The Clubhouse will be closed on Friday 8th December and Saturday 9th December. It will be open as normal on Weds 6th December and Sunday 10th December.
Once again Max and Steve will open the Clubhouse on Christmas Day. It will be open between 12pm and 2pm and we will be offering owners a complimentary glass of Prosecco to help get the celebrations off to a great start. We look forward to you joining us.
PLEASE NOTE NO FOOD WILL BE SERVED IN CLUBHOUSE FROM NOW UNTIL WEDS 21st NOVEMBER DUE TO STAFF HOLIDAY. THE CLUBHOUSE WILL BE OPEN BUT NOT SERVING FOOD.
Raylands Newsletter – October 2017
Hello again, time for the newsletter again! Can you believe that Steve and I have been here a year now, it’s gone so quickly but we’ve loved it. That said, it’s sad to see some of you packing your vans up and we won’t see you again until March next year, but the way time flies you’ll be back before we know it!
We hope you are enjoying the events that have been arranged to date but please let us know if there is anything else we could do. We are thinking about organising an ‘in-house’ evening once a month where we would have a speaker or an activity plus refreshments etc (similar to Rotary/WI) Still early days but if any of you have a job, hobby or a passion you would like to talk about or demonstrate please let Max know – we’ve got jewellers, crafters, florists all on the park and I’m sure there’s a whole host of other interesting jobs/hobbies that would be great to share.
Sat 4th November – Bonfire and Fireworks – 7pm
Sat 2nd December – (Garden Room) Introduction to Mindfulness for Stress Reduction £20
10am–12 noon – Non-refundable deposit of £10, balance payable on day
For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 16th December – 4 course Christmas Dinner/Secret Santa/Carol Singing – £25
• Book early – places limited – deposit required
Christmas Day – Clubhouse Open from noon until 2pm
New Year’s Eve – Party time, fuddle and fun!! More details tbc later!
****Advance Notice**** If you missed him in July you must put this date down!
Make it the first entry in your new diary or calendar!!
The Hatman (aka Rhythmic) will be performing his own very unique style in the Clubhouse on Saturday 31st March 2018 (Easter Saturday)
• 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.