As well as being one of the largest and most fundamentally important projects CAMRA has carried out in its 45 year history, the Revitalisation Project has proved just how committed and resourceful CAMRA volunteers are.
The organisation has never attempted to organise such a large scale consultation of its members, and asked much of its network of regional directors and branches to make sure it happened.
All 16 regions were asked to organise meetings in their areas to ensure that as many members as possible could take part in the consultation. This has resulted in almost 50 meetings being organised across the country - at least one in each region - from Northern Ireland, to the Isle of Man, to Cornwall and many places in between.
It’s the largest number of meetings CAMRA volunteers have organised, running across such a short space of time and across such a wide geographical area.
Project manager Emily Ryans said: “We set out with a hugely ambitious target of 50 consultation meetings. I’ve been amazed by how engaged and helpful our regional directors and local branch volunteers have been in organsing venues and making sure every region is now hosting at least one meeting.
“It shows the passion and energy our volunteers have and their efforts have made sure that the Revitalisation Project will give as many people as possible the opportunity to have their say."
One of the main objectives of the consultation process was to make sure that no-one felt left out, that no one felt they hadn’t had their chance to be heard and that it wasn’t just the “usual faces”.
To ensure this happened we’ve not only organised the consultation meetings, but also made it possible for members to express their views via an online survey (see link in this website).
To find out where your nearest consultation meeting is and to register your interest, visit the event page.