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Rough Close March 16 - 18 2018 (Spring TORM Meet)

Discussion in 'England Mid' started by decorum, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. decorum

    decorum Full Member

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    My apologies for the lack of notice on this one, various members in and out of hospital and assorted other boring real life stuff ganged up and got in the way ... :doctor: :inpain: :sorry:

    Meet date:


    Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March 2018.

    Arrival time on the Friday is 15:00 onwards.


    Location: Rough Close Campsite.

    The address:

    City of Coventry Scout County
    Rough Close Scout Campsite
    Tanners Lane
    Berkswell
    CV7 7DD


    Grid Ref: SP264779 (Site Access) SP266786 (Site Centre)

    The site's directions ~ LINK


    FEES: £4.60 ~ please pay on arrival or soon after. Please note that, although I don't actively chase people for their fees, paying on Sunday often means that I have to make multiple trips back to the site in order to pay our dues. I cannot guarantee my presence on site for the whole of this Meet but will endeavour to be around at some points (my current day to day health is a bit of a lottery ~ please make sure you read the 'Helpful Info' bit in Post #02).

    DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE SUNDAY TO PAY YOUR FEES!

    Link to the site's Booking T&C's ~ finding the info is a bit here and there and, in some cases, almost contradictory. If in doubt, go with the more strict/restricting option! ;)

    On Site Facilities:

    Water:

    Water is available from the tap on the side on the building closest to the pitch.

    Refuse:

    We don't make use of a communal bin. There is a big reddy-orange bin adjacent to the gate in the Campers Car Park and it's there for site users to make use of.

    Parking:

    Please see the 'Helpful Info' section below.


    Communal Area Wood Supply:

    Bring a personal supply, help find and procure from on site ~ buying in a communal stock for general Meets will not be happening again.


    Communal Area:

    Due to current health concerns I will not be bringing the communal 'chute to this Meet.


    Moving around the site in the dark hours:

    Due to the nature of the site it is quite dark at night ~ and as I'm yet to meet someone who can faultlessly move around PC11 without a torch/flashlight having one on you BEFORE dusk begins to break could almost be considered essential! . To this end torches/flash-lights will be in evidence by both those attending the Meet and also by other site users.

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    Future edits in this post will be highlighted in red and italicised.

    Continued in Post #02 ...
     
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  2. decorum

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    Continued from Post #01

    Site Map:
    Pitch PC11 and various facilities are marked in the pic below. The Blue line marks the approximate route of the main track which leads to the main access point to the pitch.


    [​IMG]


    Helpful info:

    This might seem to make our Meets seem to be overly regulated. Don't worry, they aren't ~ it's just our way of trying to pre-empt the very rare 'Why, If we're not allowed to, didn't it say so in the Meet thread?' excuse/reaction/comment.


    The list isn't exhaustive - common sense applies. If in doubt, ask.

    • Any monies given (by individuals, groups, families etc) which is above the camping fees will be automatically considered to be a donation to Rough Close Campsite to aid with site maintenance, site regeneration etc.
    • Forum members are responsible for themselves*, the kit they use and their own actions (and any non member accompanying them) at the Meet.* This includes meals and cooking. It is up to each registered member to make sure that they have enough suitable food for their stay and and also for planning/arranging for any replenishment if/as need be.
    • This is not usually an issue but ... Due to current health, my tolerance for trolls, trolling and purposely inspiring 'invigorated and lively conversations' is very, very low. Do not wind up your fellow attendees! And if you find that others are becoming agitated, steer the conversation to something else.
    • If you drop the proviso between 'Meet List' and the list it will be understood that you have read, understood, and purposely removed it to save time/space/effort in your posting.
    • Under 18's must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian.
    • You brought it in, you take it out ~ camping fees do not include a rubbish collection fee ~ The site's bin is the big orange/red thing in the Camper's Car Park (Labelled 'Bin' in the the pic above this section).
    • When visiting others, do not leave your rubbish in their pitch (or in a communal area) ~ take it with you and dispose of it yourself.
    • Please refrain from burning rubbish on a fire which is being used to cook on.
    • There is no communal bin in the Communal Area.
    • Responsible drinking of alcohol is okay ~ drugs are prohibited! Please do not walk through another group's pitch whilst drinking alcohol and/or smoking.
    • Please keep 'colourful language' reasonable and to a reasonable volume ~ please take into account that other site users do not wish to have to explain to their charge(s) just why certain new words shouldn't be repeated!
    • After unloading*, vehicles need to be parked up in the Campers Car Park. * Unloading ~ not unloading, setting up, having a natter and then discovering that you're now blocked in ;)
    • Wood fires must be raised and contained. Periodically there is a shortage of wood available to burn - if you want to cook on an open fire, bring a supply of wood or charcoal.
    • Due to changes in site policy, we cannot cut down standing dead wood. The same goes for green wood ~ damaged or not.
    • It would be wise to be carrying a torch before it gets dark! It could also be provident to put markers on your shelter so you can find it in the dark.
    • In the highly unlikely event that I need to make use of this ... I reserve the right to stop any individual(s) from attending a Meet. Any individual(s) who I feel endanger our future use of the site will be required to leave the site; outstanding fees will still be owed.
    • Noise levels after 22:00 need to be respectful of other campers desire to sleep at socially accepted hours.
    • Noise levels before 07:30 need to be respectful of other campers desire to have a bit of a lie in.
    • Chopping (or cracking/snapping etc) wood at 'silly o'clock' is not acceptable. Please make sure that you prepare wood for the start of the next day well before dusk ~ and if you can't be sure, bring an alternative method of heating water/cooking. In the event that you injure (cut, bash, squash) yourself processing wood it is expected that you will have a first aid kit / supplies suitable to treat the wound.
    • Reading the info above the site map is a good idea [​IMG] .
    • The site is in the process of reintroducing old drainage ditches on site ~ use of eyes, torch(es) and common sense should avoid any unnecessary incident(s).
    • Unfortunately we can no longer play host to traders (with big wagons) attending the TORM event.


    The 'Touchy Subject' bit:


    Because the site is, first and foremost, a Scout Camp Site, we cannot accommodate those who might, purposely or otherwise, do harm to others. If anyone is knowingly under investigation, or has had an allegation made against them and is awaiting investigation, and that the outcome of the investigation could mean that you could be found unfit to adopt or foster a child then you cannot come along.


    Expected and appropriate behaviour:

    Meets, in general, are very good natured, self regulating, events.

    In the event that one or more attendees are found to be causing concern to others they may be required to leave the site immediately. Anyone found to be overly aggresive, excessively unruly, or are otherwise hostile to any site user in any form may be required to leave the site immediately. In the event that an issue is caused by a minor then the parent or loco parentis will be required to take them home. In the event that an issue is caused by a guest the member who issued their invite may also be required to leave.

    In the event that a member or a guest has a known mental disability which might affect behaviour let us know and, where we can, we will adapt and make allowances. In the event that we don't know that someone has behavioural issues (potential or otherwise) and attendees are found to have been put at risk, the member, inviting member and/or their guest will be asked to leave with immediate effect.

    If you see, experience or suspect something amiss, please speak out ~ we cannot help if we don't know.



    It's fine if you want to:



    • be on your own
    • lay on your back looking at the sky, clouds, birds flying over etc
    • whittle
    • practice 'stuff' - except tree felling; the site has strong opinions about that :lmao:
    • practice flora and fauna ID
    • so on and so forth ...


    This is, in no way, a bushcraft course and it's for you to make of it what you will.



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  3. decorum

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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Just got to see if I can book the time off from work hence the tbc

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  5. Dave Budd

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    I'll be at torm as usual, but the allure of a proper bed and home cooked meals from some friends has won me over so i won't be camping. I hope you all have a good camp though despite my absence
     
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  7. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Got the time off from work so I'm definite for this providing life etc. doesn't throw a spanner in the works :rolleyes:
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Damian may show up as well. He's only just heard about it.
     
  9. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    The more the merrier :)
     
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    I'm not up for a trip down, but it's a great site and the conjunction with TORM is icing on the cake :)
    The company sounds good too though :D

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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    I won't be complaining for sure :)
     
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    Going to the show but will drop in for a visit Saterday afternoon ..
     
  13. decorum

    decorum Full Member

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    Well ... it didn't rain! :whistling: :emoji_cloud_snow::emoji_cloud_snow::emoji_cloud_snow::emoji_cloud_tornado::emoji_dash:


    Thanks to those who made it up, down, and across ~ I know you enjoyed your time :dancer:
     
  14. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Nope, it didn't rain for sure and it was a really good meet, thanks for facilitating as usual Phil :)
     
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    Had a great time. Thanks for the time you spent setting this up again Phil.
     

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