The 2015 AGM and Gathering is being held from the 11-13th September at the Marks Tey Hotel in Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. The cost of the weekend is £120 for those sharing a twin bedded room and includes full board, from dinner on the Friday evening, to breakfast on the Sunday morning. If you would prefer a single room this will be an additional £40 for the weekend.
For those who would like to come as a day visitor on the Saturday, the cost is £24, and will include all activities and lunch. Additionally details of other places to stay in the area, including Scout sites, are available upon request.
We have deliberately not included Sunday lunch in the cost because of how much there is to see and do, in the area – e.g. walking, bus tours of the town, visits to Constable Country or Beth Chatto’s famous garden. It was felt members would welcome the chance to explore in their own time (and make their own food arrangements) rather than having to ensure they were back, for their meal. Venue suggestions will be included, with your booking confirmation. If anyone would rather eat in the hotel, though, both bar snacks and the full restaurant menu would be available.
To secure your place, please post, or e-mail your details, as set out in this booking form. You’ll need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £20 per person, by 31st May 2015. The balance is then to be paid by 31st July 2015. If anyone would like to spend longer at the hotel (either before, or after, the Gathering), please indicate this when you book.