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.

Obituary. Jean Williams

posted 14 Dec 2015, 00:59 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 14 Dec 2015, 01:00 ]

I thought members would like to know that Jean Williams passed away on 8th December 2015, she was 75.  Her funeral was last Friday.  She died from an aggressive form of breast cancer.If you wish to send condolences to her husband Brian, his address is 9 Goodhew Close, Yapton, Nr. Arundel, West Sussex. BN18 0JA.

Best wishes,
Valerie Marsh.

Jean Williams was a member in the early days of North London. They lived at Woodbridge & she retired as treasurer in around 1996.They continued as regular members until around 2000 when they went to live in Spain. Poor health brought them back to the UK a few years ago. (Information supplied by Howard Randal)

Oxon DA Easter Meet

posted 23 Nov 2015, 01:05 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 23 Nov 2015, 01:06 ]

Dear Secretary,

Please see attached your invitation to our Easter Meet which is being held at Westcott, Easter 2016.

Please can you distribute this to your members.

Many thanks



Liz Mordecai


Oxon DA

Treasurer (again)

posted 2 Nov 2015, 01:16 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 2 Nov 2015, 01:16 ]

The deadline has now passed for notifying HQ in Coventry of the name of the treasurer for 2016.

Kathy Giles (MCS secretary) has asked Kath, our current treasurer, to continue in the post until the group's AGM in April which she has reluctantly agreed to do. As a result of the poor attendance and lack of new treasurer the current committee feel that there is now no future for the group and will be retiring at the AGM.

We have only one meet scheduled (Old Warden) before the AGM and it that will now be cancelled. However Easter 2016 is an invitation from Kent group to join them in Broadstairs so we hope to meet lots of you there. Dave, our sites secretary, has put together a full program for 2016 but under the circumstances we do not intend to publish the sites list as we do not know if the group will still exist next year.
I understand that Kathy Giles will write to all members explaining the situation and urging that a new committee be formed at the AGM.


posted 3 Oct 2015, 01:05 by Ralph Burtonshaw

At the last NL&EA AGM in March it was announced that the treasurer was resigning and a replacement was needed.
Since then we have appealed in Waggoners Talk, on the website and in Facebook. We have had only one person show interest but he decided, on reflection, that we was unable to give the time required.
We are required to provide a name to C&CC HQ in Coventry by November and at present it looks as if we have no name to give them.
Attendance has been very poor for some time now and this year we ran 2 meets in celebration of the group's 40th anniversary which, despite free catering and professional entertainment, were attended by only a few NL&EA members.
It therefore looks as if the future for this group is very uncertain and we are unlikely to have either a treasurer or a committee next year so the 40th. year may well be the group's last.

Treasurer still required

posted 16 Sep 2015, 08:12 by Ralph Burtonshaw

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 and if no-one comes forward the group will fold.


posted 11 Sep 2015, 09:52 by Nikki Thain   [ updated 16 Sep 2015, 08:16 by Ralph Burtonshaw ]


From Dave Ainsworth:

Due to double booking of the site by the museum I'm sorry to say I must cancel this meet. Sorry for any inconvenience but I made a firm booking back in April. Although MOP accept responsibility for the mix up it doesn't help us. 
If you know anyone who intends to go can you please tell them.

Glad I popped in today to check the site!. See you at Clacton on Sea.

Janet Jackson (updated)

posted 31 Jul 2015, 11:21 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 6 Aug 2015, 06:48 ]

We have just heard that Janet Jackson, wife of former club chairman Keith Jackson died yesterday.
Our sympathies go to Keith and his family
More info:
Just got of the phone with Keith. The celebration of Janet's Life will be on the 19th August at 11.45am at Bramcote Crem , Coventry Lane, Bramcote Village, Notts., NG9 3GT
I'd be pleased if you could send this on to everyone.

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.

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

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