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DINNER AND DANCE - 29th February 2020

Special rates have been negotiated for  anybody that wants to attend the Dinner & Dance and stay at the County Hotel. £80 for a double room. £99 including Breakfast. If interested contact David Mills. 


Hi everyone thought I would give you an update on Phil as so many of you ask after him. Unfortunately he's in hospital with kidney failure brought on by the myloma. He has been having dialysis since Tuesday but they are not sure yet if the kidneys will recuperate. They are starting him on a stronger course of Chemo today which we hope will work. We are still staying positive and looking forward to attending rallies as always.



It is with regret that I have to inform you of the sad death of Terry Blane who passed away on Monday 10th February in Shropshire where he moved last May.  Our condolences go to Kathy and family.  Details of the funeral to follow when known.


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Hi Folks.

As Rally Secretary for this year, I am looking at new venues from the information gained from talking to club members. So many of you have done so much in the past, and we are all eternally grateful for that commitment, but we need more help...….. I said at the "Thank You" marshals forum, that my concerns are now for the present and the future, as without rally marshals, there will be no rallies. With no rallies there would be no centre in South Essex.

I have two possible rallies that I am requesting marshals for currently in 2021 before I book them. One of these is a Scottish holiday rally at a beautiful 4* club site on the West Coast, overlooking the Inner Hebrides. We had an incredible rally there several years ago. The other is the possibility of booking an old venue of ours, with a new theme at Walton on Thames...Apps Court Farm. This rally would be on the river bank of the Thames, with beautiful walks and cycle tracks, only 4 miles from Hampton Court. The proposed date for this one links in with a special race meeting at Sandown Park racecourse.

BEFORE I BOOK THESE I MUST HAVE CONFIRMED RALLY MARSHALS. Anyone interested in these , or proposing other new venues please contact me. 

Rally Secretary


The January draw of the 100 Club took place at the Thank You Marshal's rally.

The winners were:

1st number was 28 and the owner will receive a cheque for £15

2nd number was 38 and that owner will receive a cheque for £10

3rd number was 1 and the owner will receive a cheque for £5

Congratulations to them all.

The next draw will take place at the Annual Dinner and Dance rally.


Is anyone missing this knife from their caravan/motorhome. I found it in the knife draw of my motorhome last week. I have no idea how long it has been in there, it is very similar to mine but when doing a head count I found I had 7 knives instead of 6 and this is the odd one out. I have obviously picked it up by mistake for which I apologise to the owner. If this is your knife please contact me on 07980405838 or

Jean Weller


Could all marshals please send in your equipment order forms to Geoff Appleton at least 6 weeks before your rally. All relevant information and request form is in your paperwork.

On returning this equipment could you advise Geoff of any missing or damaged articles.

Thanks for your co-operation.


We have been asked to advise our members that the East Kent invite for 4 – 6th December is a Christmas Dance Rally.  As per our Rally Book you can visit the Dickens Festival in the Day, and Party with our hosts on Saturday Night. Contact marshals for further information.


Rally Dates: 25th July - 2nd August 2020

This rally runs until 2nd August and not the 1st August as stated in the rally book.


Further to the Milton family's previous "Thank you" message, Beryl would like it known that £276 was donated, in Dave's memory, to the Dog's Trust. Thank you all. Your generosity is much appreciated.


The new password is active as from today (2nd January). If or when you require this could you please apply to me (Jean Weller - Webmaster) or any other Committee Member. Thank you.


We are pleased to announce that following Holiday Rallies (5 nights or more) are planned for 2020

25/03/2020 - 31/03/2020 Alde Heating Factory Visit Rockingham Forest, Northants Mavis & Brian Clark
09/04/2020 - 14/04/2020 Easter Sedgeford, Norfolk Sue & Paul Maran
02/05/2020 - 10/05/2020 Dans Meadow Woodbridge, Suffolk Sandie & Phil Hegarty
26/05/2020 - 31/05/2020 National Follow-on Holbeach, St Marks. Lincolnshire Margaret & John Mack
14/06/2020 - 21/06/2020 Everglades Downham Market, Norfolk Wendy & Bob Keen
10/07/2020 - 15/07/2020 Stonham Barnes Stonham Aspal, Suffolk Jeannette & Phil Goldspink
25/07/2020 - 01/08/2020 Hunstanton Hunstanton, Norfolk Claire & Scott Green
26/08/2020 - 02/09/2020 Bank Holiday Airshow Brokhowse, Weeley, Essex Edith & Les Farey
27/08/2020 - 02/09/2020 The Garden of England

Ashford, Kent

Linda & John Christie

Currently, these will all be open for booking from 2nd February 2020. Any changes will be announced on the Website and Facebook.


If you are running a rally and you want a latest booking date for food/social/plaque etc. could you please put this on your rally booking form to be entered in the rally book.

Thank you


If you need to contact me regarding the Centre's Equipment, please can you either use my landline which is
01375 373827 or my Mobile which is 0754757998.

Thank you.

Geoff Appleton

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