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National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:02 pm
by keanej
What the organising committee would like to understand is, in an ideal scenario what would area centres like in terms of space planning on the camping field ?

If you can post below answering the following questions

1. What is the size of your gazebo/mini marquee ?
2. How many tents from your area centre normally camp around the area centre gazebo ?
3. Do you prefer to have the gazebo in the camping area or would a separate gazebo area be preferred ?


Included in the question is oversees and Yoof groups (Dom that means you ), if anyone can speak on behalf of other clubs fine, otherwise we'll contact them separately.

Responses so far from
Sussex
Cheshire Set
South West Wales
Chiltern
Yoof
Dutch ( assumed usual numbers)
Norfolk & Suffolk
Northampton & Coventry
Clan Owners Club



No response is required from area centres that don't bring gazebos and don't want to camp in a group.

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:16 am
by phatbob
Cheshire area gazebo is 3m by 6m.
I'd imagine that it'll be the focus of the organisers camping area this year!
Bob.

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:41 pm
by 617sqn
Sussex AC will need room for our 4 x 8 mtr Village Hall, please. Our ACO will be or already has been in touch regarding this.

Thanks.

Andy G.

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:06 pm
by Aled roberts
South west Wales area centre we have a 15x15 events tent and we will have approximately 5 tents around it . Will update this weekend.

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:14 pm
by bazzateer
Chiltern will have a couple of motorhomes and a 3x3m gazebo plus 2 or 3 tents.

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:09 pm
by The Nun
Blimey sounds more like a Circus coming to town :lol:

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:53 am
by phatbob
The Nun wrote:Blimey sounds more like a Circus coming to town :lol:
Sort of!

In the past, when we've been at Rugby clubs and other venues where there isn't a vast amount of free space, it's been necessary to organise the camping somewhat. Some folk don't like the "pitch in order of arrival" used to save space as they prefer the more organic "camp around the gazebo with your mates" sort of a weekend.
So, this year we will have rows marked out for "independent campers" to make best use of space. Also, if folk do as requested and pitch with their car(s) next to the tent, rather than in front of it, the vehicles provide an effective fire-break between tents and a bit of an acoustic screen between the tents. So if you happen to have pitched next to the captain of the British Olympic snoring squad, at least they're 6m away and there a vehicle between you! :) It also won't seem so crowded and they'll be less chance of tripping over guy ropes and what not.
There is also another area for "gregarious campers", so that those who want to be part of a temporary village with their mates can still do so.
The purpose of this exercise is to allow us to work out how big this space needs to be, as it's not been done before and we'd just be guessing.
We are trying hard to keep everybody happy! 8)

So please do respond here if you want to camp together with some of your friends. It's not a problem if we know in advance.

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:22 am
by bazzateer
phatbob wrote:So if you happen to have pitched next to the captain of the British Olympic snoring squad.
It's OK, John's got a motorhome now! :lol:

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:36 am
by mikeyhearne
phatbob wrote:...... the British Olympic snoring squad......
I think that may be the rest of the Sussex group ? :o :lol: :lol:

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:08 pm
by keanej
Responses so far from

Sussex
Cheshire Set
South West Wales
Chiltern
Yoof
Dutch
Norfolk & Suffolk
Northampton

Are there any other areas that normally group together ? Can people prompt others to respond

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:28 pm
by oli
As a sort of combined Area, us folk from Norfolk and Suffolk usually camp together (quietly), but it's really only one large tent and a couple of smaller ones around / beside it. There will certainly be one less this year anyway.

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:08 am
by Clan Tattie
Northampton AC will be 3 or 4 tents together, with a 3x3 gazebo serving as a kitchen & communal area for non campers.There will be other Northampton members scattered in various locations across the site, who are welcome to join us!
Dick N
Northampton ACO

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:33 pm
by keanej
Any more before we finalise the list ?

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:36 pm
by ylee coyote
Clan Owners Club
3.6m X 3.6m gazebo (beer tent)
Plus a 7m motorhome

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:34 am
by Dave & Lynda
Coventry Area way down on numbers this year so can you find us a slot with Northampton please? Just our tent "The Morgue"!
Thanks - Lynda & Dave

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:28 pm
by greenbeast
Hampshire AC: 3 tents, 1 motorhome and a 3m x 3m gazebo

Sorry we're slow off the mark! :oops:

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:33 pm
by 617sqn
It doesn't give the organisers much chance, that's for sure. :?

Andy G

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:29 am
by phatbob
greenbeast wrote:Hampshire AC: 3 tents, 1 motorhome and a 3m x 3m gazebo

Sorry we're slow off the mark! :oops:
Now added to the site plan!

But a bit more notice would have been useful.
I think we're are going to have to declare this booking facility for area centre plots now closed.

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:33 pm
by gill
And this too worked brilliantly, many thanks to the team!
Gillian Hill

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:58 pm
by bazzateer
The Chiltern Area Centre plot was great, thanks guys.