Newsletter – June 2018
At last, the sun has arrived! So, we’d better let you know any news and what we have in store over the next few months!
The Clubhouse will open on Thursday evenings 6pm-9pm from 7th June until the end of September.
Don’t forget the wardens phone number can be used to make bookings for events, Sunday lunches etc – the number is 07773 503099. I will continue to use WhatsApp to relay information but please let me know if you would prefer not to be on the group news.
Since the last newsletter we have had 2 very successful Bank Holiday Build a Breakfast’s, the second going a lot more smoothly than the first!! And the DVD library upstairs is proving popular – we now have more than 150 DVD’s on the shelves.
And now onto the events!!
BBQ Dates; Sat 2nd June, Sat 7th July, Sat 4th August, Sat 1st September
Gluten Free Options available, just ask Max or Steve
Sat 9th June KILLER DARTS with John Current Champion – Pauline from Roundstone!
Sat 16th June BARN DANCE & BBQ – 6.30pm
The marquee will be up, the BBQ lit and the caller ready to call the moves!
Tickets £10 per adult, £6 child under 13
Supper of Barbecue ribs & chicken drumstick plus choice of burger/sausage and salad included in ticket price
Mon 18th June Bar open for ENGLAND v TUNISIA (kick off 7pm)
Sat 23rd June QUIZ – it’ll be slightly easier than the St George’s Day one!!
Sun 24th June ENGLAND v PANAMA (kick off 1pm)
Thur 28th June ENGLAND v BELGIUM (kick off 7pm)
Further England games in the Clubhouse will depend on how far we’ve got by this stage!
Sat 7th July BBQ
Sun 15th July WORLD CUP FINAL (kick off 4pm)
Sat 21st July CHRISTMAS in JULY Ticket event – cost to be advised/worked out!
The tree will be trimmed, carols playing, and Secret Santa gifts distributed
Plus, a 3-course traditional Christmas dinner!!
Sat 28th July ‘THE REVIVALS BAND’ are back by popular demand!
Outdoors if weather permits. Ticket cost £5 per adult
Sat 4th August BBQ
Sat 18th August JOHNNY ‘B’ Keyboard and Sax – new to Raylands
Sounds of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, the Beatles and more
Sat 25th August ‘HOY’ with GAZZA
Sun 26th August **ABBA** TRIBUTE Ticket cost £7.50
Mon 27th August BUILD A BREAKFAST 9.30am until noon
Advance Notice; Sat 8th Sept – Back to School Dinner Night
Sunday 23rd Sept – ***Macmillan Coffee Morning***
**You raised £1100 in 2017 so thank you!**
Sat 27th Oct – Bonfire, Fireworks and Sounds Express Disco
All done and now feeling exhausted just looking at the above! As Steve says, “it’s like a big to-do list”!
Max and Steve
******* BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT RAYLANDS ***************
Events coming up:
Saturday 26th May: Beetle Drive
Sunday 27th May: Elvis Tribute 7 pm – ticket holders only – all tickets sold
Monday 28th May: Build a breakfast – come to the clubhouse for a fabulous freshly cooked Full English – 9.30 am till 12pm.
Saturday 2nd June: BBQ
Saturday 9th June: Killer Darts
Saturday 16th June: Barn Dance and BBQ 6pm onwards. Adults £10, Children £6 price includes barn dancing in marquee led by professional caller and BBQ supper. Call 07773 503099 for tickets.
• WIFI – the installation of the wifi is now complete and has given extensive coverage across the park. If you have difficulty connecting to the system, please feel free to contact Steve who will be happy to help.
• Recycling has been very successful but please remember not to put carrier bags or bin bags in the blue lidded bins. Empty your recycling and put the bag in the green lidded bin please (general waste).
There are 2 additional black with blue lidded recycling bins by the toilet block, but these are specifically labelled for scrap metal and electrical appliances/cables (no fridges). There is also a black bin at the entrance labelled for cans/aerosols and a smaller wheelie bin for metal and electrical waste.
• Speed – Please remember that there is a speed limit of 5 (five) miles per hour on site. We do have children visiting who can pop out of unexpected places and there are a lot of dogs on those retractable leads which, if the lock slips let them zoom out round blind corners, so please obey the limit to avoid accidents.
• Dog Owners – please pick up after your dog in the field. Steve and I are always collecting extra mess when we take our 2 over there. One owner recently collected 6 piles on one walk, their own dog being one that can sniff them out before trying to eat them. It’s not that pleasant to mow the field with dog mess flying about either. Please be responsible dog owners.
I think that’s about it for now, but I bet once this is printed and all the copies run off, there’ll be something that’s been forgotten!
For those of you who won’t be back before March, we’ll miss you but have a lovely Christmas and New Year. Maybe next year we could have a combined Xmas/New Year event in July! Don’t forget that the Clubhouse is open in November, December and February if you’re passing!
Max and Steve
URGENT NOTICE: As you may be aware Raylands Country Park is not connected to the mains sewerage system, our location is too remote to make this possible. We are therefore required to treat our own waste on site and make it safe to discharge into watercourse. Our old (Clinker Bed) system was extremely difficult to maintain and we were notified earlier this year by the Environment Agency that this would shortly become obsolete and non-compliant. Therefore as part of our continued development at Raylands, we have now installed a new (Klargester Enviosafe) sewage waste treatment system to the park.
The new treatment plant whilst extremely effective, relies heavily on the build up of ‘friendly’ bacteria to break down the waste and work efficiently to produce safe readings. The introduction of potent chemicals or greasy/fatty deposits can affect this bacteria from forming and doing its job properly.
We must therefore request that all detergents, cleaning agents i.e. bleach, toilet cleaners, washing powders are replaced with environmentally friendly substitutes. In addition, oil or fat discarded from cooking must not be poured down the sink and should be stored and disposed of correctly. Sanitary products & wet wipes must also be treated with the same care and must never be flushed down the toilet.
There are a number of environmentally friendly substitutes available and to assist this transition to using greener cleaning agents. These are widely available in Supermarkets and we will be selling some of these products at Reception.
It is essential that all holiday home owners and their visitors strictly adhere to these rules. Failure to do so will cause the plant to fail and would affect your services. We will be amending the Park Rules to reflect these changes.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
Clubhouse Opening Times
Wednesday Bar 7pm to 10pm (Food 7 – 9pm)
Friday Bar 6pm to 11pm (Food 6 – 9pm)
Saturday Bar 6pm to 11pm (Food 6 – 9pm)
Sunday Bar 12pm to 3pm (Food 12 – 2pm)
Also, open on Thursday nights from 1st June until 28th September from 7pm until 10pm.
Don’t forget that purchasing laundry tokens and ordering/paying for gas can all be done in the Clubhouse when it’s open.
Please be aware that gas orders must be placed 9am & 4pm to ensure delivery and must be paid for in advance. Orders will not be delivered outside of this allocated time frame. Gas consumption is the responsibility of the caravan owner to monitor, therefore we recommend that as soon as you switch to another bottle you order a replacement to ensure you never run out completely. Where the gas is piped in LPG, we will read the meter and invoice at the end of season.
All our holiday homes are individually metered and read once per year. We would be grateful if you settle the balance at the end of the season, a small service charge is issued with the annual invoice.
Please note that if you have any queries/concerns on the Park, in the first instance please speak to one of the Wardens on site. The Wardens details can be found on the main notice board. Please use these numbers out of hours in an emergency ONLY. You may also contact the Head Office at Roundstone Caravan Depot on 01403 730218. The Park Manager can be contacted on this number too.
Drain Down Facility
For a small fee, we offer a no obligation drain down service where we will endeavour to protect your holiday home from frost when not in use during the Winter season.
Holiday Home Maintenance Services
If you would like your caravan washed, or even the tow bar painted, this can be arranged through our warden Ben. He can even add extra insulation underneath your holiday home to keep you nice and cosy in those cold months!
You may arrange through our supplier to have a balcony or skirting added to your holiday home. You must receive permission from us to do this so that we can ensure that balconies adhere to terms of our site licence and all fire regulations. We use one supplier (Everlast Decking Solutions) in order to keep the park looking uniform. The balconies have proved to be very popular and in some instances can almost double the living space of your holiday home.