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The May draw took place at the Peaceful at Pleshey rally.

The 1st prize of £20 was awarded to the owner of No. 55 and the runners up prize of £10 went to the owner of No. 32.

Congratulations to both winners and they will receive their cheques in the post shortly.



An open letter from the Treasurer to all Rally Marshals has been added to the Rally Marshals Members Page regarding costings etc.


This rally is booking from Wednesday, 30th May 2018. (Online bookings accepted).

Rally dates: 13th - 15th July 2018.

As many children as possible are very welcome as there will be plenty of activities provided for them.


John and Margaret Mack have bookings for this rally but would like more support. It is based on a pirate theme and children are welcome.  It is also at a new venue, Bovingers Retreat, Chipping Ongar, so please contact John or Margaret for more details.


A message of thanks to all the ralliers who attended our rally at Dans Meadow. I think you may have realised how shocked we all were to receive your most generous gift at flagpole. On behalf of John and Pauline, Bob and Wendy and of course ourselves, I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you all once again.
Sandie and Phil.


I would like to thank all the South Essex Members that came to Carol's funeral on Tuesday 24th April.

Thank you also for your donations to the charities in memory of Carol, it is much appreciated. 

The total currently is over £3000 and nearly £4000 with gift aid.

Thank you

Jack Sanderson


The April draw took place at the Double Top at Stratford St Mary rally.

The 1st prize of £20 was awarded to the owner of No. 6 and the runners up prize of £10 went to the owner of No. 54.

Congratulations to both winners and they will receive their cheques in the post shortly.

The May draw will take place at the Peaceful Time in Pleshey rally.


Could all those South Essex members attending the National this year, please send me their car or motorhome registration numbers, it is hoped that we will be sited in Centre lines, but the Rally Block Marshals will need to have these details in advance.

If you would like to take part in the Sports activities ie Lawn Darts, Petanque, darts or the fun run please also let me know. It may also be possible to have sports teams for netball, walking football etc together with childrens events etc made up from the Anglia Region

You will also need to bring plenty of blocks as most of the pitches will be sloping.

Looking forward to seeing you there, if not before.




Please click on link below to see newspaper article.

Newspaper article


Last Thursday, 5th April 10 South Essex members and family visited the Guide Dogs Training School in Woodford Green to present the donation of £1,150.

A great afternoon was had by all, we met many of the dogs and were treated to a demonstration from 4 of the dogs one of which had only been at the training school for 3 weeks. We even experienced walking blind folded round cones led by a guide dog trainer and her guide dog.

They were so grateful for our donation as they do not receive any funding and survive on donations. Thank you to all that made a contribution.




It is with deep sadness that I advise you that Carol Sanderson passed away on Wednesday evening, 4th April.

Condolences are sent to Jack and their sons Andrew and David together with their families.

Carol's funeral is 10.40am on Tuesday, 24th April at the South Essex Crematorium (South Chapel), Corbets Tey, Upminster, RM14 2UY.

Afterwards you are invited to attend The Cranleigh, 84 Station Road, Hornchurch, RM12 6LX.

There will be flowers from the family only, but if you would like to make a donation to charity in Carol's memory please use this link: or you can give to Meyloma Uk.




The 2018 National will see the launch of a new competition named “BBQ Chef of the Year”. 

The aim is to find the best themed BBQ menu (2 course starter / main / dessert). 

The winner will be crowned Caravan & Motorhome Club BBQ Chef of the Year 2018.

 How Will It Work?

A maximum of 2 entrants per Division/Region/Centre will compete in a BBQ Cook-Off. 

Each participant will prepare, cook and present 2 courses (eg. Starter / Main or Main / Dessert).   

Each participant must display a copy of recipe, an A4 document holder, paper & markers will be provided. The recipe should include ingredients and preparation.   This will be collected at the end of the cook-off. 

We need South Essex members to design their menu's, as eye catching as you can so that the winning entries can be chosen at the next Regional meeting the first week in April.

You are asked to forward your menus to by the 4th April

Good luck



We have been advised by the Club, that it would be beneficial for us to set up a Members Only area on our website, (many other Centres already have this), especially in view of the new General Data Protection Regulations coming into effect shortly. The information that will be available in this section, to all South Essex members, will be the minutes, newsletters, photo gallery and a new facility that Tony has set up where you can check on the rallies that you have booked on line during the period of the 2018 rally book.

This will go live on Monday 19th March and you will need to use a User Name and Password to log into this members area, which is available from Jean, Tony or any committee member, please contact them for this information.

I would like to thank Tony for all his help in setting this up for us.




The Region is very pleased to announce that Mark & Debra Terry, from the Suffolk Centre, have kindly volunteered to be the Lead RBM on behalf of the Anglia Region at this year's National.

Now that this position has been filled, Mark & Debra are looking for members to assist them.

The Region is allowed 1 RBM (be it single or couple) per 25 units that book on the National and are allocated to our block.

Therefore, I would like to ask the Centres to enquire of their members if there are any members who would like to volunteer to be an RBM, and assist Mark & Debra at this year's National.

If you do have any volunteers, please send their details on to Alan Leslie, who will pass them on to Mark & Debra.

Many thanks to all of you for help and assistance.

Kind regards,



It has come to the attention of the Assistant Equipment Officer that the projector screen, which is in its own wooden box, is not in the lock-up. 

If anyone knows the whereabouts of this screen, or any other pieces of equipment that need to be returned to the lock-up, could they please contact John Mack on 01245 360446.

Thank you


Dogs are more than welcome on the rally field, but they must be kept on a lead at all times when outside their vans.

Please do not ask or try to take your dog into the social as this puts the marshal in an awkward position, which is unfair.

Thank you.


Hi to all those who enjoy a chance to sit at a water’s edge.  This year the centre is holding 6 rallies that will encompass fishing events:

Doggett’s & Fish 6 Rally at Doggett’s Farm on 13th– 15th April

Crowsheath Farm Rally on 18th– 20th May

Riverside Rally at Riverside Village holiday park on 22nd – 24th June

Relax at Ratsborough at Boro Waters on 29th June – 1st July

Pirates of Carrib-Weeley at Homestead Weeley on 10th– 12th August

Fishing at Hicks Farm Rally at Hicks Farm on 21st– 23rd September

Added to our rallies is the,

Inter-centre Fishing Rally at Home Farm Fishery, Saffron Walden on 14th– 16th September, this is being hosted by North Essex Centre.

Last year we saw the centre catch 896 lb of fish over the course of the season; this included the Ladies, Men & Juniors.

It would be fantastic to see more juniors take part this year so come on Mum’s, Dad’s & Grandparents encourage them to take part in what can be a lifetime’s hobby.

I would also put out a plea for more Ladies to take part Linda would really welcome your competition.

At all of the above rallies members will be able to accumulate points towards thecentre trophies. These point’s awards are made up as follows at each venue, 3 for the winning weight, 2 for second, 1 for third, 1 for weighing in and 1 for attending. The points are accumulated from each venue over the season to give the winning positions. Trophies are then awarded for juniors, Ladies and Men for each of the winning positions at the AGM and added to these is the Bob Davis trophy for the centres heaviest weight during the season, this a lovely trophy to win.

I hope to see you at these events for some friendly competition.


Kevin Higgins fishing liaison.

Anglian Region Steam evening

Join Anglian Region for a fantastic evening travelling on a delightful steam train on the North Norfolk Railway.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we travel from Holt to Sheringham and back, whilst partaking in a 3 course meal along the way.

Download booking form (pdf)


Additional New Year Rally

Carol & Trevor Doore will be running a New Year Rally at Room in the Rodings.

Watch this space for further details

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