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News and Views 2021

At the end of February the Government published its ‘Road Map’ to recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic.

You can view the summary for relaxing Covid-19 Social Distancing Regulations on the website by following the link below. In the summary the details include how, step by step, we hope to be able to return to Social Camping. However the summary does emphasise the various dates for each step of the relaxation of regulation is dependant on the science confirming positive progress in controlling the spread of covid-19…

< Click this link to visit: (summary) >

On the Theme of Covid - here’s some news from ‘locked-down’ campers

Nature Watch 2021.

How many of you have been taking notice of birds and creatures of the wild.  I have heard many people talking about the birds that come to their garden during the winter.  From our patio window we see the usual garden birds, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Bullfinches, Blackbirds, Collard Doves, Wood Pigeons, the ‘spitfires’ of the bird world Starlings and the odd squirrel.  We also have evidence of a fox and Hedgehog but yet to see them.

Quite often we have seen Kites in the sky more often with the Jackdoors attacking them. I am sure this is because Kites eat carrion and with less traffic on the roads they are coming further south for food.

Last week on our way to Dave & Jens place to deliver Jens birthday present, we spotted a very scruffy Buzzard on a branch over hanging the road, we did not realize how big those birds are.

If you have any interesting stories from 2021 about what you have seen whilst we have been in lock down in your garden, write a few words to Dave our web master, it helps the time go by…..

Susan Moore

Saturday 13th March

We received a call from Ray Dixon to say, with regret, he and his wife Rita have had to give up camping and have sold their much loved Motorhome. Ray suffered a debilitating stroke and can no longer drive. He went on to say how much he and Rita enjoyed their many trips to Surrey DA events including being a regular at our Bosham Temporary Holiday Site and their enjoyment in taking part in Jenny’s Craft Events.

It was lovely to chat with them and on behalf of all at Surrey DA we wished them well for the future.

H.R.H. Prince Philip

It with great sadness Buckingham Palace announced, on the morning of 9th April 2021 His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, consort to Her majesty Queen Elizabeth, died peacefully at Windsor Castle, at the age of 99. Prince Phillip succeeded George VI on 6th February 1952 as Patron of The Camping and Caravanning Club of GB & I. For all of the next 69 years Prince Philip took an active interest in our Club, attending numerous Club events and with his annual letter of encouragement to our National Annual General Meetings. Our condolences and thoughts are with Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family at this sad time.

Trevor Goodwin

It is with great sadness that we record the passing on the 21st of April 2021 of Trevor Goodwin

our President since 2012. Trevor was a former Region chairman from 2007 to 2008, a team leader

at the 1993 NFOL at Hadlow and also the 2006 NFOL at Detling. A hardworking, highly respected,

and well-loved member of the South Eastern Region. He was initially an active member of the

Oldbury Hill Group (DA) until it was disbanded in the 1980’s whereupon he joined and became an

Active member of the London District Association until its demise in 2018 thereby He transferred

his membership to the East Sussex District Association, alongside These memberships he was

also a member of the Kent Group MCS. He was well known around the country for always being

happy and cheerful with an infectious smile and his ability to get things done in a quiet and well

organised manner. He will be missed by everybody who knew him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Pearl and his family at this incredibly sad time.

                        Sue & George Moore - 50 Years

St George’s Day 23rd April was a bit special for our members Sue & George Moore.

The postman delivered a very fragile package containing a framed certificate.

Sue and George have been members of the Camping and Caravanning Club for

50 years but due to the current Covid Regulations they could not be invited to Club

Head Quarters to be presented with their Certificate by the Club Chairman and Staff.

Sue was also presented with her Certificate of Honour in 2016, a reward for her long

Service to Surrey DA and the South Eastern Region, always with George at her side

there To help and Assist.

On 21st May 2021, the Surrey DA Secretary received a list of 50 year memberships for the last 2 years from HQ.

On behalf of Surrey DA we offer our congratulations to all. (Allen noted that we may not know all of them!) 

50 Years in 2020

Mr & Mrs J Collins, Mrs H Newman, Mr & Mrs A Russell, Mr & Mrs M Saich, Mr & Mrs R Barnes, Mr & Mrs P Cornell, Dr & Mrs J Moss, Mr & Mrs J Sutton, Mr & Mrs D Vinson and Miss A Whitmarsh.

50 Years in 2021

Mr P Gorman & Miss A Carnell, Mrs D Darby, Mr & Mrs R Light, Mr & Mrs S Cooles, Mr & Mrs A Halder, Mr & Mrs A Parsons,

Mr & Mrs G Moore, Mr & Mrs J Farley, Mr & Mrs V Alfrey, Mr E Knight, and Mr M Roach.  Others that we know, Mr & Mrs R Lowry and

Miss Heather Constance.

And finally 75 years membership, Mrs A Hanson, and Ms H Allsop

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