PROGRAMME 2022-23

This page will be updated as soon as new programme events, or changes to existing events, are known. If in doubt, please contact one of the committee members for the latest news.  

Monthly meetings (including a buffet), are normally held at the The Conservative Club, Beverley on the last Monday of each month, commencing at 7.30 pm and generally finishing around 10pm.  We do not charge an entry fee but both members and guests are requested to donate £2 per head to help defray the cost of engaging external speakers to our meetings. Please note that Sue, our Treasurer, is building a database of members and regular visitors to our meetings in order to be able to advise everyone quickly in case of late cancellations or changes to meetings. So, please do not be offended if she approaches you at the next meeting and asks you to fill out a form with some personal contact details!  

The Conservative Club is located in Wylies Road, Beverley. The building is virtually opposite North Bar. If you are travelling through the centre of Beverley from the south, go through North Bar (traffic lights) and immediately turn right into Wylies Road. The Club is a well-signed white building with the car park entrance approximately 100m further down on the left-hand side. If approaching from the Westwood, cross at the lights, then look for the building on your left. Coming into Beverley from the north, at the lights turn left, again the Club is immediately on your left. For Sat Nav users, the Post Code is HU17 7AP.

The Conservative Club has a large car park which is open to the general public and under the management of the private company – Tap2park.  The building is on one level and our meeting room area (known as the Music Room) is situated on the right after you enter the front door. The snooker room and bar to the left is accessible to paid-up BCC members only.

The car parking arrangements for Club users have now changed. Although the car park is managed by a private company, as at 29th November 2021, NVS members and guests attending our meetings can now park their vehicles on the premises for free provided that they register their vehicle’s details on the wall-mounted machine when they enter the Club’s front entrance door. See below for a recent image of the machine to be used and the associated warning! In effect, we now enjoy the same parking privileges as BCC full members.

If you are not using the actual Club facilities then the car park requires payment and there is a payment machine at the road entrance which accepts coins, as well as online pre-payment by credit card via the website tap2park.co.uk. If you are a BCC member, car parking is covered under your membership fee but you still have to register your vehicle’s registration mark electronically inside the Club entrance.

The tap2park location of this car park which is open 24 hours is 8569.  Three hours parking costs £2.40 but shorter and longer parking periods are available. The machine will issue a ticket which should be placed in clear view on your vehicle’s dashboard.  Should you not wish to pay this parking charge, street parking (currently free after 6pm) is theoretically available within a short walking distance at Saturday Market, North Bar Within, North Bar Without and New Walk.

If paying using coins, please note that you must enter your vehicle registration details before selecting your intended parking duration. You need to follow the 6 step by step instructions shown below the touchpad in order to print your ticket. Insert only one coin in order to trigger the online connection and then add further coins when instructed to do so.

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The 2022-23 programme of events has been finalised up until July 2022 and is shown below. Further events for the remainder of the year have been planned but not confirmed at this stage. You will note that some of these talks have rolled over from events planned in previous years but postponed due to Coronavirus lockdowns.

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Annual General Meeting – Monday 31st January 2022 – 7.30pm – The Conservative Club, Beverley.

A review of the year together with the chance to air your views and to elect officers for 2022/23.

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Monthly Meeting – Monday 28th February 2022 – 7.30pm – The Conservative Club, Beverley.

Peter Williams will present ‘A Year in a Woodland Garden’.

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Monthly Meeting – Monday 28th March 2022 – 7.30pm – The Conservative Club, Beverley.

Graeme Watson will present a talk on Growing Gooseberries.

Graeme is well-known as a vegetable showman and is particularly famous for his carrots. However, he has also won the gooseberry championship at the Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show and is the current world champion for the heaviest berry. You can read about him here.

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Monthly Meeting – Monday 25th April 2022 – 7.30pm – The Conservative Club, Beverley.

John Bebbington will talk about Growing on an Allotment.

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Monthly Meeting – Monday 30th May 2022 – 7.30pm – The Conservative Club, Beverley.

Pat Inman will talk about ‘Plants that Earn their Keep!’

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Monthly Meeting – Monday 27th June 2022 – 7.30pm – The Conservative Club, Beverley.

Nick Smith will present ‘The Show Must Go On!’

Nick is the Show Director for the Harrogate Shows. You can read his LinkedIn profile here.

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External Visit – July Date TBAA Visit To Driffield Allotments

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Monthly Meeting – September 2022

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Annual Show – September 2022

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Monthly Meeting – October 2022

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Monthly Meeting – November 2022

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Annual General Meeting – January 2023

A review of the year together with the chance to air your views and to elect officers for 2023/24.

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