Swindon Caravan and Camping Club

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Contact Us:          E-mail:  swindoncaravanandcampingclub@hotmail.co.uk


Hi to all Swindon Caravan Club members

Your Committee would like to wish you all a very happy year’s rallying!

YOU!  Could Become a Committee Member

Our club needs a strong committee for it to thrive.  We are looking for members to consider joining our committee.

In 2019 we will have vacancies as some long standing committee members take a break.

Do you fancy helping run our brilliant club?  You would have the opportunity to bring in new ideas and to help us make it one of the best caravan clubs for existing members and new in the Swindon area.  You can be a new member or long standing, you can be young (18+) or old, you can be male or female.

If you have an interest why not explore the idea with the Secretary or Chairman prior to the AGM on 2nd September 2018.  If it’s for you, you could be voted onto the committee at the AGM on 2nd September 2018 by the membership.  It’s not too late after that, just let us know your interest.


General Data Protection Regulation

How We Handle Your Data


If you are a member of the Club, by joining,  you have agreed to us using your contact details so that we can facilitate your membership.  If you would prefer that we do not hold your contact details please email us stating your request and we will delete the information we hold - this may invalidate your membership as we will not be able to communicate with you on club matters.

If you are not a member yet and contact the Club.  We will retain your email address so that we can communicate with you.  If you do not join the Club and you require your email address to be deleted from the Club contact list please let us know and we will facilitate this.

For all the information we hold about members and contacts the club will not publish, share or use that information in any way (other than as declared above) without your express permission.



The Annual General Meeting will take place on:


2nd September 2018 at the Coleview Community Centre

 at 10:30 hours and finish at 12:30.   

Coffee, Tea and soft Drinks will be available for the meeting. There is parking at the centre.

The address is Coleview Community Centre, Towcester Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4AS.

Members, please attend the meeting and support the club.


Instructions for Members - From BLCCA Meetings

At the November 2017 BLCCC meeting

Clubs were reminded that under BLCCC rules the flying of Drones or Kites near caravans is strictly forbidden.

The consensus from clubs was that a Non Unit Owning Member (NUOM), had to be over 18 years of age and want to attend a rally in a members unit. Then these individuals must be a club NUOM member. Each club is to decide if a NUOM member had a vote at club meetings.

March 2017 BLCCC Meeting

The following points were brought up and we were asked to make sure they are relayed to all members.



The BL Association Committee have undertaken a review of the practice of using gas cylinders outside of units and the conclusion was that tall large external gas cylinders present an unacceptable hazard.

It was agreed that the Association would encourage the use of touring caravans and motorhomes in accordance with the recommendations of manufacturers, whereby gas cylinders are located in dedicated internal storage lockers.

Where is it necessary to keep gas cylinders outside of a unit’s locker, for example where an old caravan does not have a purpose built locker, the permitted maximum size is now limited to 15kg. The cylinder must be strapped securely to the unit and connected with a short proprietary hose in good condition and not be under any strain or vulnerable to strain.

The practice of using an external cylinder to feed into the caravan system via a barbeque outlet is not permitted irrespective of size of cylinder.

       The new restrictions apply on all rallies and club events



The subject of E cigarettes and vaporizers was raised and after it had been reported that a few individuals have been smoking them at social evenings it was agreed that the No Smoking ban remains and both E cigarette and Vaporizer smokers should go outside with normal smokers.



This subject was discussed and agreed that any illegal drugs taken on rallies are banned by all clubs, anybody found to be using illegal drugs will be asked to leave the rally field and the police will be notified.


Other BLCCA Information

*  Rally Slips must not be accepted before 15th January.

*  On rallies where BLCCC Exemption Certificate is to be used; the 20ft Foot separation rule must be strictly adhered to. (please refer to the rally book for details of the rules).

*  School Sites – when rallying on school sites, the caravans must not connect to the school electrics.



JUNE 14th - 17th 2018 - BLCCC Rally on Victoria Farm, Claybrook Magna, 14th -17th June 2018

All Members of the British Leyland Camping & Caravan Association - members had been informed that the Tin Shack catering company were unable to attend the rally this year, however we are pleased to inform you that we now have a replacement caterer who has come highly recommended Tin Shack.  PASCAL'S PLACE will be serving cooked breakfast to order and providing a variety of meals, sandwiches and refreshments throughout the weekend. Hopefully, by June, summer will be finally with us. Don't forget this is a charity rally, so there will be fun & games during the day on Saturday to help raise money for the charity of your choice and live entertainment both Friday & Saturday evening.

So if you haven't already done so please send your rally slip in soon. We are looking forward to seeing you.



No new information.


The rallies for 2018 have been announced.  See here.


Every rally relies on Club Marshals to make it run smoothly.  The task is not onerous and is very rewarding.  

Why not volunteer next season?  It is a rewarding and enjoyable experience.




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Contact Us:                   E-mail:  swindoncaravanandcampingclub@hotmail.co.uk

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