News and Announcements

All the latest news, announcements and information from the BCC.

If you have any news or announcements to share please send them via our CONTACT US page.

 

LTV&W - ABINGDON THS

22nd April 2014

Spring Bank holiday rally CANCELLED

London & Thames Valley & Wiltshire

ABINGDON THS 22-May-14 TO 02-Jun-14

The Cricket Club have advised us that due to the severe flooding in Feb/Mar, the field has sustained significant damage and is unfit for use. They have advised that they will not be able to accommodate any rallies that were booked in April, May and June. We are therefore unable to run the Spring Bank holiday rally at this site.

FEAST OF LANTERNS 2014

28th January 2014

BCC FEAST OF LANTERNS ANNUAL RALLY 2014

The FOL webpage has now been updated for this years event.

The closing date for bookings is the 30th July 2014 and all bookings must be sent to Mr David Cuthbert whose postal details are on the booking form.

In addition, in a world where prices keep on rising, this years event is even cheaper than last year. Infact its £5.00 cheaper for a two adult unit!

Please re-visit this page as more information and events will be added to this page right up until August.

Please visit the site here : www.britishcaravannersclub.co.uk/fol

FOL PHOTOS

3rd September 2013

Feast Of Lanterns 2013 - Photos

I've started toupload the various photos I've been sent from this years Feast Of Lanterns Rally.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THEM

Thanks to everyone who has sent their photos in, and if anyone else has some to share, then please send them to us via the CONTACT US page.

Finally thanks to everyone involved with this years FOL whether you are one of the working party or a visitor to the event you allmake this weekend as special as it is.

See You Next Year !!!

FOL POST MEET - HELP NEEDED

13TH August 2013

FOL POST MEET

Could any body help us out by running the post meet after the FOL 27th to the 1st of September at Haxey Quays nr Doncaster MR112/765952.

Site is due to open 12 noon 27th August and close 12noon 1st September.

If you can help, or would like more information, please contact Sylvia Daniel 0773 863518

Kent BCC Headcorn School

29TH July 2013

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY MEET HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Unfortunatley the August Bank Holiday meet at Headcorn Primary School in Kent has been cancelled

Regards,
Vanessa Blain, BCC GENERAL SECRETARY

BCC FOL Update

12TH July 2013

Calling All Area's

The Booking deadline for individual and block bookings for this years BCC Feast Of Lanterns rally has been extended

Please get your booking forms in before 29th July 2013

Regards,
John Ronald, FOL Co-ordinator

LTV&W BCC Swiss Farm, Henley

26th June 2013

London & Thames Valley & Wiltshire BCC welcomes you to Swiss Farm, Henley, RG9 2HY
July 10th - July 15th.

Stewards are Nina & George plus helpers. Site opens at 11a.m. Please do not arrive before this time.

The Henley Music Festival (www.henley-festival.co.uk) takes place during the time of the meet. Each evening concludes with a firework display which is visible from the site. It is a short walk to the riverside where you can sit and hear the music from the other side of the river.

The site is on the A4155 Marlow Road 0.5 mile north of Henley. Do not use the main site entrance. The rally field is adjacent to the Rugby Club. Just £10 per unit per night.

Visit LTV website at www.londonandthamesvalleybcc.org.uk

Inter DA Volleyball Meet

11th June 2013

I am writing to you to ask a friendly club favour, and to promote our Volleyball Meet. We are very keen to attract more DAs and Sections from the Club to come and join in this Inter DA Volleyball Meet. This meet has ran for over 30 years, and since moving from NECDA, has been ran by North Warwicks for the past 5 years.

Its a great weekend, with DAs from Central Counties, Berkshire, Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, even as far as Glasgow DA. It would great to meet other like minded campers. We have a marquee, live band. If you are not part of a team, just come along we will get you a game.

Download a Leaflet HERE


Regards
Jayne Bishop PRO - NWDA

BCC Scotland, THS cancelled.

5th June 2013

BCC Scotland would like to inform all members that the THS at Muir of Ord (Black Isle) that was planned to run from 30th August 15th September 2013 is unfortunately cancelled.

If you have any questions regarding this please contact us via the Contact Us page.

Chairman Handover

24th March 2013

Keith Thompson takes the reins

As you are hopefully aware, the Annual General Meeting of the BCC was held recently at Torksey Scout Camp. During this meeting many things happened and I wont list them all the full report will be in a future edition of our 'Caravanning' magazine.

However a couple of important things happened that are more than worth a mention here.

David Gutherson has now stepped down as Club Chairman, handing the reins over to Keith Thompson. We'd all like to thank David forhis hard work, and congratulate Keith on his new role.

 

As such Keith Brierley has now taken up the role of Club Vice-Chairperson and again I'm sure you'll join me in congratulating Keith.


Finally, Roy Bunclark is now Supplies and Equipment Office. A full list of all the current positions for the 2013/2014 season within the club are listed here. The BCC Club Officers

London & Thames Valley Easter Meet

15th March 2013

Urgent Announcement

The London and Thames Valley Easter meet at Winchester Green Jackets Cricket Ground has been cancelled due to the site being waterlogged. Please note that the AGM due to be held on Sunday March 31st at 11a.m. will now be held at Nettlebed Village Hall, High Street, Nettlebed Oxon. Nettlebed is on the A4130 Henley to Oxford road.

Any queries please contact : Pat Boissieux (patlbo@orangehome.co.uk)

BCC Membership Costs

15th March 2013

What can you get for a fiver?

A magazine? a fast-food Meal? Three quarters of a gallon of petrol?
one day of council tax ? or maybe ten days of BT phone line rental?

How about something thats lasts a full 12months, comes with three magazines and something that you can't put a value on - friendship!

The BCC's Membership fee is currently just £5.00 and its been this way since 2008 !

Thanks to our treasurer and donations from the areas the BCC are in a very favorable situation at present with respect to finance so there is NO indication that in the near future the membership fees of the BCC will have to be increased.  When you look at all the section membership fees we the BCC have the lowest so what better value for money is there than the £5.00 you pay for BCC membership.

The BCC however is short of one special item.  Members!  Our membership has been on the decrease, as with other organizations, for many years now even though the National Council of the section has been trying several initiatives to bring in new members.  The offer of free membership to new members joining up to the renewal of their C&CC membership, is one item that has been put in place to recruit new members.  This has been fairly successful and very few of these members have left the BCC once they have joined.  The new recruitment incentive which was initiated last year is very successful and many members have benefited from the scheme.

This year a new initiative has been proposed by the management committee, to give something back to members and encourage them to attend the FOL.  Every one who has pre booked for the FOL this year will, on arriving and booking in, receive a £10 note to spend as you wish.

You could think of it this way .. you pay a £5 a year for everything that the BCC offers, and you could earn £10 back?
We're actually paying you to be a member!

 

 

North Wales THS at Llanrwst

13th March 2013

North Wales THS at Llanrwst - Tommy & Meryl Knowles

After some 10 years of running and organising the North Wales THS at Llanrwst during May/June of each year for the North Wales Area, BCC Councillor and ex-area chairman, Tommy Knowles, along with Meryl, must bow out of this years meet due to poor health. Tommy has been a stalwart of the club and loved running this THS which. over the years, has become very popular indeed. Pauline and I have been his assistant stewards for the past 3 years or so but friends for many more and will be running it this year with help from some committee, and area members, but will miss Tommy's cheerful face and helpful ways as well as Meryl's organising and bookkeeping skills.

Hopefully, Tommy's brother, Arthur will bring him and Meryl to visit us during the meet so they can catch up with some of the good friends they have made over the years and, as for us, well we'll try our best to carry on the excellent service provided to members in the past and also look forward to catching up with visitors old and new. I am sure everyone will join in with Pauline and I in wishing Tommy better health in the future and thanking them both for being good friends.

Hope to see you on the Bodnant rally field, Harry Pleavin and Pauline.

Below is a picture of, from left to right, Tommy, Harry, Meryl and Pauline and one of Tom and Meryl walking the field, both from last years meet.

 

       

BCC Car Badge on Ebay

21st January 2013

Vintage Mascot Badge with Art Deco Caravan & Car

Whilst hunting around Ebay the yesterday, I came across to following car badge, which obvisouly dates back along way as the logo is very 'early' and the section name still refers to the Camping Club !

it has the following description :

  • This is an Unusual Original Vintage Mascot Badge with Art Deco Caravan & Car :  BRITISH CARAVANNERS CLUB
  • In used condition as seen with wear distress commensurate with its age as seen.
  • It measures 3.25" X 3.5"
  • Superb Art Deco Iconography.

and its currently up for sale for £108 ! - so keep you're old car badges you never know how much they will be worth!

 

Car Badge        

BCC Meets Programme 2013

15th January 2013

BCC Meets Programme 2013 is now available for download from the Members section

In the Members section, we now have available the new BCC Meets Programme 2013 ready for download.
This programme will be posted out around the end of January to all current BCC Members
It is only available in Adobe Acrobat Reader format.

Please remember this is only for BCC Members, and is part of your BCC membership. Please do not distribute it to non BCC members, instead, distribute the membership form and see if you can win a free membership for yourself! See below.

 

New Member Incentive Programme

15th October 2012

New Incentive scheme to encourage new members

At the AGM it was decided that we shall introduce a new incentive scheme that all current members can take advantage of to try and attract more new members into the BCC.

For every FIVE new members that any existing member is able to recruit in a single year, the club will send you 5.00 effectively refunding your annual membership fee. The more you recruit the more you earn, 10 members = £10 , 30 members = £30 !

This scheme runs from 1st of April to 31st March each year, at the end of which the membership secretary will be able to ascertain who is "Recruiter of the Year".

The prize for this achievement will be a voucher for FREE admission for two members to attend the relevant BCC Feast Of Lanterns meet later the same year, which will be worth around £50 or maybe more !!

So if you were to recruit ten new members throughout the year, and as a result also won the 'Recruiter of the Year' award, you would receive 10 plus the voucher, and this could total up to nearly 70. Not a bad incentive I'm sure you'll agree!

So now its up to you. You can gain, the club can gain, we all guarantee the future of the BCC for future generations.
On the membership form you will notice a line which says INTRODUCED BY , remember to complete this, and include your membership number, so that the membership sectretary can send you your rewards!

Also: Remember that new members wont pay a penny to join the BCC until their C&CC membership is due for renewal.

DOWNLOAD THE MEMBERSHIP FORM HERE

 

BCC Letterhead now available

4th October 2012

BCC Letterheads now available for download from the Members section

In the Members section, we now have available the new BCC letterhead ready for download. It is restricted to Voluntary Officers or higher.

They are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader format for printing and also in Microsoft Word format so you can write your letters on the computer before printing.

If you cannot use either of these formats, please let me know via the contact page and I'll see what can be done.

 

BCC FOL - Closing date extended

22nd July 2012

The cloSing date for bookings for the BCC Feast Of Lanterns Rally has been extended

If you are planning on going to the FOL and have not yet submitted your booking please do so asap as we are expecting an increase in bookings following the cancellation of the NFOL. We are trying to get more land but this is still to be confirmed.

However the closing date for last minute booking has been pushed out to the 4th August 2012 to allow those of you who have missed out on the NFOL a chance to join the BCC in Norfolk for a fantastic weekend.

We also welcome those not wanting to book, but would rather just turn up on the day, but you'll probably get a better pitch if we know you're coming!!

Please contact Roy Bunclark, Norfolk BCC for further information.

More information about the BCC FOL can also be found here

 

NFOL RALLY - CANCELLED

20th July 2012

The Camping and Caravanning Club National Feast Of Lanterns Rally has been cancelled.

Please note that this is not the BCC Feast Of Lanterns but the C&CC's NFOL

If you are planning on going to the FOL and have not yet submitted your booking please do so asap as we are expecting an increase in bookings following the cancellation of the NFOL. We are trying to get more land but this is still to be confirmed. Please contact Roy Bunclark, Norfolk BCC for further information.

More information about the BCC FOL can also be found here

More information about the NFOL cancellation can be found here on the main NFOL website here

 

Tyne Tees Website

19th July 2012

Just to inform all members that Tyne Tees are having a few Website problems at the moment.

Everything else in the area is running as normal, including all meets, however, as always, please check with the meet organiser before going. Their telephone number is usually in either the Red programme or in Out and About.

 

LTV - Abingdon Cricket Club

13th July 2012

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LONDON AND THAMES VALLEY BCC

The THS due to start on Friday 20th July at Abingdon Cricket Club has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions making the ground unsuitable for camping. Please check www.londonandthamesvalleybcc.org.uk for latest news for any further changes.

 

Nederlandse Toeristen Kampeer Club

8th July 2012

Great Britain was well represented at the opening parade of the Nederlandse Toeristen Kampeer Club, 100th birthday celebration meet nr Venlo in Holland this June.

As you can see this included our BCC pennon, which got another soaking, but we were in front of the C&CC pennon in the parade, proving that once again the BCC leads the way!

http://www.kampeerclub.nl/int

 

North Wales Area - Meet Changes

07-07-2012

North Wales Area B.C.C. have been informed by the landowner that the meet due to take place on 10th - 12th August 2012 at Whitgates, CAERWYS will have to be cancelled due to her field being a sea of mud. This meet has been re-arranged to take place at MISTY WATERS which is just on the other side of the A55.

Directions are:- From Chester come off the A55 at junction 31, CAERWYS. At the top of the slip road turn right back over the expressway. At the second roundabout go straight on and take the first turning right (FACHALLT ROAD). The rally field is just past the Static site on the right. It will be signed for N.W.B.C.C.

 

North Wales area B.C.C. meet scheduled for 4th TO 9th October 2012 at Ebury Hill has been cancelled, it has however been replaced by a meet on the same dates at PHEASANTS WAY, CWM.

Directions are :- From Chester on the A55 take junction 31 and at the rooundabout at the top of the slip road Turn right over the Motor way. At the second roundabout turn left S.P. Dyserth and follow the B.C.C. signs.

 

Finally the Meet at CLAWDD NEWYDD, Nr RUTHIN 18th to 23rd October is also cancelled but has been replaced by THE COTTON ARMS, AT WRENBURY CW5 8HG. MR 117/592479.

For any further information regarding these Meets please ring 07503070868

 

Dyfed Area Suspension

22nd May 2012

The BCC regret to inform members that due to lack of support, Dyfed Area BCC has been put into suspension.


 

L.T.V. Annual Dinner Dance

22nd May 2012

Notice is hereby given of a change of date for London and Thames Valley dinner dance.

The date of the dinner dance is now 1st December 2012. The venue remains the same, details of which are on www.londonandthamesvalleybcc.org.uk meets page.

Berkshire Masonic Centre, Mole Road, Sindlesham, Berkshire

Postcode RG41 5DB

MR 175/774698

Annual End of season Dinner Saturday 24. 6:30pm for 7:00pm dinner in the Flavell Suite.
Hard standing for caravanning available for Saturday night only.
From Reading take A329 to Winnersh. Turn right at Winnersh traffic lights onto B3030 to Sindlesham. In 0.5 mile turn right at mini roundabout. Site on right. Also Christmas Card exchange with all members present at the dinner


 

Councillors Meet - Fundraising

25th April 2012

Wewould like to announce that during the Easter meet run by the BCC Councillors at Bishopthorpe in York, a total of £110.80 was raised for Charity. This money was donated by our visitors as a reult of the 'surplus equipment sale' and other fundraising events over the weekend.

 

This money has been donated to St Leonard's Hospice which is a registered charity caring for people with life-threatening illnesses - often, though not always, cancer. Their skilled and specially-trained staff offer in-patient palliative care in a purpose-built unit with 20 beds and Daycare at the Hospice for people living in their own homes. They are also run a Hospice@Home service.

Please visit their website to learn more : www.stleonardshospice.org.uk

 

Thankyou to everyone involved !

Hope to see you next year
Dorothea

 

North Yorkshire Area - New Website

19th March 2012

North Yorkshire BCC would like to announce the launch of their new website.

We would like to invite you to visit http://northyorkshirebcc.webeden.co.uk/
to view our Rally programme, special events, and items for sale.

We also invite all our guests to leave us a message on our Rally Report notice board.

 

 

Ribblesdale Area - Help the Heroes

18th February 2012

Mr Paddy Welsh, outgoing chairman of Ribblesdale Area British Caravanners Club, presents a cheque to Mr Arthur Rowe for 3,400, at our AGM on 18th February 2012.

This was raised by the caravanners with raffles, fun days, cake stalls and donations during the year of 2011 for their chosen charity Help For Heroes.

 

 

 

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