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Chairman’s Letter 2020

Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 all our everyday lives have had to change in one way or another.  This is also true about the activities that the club usually carries out through the year. As you know we have cancelled all of our rallies this year including our AGM.  The current committee have decided to carry on for a further year to try and organise rallies for 2021.  Unfortunately Jane Hibbert due to work commitments has had to stand down as Rally Officer, this job has now been taken over by Jim Ten-Bokkel.  We would like to thank Jane for all the hard work she has done so far.  This has not been an easy task as venues such as Rugby Clubs cannot be contacted to confirm dates and availability.  As you can appreciate no one knows how things will turn out in the near future.

Rallies as we know them will seem a lot different.  We have had to implement certain measures, for the time being all rallies next year will be bookable, if you wish to attend you must inform the rally officer a month prior to the rally, so we can inform sites how many people will be coming.  We have included a copy of the booking form with this letter, it will also be able to be downloaded from the Group website or via the main club website.  It is important that you check the website regularly for any further information.

Another problem for next year is finding hosts for the rallies.  Usually the majority of hosts are found at the AGM.  As this is not possible, we are asking that you contact the rally officer Jim Ten-Bokkel, he can be contacted on the following; 07810 754535, 07375 987911 or 01271 346 577 his email address is  Please do not expect the committee to run all the rallies, no hosts, no rallies.  It would be nice to see members who have enjoyed rallies but have never hosted before doing their bit.  So please contact Jim and put your names forward.

The main Club has issued us with new health & safety measures during the Covid 19 pandemic.  These measures can be also seen on the website, remember that these measures are for your safety as well as others.

So please stay safe and hopefully we will all be able to carry on and enjoy our vans & Club.

Regards Bob & the Committee

Hi fellow members

We are pleased to be able to inform you that our groups now have the go ahead to rearrange their programme of Temporary Campsites (TC), under cover of MCC’s Certificate of Exemption.

For all of ours and the wider public’s safety, group Committees have been advised of COVID 19 related safety measures which must be adhered to. Each TC will be subjected to, prior to your arrival, a full COVID related Risk Assessment.

The success of our TC’s will depend on us all to remain COVID aware. Putting together appropriate safety measures will have taken our Committees and Hosts much time and extra effort to make our stay as risk free as possible. Please stay safe.

Please note that for this ‘COVID’ exercise I found it best practice to rename our rallies as Temporary Campsites. This then brings our events into line with the Governments thinking behind the re opening of Campsites in general. Making ours ‘Temporary Campsites’ is better understood.

Thank you for your patience, please enjoy.

Tony Heal
Safety Officer
The Motor Caravanners Club Ltd