Swindon Caravan and Camping Club

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Hi to all Swindon Caravan Club members

Your Committee would like to wish you all a very Merry Xmas and a Happy and Healthy 2018 and a great year rallying.

We have been notified that the new Rally Books will arrive between Xmas and the New Year.

Those of you that have renewed already a big thank you and you will get your 2018 Rally Books between Xmas and the New Year.

Please remember that Clubs will not accept any rally bookings prior to the 15th January, so sending slips in early will not give you any advantage.


The Annual General Meeting will take place on:

30th 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

On Sunday 19th March 2017 some of your committee attended a BL Association Meeting in Coventry.  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.



Latest News from the Committee



The rallies for 2018 have been announced.  They may be subject to change and they can’t be booked until 15th January but you can plan your holidays now!  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.



2016 / 17 Rally Photographs

Do you have some good pictures from your 2016 / 17 adventures with the Club?  If so, please contact one of your committee members.  It would be great to add some to our Gallery.


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They hope you enjoy using it and are happy to hear your views on the appearance and any improvements you’d like to see.

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

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