The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145347   Message #3367376
Posted By: Richard Bridge
24-Jun-12 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: Independent Knockholt Summa Wevva
Subject: RE: Independent Knockholt Summa Wevva
Independent Knockholt was very good fun again - with quite a lot of hangovers but not including me! All logs were personhandleable - just.

There is some damage to the marquee which blew away twice - half a dozen joint pieces and some slightly bent poles. Mick will have a word with the makers to see what repair costs might be and I will be researching awning straps or lorry strops to tie it down with. It is a useful facility for the feast and/or singing if it rains.

Subject to marquee costs we covered costs (probably - not all figures are 100% certain yet) and everyone took their own rubbish away so saving the cost of a skip. Up to my time of leaving today there were no field entry/departure mishaps or disasters - it being slippery rather than deep mud.

A point raised was whether we should offer to lay a 1 tonne bag of shingle or gravel in the firepit - to make the safe-tea-elf less worried about people falling over into the fire. This is probably up to the farmer.

Subject to such expenses we broke even leaving a small surplus and enough money to defray Mick's petrol costs for taking the marquee away to storage. The funds collected over the winter by Linda and me are so far untouched, so I will now look into opening a post office account to put them in - possible applications being (1) marquee repairs (2) gravel (3) tough trestle table for feast (4) subsidy for September.

The working party will be considering whether, in the case of (4), what charges if any should be reduced. A delicate balancing act is how many loos to order for September particularly since a sun-drenched event is overdue!