22 Oct 2020 – a message from Keith Jackson, Chair of the FDSG Council regarding Easter 2021

Easter Meet 2021
It with a feeling of great sadness and regret that Council have taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Easter Meet.
With so much uncertainty over the future this was agreed to the only realistic course of action.
Member’s monies held over from the cancellation of the 2020 Easter Meet will be returned over the next few weeks.
Gaynor Butler, and her team, are aiming to move arrangements forward to 2022 the dates being 17-24 April.

October 2020 meet at Exe Valley Caravan Site and our usual New Year meet are both **CANCELLED** due to Covid-19 restrictions

We are planning and hoping for a full programme of meets in 2021 (subject of course, to any changes in restrictions)
For a quick look at what will be on offer please click here

Welcome to all . . . . .

At our meets, which are open to all members of The Camping & Caravanning Club, we have a hall available each evening (subject to whatever restrictions are in force at the time) for folk dancing to live music and we share songs, poems and stories. If you play an instrument there are opportunities for you to join us in the band mostly using Pete Mac’s books. At times, when space is available, we share crafts and games too.

Our current fees are £7.50pun + £1.50ppn (unless otherwise stated) subject to any changes at our AGM in March 2021

Sites open at 1pm unless stated otherwise – please do not arrive before then 

This website is published by the South West Area of the Folk Dance & Song Group, a Special Interest Section of The Camping and Caravanning Club

FDSG SW Area Secretary – Sue Jerram  email: e4sej@icloud.com
Webmaster – Kevin Adams  email: webmaster@swfolk.org.uk

The Camping and Caravanning Club
Greenfields House
Westwood Way
Coventry CV4 8JH
Tel:   024 7647 5448

COVID-19: Onsite Operational Procedures

That is the title of the latest Green Paper from CCC setting out how we can resume camping meets. It is quite a complex document but basically tells us that we can resume meets but with the restrictions you might expect given the current situation.
What we are allowed is a basic camping site. There will be no facilities available, just fresh water and a waste disposal point, so all units MUST be self sufficient and provide own sanitation. Members are expected to provide their own PPE and wipes to use at the taps. There will be no halls available, no coffee mornings and rules governing social distancing and gathering in groups must be strictly observed. No day visitors either!
The committee are working on ways to make things function safely so keep an eye on my posts here.

PS If you’re curious enough to want to read the full document, message me via the contact form and I can email a PDF copy