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Discussion in 'Landyzone 12 2016' started by SteveD, Jun 29, 2015.

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  1. Rosie

    Rosie Well-Known Member Events Planner

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    Well if you want to come to lz next year we accommodate babies and wives/girlfriends/dogs/all inclusive!! Would be awesome to meet you and if you don't fancy camping we can help with local hotels :)
     
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  2. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    As said, if anyone wants to organise a Southern or Northern meet there's absolutely nothing to stop them doing so. One of the main reasons it's held where it is is that it's central, but also because the people who do a lot of the arranging live within 50 miles or so of it so know the lanes, local 'helpers' and have built up connections over the couple of years it's been held. It's a fantastic venue for what and how we do things.

    I helped organise the Bakewell Bash and believe me it's not easy ... creating a route that can suit any vehicle, or the mud-pluggers ain't easy!

    Don't just moan about it, do something about it and see what it takes in your area with your connections and local knowledge ... PS .. it's all voluntary with little to no reward other than "thanks" or getting moaned at off for not having it close enough to someone else.

    As it happens .. put me down as a Laning leader again, whoever organises it this year, scratchy, extreme, easy, whatever ... ;)
     
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  3. 110woman

    110woman Manky innards but smilin' still Events Planner

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    Folks , I'm sorry that I can't confirm the date just yet ......The campsite have to confirm with the main Hall that the weekend we have chosen isn't affected by a big event they hold every year ( but they haven't booked for 2016 yet ). Really hope to get a confirmed date out there next week .

    I'm with all the others about regional events. ..If you organise it -I'll come pretty much anywhere within a four hour drive....I've been to bristol & West and the chippie run and the lakes trip so know how far people have to travel to get to LZ 16 but I'd like to think that people felt that the travel was worth it !
     
  4. Turboman

    Turboman Rural Activist

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    I might think about the idea of a Suvvvern meet. But it would be very difficult, as I live about ten miles from Lands end, and as you say, central is the key to success.:) But I suppose central from our point of view would be somewhere like Oxford or Swindon, pretty good mway access from the big population centres in the Sarf. and only 200 mile trip for the geographically challenged. :( It would really need someone upcountry to pick up the torch as well!

    I do know a bit about what a grim task organising events is, I am on a few committees to do with shows, and I have been involved with sports and other event organising before.

    If I was to try it, I think my approach would be to keep it small and simple, at least for starters. Probably wouldn't bother with laning etc., most can get plenty of that locally to them if they want, and traffic is bad in the Sarf in Summer.

    Just a two day social meet, Friday and Saturday camping, bar and disco. Hopefully an interesting car park display. If it worked, maybe add more features later.
     
  5. vilguy

    vilguy Do'er of stuff and the like

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    I think it worked well last time, with an increase in partakers this time of say 20% (i dont think thats unrealistic) then it only going to get better. That coupled with the lessons learnt from lz11.

    We will be in attendence anyway :)
     
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    vilguy Do'er of stuff and the like

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    Thats some bloody trip!

    Can I borrows your time machine ;)
     
  7. Ruthlessgk

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    I may try attending this once confirmed.
    Is it to go green laning or just a forum meetup for food etc?
     
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    johnnew Active Member Events Planner

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    there will be green laning but its mainly having a great w/end meeting everybody, there will be a bbq, beer tent and lots of fun, watch this thread for more info
     
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    I drive past Stanford hall everyday and wanted to come to the last meet, I only wanted to turn up for a day but no one got back to me with an answer :(
     
  10. Rosie

    Rosie Well-Known Member Events Planner

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    did you send anyone a pm? sorry, i though we had said you could buy an extra adult ticket for a day pass :)
     
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    LandyMan Well-Known Member

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    ah, no i didn't pm anyone, just dropped a message on the thread. That's cool, if the timing's right i should be able to turn up and do some laning :)
     
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    Rosie Well-Known Member Events Planner

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    Cool... Well if you need any help with anything drop one of the planners a pm... Sometimes it's hard to keep up with every post on the threads! :)
     
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    thanks, will do :) ... are you planning the next 1?
     
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    I will be helping yep :) We are hoping to plan some fun and interesting stuff and there will be a twist to the next one so keep an out for the announcements :)
     
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    ooo, sounds interesting :)
     
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    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    Due to the shocking standard of moderation here there was around 12 threads for every aspect of the gathering. The only surprise is that anyone received an answer to anything at all!

    Blame will be randomly applied and heads will roll....

    :D:D:p
     
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    LandyMan Well-Known Member

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    lol, disciplinary's all round :p
     
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    Bobsticle De Villes Advocaat

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    Im going to try and attend the next one if only to annoy everyone :p

    But for gods sake stop harping on about it being central. Nothing like.................. Ordanance Survey

    We calculate the centre of Great Britain using the gravitational method. In basic terms, the principle calculates the point at which the object would balance horizontally on the head of a theoretical pin – its centre of gravity. The gravitational method has been used as a scientific application by everyone from Captain Cook to NASA.

    We take it as the mainland and the 401 associated islands shown at the 1: 625,000 scale of mapping. This works for us at Ordnance Survey as it reflects the full extent of our geographical remit. We made the calculation by linking our 1: 625,000 database with a computer programme based on the gravitational method

    Working on the basis above, the centre is a location 7 km north west of Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire, by Whitendale Hanging Stones on Brennard Farm in the Forest of Bowland (SD 64188.3, 56541.43).


    Bleedin southerners :rolleyes:
     
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    Bobsticle De Villes Advocaat

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    Im not dressing up in bondage gear ever again. :cool:
     
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    Rosie Well-Known Member Events Planner

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    good! :eek:
     
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