News & Announcements

This page is used to make ad-hoc announcements such as meet cancellations and alterations to the published sites list and news of what's going on in the group.

Newest announcements go at the top and old ones fall off the bottom


Please check regularly.

Stow Pictures

posted 28 Jul 2015, 23:59 by Web Admin   [ updated 29 Jul 2015, 00:00 ]

Follow this link for pictures from Stow THS.
Thanks to Brian and Rita for sending them.



Photographs withdrawn

posted 15 Jul 2015, 05:49 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 15 Jul 2015, 05:56 ]

The major web browsers have withdrawn support for the Adobe Flash plugin that was being used to display the group photo slideshows. Those with iPads have been having problems for a long time but this is now happening on PCs too.
Because of this it has been necessary to withdraw the link to the photographs.
I will look at an alternative but it will be time consuming and probably not done for some time.


Museum of Power Update

posted 15 Jul 2015, 03:03 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 15 Jul 2015, 03:03 ]

Update from steward Dave Ainsworth:

Popped into the MOP, there is a bit more on than first thought.  Could you please update the website and include the links to the relevant websites,   www.museumofpower.org.uk  &  www.maldonregatta.co.uk

Toilets are available and there is a small hall for us to use.  For those who went last year it has been fully refurbished and look very smart.  The museum has a tea room that is open during the day.

Friday night the model village will be open and illuminated with thousands of lights.
Sunday they are having a "Pirates of the Blackwater" day featuring nautical crafts and activities.
These attraction and admission the the museum will be free to enter for members on production of their C&CC membership card.

Maldon can be reached by bus and on Saturday it's the Maldon Town Regatta with Thames sailing barges and "old gaffers" on the quayside, sail boat racing, parade of sail and stalls in the marine park. Music and dancing at the Queens head on the Quay.
Maldon has several museums and the Moot Hall is worth a visit.

For more energetic you can walk to Maldon along the tidal river bank and return via the canal tow path.

Site to open at 14.00 Friday and close at 16.00 Sunday to take advantage of the activities.

Chairman’s Annual Dinner

posted 15 Jul 2015, 00:36 by Ralph Burtonshaw

The Chairman’s Annual Dinner is being held at Carnage Hall Hotel, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 8EW on Saturday 24th October 2015 following the Club’s AGM.

This event is open to all members and I would be grateful if you would disseminate this information to your Areas to make all Members aware.  I am attaching the Booking Form and Menu so that you can issue these to your members if required.  Please make sure that all forms together with cheques in respect of the Dinner are returned to Fiona Roberts - Exec PA to Director General, The Camping & Caravanning Club

Tickets for the Dinner are £32.50 per person and cheques should be made payable to The Camping & Caravanning Club

Reservations for members wishing to stay in the hotel overnight can be made and the cost is £92.00 per night for a single room with Breakfast and £102.00 per night for a Double room including Breakfast - all hotel bills are settled directly with the hotel.

The dress code for this event is black tie.  There are already some of the MCS attending this event, so please encourage your members to come along and join us.

Kathy Giles

Chairman's Charity

posted 10 Jul 2015, 11:38 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 10 Jul 2015, 11:38 ]

As promised here is the update on the amount collected so far.

Well done Brian. I can't help wondering if it would be cheaper to dump all the books and just donate the diesel saved :-)

Chairmans Choice Birthday Present

posted 20 Jun 2015, 22:56 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 20 Jun 2015, 22:56 ]

Campers attending the meet at Hook Farm this weekend were surprised to receive an unannounced birthday present.
The committee had decided that one meet this year would be termed "Chairman's Choice" and would be at 1975 prices to reflect this our 40th. birthday year and Hook Farm was the meet chosen.
Thus campers were delighted to be told that their fee for the weekend was just £1 per night.

Treasurer wanted

posted 18 Jun 2015, 04:50 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 18 Jun 2015, 04:50 ]

How are you with figures? Do you fancy taking control of the group’s coffers?
Well our treasurer, Kath, is retiring this year, after 4 years in the post, so we need to find a replacement. The treasurer’s post runs from January to December so we need to get a new treasurer in place by November.
The good news is that the accounts have all moved on line now so it’s easy to get assistance from HQ in Coventry for any queries and we provide a laptop PC for your use. If you want to know more then please don’t hesitate to ask Kath or any other committee member for more details. This is a really essential post to be filled so please give it some thought.

Go Outdoors discount

posted 17 Jun 2015, 08:40 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 17 Jun 2015, 08:40 ]

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/camping-caravanning-club-coupon
Follow this link to get a voucher for a further 10% off prices at Go Outdoors.
There is no time limit shown but please let me know if the offer finishes and I'll remove this post.

For Sale

posted 8 Jun 2015, 23:14 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 8 Jun 2015, 23:15 ]

A couple of people have asked about adding a "For Sale" section to the web site so it's now been added.

This is a bit experimental but we can always alter it if we need to.

Howard update

posted 4 Jun 2015, 05:19 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 4 Jun 2015, 05:19 ]

Hi everyone,

KATHY GILES <kathygiles@me.com> wrote:
Hi all

I have received a call from Howard & Ruth this morning, he was discharged from hospital yesterday and is at present back in his van with Ruth relaxing in the Devon sunshine.  They are staying there until the weekend, and then they are going to make a lazy journey home, overnighting at Salisbury and maybe another site on their way.  Torbay hospital are certain that it was still the pneumonia that he caught in Addenbrookes that was still lingering in his systems as anything caught in hospital is more difficult to get rid of.  They have given him a much stronger antibiotic and hopefully as long as he has remembers to take it easy and not rush around he is now on his way to recovery.

All the best

Kathy
KATHY GILES 
Sec/PRO Motor Caravan Section



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