A copy of the British Naturism – London & South East England newsletter September 2017 – available to members, I thought I’d share it to encourage people to get involved and join BN.
Please consider joining British Naturism. http://www.bn.org.uk
Many thanks to John Rodgers who has done so much for the benefit of naturists in the South East. Wearing many hats (but not much else), he took on the roles of Regional Co-ordinator and Members’ Rep as well as actively leading walks, beach days and garden visits. His departure to Shropshire will, no doubt, be to the advantage of those living in that area, but it leaves these posts unfilled which also means that, more than ever, the organisation of activities in this region rests with individuals and ad hoc groups to supplement the facilities of clubs. This being the case, it is essential to communicate your plans and ideas via the BN website and, in order to reach a wider audience, this newsletter and social media. Please send news of your club/group to firstname.lastname@example.org who has compiled this edition.
The Great British Skinny Dip
If you have not already tried Naturism you will be particularly welcomed at many events taking place during Septembare where others like you will be dipping their toes in the water in more ways than one. There are a number happening in our region – See the full list here
Visit A Club
The Naturist Foundation has made it very easy to book a day visit via their website. This is particularly welcome news for individual nudists who may also look into Singles’ Outdoor Club and Suntreckers, both of whom organise visits to clubs in the LSE region.
Like country walks?
Most of the walks organised by Naturist Ramblers take place in the LSE region. Averaging 11 miles, there are 2-4 walks each month from April to October. The last this year will be on 10 October near Maidstone. Contact them here. Another group in the SE, Stark Trekkers, organises monthly naturist walks of about 6-7 miles usually on weekdays throughout the year (yes, that’s winter too !) mostly in Kent and in East Sussex. The next walk will be on Tuesday 26th September in the Battle area. If interested, please contact Keith (email@example.com) or Alan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Support Naturist Businesses
Holiday companies, masseurs, artists and photographers, campsite and B&B owners are all after your buff pound. Why spend your money elsewhere when it’s easy to encourage the provision of such services of benefit to everyone? Two such are Eden Garden B&B and Three Farthings B&B (other B&Bs are available!).
News of Dover Swim
Rod Baker writes:
We have booked the Dover Leisure Centre again for 12 sessions for the period Sunday 24th September until 10th December inclusive. The price will be the same as last year
The New Dover Leisure Centre is coming out of the ground and we have had meetings with the Development team at Dover District Council who seem sympathetic to our requirements although much will depend on the selection of their operational partner. The new facility has a lot of glass and two unisex changing rooms which is not ideal but if “Your Leisure” the current operators win the contract they say that they will be happy to work with us to find a way. We are building up a reserve which may need to go towards new purpose made screens which we can have corporatized. I believe this might
create an opportunity for the club to be much more open as far as the public are concerned and gain useful publicity. When the time comes we may need to seek support from others in BN to ensure the future of the swim. We have been running for about 45 years and there isn’t really another suitable facility locally.
The Naturist London swim is temporarily interrupted due to building work. Please check here
The LSE regional meeting will take place on Saturday 14 October. The venue is yet to be confirmed..
There will be a 5Km Fun Run at the Naturist Foundation on Sunday 17 September
Seasonal swims restart at Southampton on Saturday 16 September and at Eastbourne on Sunday 17 September.
A word from our sponsors…
Chalfont Holidays is the UK’s No. 1 Naturist tour operator established in 1998 and now part of Eton Travel, a full service travel agency with expertise in specialist travel sectors. They are ABTA and ATOL bonded and can book a full package holiday to Naturist destinations around the world new destinations and types of holidays are being added all the time. Visit their website at www.chalfontholidays.co.uk or call on 01753 740176.
Chalfont Holidays are BN’s main sponsors for 2017. The sponsorship monies will be put to good use for the benefit of members and in return we will be providing Chalfont Holidays with a number of promotional opportunities.