whenever possible, attendance at society events, e.g. summer meeting, special interest days, workshops and occasional symposia.
If you are interested in volunteering as a regional council member, please contact George Fisher on







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