Branch Officers 2017-2018

Contact details should only be used for CAMRA business
 

Chairman

John Clarke

45 Buckeley Street
Edgeley
Stockport
SK3 9HD
0161 477 1973
Chairman@ssmcamra.co.uk

Secretary

Paul Felton

5 Craig Close
Stockport
SK4 2BH
0161 442 3143
Secretary@ssmcamra.co.uk

Treasurer

Jim Flynn

66 Downham Road
Heaton Chapel
Stockport
SK4 5EG
0161 432 1816
Treasurer@ssmcamra.co.uk

Membership
Secretary

David Pennington

 
0789 906 1018
Membership@ssmcamra.co.uk

Public Affairs
Officer

John Sutcliffe

108 Crossefield Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle
Cheshire
SK8 5PF
0161 286 2301
PublicAffairs@ssmcamra.co.uk

Pub Survey
Officer

Peter Butler

25 Orrishmere Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle
Cheshire
SK8 5HP
0161 485 2515
PubsOfficer@ssmcamra.co.uk

Social
Secretary

Dave Platt
Margaret O’Brien

138 Broom Lane
Levenshulme
Manchester
M19 3LJ
0161 256 1166
0782 791 0111
Socials@ssmcamra.co.uk

Cider
Representative

Mike Gilroy

 
Cider@ssmcamra.co.uk
 

Social Media Officer

Vacant

 
SocialMedia@ssmcamra.co.uk
 

WhatPub co-ordinator

Mark McConachie

39 Fox Street
Edgeley
Stockport
SK3 9EL
0161 429 9356
WhatPub@ssmcamra.co.uk

Committee
Members

Bob Stukins

 
Committee@ssmcamra.co.uk
 

Webmaster

David Hanson

26 Parkin Street
Longsight
Manchester
M12 5RL
0789 194 9354
Webmaster@ssmcamra.co.uk

Near by CAMRA branches

Central Manchester

email: chairman@centralmanchestercamra.org.uk
Website: http://centralmanchestercamra.org.uk/

High Peak

email: mikewrose@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hpneccamra.org.uk/

Macclesfield and East Cheshire

email: rob@robnicholson.me.uk
Website: http://www.eastcheshirecamra.org.uk/

Salford

email: mp.power.projects@ntlworld.com
Website: http://www.salford.camra.org.uk/

Trafford and Hulme

email: enquiries@thcamra.org.uk
Website: http://www.thcamra.org.uk/

Pub Of The Month selection

At each month's branch meeting (dates here) a number of pubs are proposed for our Pub Of The Month award. The proposing member then explains why the pub deserves this accolade. Comments and questions are then invited from the floor. When all arguments have been made a single transferable vote system is used to select that months winner.

There are no written criteria for eligibility, only a set of guidelines.

  1. The proposer MUST have visited the pub within the previous four weeks.
     - Ensures an up-to-date report and not a long distant fond memory.
  2. The landlord must have been in place for six months or more.
     - Ensures they have a proven track record and not riding on their launch event.
  3. Having won the award, a landlord becomes ineligible until two years have passed.
     - Ensures one or two pubs don't dominate the award
  4. The award is given to a pub of excellence and not just because it serves a multitude of beer.
     - Excellence can cover:
       Conversion or reverting to real ale after years without
       Social events, eg themed day, eg Victorian, fund raising event
       Community inclusion, eg darts teams, meal for OAPs,
       Upgrade of the pub fabric, from an extention to a re-decoration
       Continued beer quality

Unlike the popular perception that awards given by the Campaign for Real Ale are to the pub with the most beers, we in Stockport and South Manchester endeavour to recognise excellence, commitment, enterprise and sheer hard work. Thus an establishment selling but a single beer, and located in a back street industrial estate, but which is packed every night and runs three darts team and annual events for senior citizens is as likely to win as a multi-ale free house.

Branch Area

The boundaries between CAMRA branches in Greater Manchester follow a rather illogical pattern, the reasons for which go back to the early history of CAMRA. The area covered by the Stockport & South Manchester Branch is roughly as follows:

 

Stockport

The greater part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport including Stockport Town Centre, Brinnington, Offerton, Great Moor, Hazel Grove, Bramhall, Woodford, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Gatley, Heald Green, Adswood, Cheadle Heath, Edgeley, the Four Heatons (Chapel, Mersey, Moor and Norris) and Reddish.

 

Stockport Exclusions

The area on the eastern side of Stockport MBC, including the districts of High Lane, Marple, Compstall, Bredbury, Romiley and Woodley is covered by the High Peak and North East Cheshire Branch. This apparent anomaly is because when the local branches of CAMRA were formed, these areas were covered by Bredbury & Romily Urban District Council plus Marple Urban District Council so were not, at the time, part of Stockport.

 

Manchester

The whole of the south-eastern part of the city from Princess Parkway/M56 north until Denmark Street, then along Oxford Road until the Mancunian Way then along the River Medlock. This includes the districts of Wythenshawe, Northenden, Didsbury, Withington, Fallowfield, Rusholme, Moss Side, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Burnage, Levenshulme, Longsight, Ardwick, Gorton, Beswick, Bradford, Openshaw and Clayton.

The branch previously covered the quadrant of the City Centre between London Road/Piccadilly and Oxford Street/Road south of Mosley Street. This, along with the whole city centre, is covered by the newly formed (Spring 2016) Manchester City Centre branch.

 

Excluded

The area of Manchester west of Princess Parkway/M56 up to and along Denmark Street, then along the centre of Oxford Road until the Mancunian Way, this is covered by Trafford & Hulme Branch. All of Manchester north of both the inner ring-road/Mancunian Way and the River Medlock is in the Manchester City Centre Branch.

Branch Area

The boundaries between CAMRA branches in Greater Manchester follow a rather illogical pattern, the reasons for which go back to the early history of CAMRA. The area covered by the Stockport & South Manchester Branch is roughly as follows:

The boundary (usually) runs down the centre of the indicated roads and rivers. In areas with few houses etcetera straight lines have been used rather than the exact boundary, which corresponds to the town, city or old rural district boundary (at the interface with Marple).