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The Code Of Conduct For Rallies.

Introduction:
One named member of the organisation (from now on called the rally marshal) is to be
responsible for the conduct of any exempted rally and for ensuring that members
attending comply with the code.

Venue:
Organisations should take reasonable steps to satisfy themselves that the site proposed
for an exempted rally is not subject to an order under paragraph 13 of schedule 1, or an
article 4 direction, or one for which planning permission has been refused or where
enforcement action has been taken.

Organisations should seek the agreement of the Local Authority before meeting on land
adjacent to sites for which planning permission has been granted.

Organisations should not meet on sites adjacent to certified locations/sites unless
the proposed site is clearly differentiated and the risk of interference with local
people and other users is minimal.

Organisations should take care that the siting caravans does not unduly interfere with
the activites of local people, their privacy or their enjoyment of their property. They should
also take care that the siting of caravans does not interfere with the enjoyment by others
of the landscape, natural beauty or nature conservation value of the area and particularly
in areas designated for their landscape or whildlife qualities.

Organisations undertake not to over-use any venue and will consider carefully before
holding succesive meetings on the same land.

Nuisance...
Local people should be able to carry on their normal activities when meetings are in progress,
and disturbance should be minimilised. Complaints should be treated seriously and steps
taken to investigate and deal with the causes of complaints.

Care should be taken not to damage the site or surrounding locality. Trees, fences,
buildings, equipment and stock should be respected.

Domestic animals belonging to members of the organisation should be kept on a lead,
under close control. They should not be allowed to run loose on the site or cause
disturbance to local people or animals. They should be exercised away from caravans and
parts of the site used for communal activitied and any mess should be picked up.

The rally marshal should identify open space suitable for games, which might otherwise
intrude or constitute a danger or annoyance to caravaners or others on or around the site.

Noise should be kept to a minimum for the comfort of other caravanners on the site as well
as people who live or work nearby.

Road Safety And Access...
The rally marshal should take steps to ensure that travel from major roads to a proposed site
is not likely to cause undue disruption or difficulties for other road users. Access to the rally
site must be suitable for the member and likely size of units attending the meeting. The arrival
and departure of caravans should be aranged to minimise disruption to other road users.

The speed of vehicles on the site should be restricted to 5 MPH.

Spacing and Density...
Units should be well spaced, and sited so that they do not restrict access to, or exit from
any unit or the area in case of emergencies (not less then 3 metres should be permitted
between units in any circumstances.) Emergency vehicles should be able to secure
access to any unit in site.

Fire Precautions...
Open fires and bar-be-ques should not be held except with the permission of the rally
marshal. Where permission is given for open fires or bar-be-ques, they should be sited
on open ground, away from vans, vehicles, awnings and any other structures.

Caravans should carry a fire extinguisher approved to British standards Institute and/or
Fire Officer Certificate standards.

Chemical Toilets, Waste Water Disposal...
Organisations should act responsibly when disposing of the contents of chemical toilets
and waste water and take full account of the need to safeguard water supplies and
prevent the pollution of rivers and streams.

On-site disposal of the contents of chemical toilets and waste water should be in
accordance with arrangements agreed with the site owner/occupier. Neither
should be allowed to foul the ground except at designated points. If in doubt
about disposal waste, contact the relevant Local Authority for clarification.

Refuse Disposal...
Organisations should ensure that refuse is either taken home or disposed of in
accordance with on-site arrangements. The rally marshal should be satisfisfied
that the appropriate arrangements are in place.

The rally marshal should ensure that the site is clear of litter after the meeting.

Other information...
The rally marshal should also be aware of the terms of the Caravan Code, the
Countryside Code and the Coastal Code.