Club Further Strengthens Summer of 2012 Portfolio

The Camping and Caravanning Club has today signed an agreement with Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to operate an event campsite during July and August 2012 at the WaterWorks Nature Reserve and Golf Centre in Leyton, East London.

The site is within a 10-minute walk of the Olympic Park and is believed to be the closest campsite to the venue.

The event campsite, which will run from Friday, July 20, 2012 to Thursday, August 16, 2012, will boast 320 pitches, offer full camping facilities and provide onsite catering.

Membership Services Director Paul Jones is delighted to have teamed up with Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

He said: “To have secured an event site so close to the Olympic Park is a major coup for the Club and only helps strengthen our campsite portfolio during the summer of 2012.

“We are continuing to work with a number of partners to help ensure the success of these temporary campsites.”

Alan Butler, Parklands and Venues Assistant Director at Lee Valley Park, added: “We are pleased to work in partnership with The Camping and Caravanning Club in offering accommodation within close proximity to the Olympic Park.

“We share the Club’s commitment to high standards and environmental credentials and believe that by working together, we can provide visitors with affordable accommodation."

Camping will start from £45 a night, based on a minimum three-night stay, and Club rules will apply whilst staying on site. The site will be open to members and non-members.

Bookings are now being taken via the Club’s Contact Centre on 024 7647 5426 or 0845 130 7633.

There is also still availability at Gravesend/Old Gravesendians Rugby Clubs (247 pitches), Culverstone Recreation Ground (221 pitches) and Westlands Playing Fields in the London Borough of Havering (430 pitches).

For more information visit: www.2012camping.co.uk

The London 2012 Olympic Games will be held in London and across the UK from July 27 to August 12, 2012, followed by the Paralympic Games from August 29 to September 9, 2012.

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For further media information or images, please contact:
Jon Dale, 024 7647 5204, 07748 936464 jon.dale@thefriendlyclub.co.uk
Kim Blythe, 024 7647 5224, 07951 153074, kim.blythe@thefriendlyclub.co.uk

Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 110-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 20 Forest Holidays Caravan & Camping Touring Sites.
  2. www.realrichness.co.uk was launched on Monday, April 18, 2011.
  3. 3. www.newtocamping.co.uk incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
  4. The Camping and Caravanning Club is not a sponsor of, or in any way associated with, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  5. National awards include:
  • Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Gold Winner – New to Camping (not-for-profit)
  • Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Silver Winner – New to Camping (consumer relations)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Skye Club Site (Scotland)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Delamere Forest Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Corfe Castle Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Oban Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Chipping Norton (Silver)
  • Practical Motorhome 2010 Top 50 Sites Regional Winner – Hereford Club Site
  • Caravan/Motor Caravan 2010 Top 101 Sites Winner – Sandringham Club Site
  • AA Campsite of the Year Heart of England 2010 – Teversal Club Site
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Family Friendly Facilities Overall Trophy Winner
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Individual Category National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Family Friendly National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Individual Attendant Team National Award Winner (Glencoe Club Site – Scotland)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - ‘Champions League’ – Standards of Excellence
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Teversal Club Site (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Dunbar Club Site (Scotland)
  1. Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles along the River Lee from Ware in Hertfordshire to East India Dock Basin on the Thames. The Park’s 10,000 acres comprise a diverse mix of heritage sites, nature reserves and open green spaces alongside world class sports venues, attracting over four million visitors every year.
  2. Lee Valley Regional Park is playing an active part in the London 2012 Game. Lee Valley White Water Centre (just north of the M25, near Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire) and Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centres in the Olympic Park will be owned and operated by Lee Valley Regional Park in legacy. They join their existing sports facilities which include Lee Valley’s Athletics Centre, Riding Centre and Ice Centre, to create a chain of sporting excellence across the region.

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