It gives me great pleasure to announce the co-option of Andy Dyer as the new Regional Coordinator for the Southwest Region.
After careful consideration of options, the South West committee have elected to follow the path of many other regions in uniting the roles of Regional Chair and Regional Coordinator. This approach allows an effortless flow of information between those working at Regional and National levels and ensures that local contributors are well represented.
I consider that I have been a Naturist since I was 16; although I only found a name for it from H&E magazine a few years later. I used to enjoy walking on the North Downs near my home, discovered Brighton Beach and after moving to Bath for work, Studland Beach. During this time, I joined the Singles Outdoor Club as an entry to CCBN but being in my twenties I did not join in any of their activities. Most weekends I joined a small group of people camping on farms across the country, which occasionally featured in H&E and once on the local Sunday lunchtime news! Unfortunately, Naturism took a back seat as the kids grew up, but I re-joined BN in 2016 and attended BN events (including Nudefest, Bournemouth, Splashdown, Alton Towers). During last summer I was a volunteer Assistant Warden at BN Sunfolk. I have also enjoyed non-BN events such as NudeCamp 2021, New Year’s Eve at Clover Spa, Dine Naked Bristol and Oxford meals and am a member of Aquasol swim. But mainly, I have met a lot of nice people!
I hope that there will be rallies, solos weekends and Great British Skinny Dips this year across the region; Clubs, swims and campsites are welcome to contact me if they would like to get involved. More details will be provided soon in a new regional newsletter. You can sign up for your own regional news at www.bn.org.uk/membership/newsletter-preferences.
I will be inviting South West members to help (locally or region-wide) in whatever way they can. I look forward to hearing from any SW members who wish to contact me.