Contact Us:                   E-mail:  swindoncaravanandcampingclub@hotmail.co.uk

OUR LATEST NEWS

 

2020 Rally Information can be Found on Our 'Rally Information' page

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Topics for you on this page - CLICK to jump

2019 AGM Report  -  Messages to Members  -  Committee Membership and Helping Out  

Items for Sale  -  How We Handle Your Data  -  BLCCA Meeting ReportE-Cigarettes

Illegal Drugs  -  BLCCA Information  -  Rallies in 2021?  -  Rallies for 2020

Marshalling Volunteering  -  Website Updates

2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

The Annual General Meeting took place on 1st September 2019.

 

Thank you to all who attended. As discussed and agreed we have taken a full page in the 2020 rally book to promote our Fairford rally.  

The 2020 Rally Books will be available from end of December.

Membership renewals for 2020 are due by the end of December and, as last year, your membership secretary will be sending out the membership renewal forms and a GDPR form (in mid November) to be completed and returned with the membership form.

The committee are pleased to announce that membership fees remain unchanged for 2020.

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Messages To Members

 

To all of our Swindon Caravan Club members:- we had a really good 2019 season and are looking forward to next year's rallies.  The weather was great early and late in the summer but most of our rallies had both, good company and good weather.

The committee have already planned some great events for 2020; wow!  Twenty-Twenty, it has to be a good year.  If you would like to recommend a campsite for future consideration we would love to hear about it.

Our website has been recreated due to software limitations encountered by our Webmaster (software issues).  If you notice any problems do let us know.  Viewing from a mobile phone - the new website does provide pages for mobile devices but the viewing experience is not perfect, sorry.  This is a limitation of the Wix hosting and webpage software.  Please view on a laptop or desktop computer for a better experience.

NOTE FROM WEBMASTER:- Your Chairman has been exceptional in supporting and assisting me in recreating the website on a new platform.  I would like to express my personal thanks.

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Committee Membership and Helping Out

Your committee are always interested in new views and input. If you are interested, why not discuss helping out with a current committee member.  You don't have to be a committee member to contribute, there are activities at rallies that would really support the club.

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Items For Sale

Would you like to sell your spare kit via the website?  If any members have items for sale that are associated to caravanning and/or camping please provide sale details via your committee.

 

There are no items for sale at this time.

 

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How We Handle Your Data

 

THE CLUB RESPECTS YOUR PRIVACY AND ABIDES BY THE GDP REGULATION

 

All club members, new and old, have agreed (by joining) to the club using your contact details so that we can facilitate your membership.  The new regulations recognise that clubs cannot operate without information about their members.

 

If you would prefer that we do not hold your contact details please email us stating your request and we will delete the information we hold - this could greatly restrict your membership as we will not be able to communicate with you on club matters.

 

If you are not a member yet and contact the Club.  We will retain your email address so that we can communicate with you.  If you do not join the Club and you require your email address to be deleted from the Club contact list please let us know and we will facilitate this.

 

For all the information we hold about members and contacts the club will not publish, share or use that information in any way (other than as declared above) without your express permission.

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Instructions for Members - From BLCCA Meetings

 

DRONES & KITES

Clubs were reminded that under BLCCC rules the flying of Drones or Kites near caravans is strictly forbidden.

 

NON UNIT-OWNING MEMBERS

The consensus from clubs was that a Non Unit-Owning Members (NUOM), had to be over 18 years of age and want to attend a rally in a member's unit. These individuals must be a club NUOM member.  Each club is to decide if a NUOM member had a vote at club meetings.

 

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.

For the use of bottled gas in touring caravans and motor-homes it was agreed that the Association would encourage the adoption of manufacturer's recommendations i.e. gas cylinders are to be 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 be vulnerable to strain.

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

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E-Cigarettes and Vaporisers

 

The subject of e-cigarettes and vaporisers was raised 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 vaporiser smokers should go outside with normal smokers.

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Illegal Drugs

 

The use of illegal drugs is not supported by the club.  If you take illegal drugs on a rally and are identified as doing so you and your party will be asked to leave the rally field and the police may be notified.

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Other BLCCA Information

 

  • Rally Slips will not be accepted before 15th January.

  • On rallies where BLCCC Exemption Certificate is to be used; the 20ft 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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RALLIES FOR 2021

 

The Rally Officer is always actively pursuing new sites for future rallies and would be happy to follow up any suggestions from club members for new sites.  Please contact Nigel or Tony direct or email the club,SwindonCaravanandcampingclub@Hotmail.co.uk.

 

RALLIES FOR 2020

The 2020 rallies are published and can be viewed HERE.  Don't forget our amazing rally at The Royal International Air Tattoo.

 

Marshalling Volunteers?  Your Club needs YOU

Every rally relies on Club Marshals 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.

 

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Website Updates

 

Your Committee keep the website refreshed and up to date to ensure it provides you with all the information you need. If you have information you would like to be available on the website then just ask.

 

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

 

END OF LATEST NEWS

 

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Contact Us:                   E-mail:  swindoncaravanandcampingclub@hotmail.co.uk