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Having received my CCC mag this morning, it is clear that the new variable pricing structure is not universally popular.

 

As the C&CC wisely did not go down the route of attaching a forum to it's website, letters to the magazine and direct communication with the C&CC head office is the only way for customers to communicate their concerns.

 

As a customer of both the C&CC and the CC, in my opinion, both organisations are going down the route of overburdening bureaucracy, ridiculous rules and ignoring the interests of it's customers. I use the term customers as, IMO the idea that those two leisure industry businesses are run for anything other than pure commercial interests rules out the idea of any kind of "club"

 

I would not be surprised if sometime during the next decade, a rival organisation with a simple "no frills" structure, geared to outdoor activities and touring will appear.

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Hi i have only been a member of the ccc for about 7 years and i must confess

there is nothing in the mag that interest me or have realy got any use of campsites

being a oap nor realy got any consessions so realy i pay the fee purely because

i am in the rac and get the arrival cover otherwise i would not bother with the club

i hope i have not wandered off the subject take this opertunity to wish everyone

a merry christmas and a new year

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Having received my CCC mag this morning, it is clear that the new variable pricing structure is not universally popular.

 

As the C&CC wisely did not go down the route of attaching a forum to it's website, letters to the magazine and direct communication with the C&CC head office is the only way for customers to communicate their concerns.

 

As a customer of both the C&CC and the CC, in my opinion, both organisations are going down the route of overburdening bureaucracy, ridiculous rules and ignoring the interests of it's customers. I use the term customers as, IMO the idea that those two leisure industry businesses are run for anything other than pure commercial interests rules out the idea of any kind of "club"

 

I would not be surprised if sometime during the next decade, a rival organisation with a simple "no frills" structure, geared to outdoor activities and touring will appear.

 

 

Hi bessaccar. There is certainly one company that is very very much outdoor minded the are GO OUTDOOR.

I wonder if it might be on their agenda? Just about everything else is.

 

There is one thing for certain,I am certainly reviewing my renewals this time around,BOTH OF THEM.

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As a customer of both the C&CC and the CC, in my opinion, both organisations are going down the route of overburdening bureaucracy, ridiculous rules and ignoring the interests of it's customers. I use the term customers as, IMO the idea that those two leisure industry businesses are run for anything other than pure commercial interests rules out the idea of any kind of "club"

 

 

 

Totally agree.

 

Hi i have only been a member of the ccc for about 7 years and i must confess

there is nothing in the mag that interest me or have realy got any use of campsites

being a oap nor realy got any consessions so realy i pay the fee purely because

i am in the rac and get the arrival cover otherwise i would not bother with the club

 

 

The magazine is unbelievably poor: it makes the CC one look quality when it too is pretty pathetic. If you want breakdown surely you'd do better with the CC and its Mayday service. RAC Arrival seems poor to me and I bet if you ring them up and say you are leaving the Club they will pricematch you anyway. Do you not use CLs? That's the only reason I'm in the so-called clubs.

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This is our first year. We went with the C&CC, ill not go into reasons why. I still find the mags interesting, for now at least. But we've not yet used their services or sites.

We hope to rally next year however this year we were put off sites due to getting our heads around their pricing, which has now changed just as I was starting to understand it.

 

A no frills straight forward system would certainly persuade people.

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I have stopped my membership of the c&cc because I do not use their sites as a majority of them need a lot of upgrading and this new pricing structure does not bode well. I wonder where the money goes from members fees and the money made from the sites as it does not appear to have been spent on the majority of the sites. IMO. I also am beginning to wonder about the CC with the cost of site fees and the membership fee as well. At least it appears that more money is invested in the CC site holdings. However I wonder at times how it costs such a lot of money to revamp a toilet block because if what I hear they have spent of some sites for this purpose is correct I would have thought they could have built 1/2 a housing estate for the same money

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IMO the HQ could not organise a drinking session in a brewery, but the solid core of volunteers, my better half included over the years, organise some excellent rallies and THS.

We will not be even bothering to fathom out the main sites pricing structure, a brief look left us feeling this time they really have lost the plot.

However our fees are well worth it for the above facet of the club.

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We pay annual membership fees to both clubs. We have to be members of the C&CC in order to use their winter sites in Europe (sometimes hard to avoid using them), and we also like to use the CC 5cl's. We have cancelled magazines from both clubs because they are just chocker block with advertisements and silly letters praising the club. We have insurance on a caravan and a motorhome with the CC, but I think this could easily be replaced. So, I think we are like a lot of members of both clubs - we don't like it, but cannot easily avoid it.

Ern

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They may not have a forum but their Facebook Page had a lot of adverse comments on it when it was announced. I suppose the proof of the pudding will be whether they get more revenue in 2014. They badly need it after the debacle of their Forest Holidays venture.

 

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The pricing structures of both the CC and the C&CC do seem to be a bit over-complicated, but then again how else can they try to even out demand across their site networks?

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With there new price structure, I don't think the C and CC will be worried about the ability to even out demand, I think they may be more worried about actually having demand. Most area's of the country now private sites event 5 star sites are cheaper.

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re caravan and camping new pricing structure . as a member of both clubs booked 2 weeks in july to cheddar somerset. caravan club price £277 caravan camping club price £345 . caravan club site gets booking and I wont be renewing my membership with the caravan and camping club . I have looked at their prices for 2014 and they are far more expensive than the caravan club sites . best regards dave

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re caravan and camping new pricing structure . as a member of both clubs booked 2 weeks in july to cheddar somerset. caravan club price £277 caravan camping club price £345 . caravan club site gets booking and I wont be renewing my membership with the caravan and camping club . I have looked at their prices for 2014 and they are far more expensive than the caravan club sites . best regards dave

Hi we spent last august down in somerset,devon and cornwall and our site fees were a lot less than either of the avove prices,we are members of both clubs but use the 5 van sites and quite a lot now have shower blocks,but we use our van facilties.

Regards nev

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We pay annual membership fees to both clubs. We have to be members of the C&CC in order to use their winter sites in Europe (sometimes hard to avoid using them), and we also like to use the CC 5cl's. We have cancelled magazines from both clubs because they are just chocker block with advertisements and silly letters praising the club. We have insurance on a caravan and a motorhome with the CC, but I think this could easily be replaced. So, I think we are like a lot of members of both clubs - we don't like it, but cannot easily avoid it.

 

:goodpost: I'm in both clubs purely for the CLs which we love. I didn't know you could stop the magazines. The Caravan Club one is occassionally of some small interest but the C and CC one is an embarassment. They should sack the editor and start again.

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:goodpost: I'm in both clubs purely for the CLs which we love. I didn't know you could stop the magazines. The Caravan Club one is occassionally of some small interest but the C and CC one is an embarassment. They should sack the editor and start again.

If you stop the magazine do you get a reduction in membership fees ? ( some hope ! )

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Hi,

There is already alternatives,-- one make clubs and local clubs ( e. g. The wirral squirrels ) true they don't have all the "bells& whistles" on the sites nor are they perhaps where you want them when you want them -- but the already exist.

david

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IMO the HQ could not organise a drinking session in a brewery, but the solid core of volunteers, my better half included over the years, organise some excellent rallies and THS.

We will not be even bothering to fathom out the main sites pricing structure, a brief look left us feeling this time they really have lost the plot.

However our fees are well worth it for the above facet of the club.

 

We have been members of the C&CC for 6 years now and I don't know what some of you expect from either the Club or the magazine. Yes, there are a lot of adverts, but I like the articles and the reviews on the various gadgets,and it doesn't take me long to read, but the C&CC aren't a publishing house, are they? They have to cater to everyone from tenters to caravanners, from mountaineers to folk dancers, and from cyclists to canoeists. There are many specialist sections within the club and whilst they probably get their own magazines as well (we do via the BCC) the magazine really does need to appeal to all types of camper and caravanner.

 

We enjoy the Camping in the Forest sites, and the Temporary Holiday Site over Easter at Hendra Holiday park has now become an annual event for us. Two weeks at £9. 50 a night including electricity at a site we wouldn't stay on otherwise as we consider it overpriced. The volunteers who put in so much hard work so that we can enjoy a reasonably priced holiday (and more reasonably priced holidays if we had the time) are greatly appreciated by us.

 

Lastly, I don't have a problem with the new pricing structure either, but I've already given my opinion on the matter elsewhere on this forum.

 

 

They badly need it after the debacle of their Forest Holidays venture.

 

 

What debacle? I must have missed that.

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re caravan and camping new pricing structure . as a member of both clubs booked 2 weeks in july to cheddar somerset. caravan club price £277 caravan camping club price £345 . caravan club site gets booking and I wont be renewing my membership with the caravan and camping club . I have looked at their prices for 2014 and they are far more expensive than the caravan club sites . best regards dave

Cheddar C&CC site is privately owned and pays a fee to the C&CC to be flagged as one of their sites. It is the most expensive site in the C&CC stable and is always pretty much fully booked in the summer. It is very popular with visitors from mainland Europe and I can't see that changing much.

Has the revolution finally begun?

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We have been members of the C&CC for 6 years now and I don't know what some of you expect from either the Club or the magazine. Yes, there are a lot of adverts, but I like the articles and the reviews on the various gadgets,and it doesn't take me long to read, but the C&CC aren't a publishing house, are they? They have to cater to everyone from tenters to caravanners, from mountaineers to folk dancers, and from cyclists to canoeists. There are many specialist sections within the club and whilst they probably get their own magazines as well (we do via the BCC) the magazine really does need to appeal to all types of camper and caravanner.

 

We enjoy the Camping in the Forest sites, and the Temporary Holiday Site over Easter at Hendra Holiday park has now become an annual event for us. Two weeks at £9. 50 a night including electricity at a site we wouldn't stay on otherwise as we consider it overpriced. The volunteers who put in so much hard work so that we can enjoy a reasonably priced holiday (and more reasonably priced holidays if we had the time) are greatly appreciated by us.

 

Lastly, I don't have a problem with the new pricing structure either, but I've already given my opinion on the matter elsewhere on this forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

:goodpost:

 

I'm not a big fan fan of the "good posting" smiley, but I am totally in agreement with Alison's post above.

 

No problem with the pricing structure either. 4 nights at Teversal at the end of April for £46 (price to pay after discounts and concessions). What have I to complain about?

 

John.

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I have booked a spring season break at CCC site at Moreton. I thought about going a few days before the spring season started, and looked at 11 nights from 21 March, 2 ACR adults in a caravan with awning, on hard standing with electric. This would cost £180. 00 or £16. 35 per night; and this is LOW season!! 11 nights in June for the same people/unit would cost almost £220!! The Caravan Club site at Crossways (just the other side of the railway) for the same June period would be £175 - even cheaper than CCC's low season. Come on club, don't let money-making ruin you; let's stay 'the Friendly Club' please.

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I've booked Boroughbridge and it is a lot cheaper than last year. I wanted Sheriff Hutton but that had gone up! I like Boroughbridge though so it's no great shakes.

 

I wonder if the 30 day cancellation policy puts some folk off booking though.

 

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It is no wonder the C& CC will be loosing more members with there new price structure they are going down the same route as holiday companies if demand is high rip peoples off by putting the price up.

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I have found the CCC a far bit more expensive than the CC.

 

I also hate the FQ, WZ, AB codes.

 

I also hate the way the book is organised in sheets.

 

My CCC membership thus is purely just to access two good CL's ive been recommended. But then they have never asked for my membership card. ..

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