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Rally Chester Easter 9th 13th April 2020. CANCELLED

Chester Easter 9th 13th April 2020. CANCELLED
Posted by Jim
Chester Racecourse
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Until: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 01:00 PM
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Feb 26, 2013
331
417
derbyshire
Funster No
24,865
MH
Autocruise stargazer
Exp
since 2013
just hope his hard worked for business like many more comes back to bring us the great venues for future rallys.
I totally agree. We went to this event last year and really enjoyed it. I would be very sorry if never returns due to the unprecedented conditions and if that means us losing our money this year then so be it......... With so many businesses in trouble I think we'll be very lucky to see many weekends which are such good value for money..
 
Feb 5, 2020
222
4,043
Liverpool
Funster No
68,535
MH
Benimar 202
Exp
Newbie
I am one of the people that have been promised a refund recently, I had originally said to them that they could hold my Full payment till they reorganised dates. When it became apparent that we would not be able to attend in August I started asking about a refund. I was originally told that I would have to wait and see if they where fully booked for the new date then I maybe refunded !!
Have been in contact via emails with britney who has given us the "when the accountant is back"
& " it has been processed and will be with you in 5 to 10 working days" replays.
If not will be taking it up with the credit card companies or further.
I would have liked to attend the August meeting but even that now appears to be in doubt.
 

Nanniemate

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Oct 1, 2019
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Thank you for your input it's very easy to put ones pennys worth in and while you were doing it I was on the phone to the owner of the business as I did not want to pass on speculation or hearsay.
It is not a huge company but run by one man who over the years has gone to great lengths to make sure we as a group have been very well looked after at our rallys.
At the moment through no fault of his own like the rest of the country his business has been greatly affected, the work stress upset and and time on self employed people I can imagine being self employed myself for many years
I just hope his hard worked for business like many more comes back to bring us the great venues for future rallys.
It is a business, they are not the only organisation who have lost income due to the situation, they are in the service industry looking after people is their business. The organisation has not handled the situation very well

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Jul 31, 2018
43
76
Fylde Coast
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Swift Kontiki
I'll still be going, as will some of my friends. Wouldn't get a weekend's camping in August for that price anywhere else! Not bothered about the food and drink festival. Plenty of other things in Chester to do.
Nothing to do with the cost of attending, unfortunately we will be 16k miles away ( potentially) on the new proposed date. I contributed more than the cost of this event to help someone, as others have stated....

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Carol

Carol

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Oct 2, 2007
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I am one of the people that have been promised a refund recently, I had originally said to them that they could hold my Full payment till they reorganised dates. When it became apparent that we would not be able to attend in August I started asking about a refund. I was originally told that I would have to wait and see if they where fully booked for the new date then I maybe refunded !!
Have been in contact via emails with britney who has given us the "when the accountant is back"
& " it has been processed and will be with you in 5 to 10 working days" replays.
If not will be taking it up with the credit card companies or further.
I would have liked to attend the August meeting but even that now appears to be in doubt.
The event
I am one of the people that have been promised a refund recently, I had originally said to them that they could hold my Full payment till they reorganised dates. When it became apparent that we would not be able to attend in August I started asking about a refund. I was originally told that I would have to wait and see if they where fully booked for the new date then I maybe refunded !!
Have been in contact via emails with britney who has given us the "when the accountant is back"
& " it has been processed and will be with you in 5 to 10 working days" replays.
If not will be taking it up with the credit card companies or further.
I would have liked to attend the August meeting but even that now appears to be in doubt.
Hi I fully understand and I have been assured you will get a refund.
Re the August date they have had to organise to get everything in place for the rally to go ahead and it is all in place. If for any reason in the present climate it could not go ahead full refunds will be given.
Stephen the organiser /owner has asked to pass on his apologies and thanks everyone who has been understanding of the situation.
 
Sep 15, 2013
265
1,599
Liverpool
Funster No
28,102
MH
Hymer b654
Exp
2013
The event

Hi I fully understand and I have been assured you will get a refund.
Re the August date they have had to organise to get everything in place for the rally to go ahead and it is all in place. If for any reason in the present climate it could not go ahead full refunds will be given.
Stephen the organiser /owner has asked to pass on his apologies and thanks everyone who has been understanding of the situation.
Thank you Carol for keeping us informed. I know it’s difficult at the moment for everyone not knowing but if it’s still on I am going, as people have said Chester is lovely and it won’t be an expensive weekend x

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Jan 23, 2016
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1,844
Cheshire
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41,432
MH
Coach built
Exp
1 year
The event

Hi I fully understand and I have been assured you will get a refund.
Re the August date they have had to organise to get everything in place for the rally to go ahead and it is all in place. If for any reason in the present climate it could not go ahead full refunds will be given.
Stephen the organiser /owner has asked to pass on his apologies and thanks everyone who has been understanding of the situation.
Thank you Carol for speaking to them on everyone’s behalf.

I will post on here when I get my refund - I think I was one of the earliest to ask as I knew the August dates were unsuitable straight away.
 
Dec 1, 2018
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31
Funster No
57,438
MH
Burstner Marano
Exp
I’m a newbie
My wife and I are still going in August and my wife will celebrate her 82nd birthday there never been before to Chesterfest but so looking forward to it just hope it is not cancelled again.
 
Dec 1, 2018
40
31
Funster No
57,438
MH
Burstner Marano
Exp
I’m a newbie
We are happy to have our money transfierred to next April 1st to 5th April 2021 and look forward to it
 
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Carol

Carol

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Oct 2, 2007
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North Wales.
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MH
A class
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14 years s Motorhome (33years caravans)
Hi I have just spoken to Stephen on the phone again and as he says in the email., things have changed quickly since I spoke to him and its now off until next year those of us going 2021 will
make sure its a extra special rally.

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Nanniemate

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Oct 1, 2019
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Hi I have just spoken to Stephen on the phone again and as he says in the email., things have changed quickly since I spoke to him and its now off until next year those of us going 2021 will
make sure its a extra special rally.
Thanks for the update but cannot say I'm surprised, I will be very happy to post that I have had a refund if it arrives
 
Apr 11, 2015
3,244
13,032
hull
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35,812
MH
Laika Ecovip 300
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since 1988 with breaks until 2009
John and I were just discussing this, will opt to change to next year, that's another one for the 2021 calendar. Just spoken to someone from Warners email going out 5th July for Peterborough refund/change to next year. Seems if you dont want entertainment tickets again next year you have to cancel all.

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Jan 23, 2016
1,039
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Cheshire
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41,432
MH
Coach built
Exp
1 year
Well, a pleasant surprise, my card has been refunded, so hopefully a positive outcome for all :clap:
Great - I have just had an email saying I am on the list and will receive my refund in the next 5 to 10 days looks like things are now moving.

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Feb 5, 2020
222
4,043
Liverpool
Funster No
68,535
MH
Benimar 202
Exp
Newbie
I am one of the people that have been promised a refund recently, I had originally said to them that they could hold my Full payment till they reorganised dates. When it became apparent that we would not be able to attend in August I started asking about a refund. I was originally told that I would have to wait and see if they where fully booked for the new date then I maybe refunded !!
Have been in contact via emails with britney who has given us the "when the accountant is back"
& " it has been processed and will be with you in 5 to 10 working days" replays.
If not will be taking it up with the credit card companies or further.
I would have liked to attend the August meeting but even that now appears to be in doubt.
Have recieved a full refund via credit card so will put the funds away for an other event in the future as cannot commit to events in 2021 this far in advance or leave them with an organisation that I may not be able to use next year.
May get to see some of you in the future, be safe.
 

Cal54

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Apr 25, 2014
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I’m going to let my payment rollover to next year. If the gods are with us then the sun will shine and the tractors won’t be needed!!! 🤞🤞

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Mar 17, 2018
51
85
Staffordshire
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52,865
MH
Coachbuilt
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since 1983
I have also received the email cancelling August and am letting my payment roll over too. Is there any chance we could hold a rally there in August instead such as is happening at Stratford racecourse next week in place of the Motorhome Show?
 
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Carol

Carol

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Oct 2, 2007
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I have also received the email cancelling August and am letting my payment roll over too. Is there any chance we could hold a rally there in August instead such as is happening at Stratford racecourse next week in place of the Motorhome Show?
Would be nice but I think it will be next year before the Race Course will allow rallys there.
 
Mar 9, 2015
2,575
5,195
Heywood, Gtr. Manchester.
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35,384
MH
Autosleeper Winchcom
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Since 2008
I'll still be going, as will some of my friends. Wouldn't get a weekend's camping in August for that price anywhere else! Not bothered about the food and drink festival. Plenty of other things in Chester to do.
Oh well, spoke too soon. 😥
Will let the booking roll over to next year. I feel sorry for the organisers as I'm sure the last thing they want to do is have disappointed customers. They've obviously been hoping to have some sort of event in August and been waiting to see what's happening with the pandemic before committing. Sadly it's not worked out but hopefully by next April this will all be a bad dream!

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Carol

Carol

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Oct 2, 2007
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Oh well, spoke too soon. 😥
Will let the booking roll over to next year. I feel sorry for the organisers as I'm sure the last thing they want to do is have disappointed customers. They've obviously been hoping to have some sort of event in August and been waiting to see what's happening with the pandemic before committing. Sadly it's not worked out but hopefully by next April this will all be a bad dream!
Wendy when I spoke to Stephen he is devistated he has been working so hard behind the scenes to try and reschedule for August, but between all us regulars who enjoy the atmosphere of the Chester meet we will do our best to make it a good one.
Thank you and all the other Funsters who have been so understanding in these strange times.
 
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