NOW BEEN CANCELLED Totally free weekend this year 2020 at Stratford upon Avon race course

WESTIES ON TOUR

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Hi All,

THE OVERLANDER SHOW IS STILL ON.
:party: :party::party::party::party: see you all next week

Jason.

Here is a email I have just received.

IS THE EVENT STILL ON?

That’s the question on everybody’s lips. The short answer is YES.

Why, are we being “irresponsible”? An adjective that our haters and internet trolls are using quite often at the moment (jealousy will get you nowhere). Quite the opposite actually, we are being RESPONSIBLE.

Right from Day One when this wretched pandemic struck we’ve always said that “we will follow the government’s guidelines as to whether we could/would hold a show or not. In that respect nothing has changed. If we are told it is unsafe to hold the event, the event won’t be held. It really is as simple as that.

Why? Because I’m an event organiser, not a doctor. Whatever your political persuasions are, the Chief Medical Officer of England has a lot more knowledge about the subject than 99.9% of the population, so he and his team are advising the government what is best for the nation’s health. I listen to him because, whether I like it or not, it’s his job and I have to believe he’s good at it. Likewise, other event organisers do exactly the same. So if he says to Boris, “boot sales, markets and outdoor shows/exhibitions can go ahead PROVIDING no more than 30 people gather together in a group” and Boris and his Cabinet decide it’s good advice, they in turn will tell us peasants that it’s okay to run the type of outdoor events I’ve described. This is exactly what myself and my events team have done. We have gone through the proper channels (council/police/Public Health England/etc.) to tick all the boxes, then announced the show will take place 19-20 September 2020 at Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse. The response by the way has been amazing. So many positive vibes, thanks you one and all.

So what has changed with the government’s latest announcement? Very little, apart from the fact that now instead of ‘no more than 30 in a group’ the maximum will be ‘6 in a group’.

How does that affect you as a camper at the show? It means that you can still sit around your fire-pit with a beer in a group of no more than six, and providing there is 2m distance between you and the next group of six, it’s perfectly legal and morally correct and responsible – that word again!

The bottom line is … Until such time the government tells us that gatherings are to be “no more than one”, the show WILL take place!
If you have any questions about the event, you can email the event organiser, Off Road UK directly using our contact form.
Thank you,
The TicketSource team
On behalf of Off Road UK

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WESTIES ON TOUR

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:party: :party: :party: 2nd email from the organisers.

THE SHOW IS DEFINITELY ON!!!

Boris has just announced that it's perfectly okay to have multiple groups of 6 (as long as they stay a minimum of 1+m apart of course), within a setting like our event.

Providing that Risk Assessments have been approved by the authorities (council, police, fire, Public Health England, Highways Agency, etc.) - WHICH THEY HAVE - and Covid measures have been put in place - WHICH THEY HAVE - then we can go ahead as planned.

See you soon!


If you have any questions about the event, you can email the event organiser, Off Road UK directly using our contact form.

Thank you,

The TicketSource team
On behalf of Off Road UK
 

lee and sheryl

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Oh no thats a bummer after all that its cancelled.
When I spoke to the campsite today they said they have plenty of availability so get in there quick folks
 

WESTIES ON TOUR

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Hello ALl,

As some or most of you know the free weekend at Stratford is CANCELLED

The following additional information for their events has been posted by Off Road UK.


EVENT CANCELLATION

Hello everyone. We understand this news will come as a great disappointment to all of you, but we are making the difficult decision to cancel the joint “Adventure Overland Show” + ““International Campervan Show” scheduled 19-20 September 2020 at Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse.

Our announcement the other day that we were still going ahead was and still is based on valid guidance. The Events Industry Forum (who manage the Purple Guide which is used by all major festivals and events) have stated that the new restrictions on groups relates to gatherings of groups WITHIN an event, and does NOT apply to the total number of attendees allowed to attend an event which is established by our risk assessment. We wanted to make sure you were aware of the reasons we made our initial announcement so you did not think we were in any way being unsafe or uncaring toward the current situation.

However, in order to continue we must make sure that our event can be done safely. This led us to make the decision to perform a review of our risk assessments and stewarding numbers to ensure we can safely accommodate the new restrictions of groups of up to 6. In consultation with both the council and the venue we have decided that the risk of continuing unfortunately outweighs any benefits our event may bring. We also understand and appreciate that the venue themselves do take a burden of this risk, and if anything were to happen it would not only reflect poorly on us as an event but on the venue as well. We want to respect the local community and our attendees and not expose anyone to any undue risks. With that in mind it is with great difficulty that we have had to make this announcement.

For those of you who have already booked your tickets, be they for traders or visitors, you don’t need to do anything. These will automatically be rolled over to next year. We’d greatly appreciate if you would visit us in April as we’re very much looking forward to meeting you and seeing your vehicles. By keeping your tickets until next year you'd also be helping us out a huge amount as it will allow us the budget to build up an even better show for next year. However, if you cannot make those dates then we fully understand. Simply reach out to us and we’ll process a refund for you.

Display vehicle owners, we will process your passes for the Spring edition of the event 24-25 April 2021.

From all of our team here we wish you all the best, stay safe and let’s all hope together that 2021 is better for everyone. Really sorry (especially to the traders whose livelihoods are now in even greater peril), we really did try!

Tom McGuigan (Event Director)

– also on behalf of Damo Jones, face of the “International Campervan Show”. A non-paid volunteer he’s worked tirelessly on your behalf, he really doesn’t deserve this. Thanks all the same, life can be cruel sometimes!!!


If you have any questions about the event, you can email the event organiser, Off Road UK directly using our contact form.

Thank you,

The TicketSource team
On behalf of Off Road UK

 
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Gareth62

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Bugger it, just got the kitchen all finished RV cleared and emptied, tanks drained and fresh water refilled, and now just about all set for the off on Friday.

May just as well take her back to storage now, gutted.
 
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