Centre Rally Rules
Incorporating The Code Of Conduct for Rallies
1. All rules and
notes are supplementary to the obligations which all Members undertake
when joining The Caravan Club and which include the observation of the
the Country Code and the Coastal Code. Respect should be shown to the
property, trees, fences, farm buildings, equipment and stock.
2. Rallies are
open only to Members of the Caravan Club, under whose Certificate of
Exemption rallies are organised. The attendance at the site, and/or
payment of the Rally
Fee shall be an acceptance, by the Member of these rules.
3. All Members
must report to the Rally Officer on arrival at the site with their caravan
before pitching, and must be prepared to substantiate their identity
by producing their
Membership Card if requested to do so by the Rally Officer.
4. The authority
for the conduct of the rally shall be vested in the Rally Officer, or
appointed deputy, who in the event of a Member breaking these Rules,
shall be authorised
to request such Member to remove his caravan from the site, and thereupon
Officer shall report the matter immediately to the Centre Committee
for such action as shall
be deemed necessary.
5. The Centre Committee
reserve the right to refuse the use of the rally site to any
Member, or to request any Member to remove his caravan.
6. The receipt
by the Rally Officer of the Rally Booking Form at least seven days prior
the commencement of the Rally, shall be pre-requisite to the supply
of a rally plaque to a
Member. No Member shall be entitled to a plaque unless he attends the
rally with his
caravan. Members who book to attend rallies within the seven days preceding
and Members who attend without prior booking, cannot be guaranteed an
Gloucestershire Centre Members attending their first Gloucestershire
Rally, are requested
to indicate that it is their first Rally on their booking form.
7. For Rally and
Social purposes, children are classed as being up to and including the
of twelve years and will normally receive a packet of sweets free at
the closing ceremony of
a Rally. Teenagers of thirteen years and over are classed as adults
for the purpose of Social
8. In the event
of a Rally being cancelled or altered in any way immediately prior to
Rally, only Members who have booked will be notified.
9. Members who book rallies and are unable to attend, should inform
the Rally Officer if
possible in advance, and are likely to be held responsible for any expenses
incurred on their
10. Members expecting visitors during the course of
the rally, should inform them to
contact the Rally Officer on arrival at the site so that they may be
properly directed, and of
course the Rally Officer should be notified in advance of their likely
11. The Rally field opens at 5.00 p.m. on the Friday
unless otherwise stated, and closes on
the last day of the Rally at a time decided by the Rally Officer.
previously paid, all Rally Fees shall be paid to the Rally Officer or
his deputy on
arrival at the Rally Site. Cheques must be made payable to "The
caravan and towing vehicle must be placed on the pitch indicated by
Officer, with the right hand front corner of the caravan over the marker.
Cars should be
parked on the offside of the caravan.
attending rallies may reserve ONE pitch only, at the discretion of the
speed limit on the Rally Site including any access tracks, shall be
Only fully licenced drivers may drive vehicles on the Rally Site with
the exception of learner
motor cyclists who may drive directly to the caravan they are visiting
and off the site again
when leaving, observing the walking pace limit at all times.
Under no circumstances are driving lessons, etc. permitted.
fires are not allowed except with the permission of the Rally Officer
in a place agreed with him. Barbecues should also be agreed with the
and sited well away from caravans and awnings.
Members are strongly recommended to carry a suitable BBI or FOC approved
Extinguisher and be aware of the operating instructions. A Fire Blanket
should be included
in the caravans equipment together with a First Aid Kit. Ralliers are
requested to carry a
Fire Bucket which should be filled with water and placed by the Tow
Hitch of the caravan.
Pup Tent only may, with the prior agreement of the Rally Officer, be
the nearside of the caravan and shall not extend beyond the front and
rear of the adjacent
caravan. The proposal to erect a tent should be indicated on the booking
GAZEBOS MUST BE FULLY DISMANTLED AT NIGHT.
own toilets are required at all rallies, properly charged with an approved
contents of the chemical toilet must not be disposed of on a Rally Site,
into the disposal point indicated by the Rally Officer.
animals are to be kept under control and must not be allowed to run
the Site. Dogs must at all times be tethered or held on leads not exceeding
12 feet in
length, and must be exercised away from the caravans and any designated
suitable receptacle, which must not be allowed to overflow, must be
used for the
collection of waste water from each caravan. Disposal of this water
usually in a hedgerow
oras the Rally Officer directs.
23. Members must make provision to store and take home
all dry and wet kitchen waste,
including empty tins and bottles. Only chemical closet contents and
waste water must be
emptied into the "pit" provided at rallies.
24. In the interest of all Members, noise from radios,
televisions and other sources must be
kept at a reasonable level and "quiet hours" should start
at 11.30 pm on Saturday nights
and 11.00 pm on other nights. Timings on Holiday Rallies shall be at
the discretion of the
Rally Officers. Generators should only be run between the hours of 9.00
am and 5.00 pm
and must not be left running unattended. Please indicate on booking
slip if using Generator
view of the possible damage to caravans, the flying of kites or model
the playing of ball games, (other than in the area designated by the
Rally Officer) the use
of guns, air pistols, catapults and other dangerous toys on the site
is strictly prohibited.
Bicycles must not be ridden within the area where caravans are pitched.
26. In the event of inclement weather, Members should
avoid the unnecessary use of cars,
but if this is unavoidable vehicles should be driven round the perimeter
of the site and not
through caravan lines. To assist Rally Officers in these conditions,
Members are requested
to vacate their pitches at a reasonable time or as requested by the
27. If the weather is wet and vehicles could cause
skid damage, the Rally Officers will fly the
YELLOW FLAG, which indicates that NO cars are to be moved on the field
Rally Officer’s permission. Please consult the Rally Officer if
for any reason you need to
leave the field, and discuss the options. The final decision rests with
the Rally Officer.
28. Members must ensure that their children do not
trespass or damage the Site Owners or
adjoining Owners property and that parental control must be exercised
over children at
29. Each pitch should be left clear of litter at the
end of the Rally, and a careful check made
before leaving the field, that no litter has been left behind.
30. At the expiration of the period of the Rally, the
Members caravan must be removed
from the Site unless prior arrangements, through the Rally Officer,
with the Site Owner
have been made. Under no circumstances (except when a Holiday Rally
is run under a
planning consent) may a caravan be left on Site beyond the expiry of
120 hours from the
time when the first caravan arrived on Site.
31. Only Centre direction signs will be displayed at
the approaches to the Rally Site. These
are coloured yellow bearing the words GLOS RALLY and a sphinx.
32. Map references quoted throughout the Rally Handbook
in respect of Rally Sites, apply
to 11/4" or 1:50000 Ordnance Survey Maps.
33. To assist Rally Officers, Members should ensure
that the Rally Booking Form is
completed in full with name, address, Membership number, car registration
number of people attending, together with their Sunday paper and if
tickets required and signature.
34. Centre Members achieving a Centennial Rally (Caravan
Club Rallies only) may be
entitled to a Commemorative Plaque at the discretion of the Committee,
and are invited to
notify the Trophy Officer at least six weeks in advance in order that
it may be prepared for
presentation at the appropriate Rally.
persons attending Rallies and other events organised by the
Gloucestershire Centre, do so entirely at their own risk.
No responsibility for persons or property is accepted by the organisers.