Nunnykirk club site

JohnG replied on 05/09/2019 19:24

Posted on 05/09/2019 19:24

We have had a seasonal pitch at Nunnykirk for several years now and love it. 

We've just received our September magazine with the application form for 2020 seasonal. When I looked at it with the intention of applying for next year I found Nunnykirk missing. I assumed it was possibly a printing error and phoned the club. 

I was told they'd already had several calls on this topic but he could only tell me that the regional manager had decided not to allow seasonal pitches on site for next year. 

To me this is a very strange decision. Nunnykirk has 75 pitches and about 30 of these are seasonal. If you remove the seasonal pitches then quite a lot of the time you will be lucky to have a dozen units on site. 

The club is losing roughly £31,000 by removing the seasonal pitches. It doesn't make economic sense to me and I wonder if the club is ultimately looking to close Nunnykirk  

Wherenext replied on 05/09/2019 19:35

Posted on 05/09/2019 19:35

Can you not contact the regional manager and ask for an explanation? Be good to know. Can't afford to lose another good site like this one.

JohnG replied on 05/09/2019 19:45

Posted on 05/09/2019 19:45

I've sent an email so will give it a couple of days. If I don't hear anything I will have another go. 

I've been off site for a few weeks now and as soon as I found out this afternoon I tried to contact the wardens to see if I could get any more information from them. The phone was engaged everytime I tried ringing so I'm wondering if they are also getting bombarded with calls? 

Marsker replied on 05/09/2019 21:44

Posted on 05/09/2019 21:44

We, too, love Nunnykirk and had actually thought of applying for a seasonal pitch there next year. We were surprised to see that it wasn't included on the booking list and, furthermore, have found that a look at the availability pages for March 2020 onwards on the club website gets the following message:

"Sorry, we are currently unable to return availability for this site for the selected date range. Please try again later."

Unfortunately, we share Nellie's fears.

takethedogalong replied on 05/09/2019 22:14

Posted on 05/09/2019 22:14

This is awful news. We love Nunnykirk, have been using it for the last 35 years or so. It’s in a great location, good for walks, some nice interesting places to visit such as Cragside and Alnwick. We used it three times last year, and I passed it on our way up here only a couple of days ago. To be honest, unless it’s the rent, I can’t understand why the Club might be looking to lose it, the wage bill can’t be that high compared with most other sites. There were certainly a good few seasonal outfits in use when we were there last year.

Time for the Club to either offer reassurance, or come clean and let members know if there are problems. We can do without losing another basic Site.

RedKite replied on 06/09/2019 13:04

Posted on 06/09/2019 13:04

Just tried to make a booking for next and it is now showing availability but still nothing for the seasonal pitches.

takethedogalong replied on 06/09/2019 18:06

Posted on 06/09/2019 18:06

Well that good at least. I wonder if Club are going to give it a ‘big push’ for next year, as there are lots of folks using CLs more and more, and Nunnykirk is sort of a giant CL really, basic, out in the countryside, and a great price. Fingers crossed........