Re-alignment of IOG Regional and Branch structure

The IOG is organising a ‘get together’ for representatives of the Regions and Branches on 16 February in Milton Keynes.

This meeting will offer an opportunity for representatives to find out more about the proposed restructure and how the IOG can help to fund activities going forward.

The IOG Board recognises the importance of a thriving Regional and Branch network and how it is able to spread the IOG message and the benefits that grounds people can obtain from being an IOG member. During the meeting the IOG will also highlight the need for the recruitment of younger members to Branch and Region ranks to ensure that the legacy of those current volunteers is carried forward to future generations.

There are now eight Regions in England and one Committee for each of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The revised Regional structure, within England, is:

East Region

Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk          

South East Region

Berks & Bucks, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, Sussex

North & Yorkshire Region

Durham, North Riding, Northumberland, West Riding, East Riding

South West Region

Cornwall, Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire

North West Region

Cheshire, Cumberland, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, The Isle of Man

London Region

London Central, Middlesex, Jersey, Guernsey

East Midlands Region

Derby, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire             

West Midlands Region

Birmingham, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire

These Regions are being re-aligned to mirror the sector representation at Board level, these are:

  • Professional Sport
  • Education
  • Volunteer
  • Corporate (to be approved by the IOG Board of Directors)
  • Local Authority

The meeting will be held in Milton Keynes on Thursday 16 February starting at 11am and will finish late afternoon. If you would like to register to attend this event then please contact the IOG office on 01908 312511 or email If you are not currently within an active area but are interested in being associated to one then this event is for you.

Unfortunately we will not be able to provide access to anyone who has not pre-registered. Registrations should be received by no later than Thursday 9 February.