This is the new year between 2003 and 2004
Organised by Tim Bray
We have Bellever youth hostel booked. Its in Dartmoor. 30th December 2003 - 3rd January 2004 (4 nights). Format will be similar to previous years - local activities with time to do your own thing if you want.
Dusaggers are welcome as well as dogs people.
The expected total cost is 55 pounds . If you really want to go, then get a 15 pound deposit to Dominic. Also email tim to let us know.
We would like to have the full money from everybody going before December 1st. There is nothing to stop you making your mind up later on, but the earlier we know you are coming, the better.
Price includes food and accomodation. You need to get yourself there, and you will need some beer money.
There are only 38 beds, so book early (unless you want to put your tent outside.).
Will be more complicated this year because it is further to travel for most people. Also the hostel is not near to a station. If you are getting the train, then plan on getting the train to Exeter. Nearer the time, we will suggest train to arrive on - this way we don't have to do many trips back and forth to the station.
There are some rail closures. Services between Taunton and Tiverton are replaced by buses. In practice this means that you will get a bus from Taunton to Exeter. Full details on the national rail website. If you use the online timetable, then the bus replacements are shown.
I also suggest that people post their travel arrangements onto the Forum, so that other people can see to share lifts, get the same trains, not have to get the train as far.
Dominic has volunteered to be `transport co-ordinator` to try and organise things efficiently.
More on this nearer the time.
This is the definitive list, so if you aren't on it, I don't think you are coming. If we do not have your travel details, please contact Dominic or Tim. Hopefully there should be lots of opportunity for lift sharing etc.
|2||Sarah Bosworth||P||With Dominic|
|3||Dominic L||D||With Sarah|
|4||George||D||High Wycombe ?||Getting a lift with HelenK|
|5||Ali Bell||D||Wirral||Train via Birmingham New Street|
|6||Katie Beverley||D||Nottingham||Lift with Penny and Steven|
|7||Jess Dabbs||D||Probably Croydon||Probably train|
|8||Naomi Potter||D||Whitchurch||Car with Carolyn|
|10||Ian Wild||P||Car (but full of stuff)|
|11||Laura Bilsborrow||P||With Ian|
|12||Stuart Charters||P||Probably Liverpool||Car|
|13||Lizzie Wheeler (Charters)||D||A day late|
|14||Ian Hammond||D||car, with Naomi and Carolyn|
|16||Peter B||D||Leeds ?||Train|
|18||Steven Tupper||D||Lift with Penny|
|19||Carolyn De Jonckheere||D||South Manchester||Car with Naomi|
|20||Phil Cole||P||Cardiff||car (with Linda)|
|21||Linda (Cole)||P||Cardiff||Car (with Phil)|
|22||Katie Adlard||P||Lincolnshire||Train via birmingham new street.|
|23||Maria Pleydell||P||London ish||Train|
|24||Mad Emuss||P||Derby ish||Driving|
|27||Helen Kimber||P||Bedfordshire, but nearer to Cambridge.||Car|
|28||Andy Turnbull||D||picked up by Helen|
|29||Marie-Clarie Wyatt||arriving on 31st|
|30||Mike (Wyatt)||arriving on 31st|
You shouldn't come to new year and expect everything to be organised. You can do your own thing if you want. But here is a rough guide. There are loads of people, so it is expected that people will have different ideas and will want to split up and do different things.
For food. Breakfast and lunchy stuff will be provided centrally. We require volunteers to take on responsibility for the main evening meals.
Arrive, find people from station, drink. For most people, late afternoon, early evening. Don't expect anything big in the way of catering.
In the evening, there will be a big meal with a beach party of some description (I'm thinking indoors). Lots of merry making. DJ Blob on the decks. Bring your party/80's cheese CD's for the klutage session. Maybe a beach cocktail bar.
Whatever people want in the day - perhaps a trip to a real beach for some swimming, to make up for the lack of sea on the previous night.
In the evening after dinner we will have the AGM followed by Secret Evening activity.
Whatever during the day.
Jess in charge of doing the evening meal.
Get up, clean up, do whatever, go home.
 - If lots of people come, then it will be cheaper than 55 pounds. You may get some money back. As we get more deposits and definite answers from people, the picture will become clearer.
From the 2003-2004 YHA book. Thanks to Dominic for looking them up.
38 beds: 4x4, 1x6 and 2x8. First grab is yours, all in together. Reservations only for families with 2 kids.
Warm clothes - it is winter. Waterproofs are a must, and shoes for walking would be very useful. Hat and Gloves.
Whatever you wish to wear for new year
I'm not sure at this stage whether we get Duvet's and sheets with the hostel, so maybe plan that you bring your sleeping bag