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General Site and Services Information

ELECTRICITY

The electric is now unmetered, a fee will be added to your booking by our treasurer for your stay. If electric fails please check the trip switches in the Trip Box located next to the entrance door of each hut.

EQUIPMENT

This will be checked with you on arrival and departure ( if not self checking in). Please familiarise yourselves with where the equipment is stored. Refer to photos on wall.

 

There is a fridge/freezer in each hut. This will be switched on when you arrive.

Please make sure that this is switched off, emptied and cleaned before departure.

Please leave both doors open on the Fridge/ Freezer.

 

KEYS

The hut keys will be given to you on arrival for main door, washroom and toilets.  These are on a Wooden Keyfob.

There is  an additional key fob located inside the hut, these are on a bright key fob and hung on a hook on the noticeboard.  Please use these when going off site on your vist, so they can be easily located if dropped.

If both sides of the camp hut are in use, we ask that the person(s) in charge of the camps liaise with each other for use of showers and drying room. A separate set of keys are required for these.

WATER, TOILETS, WASHROOMS

 

We have a septic tank for drainage. We are not on a main drains. Please only put toilet paper down the toilets.

Flushing toilets through the night can be noisy and unless necessary need not be flushed. SILVER SAPLING mantra for use of toilet paper is: TWO FOR A WEE AND FOUR FOR A POO. Please advise the campers to use sparingly.

Please DO NOT dispose of sanitary pads, tampons or panty liners. Use bins provided which should be lined at start of camp. The bins must be emptied and cleaned at the end of your stay.

Please be aware at all times that no water is wasted. Running taps is costly. i.e. don’t leave running tap whilst cleaning teeth… Please use sparingly. Check washrooms regularly to make sure that taps are not left on.

Field taps are push button and buckets/containers should be underneath whilst water is coming out.  Please do not use for brushing teeth or filling personal water bottles.  The tap has a timed limit and cannot be stopped once started. 

Please report any leaks or blockages to one of the emergency contacts.  If this is not an emergency, please inform the person checking you out of any problems.

Stop taps are in the small cupboard located under the front of Silver Birch.

GAS and HOT WATER

 

The gas boiler will be switched on when you arrive.  This will enable warm/hot water to be accessible through washroom hot taps and will provide warm/hot water in the showers and outside sinks.

 

RUBBISH/RECYLING

 

Please make sure that your rubbish is sorted so that as much as possible can be recycled.  There are two green boxes on each site for disposing of glass, plastic, tins, paper and cardboard.  See the notices in huts on noticeboards.

The Council refuse bins are in the area near the main gate.

 

Recyclying Bin

Instructions on bin ask us NOT TO BAG any waste in this bin except shredded paper.  The items to put in here include:

Tins / Cans (to be rinsed out and flattened) Cardboard (flattened), Papers of any kind.

No Glass – please keep separate in green bins, if possible please take home and recycle in your own bins, however these can be taken to recycling centre for you, if a request to guider booking in or out is agreeable. Leave green bin by other bins by gate (entrance) to field.

General Rubbish  Bin

All other rubbish should be bagged for this bin and lid closed.

Please make sure that your camp does a ‘litter sweep’ of the field to pick up any litter off the field.

Please ensure that this is done thoroughly as we have sheep grazing the field when not in use and some rubbish could harm wildlife as well.

ACTIVITY EQUIPMENT

There is a separate folder detailing the equipment and safety rules.

If you have booked this equipment please inform guider booking you in so that the hut keys can be handed to you for the duration of your camp.

Any damages and breakages must be logged and given to the checking out guider.

Some of the equipment –

Plus lots of others…

NOISE

We have neighbours near the site and sound does travel. We ask that any music played is turned off by 10pm.

We also ask that the site is a quiet site from 11pm to 7am.

SHOP

We sell camp site badges which are in the boiler/drying room – the guider checking you in will show you where.  There is a petty cash box and is left for you to manage on a trust basis.

Mugs and Tote bags are also available.

We do have a limited edition print of the site painted by local artist Chas Jacobs also available to purchase, please ask our committee if you would like to purchase one of these.