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East Midlands Area

Welcome to the East Midlands Area of the Motor Caravan Section, we cover Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and now members from the Peterborough area. We are a friendly bunch of Motor Caravanner’s who like to get together at the weekends and relax in our lovely countryside. Please come out and join us for a weekend, we are sure you will enjoy it and make lots of new friends.

We hold meets in areas as diverse as Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire. Recently certain CV (Coventry) and Mid Shires have joined East Midlands so we hope to extend our areas of meets to cover those areas.

Committee Details

 

Chairman and Rep to Central Counties

Linda Cooper 

01530 262396.  Mob 07983706465

email - lindacooper100@icloud.com

 

Vice Chairman & PRO

John Taylor

01164 299708.  Mob 07719 657056

email – johnfftaylor@aol.com

 

Secretary

Bob Ford

 01778 346288 or 007810704739

email - rf45239@gmail.com

 

Treasurer

Doreen Whitaker

01827 873105.  Mob 07976 716988

email - martinwhitakerj@gmail.com

 

Sites Officers

Colin and Sue Chester

Mob 07375 115619

email - suecolin@sky.com

 

Regalia and Equipment Officers

Pat and Steph Presland

​01246 239431. Mob 07900 396160

​email - patandsteph@supanet.com

 

Appointed National Council Officer

Bill Cooper 

01530 262396 or 07983706465

Email As Linda

 

Catering Officer

Diane Fowler

01159 537063. Mob 07948 383273

email as Dave Fowler

 

Audio/Visual Officer

Dave Fowler

01159 537063. Mob 07971 318564

email – dafadr@ntlworld.com

 

 

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List of Meetings

For more details please refer to our website - www.eastmidlandsmcs.co.uk

For further information contact our Sites Officer Sue and Colin Chester 07375115619.

PLEASE NOTE - ALL MEETS BEGIN AT 2PM. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE THAT TIME.

IF THE MEET IS HELD AT A SCHOOL THE MEET WILL BEGIN AT 4.30PM.

The Webmaster is unavailable from 9th September to 10th October.

 The most up to date info will be in the live Gmail Calendar below, you can add this to your own calendar.

 

22 Aug-10 Sep 2017

THS opens at 12 o'clock. On a bus route to Skegness and Boston. £9pn. Stewards - Linda and Bill and John and Barbara. 07983 706465. Great brewery and cafe on site.

Batemans Brewery, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, PE24 4JE

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14 Sep-17 Sep 2017

Muswell Leys Farm. £10.00 pun. Invitation to Midland MCS. Stewards Sue and Colin, Stan and Chris. 07375115619

Muswell Leys Farm, Coal Pit Lane, Willey, Rugby, CV23 0SL

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29 Sep-01 Oct 2017

Meet in Roade Village Hall. £9.00 pun. Stewards - Doddie and Barry. 07453 864464. Fun sport w/e for all. Bring and share Friday night.

Roade, Northamptonshire. NN7 2LS

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20 Oct-22 Oct 2017

Meet at Uppingham Community College. £8.50. Stewards - John and Barbara Taylor. 07719 657056

Uppingham, Leics, LE15 9TJ

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23 Nov-27 Nov 2017

Christmas shopping meet in rural Oxfordshire. £13.50 pun including EHU. NB THIS IS A BOOKED MEET. Stewards Liz and Dave, Paul. 07788101333.

Barnstones, Great Bourton, OX17 1QU

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08 Dec-10 Dec 2017

Join us for our festive meet and meal in Copt Oak pub next door to the meet. £8.50. Stewards Maria and Richard. 07854 954335. NB THIS IS A BOOKED MEET FOR THE MEAL.

Copt Oak Memorial Hall, Leicestershire, LE67 9QB

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30 Dec-02 Jan 2018

New Year Fun and Frolics. THIS IS A BOOKED MEET. Cost TBC. Stewards Dave and Pam Lewis. 07860 200284.

Hose Village Hall, Leicestershire, LE14 4JR

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Meeting Minutes

Minutes from Committee Meeting held at Nether Whitacre,

11th February 2017 @ 10.00am.

 

 

 

52/16 THOSE PRESENT

Dave Smith, Bill Cooper, Linda Cooper, Doreen Whitaker, Dave Fowler, Diane Fowler, John Taylor

 

53/16 APOLOGIES – Liz Smith, Tony Spencer

 

54/16 CHAIRMANS WELCOME AND REPORT – Linda Cooper

Welcome to all present and thanks to Dave and Diane for the loan of their motorhome for the meeting. Lovely to see all.

Linda has received following nominations for committee:-

Colin and Sue Chester – Sites Officer

Bob Ford – Secretary.

Linda also said that singer Natalie Nightingale has been booked for Hose AGM for £200.

 

55/16 MINUTES FROM

Barnstones Caravan Park, Great Bourton, Banbury on 26th November 2016 @ 4pm. Proposed by Doreen Whitaker and Seconded by Diane Fowler.  These were accepted by committee.

 

56/16 MATTERS ARISING

Tent still to be fixed.

 

57/16 TREASURERS REPORT – Doreen Whitaker

Doreen Whitaker presented the Balance sheet for Q4.

 

Cash in hand                                                    £26.58

Bank Account Balance                                £1620.78

HQ Account Balance                                    £6868.75

                                                            £8516.11

 

Current Liabilities

Output VAT (receipts)                                  £1716.04

Input VAT (payments)                                 £1096.82

                                                              £619.22

 

Total of balances B/F from previous year                                   £8405.75

Surplus (Income less expenditure less balance B/F)               £110.36

Less liabilities                                                                                   £619.22

                                                                                                £7896.89

 

Accounts have been audited by Edith Lang and sent to National MCS.

Jean Johnson is secondary Auditor.

Charity money left over after £500 donation is £116.95.

New Year meet was a great success and was self funded.

Report was proposed by Bill Cooper and seconded by Diane Fowler and agreed by the committee.

 

58/16 CORRESPONDENCE – Given by Dave Smith in the absence of Liz Smith

Green papers

2.8 Online Banking.  This was discussed earlier and it was decided to leave banking as it is at present.

3.14 (version 3). The Big Club Get-Together

3.4 (version 11). Camping in National Parks 2018

5.12. Guidelines for Following Copyright Laws

 

(Additional correspondence added by Liz post committee meeting.

1. Thank you letter received from Rainbows Hospice 2nd December 2016 for £500.

2. Letter from Kathy Giles regarding nomination for Section Certificate of Merit. Also enclosed booking forms for National AGM at Chepstow and a block booking form for NFOL at Hickstead.

3. 2017/18 List of Officers and committee for Section 2017/18

4. Notice from NWDA regarding Central Counties Regional meet 16th -18th June 2017 at Hampton House Farm, Kineton.

5. Message from Central Counties that they have now opened a Twitter account named ‘CentralCounties’.

6. Notice from CCR enclosing competition rules for the Upcoming Eat Local Club Campsite Cook of the Year 2017.)

 

 

59/16 SITES OFFICER

The meet at Louth 1st – 5th June is the week after the AGM at Chepstow. We have no stewards as yet.

It was agreed by all to cancel Louth meet.

Martin Whitaker to cancel Louth on the database. However it was recorded that Liz (secretary) to write letter to cancel.

(Linda has confirmed she has contacted the landowners of the Louth meet and cancelled the meet. It will subsequently be cancelled on the database by Martin Whitaker in the absence of Tony Spencer.)

 

60/16 PRO REPORT – Dave on behalf of Liz Smith

All going well. The details for Nether Whitacre was correct on www.eastmidlandsmcs.co.uk which was updated at the same time as Waggonerstalk.co.uk during the week. The Postcode was incorrect on the EMMCS sites List 2017.

The information from the Sites Officer does need to have the correct details as this is used for both websites.

 

61/16 REGALIA OFFICERS REPORT – Dave Smith

Dave gave details regarding the buying of MCS umbrellas.  He is unable to get them through MCS. He has investigated and shared the price list.

MCS umbrellas with East Mids MCS written on it.  Windproof/carbon were £21 per item.   Budget £12.20 per item with limited colours.

Dave is still trying to source from a local company.

 

62/16 APPOINTED COUNCILLOR TO SECTION COUNCIL – Bill Cooper

There hasn’t been a MCS committee meeting since the last committee meeting.  Next meeting is beginning of April and he will bring up the subject of umbrellas.

 

 

 

 

63/16 CENTRAL COUNTIES REPRESENTATIVE – Linda Cooper

-Linda attended a meeting last week.  The CCR meet books hadn’t arrived but will be available for the next meet at Hose.

-Ann Smith said that online banking is very hard.

-Promoting Central counties website – club able to promote self i.e. send photos, there will be a prize.

-Will start a Twitter account (see Correspondence for update).

-Cannot do a Facebook account.

-Can we attend Central Counties AGM?

 

 

64/16 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

This will be post AGM 11th March 2017.

 

65/16 AOB

Equipment list database. Could we have an asset list?

Dave Smith is resigning from the committee from Hose AGM.

 

66/16 Meeting was closed at 11.00am

Upcoming Tours

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For 2017 our Club Travel Service have arranged Escorted Tours in 2017.  This year they have added at new Tour for us - 'Food, Fireworks & Festivals' this is a 17 day tour to the Rhine & Moselle Valleys and includes at visit to the world's largest Caravan & Motorhome Show in Dusseldorf.  For full details visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk - There are still places available so don't miss out Book Now - To book call 02476 475448 and ask for Travel Services or visit the website for full details.

then go to Travel Abroad - European Escorted Tours

Holidays & Events

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Our Areas & Groups host Holiday Meets all over the country and Special Events. 

 

 

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