4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:41 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:Thanks. Not quite Buxton but enough out that it'll be surprisingly nice :)

Looks very safely walkable from Blackrod or Horwick parkway too, so very commendable.
From Horwich Parkway (next to the football stadium) it is a bit of a trek over the M61 junction and then down the A6, certainly not scenic and not really designed for walkers as opposed to cars - and yes, it isn't in Bolton at all (just like the said stadium), which makes choices of restaurants more challenging

But yes, well done to Mike for all his hard work
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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by David Robertson » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:08 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
MartinCarpenter wrote:...which makes choices of restaurants more challenging
You don't say. At the hotel itself, you have:

Le Petit Déjeuner
Le pudding noir

Le Déjeuner
Le pudding noir aux frites

Le Dîner
Le Poisson et les frites au sauce
Le Gâteau forêt noire

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:13 pm

Black Friday gets everywhere.

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:18 am

David Robertson wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:...which makes choices of restaurants more challenging
You don't say. At the hotel itself, you have:

Le Petit Déjeuner
Le pudding noir

Le Déjeuner
Le pudding noir aux frites

Le Dîner
Le Poisson et les frites au sauce
Le Gâteau forêt noire
:lol:

To be fair, you wouldn't actually want to eat anywhere in the town centre on a weekend, given the amount of youngsters staggering around drunk, so being out of town itself isn't the issue, its just how far out Blackrod is - I'll give it some thought before next season
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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:35 am

David Robertson wrote:OK, we have progress - of some kind.
The absence of dates and venues from the 4NCL site presumably means it isn't official yet.

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Mike Truran » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:00 pm

The absence of dates and venues from the 4NCL website means that our webmaster (who unlike some people has other things to do with his life) hasn't got round to it yet.

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Matthew Parry » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:06 pm

In the coming months one of my tasks will be to draft negotiation scenarios for my classes next semester; I am sorely tempted to do an in depth interview with Mike about the various points and thus create a beautiful case study with lessons in long term interests over short term, flexibility, commercial awareness, and alternatives to negotiated agreement!

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Mike Truran » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:16 pm

I would be glad to help. :)

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Mike Truran » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:44 pm

The 2016/2017 dates and booking arrangements are now up on the 4NCL website. Thanks as always to our excellent webmaster Steve Connor.

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri May 06, 2016 11:00 pm

Mike Truran wrote:The 2016/2017 dates and booking arrangements are now up on the 4NCL website. Thanks as always to our excellent webmaster Steve Connor.
It would be good if the website stated what the parking charges are, if any, at all the hotels being used, both for those staying at the hotel and those not staying.

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri May 06, 2016 11:40 pm

Ian Thompson wrote: It would be good if the website stated what the parking charges are, if any, at all the hotels being used, both for those staying at the hotel and those not staying.
The Park Inn at Telford, for the 2015-16 season required hotel guests to record their car registrations on the hotel's computer system at reception, after which parking was free. I believe non-residents were treated as "conference delegates" and also allowed to record their car registrations for free parking, but I have no direct knowledge.

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat May 07, 2016 7:58 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Ian Thompson wrote: It would be good if the website stated what the parking charges are, if any, at all the hotels being used, both for those staying at the hotel and those not staying.
The Park Inn at Telford, for the 2015-16 season required hotel guests to record their car registrations on the hotel's computer system at reception, after which parking was free. I believe non-residents were treated as "conference delegates" and also allowed to record their car registrations for free parking, but I have no direct knowledge.
That's correct. Failure to type in your registration number at reception lead to car owners receiving a £100 fine, albeit one that could be successfully challenged. One parent received a ticket at both the J4NCL at West Brom and then a week later at the 4NCL in Telford :oops:

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Paul Dargan » Sat May 07, 2016 8:58 am

I spoke with Bridge Overseas this week and they are at present unable to confirm bookings while they finalise details with some of the hotels ... they will add your name and requirements to a list ...

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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Mick Norris » Sat May 07, 2016 9:00 am

Ian Thompson wrote:
Mike Truran wrote:The 2016/2017 dates and booking arrangements are now up on the 4NCL website. Thanks as always to our excellent webmaster Steve Connor.
It would be good if the website stated what the parking charges are, if any, at all the hotels being used, both for those staying at the hotel and those not staying.
Can't you just click on the links to the hotel websites and find out?

It is free at the Div 3N venues of Blackrod & Wakefield
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Re: 4NCL 2016-17 arrangements

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat May 07, 2016 9:59 am

Mick Norris wrote: Can't you just click on the links to the hotel websites and find out?
http://www.deverevenues.co.uk/en/venues ... nd-events/

Wokefield Park boosts of parking for 350 cars, but doesn't say "free". It was last time the 4NCL was played there and in the context of a venue in the middle of open country, it's what you would expect.

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