C & CC the Friendly Club!!! and summer pricing - Ouch

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  1. Stewart J

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    Presently touring the South coast prior to catching ferry over to France next week. On a THS at the mo run by the WM DA utilising the rally field on the C & CC site at Monkton Wyld, Charmouth, £15 pupn with ehu. Off to the New Forest tomorrow for a few days phoned and booked this morning, age concessions given plus small mid week discount friendly banter over the phone, £12.71 pupn with no ehu.

    OH wanted a site handy for Portsmouth with ehu, laundry etc for a couple of days before the ferry. Chichester was her favoured choice, phones up site, male voice on other end asked for 2 nights no problem says he that will be £58.90, no age concessions as high season prices apply! not wishing to buy a pitch quips I was met with a stony silence. No choice I had to pay up, mentioned we were catching a ferry, at what time he asked I replied 20.15hrs, you must vacate your pitch and be off site by midday came the very patronizing voice, wondered if we could park up somewhere to while away a couple of hours, I REPEAT OFF SITE BY NOON came the reply. Obviously not all wardens believe in the "Friendly Club" motto.

    Wish the C & CC would sort out their pricing policy its a nightmare, we've been away over 2 weeks now and were given concession rate at Boroughbridge and as mentioned above for New Forest.

    No wonder we prefer rallying and THS at these prices, OK rant and winge over, only wish this torrential rain would stop we are on grass with a slight gradient to run up onto the gravel track in the morning, could prove very entertaining :-0

    We came down to Charmouth from Malvern to catch up with an old friend who I sailed with in the Merch for many years, 27 years since we had seen each other, took us out sightseeing and for a meal in the glorious sunshine yesterday an absolute pleasure to catch up for a blether after all those years. :0) and well worth the detour.
     
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  2. berni109

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    These so called clubs are nothing of the sort!
    Just a captive audience to sell very expensive pitches to thats all we are.
    Someone is obviously making a very nice living being chief exec cause I cant see that the vast increases over the last 10 yrs has been all ploughed back into the site networks.
     
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  3. Stewart J

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    In their defense I must say the site here at Charmouth is a stunner with what looks like all new facilities. But agree with you Berni the prices are a rip off and why take the pee with differential pricing in that school summer holidays are almost twice winter prices.

    We are also CC members and checking today some of the pricing In this area is truly buttock clenching. :-(
     
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    Just cancelled CC membership - not worth it IMO and experience. No doubt others will disagree.:notworthy:
     
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  5. Mattyjwr

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    I cancelled too - not worth the cost.
     
  6. Adrian & Alison

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    Us too .. Last year we stayed on a few CC sites .. personally i/we didn't like the way we were treated .. clean = yes . Friendly = No (not the other campers) far to regimental for us i'm afraid
     
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    We gave the C&CC the flick this year, find a site you like, go through all the rigmarole of making a booking, get to pay! find out the price expected, pick yourself up from the floor and cancel!
     
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  8. GJH

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    When we first had a van we used CC sites but only use them now if there is no alternative. We've been members over 9 years but are thinking of not renewing last year as we hardly ever use their CLs either and their rally arrangements are so convoluted.
    We've been C&CC members for several years and have never used a main site but membership is worth it for the rallies/THSs and occasional CS use. The same is true of the MCC. We will keep up membership of both.
     
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    Cancelled the CC the other day. Waste of money for us as won't willingly stay on any of their sites again and the CLs by and large don't seem to care if you're a member or not. The C&CC membership renews in January. Will make a decision about that one nearer the time but the same applies with their sites. The one thing that might convince me to pay that one is that the owner of one particular CS that we like does insist on membership.
     
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    The very reason I retain membership of the CC ..

    as you said, many CL owners don't bother, can't say I blame them, but several we use always ask for membership number and card when we arrive..
     
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    Agree about the pricing. I really like their Chertsey site but I can't bring myself to pay what they want me to.

    Last time I checked it was something like £70 for two nights.
     
  12. bubble63

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    ha hah Chichester CC&C:(

    I had the cheek to turn up for a week with a 6.5 meter motorhome having only booked a 6m pitch [total oversight as I didn't realise it 0.5 m made a difference]
    The warden came out with a tape measure [thats a first never been measured before] and announced I couldn't come in, I was too long and should not have lied on my booking
    I refused to move as I had wife and two kids on board and it was 730 in the evening....... a stand off!(y)

    Lucky for us the other warden [wife of ] came and sorted the situation out, they relented and allowed me to pay £310.... yes thats the cost of a family at Chichester for a week with the CC&C

    I braced my self for fowl looks all week but they were fine.......... strange to say the leasto_O

    Will I renew after this......:censored:

    these people need to realise I am a customer not an inconvenience
     
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  13. Allan & Loren

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    We lapsed our cc membership as decided not worth it for rate occasion we use the sites. Will probably let c&cc lapse when due for renewal as not used any sites yet this year!
     
  14. Spidey

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    I wont renew my C&CC membership but will my CC. I find the prices so high for C&CC this year! I also dont like the restrictive booking system and you have to cancel 30 days before arrival!

    On another note we have used

    http://www.sunnydalefarm.co.uk

    Before a ferry, very nice site with everything you need. :)
     
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  15. Lenny HB

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    Blimey and I thought €50 for three weeks in France last year was expensive.:)
     
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    We ditched our CC membership last year, hate their sites & wardens, but kept if for the CL's, but for one or two nights a year made it expensive.
    Have kept the C&CC changed to web only as it saves £5 and stops the junk mail (their magazine), only kept it as this year I qualify for the 50% discount and we do go down to the New Forest at least once a year. Also often make use of the 15% discount at Cotswold.
     
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    We're members of both. . Love a lit if their sites and don't mind their rules at all. The pricing is a bit mad but people pay it and they are often booked up completely at peak times.
    We prefer the c&cc because they have a very good policy towards our disabled daughter (special membership)
     
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    But not particularly cheap if more than two people and you have a dog.

    Dave
     
  19. Roxie

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    And Stewart - you didn't mention your experience of booking/rescheduling Brittany ferry crossings with one of the Clubs! Glad to hear that you're having a good trip - and are now seasoned French explorers.

    Happy travels.

    x
     
  20. Stewart J

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    Hi Helen lovely to hear from you again, Another St Malo crossing for a 6 weeker exploring Brittany and the Vendee. Presently on a 20 day rally with the C & CC at La Garangeoire, near St Julienne-des-Landes, had a week in Brittany before reaching here then at the close of the rally have almost 3 weeks to do our own thing which will be weather dependant. We are having a ball, this rally started yesterday and it's a hoot, fabulous location massive pitches and glorious weather. You guys keeping well!
     
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