PLEASE NOTE. CHANGE OF DATE FOR 2013 CONTEST. For those who have not heard, The North West Regional Secretary has just sent an e mail to inform all bands that the date for next years North West Area Contest will not be the last weekend in February 2013 but the 10th March 2013. This is due to the Winter Gardens Management not allowing the Contest to go ahead on the original date due to another event having booked the same weekend and in our case no contract had been signed confirming the date. The Regional Secretary has negotiated the new date and should be praised for his very quick action taken halting what could have been a huge problem. Notification will be published a.s.a.p. but band who have aleady booked accomodation etc for the February weekend now need to change their plans.