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No Phones!!!

Just to keep you posted we’ve been without office phones for a week now. It’s a line fault somewhere between Wolvey and the farm. So, if you see telephone engineers in the ditches alongside Wolvey Road, you know what they’re looking for – we hope.

Internet is still connected for e-mails and the Duty mobile is also available for emergencies – details alongside the office door.

Watch this space for more news!!

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Exotic Visitors

Walking by the reservoir the other morning we spotted this pair of oyster catchers visiting us. Surprised to see them this far in land. (Twitchers please note the reservoir is within a security area and there is no public access)

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Just to remind everyone that the 2nd. obstacle race and mud run supporting Military and other charities will take place on Sunday 23rd. February, starting about 10:30 a.m. There’s still time to enter – click here to go to their website – or just turn up to watch. Please dress for the weather and remember the site is currently very wet and muddy!

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Price Changes

As current customers will know we always review our prices at the end of the year. We are aware of the continuing difficult circumstances for everyone and have done our best to hold our fees at the current level. We are pleased to say that we will hold the 2013 prices for another year.

However, we have a growing problem with bad debts. Several people have simply disappeared over the last year, leaving us with their caravan. Often we have simply had to scrap the van after trying repeatedly to get in touch with them. This also means we have lost a set of the electronic access keys. In order to cover these costs we have decided to increase the deposit taken on those keys to £85 from 1st. January 2014. Please note this remains a deposit and will be refunded in full when a customer leaves provided we have had a month’s notice – this includes deciding not to renew when fees fall due – and the electronic keys are returned.

The storage fees page of the website has been updated to reflect this change.

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Fresh Lamb for Christmas!

Just to let everyone know that we sent some lamb for local slaughter today so from Monday of next week – 25th. – there will be fresh lamb on the chiller. If you’ve not got room in your freezers we can keep it for you in our until Christmas if you like. These are probably the last load we will have before the holiday season.

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It’s lambing time again!

As most of you know we lamb in 3 main blocks and yesterday the first lamb of the 2013/2014 blocks was born. It won’t be long before this little Dorset ram will soon be bouncing around in the fields.

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By the time I got round to posting this 3 more had been born! Busy time for the shepherds coming up.

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Why choose a CaSSOA site like Bramcote Mains for your caravan storage? Well, there are lots of reasons. Don’t just take our word for it, listen to the opinion of Shield Total Insurance. They are specialist insurers for caravans and motorhomes and have recently produced a video explaining why they give a considerable discount for people who store with a CaSSOA site. Just follow this link to watch their video (opens in a new window).

Their video library also has short videos offering a beginners guide to caravan storage and the top ten tips for caravan storage

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