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Exhibiting sections almost full!

 

All of our exhibiting sections are reporting that they are almost full.  The closing date for entries is 1st June 2018.  To enquire if there is still space available to exhibit in a particular section, please go to the page for the section you wish to exhibit in and complete the section contact form for the relevant section leader.

Traffic message from the Chairman.

 

In 2017 we experienced terrible traffic problems exiting the site. It is hoped that it will not deter visitors from returning. To ensure it is not repeated, the following measures have been put in place:

 

  • Entertainment and catering will be laid on to encourage exhibitors to stay an extra night or depart later in the evening. With discounted drink on Sunday evening on production of their entry pass.
  • A NEW motorcycle display team show will take place in the main arena on Sunday at 5.00pm to encourage visitors to stay a little longer and further reduce numbers leaving at this pinch point time.

New traffic management plans have been approved by authorities to include:

  • Vehicles departing the site can exit both left or right, however, right turning will be temporarily suspended if there are large vehicles coming up Northmoor lane entering the site.
  • Those turning left will be filtered into two lanes to the main junction where manually operated traffic lights will be in place. Local traffic turning left and Gloucester/Swindon traffic turning right.
  • Some exhibitors will exit from the top corner of the peri track on to the main road near the base entrance. This will not commence until 5.00pm and will be controlled by manually operated traffic light system. It will be temporarily suspended if traffic backs up to the roundabout. All traffic will turn left towards Cirencester.
  • Improved stewarding in place as vehicles leave the car park so that they are filtered in an orderly manner. Trying to alleviate those vehicles crossing lanes or being obstructive.

Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza event organisers donated nearly £25,000 to charities from the 2017 show.

 

Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club (SVTEC) organisers of the annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza have donated over £25,000 to 35 national and regional charities. The largest donations went to The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund (in memory of event volunteer John White), Diabetes UK, Event Mobility, Cotswold Canals Trust, Vale of Berkeley Railway, 29th Regiment Welfare and Cobalt Health.

The event organisers are staunch supporters of Cobalt Health, the charity has been actively fundraising at the show for 16 years, in addition to the cheque presented, a team of Cobalt volunteers staffed the ticket gates and raised an additional £5,000.

Another charity The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust which promotes awareness of Prostate Cancer was nominated when a Rally volunteer had a Psa test which showed a high reading. Ultimately the test might’ve well saved his life. In 2018 the charity hopes to carry out free on-site checks at the showground.

Cheques were issued to the following charities:

Health Charities: Cobalt Health, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, EPIC – Supporting Children with Epilepsy, Event Mobility Charitable Trust, Sunflowers Suicide Support, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Graham Fulford Fund/Prostate Cancer, James Hopkins Trust, Gloucestershire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, LINC Cheltenham – The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund, Sharp Life Learning for disabled, Tree of Hope ‘Molly’s Fix Me Fund’, The Big Appeal, Dance for Life, Designability and Five Valley Sounds, Stroud’s Talking Newspaper for the Blind and visually impaired.

Service Charities: 29th Regiment Welfare Unit, The Fire Fighters Charity, RAF Air Cadets, Army Benevolent Fund, Severn Area Rescue Association, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire 4x4 Response and Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Preservation/Heritage Groups: Cotswold Canals Trust, Woodchester Mansion, Vale of Berkeley Railway, Friends of Purton, Wartime in the Cotswolds and Bristol Bus Group.

Community Projects: Dursley Heritage Centre, Kingshill House Arts Centre, South Cerney Parish Council, The Tallinding Project, Gambia

Aside from the beneficiaries above, numerous other animal and welfare charities are represented at the show raising funds and awareness of their respective causes.

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