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Old 18-11-2009, 08:24 AM
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Default Maidstone Reptile Breeders Spring & Summer 2010

Two dates for your 2010 diaries...
Maidstone Reptile Breeders Expos

Spring: Sunday 18th April 2010 Summer: Sunday 29th August 2010

Market Hall

Lockmeadow Centre

Barker Road

Maidstone

Kent

ME16 8LW

Bookings not yet available. But information is. E:mail Darren at mrac@sky.com
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Old 25-01-2010, 08:27 PM
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Wasn't sure if you was going to be doing the April one again, but glad you have decided too.

Is this the first UK show of the year?
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Date sounds good, finally not landed on work day, hopefully this will be my first Maidstone show.

When are you taking bookings?
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

It is with regret that the organisers of the MRAC Reptile Expo scheduled for Spring April 18th and to be held in Maidstone has been postponed.

Earlier this week, the club (MRAC) was presented with new terms & conditions by the local council with regards the hire of the venue that we normally use. To meet with the new terms & conditions we (the organisers) would have to ammend the whole organisation process of the show completely. With this in mind, we (the organisers) feel that there is not enough time to put the new measures in place and still ensure the quality of show that we want to present and that the public and private breeders have become used to over the last couple of years. As well as the new terms & conditions, some of you will know that health problems have plagued the previous shows and as these are ongoing, they have to be taken into account have had some influence on this decision.

We (the organisers) are currently looking in more detail at how we can meet the new terms and conditions, while also exploring other possible venues, although the venue we currently use is/was ideal and will be hard to match.
However, we feel that to postpone the show now is the right thing to do, rather than try to cobble something together in a hurry and compromise the quality of the show.

This was not an easy decision to make and we hope that you understand our reasons for choosing to take this action.

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Bummer!

Can you divulge what the new/changes to the T's & C's are?
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Bummer!

Can you divulge what the new/changes to the T's & C's are?
There were several changes ranging from the less important, but still inconvenient rights to provide catering (the on-site cafe owner can refuse to open on the day AND not allow permission for outside catering to trade on-site), to the far more important and serious conditions regarding the selling of livestock.
We have had discussions with the council and have satisfied them with basics, but we need to iron out the details and put everything in place. This is what will take time, and will leave us short for the April show.
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I understand its only a minor issue but is it that much of a issue if the on site cafe owner doesn't open up, when there is a burger king and other restaurants inside the lockmedow complex?
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I understand its only a minor issue but is it that much of a issue if the on site cafe owner doesn't open up, when there is a burger king and other restaurants inside the lockmedow complex?
It is almost irrelevant to the show, but it is something that I personally disagree with and if it were the only change, of course we wouldn't even think twice. I guess I shouldn't have mentioned it tbh.
However, saying that, the Burger King is not as convenient as the cafe (or outside caterer within the grounds), and is also expensive as far burgers go.
It is just another thing that works against the show as a whole.
The Livestock sales issue is of course the biggest concern.
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It is almost irrelevant to the show, but it is something that I personally disagree with and if it were the only change, of course we wouldn't even think twice. I guess I shouldn't have mentioned it tbh.
However, saying that, the Burger King is not as convenient as the cafe (or outside caterer within the grounds), and is also expensive as far burgers go.
It is just another thing that works against the show as a whole.
The Livestock sales issue is of course the biggest concern.
I fully understand what your getting at, I hope everything gets sorted out as the venue itself was ideal.
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