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A big thank you to all who attended.
Smaller numbers attending than we had hoped for after so many people asking if we could return to Billing but as the weather was so hot it might of put people off ? We know some of you had problems booking and this has already been mentioned to the Pure Leisure group HQ.
Special thanks to the BBQ team of @Liz & @Polo6n1600i and the truckers @jonPDpolo & @kwijibo_coupe for driving to Nottingham to collect/return the marque from the storage depot.
Hope to see you all and a lot more for next years event as it will be our 20th anniversary, the planning has already been started !
We've added a few more trophies to this year’s Polo Social Charity Show and Shine
To enter the Show and Shine see one of the members of staff floating around (normally by the Marquee) Before 10:30AM (11AM at the very latest) and we will get you signed up.
Entry is £5 but all of this money will go to charity and whatever is raised the club will match it. So even if you are not bothered about a trophy please still enter your car as the money does go to a really good cause which currently is Macmillan Cancer Support and Compton Hospice.
The Show and Shine is self-judged so the most deserving cars are decided by the people who enter (no you can't vote for your own car! 🙂 )
We also have a People’s Choice award which allows anyone attending the show to cast their vote. To get these slips also see one of the staff.
Because Racecar award
The whole weekend is a chilled out and relaxed one and this includes the Show and Shine. The whole point is to have a bit of fun and see some nice Polo's! 🙂
When booking to camp, you will probably be told you can't book Shelduck 2, (the field we are having the show in) this is due to the computer system at Billing has booked the whole field as the show field, this stops any random campers from booking into the field, you will be told you have to book for Shelduck 1 or 3 Do not worry, just accept shelduck 1 and when you arrive just camp in shelduck 2
After two years at Kelham Hall you asked if there was any chance to return to Billing Aquadrome, with this in mind @jonPDpolo contacted Pure Leisure HQ (Billing Aquadrome head office) after a few emails, a meeting was organised with the new event managers at Billing and in early September @jonPDpolo and myself went and met the new managers, things looked good, they were very keen to have us back, a few more emails and a draft contract was available, there were a few errors in this and some clarification needed from the new event managers and after not hearing from them, I went over to try and see them eventually after three visits I saw them and the clarifications were sorted and the contract was completed.
So we have confirmed the dates for this years Social, the weekend of 28th June - 1st July
We are returning to Billing Aquadrome 👍 🙂
The Polo Social, what is it?
The Polo Social is a social event held on 28 June ~ 01 July 2019 that is put on by Club Polo which is open to all VW Polo owners from any Club.
So, if you are part of a local club bring everyone down and grab a spot in the field.
What to Expect?
A relaxed event where you can catch up with other members, see their cars and meet new people from the club. Expect a big club meet which lasts the weekend with some beers and BBQs!
What’s going on?
Details are yet to be finalised but plans are for the club BBQ to return on the Saturday night, Show and Shine on the Sunday. We are looking to have some things going Saturday daytime.
Where is it?
The event is held at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton Billing, NN3 9DA. http://www.billingaquadrome.com/ Tel: 01524 781 453 We have held the event here for a number of years before our recent departure to Kelham Hall, and it’s an excellent venue which really suits the club’s event. There is food available on site and there are also a couple of pubs and a Fish & Chips shop in walking distance. There is also the Mini-Golf, Karting and a leisure centre with a pool.
What do you need?
If you are camping then you need the general camping gear of tent, sleeping bag, etc. If you want to clean your car up for the show and shine on the Sunday there is a cold-water supply so, bring your bucket and cleaning gear. Also bring some money but there is a cash machine by the entrance to the site.
How much does it cost and how to book?
If you are camping the rate is £21/night. A pitch is for a tent for up to 4 people, if you have extra cars they may charge you extra. If you are a paid up member there is a discounted rate see this https://www.clubpolo.co.uk/topic/357805-polo-social-2019/ To book head to http://www.billingaquadrome.com/ and click book now. Then please select Shelduck 2 as this is our field. If you are camping for just the Saturday night then its £21 per pitch. You can book this online as per above but you might not be able to select Shelduck 2. Please select another field but just pitch up in the Shelduck 2 field with the rest of us when you arrive as there will be loads of room. The day rate is £10 per car.