Message from the Regional Board of Management

Message from Regional Board of Management

Whole BOM

updated Saturday 18th April 2020

COVID-19 and the HASSRA Y&H Regional Member Offer

All HASSRA Y&H Members

We are now well into an extended period of social distancing with ongoing advice from the Government announcing we are to continue current arrangements until at least the 7th May.

We previously announced the Regional Board of Management had taken a decision to postpone all HASSRA Y&H Regional activity that was planned to take place up to Friday 1st May 2020 as a minimum. We now need to extend this to cover the whole of May. Whilst advice could change at the next Government review, we don't expect that to include authorising group gatherings before the end of May. 

Regional Events Programme

Regional Event Organisers have been asked to postpone events already planned in this period and will work with the venues on any alternative dates we maybe able to schedule in the future. A list of affected events can be found below:




Phil Reasbeck


 Friday 20th March

Barry Snowden

Table Tennis

Monday 30th March

Karl Rollinson

Five a side Football

Thursday 23rd April

Ros Wilkinson

General Knowledge Quiz

Thursday 23rd April

Norman Hamed

Ten Pin Bowling

Friday 24th April

Helen Rilatt


Friday 24th April

Phil Corbett


Thursday 30th April

Lee Dobson


Friday 1st May

Phil Vaughan


Friday 1st May

Craig Turbitt Course Angling Friday 22nd May

Trips, Shows & Events

Looking a bit further forward the Andre Rieu event originally sceduled in Leeds for the 6th May has now been rescheduled to Friday 18th September.  The Lion King show in Bradford scheduled for May & June has also been rescheduled but quite some time in the future. The new dates are between March and May 2022. Please bear with us whilst we work through the impact of this.

Free to enter Competitions

We recognise these are challenging times for all of us. We are keen to try and maintian a decent membership offer throughout this extended period. We started with a free to enter competition over Easter with a total of £2000 in cash prizes to be shared out. Going further we are putting plans in place for a 'Virtual Pub Quiz' night to take place on Friday 24th April and local clubs have been set a TikTok challenge following the video posted by Hemsworth Jobcentre.

More exciting competitions to be announced later in the week.

National HASSRA

A number of our National HASSRA colleagues have been redeployed to support DWP respond to the unpre­ced­ented rise in claims for Universal Credit. The few staff that remain are working through the impacts on the wider programme. The immediate impact is the National AGM and Awards in early May which has already been cancelled. The National AGM will be help remotely.

Work continues to plan as though the festivals will take place in July and September. Without our Regional Qualifying programme that means we will need to seek expressions of interest for the July events. Keep an eye out for further information on this soon.

Keep an eye on the main Website for further information - https://­www.­hassra.­org.­uk/

Thank you for your under­standing and I apologise for any incon­veni­ence this may cause.

Best wishes

HASSRA Y&H Regional Board of Management