Code Of Conduct
For Somerset Rallies
1 This rally book and any Centre Bulletins which may be issued, are made available to Caravan and Motorhome Club members.
2. Rallies, unless otherwise stated, commence at 10 am on Friday and extend to Sunday afternoon. Any members wishing to stay longer must consult the Rally Officer concerned
3. All members MUST send in a Rally booking using a Slip or book online, together with the appropriate non-returnable deposit. If after booking you cannot attend, please advise the Rally Officer immediately and you may have to pay for any commitments. If for any reason a rally is cancelled or alternative arrangements made, the website will be updated and members who have booked will be notified.
4. Please carry your Caravan and Motorhome Club Membership Cards with you at all rallies, you may be asked to produce them.
5. Our Centre does not wish to impose special rules, but all members are expected to strictly observe the Caravan, Country and Coastal Codes, and the following:
a) ball games, cycling, skate boarding, kite flying, radio controlled models including cars, Drones or any activities likely to degrade the comfort and convenience of other members or cause damage to persons and/or property, in or near the caravan lines are not permitted. Play areas will be provided where possible.
b) Members must NOT light barbecues in awnings or too near the caravans, this is a fire hazard. Firepits will not be allowed at any time on the rally field.
c) Dogs and other animals must be kept under control, on a lead not exceeding ten feet at all times.
d) Unbecoming conduct by members, their children and friends, when reported, and after investigation by the Centre Committee, may result in offending persons being denied rally facilities.
e) Musical instruments, radios etc., must be used with discretion and must not inconvenience other people.
f) All vehicles to be restricted to 5 MPH on the rally field, and learner drivers are not allowed. No driving or riding between vans, only along the lines.
g) Generators will only be allowed between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. This also applies to any similar equipment used for the same purpose.
h) Silent hours are between 11.00 p.m. and 7.30 a.m. Will all members wishing to leave the site during silent hours, park their cars away from the lines.
i) It is suggested that members place a fire bucket by their draw bar.
6. Your own sanitation may be required at Centre Rallies and chemical disposal facilities will be provided. Toilets, or parts thereof, must not be taken within ten feet of drinking water taps.
7. Motor Caravans are admitted providing the motor caravan is professionally constructed or of proprietary make, and the member is able and willing to comply with all Centre requirements, but the Rally Officer cannot be expected to reserve a level site.
8. Pup tents are permitted on Somerset Centre Rallies, subject to the following conditions:
a) Only ONE pup tent per caravan. (2 person)
b) it is pitched in the area normally reserved for the caravan awning.
c) It is clearly marked by reflective tape or within a windbreak.
d) Parents are solely responsible for the safety and behaviour whilst tents are being used.
Where possible, caravans with pup tents will be pitched next to or near a hedge line or perimeter fence for added safety.
To avoid unnecessary and undesirable implications to insurance liabilities, ralliers must observe the above rules, and drivers on the rally field must exercise the utmost due care and attention. As a consequence, the act of not driving through the lines is not just a matter of good manners. The liability is with the driver and not the rally officer(s) (The Caravan and Motorhome Club - 21-10-99).
9. The siting of caravans and towing vehicles will be as directed by the Rally Officer.
10. All fees quoted are subject to alteration without notice.
11. Gazebos: The erection and use of gazebos is permitted but done at the owners risk, coverings must be removed overnight. Any damage caused by the gazebos is the responsibility of the owners.
12. With the exception of 'Special' occasions, (e.g. Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve etc.) and where any necessary permission has been sought and granted by the Committee, all social functions shall terminate by 11.00 pm when conducted on the rally field and 11.45 pm when using commercial premises.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF RALLY OFFICERS
The Rally Officer is in charge and the responsibility for the rally rests wholly with that member. They are appointed by the Club to organise a rally as they think fit, and in accordance with the Caravan and Motorhome Club's policy for rallies and its Bye Laws. Rally Officers are requested to seek advice of the Senior Centre Official attending the rally should the need arise.