Redcar and Cleveland Twinning Association Upcoming Events.

 

 Committee Meetings.

Next Committee meeting will be held  at 4pm on Thursday 29th November at 5 Ferndale Close New Marske.

 

Pre Trip Meeting 18th October 7pm

There will be a pre-visit meeting for everyone on Thursday 18th October 7pm at the Pursglove Centre, Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough TS14 6BU.  We look forward to seeing you all there and to meeting some of our newest members who are coming with us for the first time.

Visit Programme: as ever, Heidi and the Troisdorf Committee have put together a great programme of events for us to enjoy.  In brief:-

we’re due to arrive in Troisdorf around 5pm on Monday 29th October;

on Tuesday 30th we shall be going to the Government Bunker (during the Cold War) in the Ahr Valley, south of Bonn, and then on to a wine-tasting;

on Wednesday 31st we are travelling a little bit further to ride the “Schwebebahn” at Wuppertal;

on Thursday 1st November we will be in Bonn all day; there will be a social evening together with all our host families at the Gaststätte Spicher Höhen

Pick-ups will be early afternoon on Sunday 28th October (exact arrangements to follow) and we shall leave Troisdorf immediately after a farewell breakfast for everyone on the morning of Friday 2nd November.   Full details will of course be given at the pre-visit meeting, with the opportunity for you to ask questions about anything you’re not sure about.

 Visit to Troisdorf.

Sunday 28th October until Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Please let us know if you might be interested in coming to Germany with us.  For anyone without computer access you can contact our Secretary Emma on 07429 718223.

We are planning the visit to Troisdorf from Sunday 28th October until Saturday 3rd November 2018, with overnight ferry crossings between Hull / Rotterdam and staying in Troisdorf with our hosts for four nights Monday to Friday.

In addition there will be a cost in Euros for our German hosts when they have put together our programme for the visit (this was 30 Euros in 2016).

Important update, may 2018.

To date we have 26 members, old and new, planning to travel to Troisdorf on 28th October.  The immediate impact of this is that the cost per person is now reduced to £300, (from £340) to include coach hire plus overnight ferry in a shared double cabin with evening-meal and breakfast.  For single cabins there is the additional £20 each-way supplement, therefore £340 in total due.  This means that all travellers  should now  pay £100 deposit (non refundable), £100 by 30th June and a further £100 or £140 (for single cabin each way) by 31st August 2018 per person.

Please complete and return the attached booking-form to our Secretary Emma.

Thank you.

Please note that as deposits are required to secure and fund the coach hire they are therefore non-refundable and you should ensure that you are covered by your own travel insurance arrangements for this trip, in accordance with the attached proforma.

If you require more information, please contact either Pamela, Alison or Emma (see contact phone numbers on the attached form).

Finally, we do have a discretionary hardship fund available for members who would otherwise find it difficult to pay the full cost of this visit.  This is available for up to 50% of the total cost for anyone who is on a low income, unemployed or in full-time education.  Please contact either the Chairman or the Secretary for an application form – each application will be treated in confidence on its own merit.

 

The form below, to be filled in by all travelling to Germany, confirms that the EH1C card and passport will be carried, and that full and proper travel insurance will be in place. Redcar & Cleveland Twinning Association accepts no responsibility for members undertaking the trip to Troisdorf, who do so at their own risk.

There are very good reasons why proper documentation is insisted upon. Anyone arriving at a port and found not to have a current passport unfortunately would not be able to travel further, and this could not be allowed to jeopardise the trip for other travellers. Similarly, the EH1C card is essential to pay for some costs of any doctor or hospital visit in Germany and your travel insurance would cover the rest (as well as giving you protection for other situations within the terms of your insurance).

 

Please check the expiry date of your EHIC card and passport.

VISIT TO TROISDORF 28TH OCTOBER TO 3RD NOVEMBER 2018

By signing below it is confirmed that:

 

All travellers to sign.

 

Name…………………………………..

 

Signature……………………………….. Date …………………

 

Mobile phone number ………………………………….

 

Name…………………………………..

 

Signature……………………………….  Date …………………

 

Mobile phone number ………………………………….

 

Please note that mobile phone numbers will only be used to contact you if really needed e.g. if you are late back to the coach during a trip.

 

 

Name(s): ………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Tel:

 

E-mail:

 

Number of places required: ……………

 

Single travellers:  do you want a single cabin at extra cost of £20 per crossing?

YES / NO

 

Or do you need someone (of the same sex) to share a cabin with on the ferry?  YES / NO (if no, please state here who you will be sharing with):

 

 

Host family required?  YES* / NO (if no, please make your own hotel arrangements and let us know where you’ll be staying)

 

 

 

 

 

Non-refundable deposit (£100 per person) enclosed: £……….

(Cheques payable to: Redcar and Cleveland Twinning Association)**

Or you can pay direct by Bank Transfer to:  Redcar and Cleveland Twinning Association , please contact the people listed below for the account details.

For more information please contact Pamela Stenson on 01287 638178

Alison Dodds (Treasurer) on 01287 637160 or

Emma Stephenson (Secretary) on 07429 718223

PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN ASAP TO EMMA STEPHENSON (SECRETARY)

at 6 Alfred Street, Redcar TS10 3HY

**Balance due: £100 deposit (non refundable) £100 by 30th June and a further £100 or £140 (for single cabin each way) by 31st August 2018 per person.

 

Christmas Fayre Tuesday 4th December.

We shall be having a stall at the Christmas Fayre in Guisborough Methodist Church on Westgate during the evening of Tuesday 4th December from 5pm;  again any donations of gifts and books to sell would be most welcome, either in advance to a Committee member or on the day.  Thank you.