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Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« on: February 24, 2021, 07:26:27 pm »

Is Mayhem 2021 still on ?
Is Wickstead park still running ?


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Re: Is Mayhem 2021 still on
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 07:31:27 pm »


Good question!

I'll ask our secret agent Nick to see what's what with Wicksteed Park....   :-))
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Re: Is Mayhem 2021 still on
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 07:55:19 pm »

Hi everyone


Iím in the process of finding out what the guidelines will be or potentially be as the lockdown restrictions are eased (obviously depending on the data and dates that the government provide of course). Iím currently deployed for a month but trying to get hold of the park liaison officer as we speak. The park is okay and has survived due to lottery money and donations being kindly given to the park. I donít know whether itíll be the same weekend as we as a country will not be 100% certain of large group meetings until itís announced as itís definitely happening. Iíll give the original dates and ask for what they perceive to be okay ones in case but Iím just saying that I donít expect the May weekend to be 100% do-able until we know for certain.
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Re: Is Mayhem 2021 still on
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 03:37:12 pm »

Right then


Iíve contacted the park and yes we can have Model Boat Mayhem at Wicksteed this year but Iíll need to zoom call or telephone call the liaison officer next week to get the latest information on what is going on, how it can be done, and when of course. If the original weekend is the date we go for just be aware that restrictions will still be in place and encompass the park in general so some careful planning would have to occur. If we go for after the magic June 21st date (provided government advice doesnít change) planning will be easier for us and more people will be able attend. So watch this space and Iíll find out what the park plans and advice/recommendations will be.
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Re: Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 04:35:15 pm »


Top man!   :-))
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Re: Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2021, 04:55:46 pm »

I'd go for later to reduce the chances of issues with restrictions and increase the chances that everyone will have had their first jab, and many will be on course to have had their second thus making everyone that bit safer even within legal guidelines.


Its not like we have lots of engagements we have to alter as we are still playing it by ear across the board.


It would be great to see some model boating friends again and recharge the enthusiasm batteries.


Thanks to Nick for doing this while still working on our 'Hercs[size=78%]'.[/size]
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Re: Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 05:53:54 pm »

Well done Nick  :-))
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Re: Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2021, 09:02:19 pm »

Hi Nick,Hope your discussions with Wicksteed are productive. I'm involved in activities with a number of shows & events (other hobbies) with a load of dates under discussion from July onwards. It seems sensible to be looking at dates that fall between July and mid September (before we get into autumn).I'm sure that supporters of Mayhem at Wicksteed would understand if you shoot for a date later in the year than normal.I wish you every success in your negotiations.All the best.Steve Dean.
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Re: Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2021, 02:02:54 pm »

Good thinking Steve
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Re: Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2021, 05:01:24 pm »

Hi everyone


Thanks for all the support and recommendations. Just finished speaking to the park liaison officer and we have several options for dates-
Due to several restrictions which we have to assume will still be in force until the government confirms either way the park will re-open grandly on May 28 but itís currently restricted to how many people they can have in the park.
The obvious thing will be to have the event after June 21st so we have less restrictions under the current advice. The park have recommended any weekend in July and the first two weeks in August. The August bank holiday is fully booked for massive events thatíll hopefully make the park money such as comedy night and 80s groups singing live. September is also currently fully booked by other events thatíll take capacity over.
We will know more information after March 29 when further government advice is due to be given on the subject.
The campsite will be open after June 21st provided nothing changes.
So let me know which weekend is preferable and Iíll send them off to the park to see if they are okay with the date.
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Re: Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2021, 06:35:09 pm »

Many thanks Nick for all your work, my personal opinion I would be happy with the end of July beginning of August (assuming they will let me back into the country.......and I don't have to pay import duties on the boats  {-) {-) )
Happy to go with the majority and we are all safe  :-))
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Re: Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2021, 06:46:45 pm »

Hi Nick
thank you for your help. August sounds good. I can see when venues are allowed to reopen they will book fast.

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Re: Is Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 still on?
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2021, 01:52:47 am »

The Mayhem crew are still on this......looking at dates.
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