Temporary Holiday Sites, what about us? (1 Viewer)

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What's the difference really between a C&CC THS and a Funster Rally/Meet ?
Apart from maybe a THS is sometimes open longer.
 

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AFAIK, a local district subsection of the C&CC hires a plot of land, with or without facilities and you contact the organiser to book. There may or may not be a theme but you're not committing to attend any events.
 

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I have used the THS system.

I would think the basic requirements are

A large field (preferably close to something interesting!) with fresh water and an elsan point.

Someone/team of people willing to be on-site 24/7 for the duration to book people in and pitch them up - probably in return for a free pitch.

Insurance and any permits necessary.

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What I know is that the weekend rallies are usually run within a group's own area for the benefit of the local members & the odd visitor from outside the area to camp at an affordable rate so the nightly cost is always kept to a minimum. THS's are held in popular areas, not necessarily on the group's own local patch with the aim of making a modest profit for the group running them. This is to swell their coffers so they can do things like subsidise the weekend rallies, buy & maintain equipment such as trailers, marquees & tea urns etc.
 
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I've run several week-long motorbike camping rallies (most recently two weeks ago) with around 60 participants. I find the sites by enquiring at pubs about local farmers and landowners who allow use of a nearby field for camping and at reasonable cost.
We have a growing number of old folk now who attend in motorhomes. There's just a water tap and we rent a couple of Portaloos which are emptied and cleaned daily and which campers use directly or into which the motorhomers empty their cassettes. Some pubs are happy to lay on breakfasts and put a large meeting room at our disposal.

We've also held them at sports club grounds with loos, showers etc and a social building and have the kudos of even having drunk dry a couple of rugby club bars. :giggle:
 
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This is a field used by both C&MC and C&CC clubs during the year as a temporary holiday site of 7 or 14 nights duration. It is a field rented from the council with water and a lifted manhole cover, fenced off, as an elsan point. The group renting normally hire a skip for waste. The beach is opposite, supermarket next door and buses running past the entrance every 10 minutes. Last couple of years, £10 pun.
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In reality, there is no difference between a THS and a Rally.

Other than telling the L.A. that you are holding an event of more than 120hrs (please note the word 'Telling', not asking)
providing the organisation does not exceed the maximum allowed, (hasn't that gone from 28days to 56 days?)

Cornwall District Association usually runs three THS's in the Summer School Holidays. They are no more than a farmers field
(usually it's a big field) close to a popular holiday resort. They charge (or at least they did pre Covid) about £15 a night and
have a cast of thousands descend on them them Oop! North and other far flung places..
Invariably they have more than one set of Stewards/Marshalls s at any one time and over the period of the THS.

This is the interesting bit.

Obviously, they make a lot of money from those events. With the Surplus, any member of the CCC can attend rallies that are
put on by the Cornwall D.A. at the start and end of the season at a Commercial Site and those rallies are subsidised.



Earlier this year, I/We organised a rally at Bedale. The site was 'discovered' because in 2021 we attended a THS at the same venue.
 
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I would have thought water was the one thing you would need. What will you drink/wash/cook in?
Got 90L on board, I tip most away after a 5 night stay. Each shower is only 8L or less, I wash up with one of those sticks with washing up liquid in and don't drink it.

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I stayed on Weymouth Rugby Club which was a THS for Dorset DA, when their 3 weeks were up some other group to over 4 days later. One water tap, a lifted manhole. Several waste bins, which I imagine are quite expensive. Nothing organised £15 a night.
 
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This is a field used by both C&MC and C&CC clubs during the year as a temporary holiday site of 7 or 14 nights duration. It is a field rented from the council with water and a lifted manhole cover, fenced off, as an elsan point. The group renting normally hire a skip for waste. The beach is opposite, supermarket next door and buses running past the entrance every 10 minutes. Last couple of years, £10 pun.View attachment 673501
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I would have thought water was the one thing you would need. What will you drink/wash/cook in?
I use THS all the time when in the uk and water and somewhere to empty the elsan and grey are a must and then maybe a skip if its going on for weeks. Been on club rally's and also been on the same site with the THS so your exemption could cover it and at the end of the day it is just a rally organised by different C&C groups. As said most are farmers fields and quite a few on fields which are part of C&C sites or 5 van sites. Prices do vary from £5 to £15 (personally i wouldn't pay £15 to stay in a field) but the average is £10. Some have risen quite a bit since covid as they have become more popular
Think you can access most of this without logging in but gives you an idea of where they are located and prices.
 
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This is a field used by both C&MC and C&CC clubs during the year as a temporary holiday site of 7 or 14 nights duration. It is a field rented from the council with water and a lifted manhole cover, fenced off, as an elsan point. The group renting normally hire a skip for waste. The beach is opposite, supermarket next door and buses running past the entrance every 10 minutes. Last couple of years, £10 pun.View attachment 673501
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Yes, the two big clubs using a just turn up system can probably guarantee getting enough vans/caravans to cover the costs. I imagine the landowners will charge a fixed rate.
 
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There's no reason can think of why fun couldn't have THS's. Just need people to steward and find decent fields. Most of ccc locations must be up for further rental.

Is insurance a requirement?

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Is insurance a requirement?

We have paragraph 4 exemption which allows us to hold rallies for up 28 days. We are insured to rally together in fields, so I don't see an insurance issue

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