Club Night 8th July via Zoom

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Club Night 8th July via Zoom

by Robert Neil McLeod

 

Robert Neil McLeod is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Club Night
Time: Jul 8, 2020 07:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73835573291?pwd=MmxMYzNSU0VYR1NYbG0zVDlwV0dxZz09

Meeting ID: 738 3557 3291
Password: 5TNnvu

Good morning All.

We hope you are all well as another month passes and you can still not get to the Kilton for club night, hopefully September my see some changes and we can again get together, in the meantime I am setting up a Zoom meeting as our first attempt had 13 members join in and I think went quite well, so if you feel like giving it another go this is the details to join as above.

As you might have seen in my last mail, I had a member complain about me putting info out about  events of interest  that come my way. I still feel and thank you for your support it is in this time, very important to keep in touch.       So i will be continuing to send out any information that i feel would be of interest to members and you can decide if you then think if is being organized in a safe way within the current guide lines that are constantly changing day by day. Hopefully before the end of the you and the dark night are on us we can again get on with some organized car runs.

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th July on Virtual Club Night.

Neil & Shelley

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 02,2020 |

Manchester Run 5th July( Sorry event full)

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Manchester Run 5th July( Sorry event full)

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hello All.

I have just received a email from John Rhodes , he sent me the us the invite to the Manchester Airport Runway event message as below at the end of my speech.   I know quite a few of you will be very disappointed that you will not be able to go we are now on the reserve list.

There is one member, Alan in Wales that will be rubbing his hands as he has been giving me quite a lot of stick for putting out the information on this event to you in the first place , as he considered I was being irresponsible and that as area Rep I have the duty of care to take into account, I feel I also have the duty to keep members informed of interesting event that drop on my desk. I’m sorry if another’s have felt the same way as Alan.  Members that will have read the long list of regulations could see the great care that was being taken for this outside event at Manchester Airport and members can decide if it is a safe place for them to go.  In view of the all changes now taking place in the  opening of many shops- pub and the like, I felt this was an event we could all looking forward in a safe environment. In this strange times we are in, I have always given careful thought to what we do as a club and have stuck to the Government guidelines to stay safe. We can look forward to soon getting out as the current situation change and more event open.

.Best Wishes Neil .

Hi Neil,

First the bad news. I am sorry to tell you that we are unable to take anymore entries. So I will put you and your friends on the reserve list and if we get any drop out before the day I will contact you.
Answering your first question each entrant has to have a pass issued by RVP. I think the idea is our show is a dry run for staging these types of shows under the Covid-19 restrictions.
Sorry about that Neil.

Kind regards,

John

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jun 29,2020 |

Concern regarding the Manchester Runway event

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Concern regarding the Manchester Runway event

by Robert Neil McLeod

As a follow on to our invite to Manchester Runway on Sunday 5th July. I have just received the following email, which might help with any concern you might have regarding this meeting.

Hello Neil,

If any of your members have concerns about Covid-19 let them read this email (copied below) from RVP MD Peter Hampson.

Kind regards,

John

Hi John,

No problem whatsoever, I can fully understand your Committee Members concerns – It’s been a very difficult time for all of us. As such let me do my very best to provide some re assurance below:-

The Runway Visitor Park re opened in full accordance with UK Government guidelines on 1st June.

Prior to re-opening The Runway Visitor Park (RVP) Management (Manchester Airport) and all tenants had to undertake comprehensive COVID 19 UK Risk Assessments which were reviewed and duly accepted by independent Health and Safety staff – again in accordance with Government guidelines

It is a Park (as per its name) and designated / licensed as such. It is not a museum.

The only part of the Park which is currently open is the outside grass areas, footpaths and car parks.

Strict Social distancing measures are in place. Above and beyond what is required. There is signage detailing the procedures in place throughout the park. This is supplemented by Public Address announcements. Indeed, this is far greater than you would probably find at other Parks or public venues which are now open.

There are no mass public gatherings. Entrance to the facility is strictly controlled and monitored by personnel and CCTV.

The Greater Manchester Police and Cheshire Police are meeting in the Park each and every day as a rendezvous point. (The NHS / Military Covid test facility is in an Airport car park adjacent to the Runway Visitor Park – Similar measures are in place at both facilities).

It is an outside venue and very easy to ensure the current 2m distancing rules are adhered to throughout

The main indoor venue at the Park (The Concorde Hangar) is currently closed as are the aircraft exhibits.

For your additional information and not previously discussed in our event planning :-Local Government and Health and Safety officials reviewed the Indoor venue yesterday and have now accepted the appropriate Risk Assessment and Operational procedures (adhering to 1 m + Social Distancing Measurers from 4th July. Hence my later than anticipated response.

The officials make the decision to open the Park and the venues not ourselves or the Park Management. They only give approval once they are totally satisfied that appropriate measures are in place.

The above does not affect your event as the event was planned on the 2 m distancing rules and as being outside with people arriving in cars – the same as they would at any other Park or shop/ zoo?

As per other low key events which have taken place at the Park. Risks have been assessed, procedures established and approval given.

The Park Shop is open in accordance with UK Government guidelines (Since 15th June) , again with strict measures in place ( plastic screens, masks, only 2 persons in at a time, frequent cleaning, hand sanitizers etc.)- Government COVID 19 Risk Assessments were submitted and approved.

A similar process was undertaken for the food area which has been given approval to open as a takeaway on 4th July. The same also applied to the toilets. Which are open with a strict and frequent cleaning and sanitation process / procedure in place.

For information the people who run the Catering Facility previously operated at the Manchester Nightingale hospital Catering facility.

The same as other Parks people – do visit in small family groups in line with the government guidelines.

Visitors to the Park may bring their own outdoor seating and lay a blanket on the grass to stay on their “territory “others bring chairs and do the same thing. There are park benches all separated by 5+ m. People do walk around the park (similar to other public parks) – there is actually a one way system in place for this and signage throughout.

Where people queue, such as toilets, they do so in a responsible manner adhering to signs and government guidelines.

Your group – would be parked by you own people to meet your own needs. We have agreed to that and added some further distance guidance.

People would be able to “picnic” at their car, they may have socially distant chats – in line with government guidelines.

Unlike other facilities (public parks) we control the numbers at entry. As such we can (and have) stopped access should it be deemed necessary. Example being that Social distancing measure would be difficult to achieve.

I’m sorry, it’s a long answer to your questions. However, as can be seen from the above a considerable amount of work has gone into making the facility safe and putting in place appropriate mitigation throughout – actually above and beyond government guidelines.

This work continues with the various authorities to further enhance these measures. Indeed, please let me know if you would like to see any other measures established for your specific event?

I’m more than happy to discuss the above with you or any members of your Committee should you wish.

Hope this helps – Best Regards

Peter

Peter Hampson

Managing Director
TTL Manchester Airport
Runway Visitor Park

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jun 28,2020 |

Manchester Airport Runway classic car show 5th July

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Manchester Airport Runway classic car show 5th July

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All , I have just received this email as below and have already email John to say we will have quite a bit of interest from our members and will let him know numbers very soon, so if you would like to join in please let me know ASAP.

Neil

I am John Rhodes and I am the Events Manager for Manchester Historical Vehicle Club. With the forthcoming relaxation of Pandemic lockdown, this week I was contacted by the Manchester Airport Runway Visitors Park to see if we would go along and put on a Classic Car Show for them on Sunday 5th July 2020. We have agreed so here are the arrangements if you and your members would like to attend.

Venue: The Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ

Date: Sunday 5th July 2020

Time: 11.00hrs to 15.00hrs (Cars please arrive at 10.00hrs)

Registered Drivers and one passenger will have free entry to the event.

Indoor toilets and takeaway catering is available on site (including hot / cold drinks and ice cream)

Government guidelines on social distancing will be applied throughout the Runway Visitor Park. Following a recent announcement they are being reduced to 1metre with 2metres being applied where possible.

No dogs / animals are allowed in the Runway Visitor Park except guide dogs or similar for special needs.

If you would like to attend please let me know A.S.A.P. preferable by email to john.rhodes19@ntlworld.com

I hope to see you there. John Rhodes, MHVC Events Manager

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jun 27,2020 |

Leighton Hall & Zoom club night

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Leighton Hall & Zoom club night

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Hi All .

Hope you are all still keeping well. As the Zoom virtual meeting seemed to go quite well with 13 tuned in , thought i think one or two had trouble getting in, we will be giving it another go on the 8th July again at 7-30pm near the time i will send out more info , that is unless things change and the Kilton inn is open which at the moment does not look likely.

I have just received the below message thought it may be of interest  .

Leighton Hall

So they are open to clubs having organised trips/afternoon out to the Hall but would need to be some point after the 4th July when hopefully hospitality will start to all open up again. As a club you could meet there for an afternoon & park cars up on the terrace in front of the hall. They can organise for tea/coffee & cake from the tearooms if required. They would then allow people to have picnics on their own on the lawns, access to the gardens and woodland walk. Lucy said a rough idea for cost is something like £12 per person which would include the tea & cake.
It could be a great afternoon with possibly just about exclusive access to the grounds & some fantastic photo opportunities in front of the hall with the cars.
I’m in no way linked to the hall but just feel for them seeing as they have had all events cancelled this summer which must mean that they’ve had a massive hit on their income.
Anyway, just thought I’d this send on (Lucy’s phone number in screen dump below) as thoroughly enjoyed the Lanes Run last year and if you did contact them & managed to organise.

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jun 19,2020 |

Zoom Virtual Club Night Meeting 10th June 7-30pm

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Zoom Virtual Club Night Meeting 10th June 7-30pm

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Hi All.

The zoom virtual club night meeting the

ID number 782 9410 4793

password 5U0Pcd  (0 is a zero)

Sorry hope it is right this time

And hope to see you tpmorrow.

Cheers Neil

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jun 09,2020 |

Zoom Club Night 10th June

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Zoom Club Night 10th June

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

For the zoom virtual club night on Wednesday 10th June the

ID number 782 9410 4793

Password 5U0pCD ( The 0 is a Zero)

Hope to be able to see you tomorrow.

Cheers

Neil

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jun 09,2020 |

Zoom Virtual Club Night Meeting 10th June 7-30pm

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Zoom Virtual Club Night Meeting 10th June 7-30pm

by Robert Neil McLeod

Zoom virtual MASC North West Area meeting 10th June 7-30pm.
As a virtual zoom club night is a first for us and as with normal club nights which are always very busy with many conversations going on at once, this night will be somewhat different. It is not possible on Zoom for more than one person to talk at a time, so until the internet and Zoom find a way of having a virtual meeting to take the format of an ordinary club night. we will give it a try and have some fun.
I have made an agenda of a few items and events that may or may not be happening in the next few months, and I will go through them then anyone that has a question or a suggestion will have chance to speak after , in other wards very much like club night .
If anything it will just be very good chance to just see all your faces again and so if you feel like joining in this virtual meeting the link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78294104793?pwd=Tzl0aEQ3cUJHRWpRRU9XdFI0b1FaQT09
ID 782 9410 4793
Password 5UOPcd
Agenda items
(1) Drive It Day that we did not have, Fraser paid £100.00 deposit. Hopefully this run can take place as soon as we have the all clear and the pubs are open.
(2) The Cairndale Hotel Dumfries 11th to 14th September 2020, They are opening in August Shelley has spoken to the hotel yesterday and they have said they will be doing everything possible to make our stay with them as safe as possible and being a large hotel it should not be a problem. So if you would like to consider going and have not yet given us your names please do so ASAP
(3) NEC Classic Car Show 13th to 15th November ???
(4) Tatton Park, this is the latest update – I will be submitting our club entry just in case it is still ongoing, then you can decide near the time if you still wish to take up your place. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to hold this event on Saturday 15 August to Sunday 16 August 2020. It will now merge with its sister show, Passion for Power creating one mega car show.
(5) Christmas Lunch @ the Mere Golf Hotel, after last year we did have a meeting with the management and they assured us of doing everything needed to make sizing of food portions a lot more realistic !!! Shelley will be phoning them soon to confirm a date for the lunch we hope to discuss this during our Zoom meeting. As we are holding the MG Midget 60th there we do feel we need to give them another chance as this will help to give us and indication that they have got it right for our major event in June 2021.
(6) MG Midget 60th
(7) AGM October 2020 as yet we do not know if the committee will be holding this meeting or where it might be held.

We look forward to seeing you.
Neil & Shelley.

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jun 05,2020 |

Moss Manchester Click & Collect service

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Moss Manchester Click & Collect service

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

Bernie has asked me to let you know the following — Members may already be aware of this, but Moss Manchester are doing a click and collect service.

You can call them on 0161 480 6402, order your stuff, pay by card and tell them approximately what time you will arrive.
They have a collection point at the back of the building, where they will leave your items for collection. When you arrive, call them
to let them know you are there and you can collect your stuff.
I got some items this morning and it works very well.

Best regards.
Bernie.

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jun 04,2020 |

Zoom Club Night 10th June 2020

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Zoom Club Night 10th June 2020

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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78294104793?pwd=Tzl0aEQ3cUJHRWpRRU9XdFI0b1FaQT09

Hi All .

Well I think I have it sorted for us to try a virtual club night meeting via Zoom the link is above,  the meeting will start on the 10th June @ 7-30pm you will be able to jump in or out at anytime , but we only have a 40min time slot , so meeting will end by 8-10pm.

I will send out the ID number and Password a few days before the night if you would like to join in.

In the meantime have fun and be safe.

Cheers Neil

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | May 24,2020 |