Swindon Caravan and Camping Club

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Contact Us:          President:– Peter Wigham 01793 825404     Chairman: – Steve Morgan, 01793 644068

                      Secretary: – Tony Smith, 01793 523133          Rally Officer: – Nigel New, 01367 252024

                            Treasurer: – Julie New, 01367 252024          E-mail:  swindoncaravanandcampingclub@hotmail.co.uk







ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting will not be a rally but will take place on:


Sunday 1st October at the Coleview Community Centre

 at 10:30 hours and finish at 12:30.   


Coffee, Tea and soft Drinks will be available for the meeting. There is parking at the centre.


The address is Coleview Community Centre, Towcester Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4AS.


Members, please attend the meeting and support the club.

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Instructions for Members - From Recent BLCCA Meetings


On Sunday 19th March 2017 some of your committee attended a BL Association Meeting in Coventry.  The following points were brought up and we were asked to make sure they are relayed to all members.

     

ADVICE ON THE USE OF EXTERNAL GAS CYLINDERS ON CLUB RALLIES

The BL Association Committee have undertaken a review of the practice of using gas cylinders outside of units and the conclusion was that tall large external gas cylinders present an unacceptable hazard.

It was agreed that the Association would encourage the use of touring caravans and motorhomes in accordance with the recommendations of manufacturers, whereby gas cylinders are located in dedicated internal storage lockers.

Where is it necessary to keep gas cylinders outside of a unit’s locker, for example where an old caravan does not have a purpose built locker, the permitted maximum size is now limited to 15kg. The cylinder must be strapped securely to the unit and connected with a short proprietary hose in good condition and not be under any strain or vulnerable to strain.

The practice of using an external cylinder to feed into the caravan system via a barbeque outlet is not permitted irrespective of size of cylinder.

       The new restrictions apply on all rallies and club events

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E CIGARETTES and VAPORIZERS

The subject of E cigarettes and vaporizers was raised and after it had been reported that a few individuals have been smoking them at social evenings it was agreed that the No Smoking ban remains and both E cigarette and Vaporizer smokers should go outside with normal smokers.

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ILLEGAL DRUGS

This subject was discussed and agreed that any illegal drugs taken on rallies are banned by all clubs, anybody found to be using illegal drugs will be asked to leave the rally field and the police will be notified.

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Other BLCCA Information


*  Rally Slips must not be accepted before 15th January.

*  On rallies where BLCCC Exemption Certificate is to be used; the 20ft Foot separation rule must be strictly adhered to. (please refer to the rally book for details of the rules).

*  School Sites – when rallying on school sites, the caravans must not connect to the school electrics.

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Latest News from the Committee


RALLY CANCELLATIONS

AUGUST


SEPTEMBER

September 16th to 23rd - Jaguar CCC have cancelled the  rally at Warcombe Farm, Mortehoe, North Devon.  Insufficient marshalls.

OCTOBER

REMINDER

6th to 8th October - Not a cancellation but a reminder of the rally.  Leyland CCC,  at Pipers Height, Blackpool,  is a full facility site at £24 per night and is the clubs Blackpool illuminations rally.

The Leyland CC Club are looking forward to meeting old friends again.


PLEASE USE OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR CLUB’S RALLY INFORMATION

Please use the web site for details on the Swindon CC Club rallies, particularly the costs per rally, rather than BLCCC Rally Book.  We include the latest information for you right here.


AGM RALLY CANCELLED

The AGM and rally on 29th September to October 1st 2017 has been cancelled.

Unfortunately Cotswold Hoburne, South Cerney are developing the site into a static caravan site only.

Therefore it is with great regret that we will have to find a new site for our AGM and last rally of the season. Please let the rally officer know of any suggestions for an alternative venue.


TWO CARAVAN CLUBS CLOSED

Please note; it is with great sadness we report that two clubs have closed; Rover (Cowley) Caravan and Camping Club and Fisher and Ludlow Camping and Caravan Club.


MARSHALLING VOLUNTEERS?

Every rally relies on Club Marshalls to make it run smoothly.  The task is not onerous and is very rewarding.  

Why not volunteer next season?  It is a rewarding and enjoyable experience.


OUR CLUB RALLIES PLANNED FOR 2018

The rally information for 2018 will be here towards the end of this year.

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2016 / 17 Rally Photographs


Do you have some good pictures from your 2016 / 17 adventures with the Club?  If so, please contact one of your committee members.  It would be great to add some to our Gallery.


Website


Your Committee keep the website refreshed and up to date to ensure it provides you with all the information you need.


They hope you enjoy using it and are happy to hear your views on the appearance and any improvements you’d like to see.


This Webmaster’s website update information can be viewed here.


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Contact Us:          President:– Peter Wigham 01793 825404     Chairman: – Steve Morgan, 01793 644068

                      Secretary: – Tony Smith, 01793 523133          Rally Officer: – Nigel New, 01367 252024

                            Treasurer: – Julie New, 01367 252024          E-mail:  swindoncaravanandcampingclub@hotmail.co.uk

Here you will  find BLCCA news, other club news and general  information from the Committee.

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