Contact the CLA South West during COVID-19 outbreak

The ongoing Coronavirus outbreak is causing concern and disruption for all. The SW Regional Office over the past few days has been busy preparing for all scenarios.

In line with Government advice, all CLA staff will now be working from home.  All south west regional staff have remote access to CLA systems, email and telephones. This means that we will be able to continue supporting our members’ interests with relatively little interruption to normal service.

The CLA has made the decision that CLA hosted events will not go ahead prior to 1 September. This is continually under review and we will update this page as decisions are made. 

Following announcement from the three major show societies that their events will be postponed the new dates are as follows:

  • The Royal Bath & West Show - Cancelled 
  • Devon County Show - Cancelled 
  • The Royal Cornwall Show - Cancelled 

CLA regional staff can still be contacted whilst working from home: 

Ann Maidment, Regional Director – 07792 097509
ann.maidment@cla.org.uk

For advice please contact either:

Will Langer, Rural Surveyor – 07815 098893

Will.langer@cla.org.uk

Claire Wright, Rural Surveyor – 07702 928860

Claire.wright@cla.org.uk

CLA National has prepared a dedicated web page with comprehensive advice and signposting to allow CLA members to access support packages outlined by Government, and to indicate how the CLA can help your business through these difficult times. 

Media or website enquires should be directed to:

Kim John, Communications Manager – 07831 674345
kim.john@cla.org.uk

Event enquiries:

Sarah Fern, Events Manager – 07702 928852

Sarah.fern@cla.org.uk

Regional Office Administration & Facilities, Membership enquiries or Committee queries:

Karen Gingell, Regional Administration Manager – Karen is currently furloughed until 18 May. Any queries should be directed to Ann Maidment, details above. 

Whilst every effort is being made to make sure someone is in the office each day (until government guidance dictates otherwise) to answer phonecalls and respond to post. There may be the occasion this isn’t possible.

If you do happen to call and there is no answer, please leave a message with your contact details and a brief description for your call and it will be directed to the appropriate person for response.

If you are unsure who to direct your enquiry to, please email southwest@cla.org.uk where it will be re-directed to the appropriate person.