Rough Close Meet ~ July 01 to 03 2016

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Meet date:

Friday 01 to Sunday 03 July 2016.


Arrival time on the Friday is 15:00 onwards (so after 3PM).


Location:


As per usual, the location is Rough Close Campsite.

In case the site's website goes down, the address and grid reference is:

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


On Ordinance Survey maps: Grid Ref: SP264779 (Site Access) SP266786 (Site Centre)

The site's directions (and therefore the distance) for travelling to and from Tile Hill Railway Station relate to the site's main entrance ~ directions link.


Pitch:

We are booked onto Pitch PC11. See site map below.


Fees:

The price per person, per night remains at £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.


Entrance road / track:

A good amount of time, effort, and money has gone towards improving the site's drive. Please respect the 5 MPH speed limit, it will help preserve the driveway.


Facilities:

Toilet / Shower Facilities:

The toilet facilities at the end of the Norton Cabin and the Main Toilet Block in the Camp Centre are for the use of any site user ~ shower facilities, should you require them, are available at both. There are toilet blocks at the top end of the site but they _might_ still be drained down and closed for the winter season.


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.
FOR THIS MEET (JULY 2016) WE WILL BE PARKING IN THE 'KIT DROP OFF/PICK UP POINT'. THERE IS AN EVENT BEING HELD ON SITE WHICH WE'VE CROSSED BOOKED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE AND IT'S NOT BEEN PROBLEMATIC.


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.


Edits:

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


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.

I'm leaving both RED (for Leader Training) and BLUE (for PC11) routes on for both ease and for reference ;) .





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.
  • 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
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  • 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).


The 'Touchy Subject' bit
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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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Nice one Phil :)

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Sorry, I've been a bit amiss welcoming folk to the Meet list :puppy_dog :sad6: :welcome1:

A bit of an update ... there's a goodly supply of wood on site at the mo ~ pending pyromaniacs deciding that a big fire all weekend is the way to go :rolleyes:

I'll put some pics of the odds and ends of wood supply at some point! ;)


And the work on redevolping the site's Chapel into a place of peace and reflection is moving along nicely :D

The new entrance gateway ~ from the outside ...




... and from the indide




As much of the old Chapel went into building the new area as possible :D




Still a way to go, but getting there! :D
 

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One of the lines/piles of wood ...



... so splitters and saws at the ready :D

And I've snuck in today for an hour and started to tackle the bramble encroaching on the principle communal area ...

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The yellow marks the piles of newly uprooted bramble ... torches in the dark! ;) :rofl:
 

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Neil, Clare, Rob et al and myself are away working for this one but we will see you at the TORM meet 10th-14th November if ya boooook it! :)

I'll get round to it :p

Or you could of course come to the Moot! :p

Not this year :eek:


07. Bilmo (looks promising)

:cool: :D


A bit more bramble bashed ...

Last week's effort left it looking like:




Now it's:




Should make rigging the ropes for the communal area 'chute a whole lot easier! :D


The next session will tackle ...

This patch:

 
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>snipped<
Should make rigging the ropes for the communal area 'chute a whole lot easier! :D


The next session will tackle ...

This patch: >snipped<

Another hour's playtime ...





So no need to chuck ropes over bramble in order to rig the 'chute's perimeter lines :D


There's still a good chunk to pull in various areas but my plan is to leave an amount of bramble around the top edge of the pitch. If we keep on top of it it will create a natural boundary on this part of PC.11 ;)
 

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Another hour or so and another bit grubbed :D


After the previous episode ...




And ... (sorry for the really poor pic :eek: )




I also spent a bit of time looking at and tidying the corner perimeter ... there's a definite need to mark and protect the pitch boundary but hopefully I've found a balance which still allows for far, far easier setting up of the perimeter rope for the 'chute. :D

From the bramble piles in previous pics, and looking back towards the adjacent field and site track:



... and turn to face left:

 

Mesquite

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Can't make this one I'm afraid. Have a good one folks.

Sadly me neither, money's just too tight :(

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