LANCING THS 2020

Hi All,

Good News!!!

Something that many of you have been waiting for👏. West Sussex DA are very pleased to announce that our LANCING COLLEGE Temporary Holiday Site has been given the green light and WILL go ahead,

Opening on Friday 7th August at 9am and will close on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August at 4pm

Price is £10.50 per unit per night

We welcome all units including tents (but own sanitation essential!). There are No Facilities at this Meet other than a drinking water tap & an Elsan disposal tank. Plus rubbish bins. – Please see additional rules below for full details of how these will be used.

Booking is advisable either by email pat@westsussexda.co.uk or by calling 07813 107655. The Meet will of course have to follow all of the latest COVID 19 guidelines as set out by the Government and The Camping & Caravan Club !! These are detailed below and full compliance is mandatory.

Although many Meets have been cancelled this year, West Sussex DA have taken the decision to still go ahead with our THS to enable our members the opportunity of some long awaited camping and a little normality! However, it does come at the small price of having to strictly follow a few rules due to the COVID 19. The meet can only be a success if everyone takes responsibility for their own welfare and of others around them.

RULES– COVID 19

Procedures In order to protect both members and VOLUNTEER Stewards we must implement a number of additions to normal procedures to ensure that everyone is both safe and confident at all times and to comply with The Camping & Caravanning Club, and Central Government requirements.

1. Necessary contact will be minimal,

2. 2m or 1 m+ social distancing MUST be observed in order to protect everyone present.

3. No one exhibiting symptoms will be admitted to site.

4. Anyone exhibiting symptoms during their stay will be asked to notify the steward by phone and go home.

5. STRICTLY NO DAY VISITORS PERMITTED

6. YOU are responsible for your own Health & Safety and you MUST provide your own Hand Sanitisation , PPE Equipment & cleaning items. Wash your hands frequently

7. Members should only gather with in the Government Guidelines.

8. Camping will be conditional on compliance with all safety procedures.

9. Regretably children can not run freely around the site. They must remain within their allocated pitch unless accompanied with an adult.

On Arrival/Booking In –

Stop at the Stewards Booking in Area and remain in your Vehicle.

A steward will approach you .You will need to show the Camping and Caravanning Club membership cards of all the adults in your vehicle through the window of your Vehicle.

To comply with Government safety Track/Trace guidelines you will be asked to fill in your contact details of the lead person in your camping unit. These will be retained until 21 days after the meet when they will all be destroyed.

What to do if you or one of your Party comes down with COVID 19 Symptoms

Notify the Stewards as soon as possible on 07811329215 or 07813107655. You will be asked to leave site and return home and seek appropriate Medical Guidance

Pitching – You can pitch your unit in any direction as long as your unit/awning/vehicle are contained within the marked area.

Drinking Water – Only Adults or Tested Youth are allowed to use the water points. It is recommended that when you use the Fresh Water Point that you sanitise it prior and after use, and take any wipes or cloths you have used, back to your unit for disposal. Please note that a filling hose will not be attached to the tap, so please bring your own. It is recommended that you use gloves and face mask whilst filling up your water. Please observe the 2m or 1+m rule when queuing to use the Water Tap.

Chemical Disposal Point – There are two Chemical Disposal Points which are situated along side of the fenced sports area at the far end of the field . There is a seperate water tap for the Elsan. Do Not use the drinking water tap for rinsing or cleaning any part of your toilet under any circumstances. Only 1 person may enter the designated area around the Elsan point at any time. Please observe the 2m or 1+m rule when queuing to use the Chemical Disposal Point. Please rinse down the Chemical Disposal Point after use and clean up / wash away any spills. It is recommended that the you wear gloves, and a Face Covering when emptying your toilet.

Rubbish Disposal – At the entrance of the Temporary Holiday Field there will be a number of bins for general rubbish. Sadly no recycling is available. Any rubbish disposed of must be in sealed plastic bags. Every attempt must be made to minimise the bulk of waste disposed of e.g., flattening cardboard etc.

Payment – Card payment only, (on site)

General – Sadly this year we are unable to erect our Marquees or provide you with any entertainment or our annual Charity events. Intermingling with other campers must comply with relevant government guidelines. With these few minimal precautions, we hope to be able to carry on virtually as normal providing people observe the social distancing rules and common sense.

Phew!! 😳But apart from all of that I sincerely hope that you all come and have a great stay at Lancing with us and enjoy your camping.Regards ,Pat

Meet Report: Dyke Farm, Pulborough

Thank you to our Stewards, Sheila & Eric.

A (mostly) sunny weekend in one of our more tranquil sites. Great company and nearly 20 units on site made for a fun weekend. Good to see a few new members out too. Great entertainment from “Remote-Gate” – you know who you are!! 🙂

Pat organised a walk around the local area which has many different routes and I’m sure we will have a few more when we next visit.

Lovely Farm Shop on site selling fresh produce, Bus stop outside site. For those of you who have previously fished here, please note the lake is out of bounds due to weed growth unfortunately.

Access to the site is best approached via the A283 either via Pulborough or Storrington, then turn into West Chiltington Road, signposted Nutbourne. At the Dyke Farm Shop (which sells fantastic local produce), turn right into the car park and proceed through to the camping field at the back of the car park through the gate. We would not advise going through the local villages as they can be quite tight when towing. Click Here for link to Google Maps. Postcode RH20 2EE. Map Ref TQ 068180

Meet Report: Gatwick Aviation Museum

Excellent weekend with great weather and fantastic company. A big thank you to Gordon & Shirley for Stewarding the weekend.

Located next to Gatwick Airport, from A23 heading North out of Crawley, take exit signposted Lowfield Heath (past RS Components), at next smaller roundabout, turn left into Charlwood Road, continue for circa 1 mile, Museum is on the right. From Charlwood village take right turn into Charlwood Road, just past Limes Bistro, Museum is aprox 200 yards on left. From Horley, head towards Charlwood village and turn left (may be sharp) into Charlwood Road opposite post box. Click HERE for a link to Google Maps.

This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British aircraft from the “golden age” of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970’s British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. From post war to cold war, this museum clearly shows that timeline in aviation terms. Amongst the list are classic names, Avro, Hawker, Gloster, De Havilland, English Electric, Blackburn, Percival.

Steward Rewards!

If you fancy Stewarding one of our meets you now have an added incentive, especially if you haven’t Stewarded before:

One Free Nights Camping on all three or four day meets

Two Free Nights Camping on all Five Day Meets

As you know we do keep advertising for Stewards and this is because we need more of you to be able to ensure that we can Steward all our meets – we really don’t want to have to cancel a meet purely because we do not have any Stewards.

Please contact sitesec@westsussexda.com for further information.

AGM and Meet Report: Clapham and Patching Village Hall

Well – what a fantastic weekend – wall to wall sunshine, great entertainment and a very well attended AGM – thank you to all who came along to join us!

There will be a separate update on the AGM, but essentially everyone is carrying on with the roles from last year, so that you all as without your committee, your DA cannot function.

Thank you to Val and Sheila for stewarding and to all those who helped out.

After the AGM on Saturday evening we were entertained by Tyler, who went down very well and not only have we had some great feedback from the campers, we have also had a thank you from Tyler himself and a request to play for us again, so keep an eye out for when we can next arrange a date!. If you can’t wait until then or want to find out more about him, click HERE (Facebook Account Required)

On Sunday, we ate our Easter Lunch in the hall together, and had a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter Chick, who were giving out chocolate eggs and some Easter Cheer!

Sunday evening we had a quiz, and the fact that I am typing this after the event means I wasn’t lynched on the way out for setting too difficult questions! It was very tight with only half a point between the winners “The Easter Egg Heads” and the runners up, “East Meets West”. Notable mention for keeping on the heels of the top two teams, well done the Newbies for third!

Monday morning we had a coffee morning and it was great to see some new faces on the field over the weekend and we look forward to welcoming you back to another meet later in the year.