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Sports and social liabilities.

The South Wales Centre accepts no liability for injury etc, sustained by members participating in sporting events. Please refer to disclaimer. Members taking part in any event are advised to seek their own personal insurance cover.

Rally programme.

The committee have the right to change the programme if necessary. Whilst efforts will be made to advise members, including updates on this site, you should, if you have not rallied for some time, check with the rally secretary for up to date information.

Plaques.

Plaques must be ordered on the rally slips. Before leaving a rally please deposit an SAE with the rally officers, or see bookings page on this site for information, for the plaque to be forwarded.

Please remember!

The use of the rally field is a privilege and it is the responsibility members to see that it is not abused. Please observe the Caravan and Motorhome Club and Country Code Rules to uphold the good name of the club and the centre.

General notes and rules

The South Wales Centre covers the local authority areas of Neath and Port Talbot, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, part of the Vale of Glamorgan and of Powys. Rallies are held most weekends throughout the year in pleasant surroundings, in a friendly atmosphere and with many activities. All members are cordially invited to attend.

Safety on rallies.

All vehicles are to keep to walking pace on site and keep to the perimeter tracks as much as possible. Watch out for children playing.

Do not light portable barbecues near caravans or awnings without informing the rally officer. Beware of the dangers from sparks and sudden changes in wind direction.

It is advisable to have a suitable multi-purpose fire extinguisher sited near the door of the caravan, or a fire blanket. Note that dry powder extinguishers are more effective if inverted and shaken smartly. Remember cooking oil is a great fire hazard.

Children should not be left alone in the caravan at anytime.

A special note to owners of cars fitted with catalytic converters; due to the high temperature of the exhaust pipe there is a danger of igniting the grass.

Acknowledgements.

The officers and committee wish to thank: -

All landowners and farmers who have so readily given permission to use their site. Their generous support and cooperation is much appreciated.

All members who have acted as rally officers or helped in any way to make our rallies successful and enjoyable.

All our advertisers. Please support them and mention our Rally Handbook!

Rally Rules

Vehicles.
These must not exceed walking pace on and only persons possessing a full driving licence are permitted to drive on site. Learner drivers are not permitted, including those on motor cycles.

Drinking water.
Where possible will be available from a tap on site.

Sanitation.
Each caravan must provide its own toilet. Disposal facilities will be provided for the emptying of chemical toilets only where possible. No toilets or parts of toilets may be taken near a drinking water source.

Rubbish.
No arrangements will be made for its disposal at rallies. Members must take their rubbish home and not put it in the disposal pit.

Cycles, Roller Skates, Skateboards etc
These must not be ridden or used within caravan lines.

Children.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that children do not cause damage to the landowner's property. Ball games or kite flying are not to be played in the vicinity of the caravans or overhead cables. Parents will be held responsible for any damage caused by their children.

Dogs and Domestic animals.
Must be kept on a suitable lead of not more than two metres (6ft. 6ins.) and be under control at all times. They must not be allowed to foul the ground in the vicinity of the caravans, but must be exercised on the extreme perimeter. Owners must remove the accidental fouling by dogs within the caravan lines. All dogs should be wormed. Dangerous breed dogs will NOT be accepted on rallies under any circumstances.

Noise.
Noise must be kept to a reasonable level at all times, but to the absolute minimum between 11.00pm and 8.00am. Spare a thought for your neighbours.

Generators.
Please be considerate when using a generator which must be shut off by 11.00pm. It may be for your benefit, but it may annoy your neighbours.

Tents.
Will not be allowed on rally sites for sleeping or living in. Pup tents will be allowed on rallies, but only in the area of the awning with sleeping annexes to the side of the A frame, or at the discretion of the rally officer.

Wet ground.
To avoid unnecessary damage to the site and entrances, members are expected not to use their cars unnecessarily and to adhere to the rally officers instructions. A red flag will be flown at the flagpole in extreme conditions. When the red flag is flying the rally officers must be consulted before moving any vehicle onto, off or within the site.

Accepting a tow.
Members accepting a tow from a 4 x 4 or any other vehicle do so entirely at their own risk. If assistance is required, please inform the rally officers. Contributions toward he cost of a tow would be appreciated and should be made to the owner of the towing vehicle. No children to help push cars or caravans.

Barbecues.
Members should obtain permission from the rally officer to have a barbecue. Barbecues should not be held inside awnings or less than two metres from awnings or caravans.