Book early for plating your lorry
All lorry owners are advised that as centres for plating are becoming increasingly booked up in advance, you are advised to plan and book your plating in good time. It would be a shame to miss out on activities due to not being able to get a slot. In some cases up to six months has been quoted as a lead time for testing!
Equestrian activities and major roads
Transport Focus, the independent consumer watchdog representing the interests
of all users of England’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads (like the A3) that are managed by Highways England, has published this document about protecting the interests of equestrians (among others) on and around these roads.
SDHC in Carriage Driving magazine
Nice article about SDHC is the February edition of Carriage Driving! Titled “It’s been a successful year for a grassroots club”, it shows what a wide variety of events the Club runs.
Increasing business rates
Please read this urgent message from British Carriagedriving and the BHS about the increase in busines rates on equestrian premises. Details.
Jane Kempton is our new Chairman. Joanne Parrett continues with her roles for Safeguarding, Trophy Custodian and Publicity, the articles you see in magazines are all thanks to Jo.
Jo is handing over the Health & Safety role to Clare Holland. Initially our secretary Clare is well placed having worked in H&S previously and her husband is more than up to date for his day-job! We are happy that Amber Linfield returned to the committee this summer and picks up her previous role as secretary from Clare.
Remaining in post are Helen Baldwin for Rights of Way; Davinia Ellis for Social Drives; Helen Annema Hughes as Treasurer and Kayti Harvey for Event Co-ordination.
This does now leave us with a vacancy for Membership Secretary and a Newsletter reporter. Please get in touch if you feel this is something you could help us with!
Club member Rebecca Thompson
The Club congratulates Rebecca on the birth of Eric Thomas Alexander Thompson, born 21 November, weighing 9lb 4oz. Mum & baby are doing very well.
National Horse Driving Trials Championships, 2016
Congratulations to Club members Jack Ralph and Sally Kerr! Jack is the 2016 National Novice Champion and Sally, the 2016 Evolution National Champion.