Connie & I sincerely hope that all are our members are well and coping with the interruption to our caravanning.
I am aware that some of our senior members are passing away during this lockdown, under normal circumstances I like to represent the Suffolk Centre at these members & past members funerals, however as I am sure you are all aware this is not an option at the moment and it saddens me that I can not do this, however our thoughts are with the families and friends in these difficult times.
Please continue to advise the centre if you are aware of the passing of any member or past member of the centre, and you would like to let members know on the website or our face book page.
Please Stay safe and well and we look forward to meeting up again when it is safe to do so. Garry
UPDATE 23rd March 2020. The Suffolk Centre committee has now received guidance from the centre advising that no Club rallies are to be held until after 30th June 2020. Therefore the following rallies are being cancelled, Flixton, Tattingstone, French Holiday, Bromeswell and Clare Priory.All those booked to attend will be contacted by the marshals involved.
UPDATE 22nd March 2020. The Caravan and Motorhome Club has now announced closure of all it’s sites, including CL’s, with immediate effect until 30th June 2020. Those with future bookings will be contacted. Arrangements will be made with those on site re their departure. A full notice is on the Club’s website. As yet we wait to hear on outcome for the Club’s Centres.
UPDATE: 18th March 2020. The Suffolk Centre committee has now received information on the Club/Rallies. We understand that the National event, end of May, has been cancelled and those attending will be contacted in due course. The Club site network remains open and they are not advising, at this time, that rallies should be cancelled. However, all social events associated with a rally should not proceed – anything such as a Dinner Dance or other form of social gathering should be cancelled or postponed. All meetings in enclosed spaces (such as committee meetings) are to be postponed. This we have done but will arrange reports via email to keep members updated. However, whether a rally should run or not is being left to Centres, and taking advice, looking at the current Government advice, what other Centres are doing, Suffolk Committee has taken the very hard decision to cancel all rallies in our programme to the weekend of 1st June. This will involve: Peewit at Felixstowe, Forest Camping at Tangham, VE Day at Kersey Mill, Rede Hall, Meare Weekend at Thorpeness and The Lawns Holiday Rally at Spalding. All those booked to attend will be contacted by the marshals involved and should any future Rally Marshal have issues or questions – especially those for June and July, they are asked to contact Alan as Rally Secretary in the first instance. Rallies are social events and the well-being of our members and Rally Marshals is of paramount importance in these uncertain times. We will keep an update going, as and when anything changes. We will be looking at the June onwards rallies in early May.
Coronavirous outbreak. The Suffolk Centre committee wish to assure members that at present we are following the guidelines received from the Club in a message dated 3rd March 2020, in which they are aware of Centre concerns and can only “reiterate the message from trusted sources that there is no need to take any action at this stage and that it is not recommended that large events are cancelled. In the event that this advice changes over the coming days and weeks, we will provide you with an update and any appropriate advice.”
All updates, as we receive them, will be put on this website and your Rally Marshals will be kept fully informed with regard to their rallies.
UPDATE: 9th March 2020. Following todays COBRA meeting there has been no change to previous advice. Further updates will follow as and when received.
Garry Pyett, Chairman, Suffolk Centre.