Rough Close ~ Spring 2017 TORM Meet - 16 - 20 March

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Meet date:

Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March 2017.

This Meet is timed (as usual ;) ) to coincide with the Spring TORM event held at Ryton ~ but attending the TORM market is personal choice.



Arrival time on the Thursday 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[/URocationLB]Pitch:[/B]

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: WE DO NOT HAVE THE USE OF THE ADJACENT FIELD FOR THIS MEET. IT IS BOOKED OUT TO ANOTHER GROUP ~ SO PARKING NUMBERS* WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE SITE

* T&C's allow us to keep two vehicles near the pitch and overnight. The two slots are already allocated. So we need to drop kit off at the pitch, and park up back in the Camper's Car Park BEFORE pitching/setting up.

(For those who need, or want, to sleep near their vehicles I have gained permission for you to pitch up on the Site's Main Field)


Fees:

The price per person, per night is [URL="http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site1875/List/RC%20Price%20List%202014.pdf"]£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.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE SUNDAY (OR MONDAY) TO PAY YOUR FEES!


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.

Please remember that the site's Booking T&C's stipulate:

16. Please ensure that noise levels are reduced during 23:00 – 07:00 hours for the benefit of other users and vehicle movement is restricted during these times for the benefit of our neighbours.



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_ 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.

* Well, reddy-orange with algeal green streaks :eek:

Parking:

Please see the 'Helpful Info' section below.


Communal Area Wood Supply:

A bit of nattering behind the scenes ... There is wood on site at the moment, we just need to fetch and process it. One/two/a few have questioned having a supply of wood brought in from outside and feel that it is close to being a tax on sitting in the communal area. To this end I am going to suggest that folks attending either bring in a supply of good, burnable, wood themselves or are willing to find, fetch and process the stuff already on site. And the site politely asks that we don't burn quantities of heavily processed wood ~ there is some leeway, but it is better that we err on the cautious and respectful side than push our luck ;) . (We are aware that some may not be able to bring a supply. Some may not be capable of fetching and/or processing. Some might not be able to bring and also be unable to fetch and/or process. Don't worry or stress, you're still welcome ... we'll just make you the tea monkey ;) )



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.



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 ;) .

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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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Mesquite

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Excellent news :cool:

Got the time off booked already from work and from the current wife so I'm good :)

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bilmo-p5

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decorum

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Quick bump to the thread.


With numbers being continuously low over the past few years this may well be the last R.C Meet.
 
Quick bump to the thread.


With numbers being continuously low over the past few years this may well be the last R.C Meet.

Funny you should mention that, I have been sitting with my work diary on my knee for the last hour trying to plan some meets. That weekend is swmbo's birthday weekend so i'm otherwise engaged. In fact with scouting, half terms and work schedule I don't think I am going to make any of my meets until after summer.

Hopefully see you soon. I may even bring my Explorers down for a scout camp if we can organise a mini bus.
 

decorum

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Funny you should mention that, I have been sitting with my work diary on my knee for the last hour trying to plan some meets. That weekend is swmbo's birthday weekend so i'm otherwise engaged. In fact with scouting, half terms and work schedule I don't think I am going to make any of my meets until after summer.

A similar boat. Except it's mine and not swmbo's ~ I still get sideways looks as I'm away at a Meet :naughty::deal:
'...it's only two hours a week ...' pfft! :lmao: . My last completely scouting free day was almost three weeks ago :yikes: :rofl:


Hopefully see you soon. I may even bring my Explorers down for a scout camp if we can organise a mini bus.

I'd be good to catch up. Bung me a P.M if and when and I'll do my best to pop up :D

Could always do a hike camp, the local railway station is only a mile away from the site ;)
 

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I will be away just before instructing down in Dorset so not fully certain of travel arrangements but I will be there either late Friday or early Sat. Needs woods time....
 

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I will be away just before instructing down in Dorset so not fully certain of travel arrangements but I will be there either late Friday or early Sat. Needs woods time....

As and when, not a problem :D

Hopefully you're feeling a bit more chipper than you were.
 

Mesquite

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If someone can add me pls I'm sitting in Arlanda airport at the moment and phone is not playing fair

Done :)

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Just to bump some important bits ...

We do not have use of the field for this Meet.
The field is booked to be used by someone another group.
We can have TWO vehicles parked by the cabin ~ At this time we have two attendees with conditions requiring these spaces.
We can still drive down to drop off kit ~ but you then need to move your vehicle to the Camper's Car Park.
Arrangement has been made to allow anyone who wishes/needs to sleep near their vehicle to pitch their tent on the Main Field (right next to the Camper's Car Park.
Be aware of the site rules (T&C's) and the restrictions on times for entering and leaving the site. Please comply with them.
 

decorum

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Just a quick heads-up ... as well as the TORM event, there's also the Malvern Military Convention to consider. A *bit* further afield though ;) Details here ~ http://www.militaryconvention.com/default.htm . The Malvern event is a one day event and is on the Sunday.

There's a definite down side to not driving :eek: (the up side being that not going will save me £££'s :rofl: )
 

Mesquite

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Just a quick heads-up ... as well as the TORM event, there's also the Malvern Military Convention to consider. A *bit* further afield though ;) Details here ~ http://www.militaryconvention.com/default.htm . The Malvern event is a one day event and is on the Sunday.

There's a definite down side to not driving :eek: (the up side being that not going will save me £££'s :rofl: )

Sadly for me but lucky for my wallet it's a bit too far out of my way home to be able to go to it :/
 

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