More site closures

harryb replied on 14/10/2021 09:20

Posted on 14/10/2021 09:20

It's reported on FB that there have been 3 more site closures from the end of the month. Alderstead Heath, Gatwick and Littlehampton. Apparently all down to staff shortages.

Can't see any announcement on here yet.

nelliethehooker replied on 14/10/2021 20:37

Posted on 14/10/2021 09:20 by harryb

It's reported on FB that there have been 3 more site closures from the end of the month. Alderstead Heath, Gatwick and Littlehampton. Apparently all down to staff shortages.

Can't see any announcement on here yet.

Posted on 14/10/2021 20:37

Now isn't that a surprise!!😁

cyberyacht replied on 15/10/2021 11:25

Posted on 15/10/2021 11:25

Whilst I can understand the CAMC desire to have a presence on other media, it certainly shouldn't neglect its principal web identity, namely this website, and any announcement should be made in a prominent position on ALL platforms where it has a presence. Members shouldn't have to go hunting for such information.

harryb replied on 15/10/2021 20:01

Posted on 14/10/2021 20:41 by Cornersteady

sorry just to be clear, reported on FB by the club?

Posted on 15/10/2021 20:01

Sorry to come back late on this post. The report on FB was from a club member who had received an email cancelling their booking at Alderstead Heath. It was not reported by the club.

harryb replied on 15/10/2021 20:11

Posted on 15/10/2021 11:25 by cyberyacht

Whilst I can understand the CAMC desire to have a presence on other media, it certainly shouldn't neglect its principal web identity, namely this website, and any announcement should be made in a prominent position on ALL platforms where it has a presence. Members shouldn't have to go hunting for such information.

Posted on 15/10/2021 20:11

Totally agree.

This platform should be the first port of call for important announcements. I have posted several times re lack of information from HQ. The latest was three days ago when I posted about lack of info from HQ on the 'Late Availabilty' post which had been running four days without any info from HQ. One day after my post Rowena replied with a response. But it shouldn't be that way, all we ask as members of the club and this forum is up to date information. 

To hear about it on social media first from a third party is disappointing.

Cornersteady replied on 15/10/2021 20:12

Posted on 15/10/2021 20:01 by harryb

Sorry to come back late on this post. The report on FB was from a club member who had received an email cancelling their booking at Alderstead Heath. It was not reported by the club.

Posted on 15/10/2021 20:12

Ok thank for posting back

Maginnis replied on 17/10/2021 14:08

Posted on 14/10/2021 09:20 by harryb

It's reported on FB that there have been 3 more site closures from the end of the month. Alderstead Heath, Gatwick and Littlehampton. Apparently all down to staff shortages.

Can't see any announcement on here yet.

Posted on 17/10/2021 14:08

In fairness Gatwick and Littlehampton are usually closed for winter anyway, however, Alderstead Heath is usually open for Christmas, we've spent the last 12 years there (apart from 2020 obvs).

We're very disappointed and angry at the decision, they've offered Crystal Palace and Brighton as alternatives. We live in Brighton so that's pointless and we're not interested in central London. 

I cannot believe that Brighton site has a greater demand than Alderstead Health.

I'm sure the CMC will offer some PR waffle but it's not acceptable. I've paid for 2 years subscription specifically to allow our Christmas plans to go ahead, they have ruined several plans and arrangements. 

I'm well aware my rage and disappointment will make absolutely no difference to the situation but I intent express it directly to the Club so they are aware that members are unhappy. If we don't say anything they'll assume it's OK.

 

RedKite replied on 17/10/2021 14:30

Posted on 17/10/2021 14:30

Gatwick has normally been an all year site as OH has used it when working in the area for many years. The membership renewal is usually yearly it is  with us.

Tammygirl replied on 17/10/2021 14:53

Posted on 17/10/2021 14:30 by RedKite

Gatwick has normally been an all year site as OH has used it when working in the area for many years. The membership renewal is usually yearly it is  with us.

Posted on 17/10/2021 14:53

I thought that to, didn't Malcolm stay there in winter on a seasonal pitch? 

I'd also understood that Alderstead Heath had lots of workers that stayed on that site so the reviews were not always favourable.

If they haven't got enough staff to look after them what are they going to do, closing them temporarily seems to be the only way at the moment.