Steve, I have at the last minute been able to get away to the moot which unfortunately means I do not think I will be able to get help looking after Kath so close to being away for the week.This will be our 11th year as a year round camping venue. I hold these meets every two months, normally over the last weekend where possible so a total of just six meets a year.
However, I have noticed a gradual decline in attendance not just here at North Wood but at other midland venues too, some of which have ceased meets altogether. Looking at other meets around the UK on BCUK I suspect this issue is not confined solely to the West Midlands.
This situation was apparent at our recent December meet with a very poor turnout, of course there will always be cancellations for various reasons and I can sort of factor a percentage in. However this is not my wood I just run the meets, I am answerable to the farmers that own it who as friends have allowed me to organise these meets that they may make something out of it too, of late they make very little.
So, having given this a lot of thought and having discussed this with some of the regulars, I am willing to continue with the February meet and possibly the April 'bluebell' meet to see if numbers improve. If they do not I will have to close North Wood down as a venue.
Everything else is here
Steve, I have at the last minute been able to get away to the moot which unfortunately means I do not think I will be able to get help looking after Kath so close to being away for the week.
I would dearly love to be able to come to the Bluebell meet if it is still on and will keep an eye open for updates here.
Can I ask is this one of the sort of benefits of being a full member as I cant recall ever seeing anything before?
Many thanks, Jeff