About our Regions

As we have members from Scotland to the South of France, the Broom Owners Club is organised into ten geographical regions which broadly reflect the popular cruising grounds.

The larger regions have a coordinator who is responsible for welcoming new members to the club, maintaining good communications, and organising local events, both on and off the water. These coordinators are part of our overall committee and are an important channel of communication. Some regions, like the Thames region, represent nearly a third of our total membership, whilst others have only a handful of members.

What they share is the opportunity to grow and develop at the rate that local members want. Smaller regions now have a regional representative who acts as a point of contact for that area, and can offer advice to visitors.

If there's no coordinator for your area then think about volunteering. We only have four committee meetings a year, and most of our communication can be done electronically.

Our Regional Development Officer, Frank Hawkins, looks after those areas without their own coordinator. 

Region Coordinator/Representative Area covered
Eastern Region

Andrew Holmes

Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, the Fens including the Great Ouse and the Cam, and the coast from Kings Lynn to the Orwell
South East Region

Sally Greenhalf

Essex and Kent coasts including the Thames Estuary and the Medway
Non-tidal Thames Andrew Cotter Upstream from Teddington
South Coast Region

Anton Bates

South coast of England from the Kent border to Poole
South West Region

Bevan Kendall

West Country coast from Lands End to Poole
Channel Islands

Peter Donne Davis

Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark & Herm
Ireland

Vacant 

Ireland
Central Region

Peter Bentley

Newark, Lincoln the Trent and the Humber
Scotland

Morrison Sutherland

West coast of Scotland, Caledonian and Crinan canals
Western Region

Laurie Lea

From the north coast of Cornwall to the Scottish borders including the Severn estuary and Wales.
European Region

David Haugh

We have members in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium Croatia and France

 

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