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NORTHERN BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY





The BS General Council have decided that in support of the UK Government directives on Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Budgerigar Society will be withdrawing its Patronage for the entire 2020 Show season or until the Government lifts its ban on attendance at sporting fixtures and the need for social distancing is removed.

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Shows in the NBS area to be cancelled because of the coronavirus

South Durham & Tees Valley Show

NBS Specialist & Rare Variety Show

Newcastle & Gateshead Show.

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It was agreed to cancel the April regular meeting and the Open Day at last night’s Council meeting.

The next scheduled meeting is now 14th June but a decision will be taken in May depending on how the Coronavirus guidelines develops

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Coronavirus

The Budgerigar Society General Council have unanimously agreed to postpone the forthcoming General Council meeting, AGM and the Open Judges Meeting planned to be held in Lincoln on 2nd and 3rd May 2020.
It is hoped to arrange a new date for these meetings once the coronavirus situation improves.


Meantime the Rule Change vote will proceed and members are encouraged to post their voting papers as soon as possible. The vote however will not be declared until the re-arranged AGM takes place.


Likewise the 95th Anniversary Convention over the weekend of 5th to 7th June in Stoke is also being postponed and potentially re-arranged for later in the year. Those members who have already booked and paid (in full or a deposit) for hotel rooms and/or dinner tickets via the Society will be contacted in writing. Those affected will be offered a refund or the opportunity to carry over the payment already paid to the re-arranged date.


With regard to the show season, the BS will not be amending its patronage as it will be up to the individual societies if they wish to proceed with their show. However, we would encourage all show organisers to follow the Government guidance around gatherings.This will obviously depend on the progress of the virus, when the show is due to be held, hall availability and other local conditions. However the General Council can guarantee that if a show is cancelled then the BS will honour the same level of patronage that the show currently receives.


The Society urges all members to keep safe.



16 March 2020.

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AFFILIATED TO THE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY

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Our meetings are held on the first Sunday in every month,



commencing at 2-30p.m.



at the



Bowburn Community Centre,



Durham Road,



Bowburn,



Co.Durham



DH6 5AT


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Our Secretary & Treasurer

Kevin Batey
37a Commoor Road,

Whickham,



Newcastle upon Tyne



NE16 4PU



mobile phone 07912294588



kevinbatey58@gmail.com


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What are the benefits of joining us?






The chance of meeting other breeders and exhibitors
in your own area.



Monthly meetings with guest speakers



Members handbook out in May



Your own ring number.(personalised if required)



Help available when needed.



An area to look for information on societies local to yourself.


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NBS S&RV Gold Show 


Any Age & Young Bird CCs


Sunday 5th July 2020


Show Secretary Mr Ronnie Simpson


Judges


Mr Grant Findlay


Mr Robert Ellis
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NBS Area Show


Any Age & Young Bird CCs


13th September 2020


Show Secretary Mr John Cosby


Judges


Mr Jim Bowey


Mr John Newall


Mr Ken Brockwell


Mr Geoff Tuplin


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