Lansdowne THS – Cancelled

Sadly we have been unable to find enough stewards for this event and have had to reluctantly cancel the event.
Understandably, the land owner was less than happy so if any other DA is interested in using this site in August, please contact Ron Tyson on 01772 814075.

Urgent notice re Manor Farm meet this weekend

BAD NEWS- Due to a change in staff and an almighty admin error, they have no booking for us. The rally field is 3ft high so they offered to accommodate us on the camping field but wanted an almighty £20 pun!In the interests of our members, we have decided to walk away from their offer.
GOOD NEWs is we’ve been able to find another venue at short notice – well done Mr Chairman. We are off to Holmston Hall which is between Winsford & Tarporley and has on site fishing available ( at extra cost)Cost pun is just £10 and we really hope you will join us. Anybody who booked Manor Farm will be contacted to see if you are happy to switch your booking to the new venue

2021 Booking System

You may be wondering why you need to book? Simply to ensure we have space for everybody as some sites have limited capacity. It also helps us comply with any track n trace requirements.
So when can you book?For a weekend or 5 day meet: 2 weeks before the start of the eventFor a Temporary Holiday Site (THS): 1 calendar month before:Bala = 9am 28th AprilLansdowne = 9am 30th JuneCemaes = 9am 6th July
Why can’t I book sooner? Two reasons: We can’t be sure the event can go ahead till nearer the time; we want to give everybody a fair chance and avoid No shows/phantom bookings.So bookings for our 1st event at Eccleshall Castle will open at 9am Sunday 11th April as previously stated on the website. Plus I think Andy deserves a Saturday night off!
How to book?Please remember Andy has taken on the bookings role in addition to Treasurer so please email necdabookings@gmail.com and state:Name, membership number, DA, contact number. Please confirm event and arrival date & number of nights.No prepayment necessary and like last year we will require correct cash in a clear sealed bag.

We Need Stewards

Last year we had to cancel meets due to Covid, we really don’t want to cancel this year, because we don’t have a steward.  So if you’d like to camp for free, then why not steward a meet or THS. Regarding Lansdowne, we’re not expecting 1 steward to do the full 3 weeks. It works well if we can get pairs of stewards to do a week each so you get alternate days off.* Basically we’re open to any offers of help.
*free camping is for 1 unit so this is split where 2 units share stewarding duties.

Email info@necda.co.uk to volunteer or find out more

AGM Update

If you’d like to attend via Zoom, please email kath3601@outlook.com by Sunday 28th March please. This will enable the paperwork and invitation link to be sent to you in plenty of time

2021 Meets

The Camping & Caravanning Club have said meets can resume after 12th April 2021 when restrictions on using “self contained holiday accomodation” are lifted. The rule of 6 will still apply outdoors until May 17th and we are waiting for further guidelines on how to run meets but we may have to run our events as BOOKED “pop up campsites”.

NOTE: Bookings do not open until 11th April – after our AGM

2021 AGM News

As promised here are the details & agenda for our forthcoming AGM. HQ have asked “for all AGM’s scheduled between 1st Feb & 30 April, to be held virtually” on the same date and time already published.
So, we will be holding a brief AGM using Zoom on Saturday 10th April at 4pm
We have been advised of some format changes and enclose the Agenda as supplied by HQ:
Chairmans Report
Audited Annual Accounts
Auditors Report
Appointed Regional Councillors Report/ Section Advisory Report
Election of Committee
Election of Auditor(s)
Report on Appointment of Treasurer
Report on Appointment of Youth Leaders(N/A as we don’t have one)
Appointment of President & Vice Presidents

We need a minimum of 15 attendees to meet the quorate requirements but have calculated we have 8 committee members plus partners.
There are 3 ways you can be involved:
1) If you would like to join us on the Zoom call, please email our Secretary at kath3601@outlook.com. We are also required to confirm your membership, so please attach a photo of your membership card please. You will also need to download the Zoom software.

2) We want to give you a voice, so are happy to hear your questions or ideas. These will be addressed outside the AGM and the responses will be shared via email / Facebook. Please email Kath on kath3601@outlook.com

3) We are always looking for people to join the Committee in a general role but we also have the following positions vacant:
Sites Officer
Youth Leader(s)
Social Secretary
General Member
If you would like to find out more about these roles, please contact Phil Edmondson on murphydcool@sky.com

New date for Xmas Curry Night

The latest lockdown doesn’t end until 2nd December so we’ve take the decision to move our Xmas Curry Night back to January. The new date is Sunday 31st January at 6pm. Please email karenwray1@live.co.uk if you want to attend. You can also book via our Facebook page

New members are always welcome so don’t be shy. Come n see what we’re about!

Glebe Farm Pop Up Campsite

Due to the Club guidelines and the latest 3 tier restrictions, we will not be permitted to have any social elements at this event so will not be having the usual american supper and fireworks. As dissappointed as we all are, I’m sure you will understand that we have to operate within Club guidelines to ensure all our members are safe and insured.

If you plan to attend, please email your booking to necdabookings@gmail.com

Belmont Hall fully booked

Apologies but we’ve been notified by the landowner that the rally field is too wet to use. He has been able to accomodate 10 units on hardstanding but this reduction in capacity means this event is fully booked. We are starting a reserve list so please email necdabookings@gmail.com