Northern News

6 January 2020 - National Ladies Pairs competition

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Anyone interested should let us know before the meeting on January 18th either via their club or by emailing the regional secretary.

16 December 2019 - New website design

The website has been redesigned with the help of Charles Stewart who is a professional graphic designer
Although most of the changes are to the style of the website there has had to be a large amount of programming changes as well.

The changes have been extensively tested in multiple web browsers but if something looks wrong to you
or if something doesn't work please report the problem via the Contact Us section.

20 November 2019 - New Regional Logo

Following the voting on the 12 possible logos prepared by Charles Stewart.
It was clear that the preference was for a figure throwing a boule
along with the words Northern Petanque but not in a circular logo.

Charles has prepared the following 3 possibilities but the exact layout and font can have many slight variations. Image not found

The Officers will decide on the final logo but Northern members are invited to send any
comments to Charles to help with that decision. Please send any comments via the Main Menu Officers list.

9th September 2019 - Regional AGM

The following information has just been circulated to Northern clubs

To all Members of Northern Pétanque

The next AGM of Northern Pétanque will take place at Hollicarrs on Saturday 19th October at 10.30am.
The AGM will be followed by the RCM.
Members are requested to submit nominations for the positions of:-
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Playing Officer, Development Officer, Coach and Umpire.
Nominations may be put forward by any Northern registered club.
Candidates may also be nominated by a minimum of three individual members.
All nominations must be in writing (email is acceptable) and must be received by the Regional Secretary no later than Thursday 3rd October 2019.
This is also the date that items for the Agendas for both the AGM and RCM must be received by the Secretary.
Candidates may, if they wish, add brief notes supporting their application.
The Agendas for both meetings will be issued on Friday 4th October 2019.

Club officials are asked to bring this notice to the attention of all their members.

Roy Henstock

31st August 2019 - Travel Information affecting the Westow Triples

We have only just learned of the following road closure

Sunday from 09:30 until 14:00
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd - Information for Road Users
Cause: Streetworks
Closure in force:
Sun 9:30 - 14:00
Name: next to Kirkham abbey bridge
00022323 - Blue Hill, Whitwell-on-the-Hill
Description: Level crossing testing.
Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

22nd July 2019 - Information regarding Executive Officer positions

To all members of Northern Pétanque

This is a notice well in advance of the AGM in October to advise Northern members that a number of current Executive Officers
have declared that they will not be seeking re-election at the AGM.

Members can of course be nominated for any of the EO posts but we know definitely that nominations will be needed for the positions of
President, Vice President, Membership Secretary, Playing Officer and Development Officer.

Nominations for any regional officer position may be put forward by any Northern registered club.
Candidates may also be nominated by a minimum of three individual members.

This is not a call for nominations but advance warning of the positions that will need filling.
The formal call for nominations will be published nearer to the AGM.
However if anyone would like to register an interest, or would like more information, without any commitment at this stage, in any of the posts then please let me know.

Would all club secretaries please draw their members attention to this as I may not have email address' for every Northern member.

Kind regards
Roy Henstock
Secretary Northern Pétanque

22nd July 2019 - Petanque in Beverley

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10 July 2019 - New Regional Logo

As part of looking at new kit a new logo is also being considered.
Charles Stewart has prepared some options which can be seen by clicking the button below. (no longer available)

Logged in members can also indicate their preferences to help with the decision.

22nd June 2019 - Crystal Palace event

Click here for a report from Paul Simpkins on the Crystal Palace event held on the 8th June which attracted a large English and international field

22nd June 2019 - Huddersfield 123 event

Click here for a report from Paul Simpkins and the results of the 123 event held at Huddersfield

16th June 2019 - 4 way invitational club event

Click here for a report from Paul Simpkins and the results of the 4 way invitational club event held at Huddersfield

31st May 2019 - World Junior Championships

Following his 3rd selection into the National Youth A Squad earlier this season in his last year as a junior,
and following three representative trips to France over the past 2 years,
Davy Blyton (16) has now achieved his goal of making this year’s world championships team.
Davy has worked hard on his game in the past few years, benefiting hugely from playing with his dad and Lee Edgar
as team 1 in last year’s Inter-Regionals, in which he also came 3rd in the National Youth tir de precision,
and having Lee as a mentor throughout 2018.
Being part of the NYS has been a considerable commitment, with monthly training activities and 4 trips to the Chiltern Region so far in 2019.
For his efforts and commitment, he will now play with his new team in the Maaseiker festival in Belgium in August (singles-doubles-Triples)
in preparation for the big one in Cambodia in November. The region wishes his every success.

3rd May 2019 - funeral arrangements

The funeral for Pauline Ainley will be a humanist celebration of life.
It will be held at 12.30 on Friday 17th May at East Riding Crematorium, Octon Cross Roads, Driffield, YO25 3BL.
Stewart asks that everyone wears colourful clothing or at least 1 item of pink (breast cancer awareness).
Family flowers only, there will be a collection for St Catherine's Hospice Scarborough.
To help Stewart organise the wake (venue still to be confirmed), if you will be attending please email him on (this is not his usual address) or text him on 07957872652

Venue for the wake is Westow Cricket Club, Badger Bank Road, Westow, YO60 7NN
The cricket club is outside Westow on the Westow to Kirkham road.
Stewart is happy for players attending the funeral to wear their petanque tops
and if the weather is nice he will encourage them to play at Westow afterwards.

20 April 2019 - funeral arrangements

Joan Fletcher's funeral will be held at York crematorium, Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2QD on Tuesday 30th April at 11.40
Followed by a funeral reception at The Ainsty PH, Boroughbridge Road.

30 March 2019 - funeral arrangements

Sue Swift's funeral will be held at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds, LS16 6AH on Tuesday 16th April at 9.40
Followed by a funeral reception at The Lawnswood Arms
Family flowers only, donations will go to the Stroke Association

20 March 2019 - World Transplant Games in Gateshead in August 2019

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11 January 2019 - Membership Renewals

Membership renewals both for individual players and for clubs are now due.
Petanque England members should have had a reminder from PE.
We realise that in winter Petanque is not a top priority for everyone
so your last years membership will allow you to log on to the Northern website up to the 31st March.
However you cannot use privileges such as the option to book into summer tournaments until you have renewed.

4 June 2020 – Test
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