As Newday has grown, the number of church groups bringing substantial numbers of young people and their tents, plus marquees and fully kitted-out catering tents, has grown too. We know that Group Coordinators need time to set out their sites, take delivery of marquees, equipment and hired caravans - and often to set up tents for their delegates too - before Newday kicks off and the young people arrive.
We’re also aware that our own setup teams work right up to the last minute to prepare the site in time for our delegates’ arrival. We’ve therefore put the following arrangements in place to try to allow you to get your site set up as easily as possible while we finish off getting the site amenities in place and the camping areas up and running.
When Can I arrive?
All delegates may arrive from 10am on the 31st July 2017.
Group Coordinators may arrive from midday on 30th July 2017.
You’ll be able to bring some extra pairs of hands with you, as we appreciate it can be a battle to get a decent-sized cooking tent up! Please be sensible, though. We advise that you aim to bring around a tenth of the total size of your group, give or take.
If you need to bring your own children with you, please be aware that the site won’t be safe for children until gates open for delegates at 10am on the first day of Newday, so please supervise them carefully.
Group Coordinators' briefing
There’ll be a briefing meeting for all Group Coordinators during the evening of the 30th July 2017 (the day before Newday kicks off). We’ll email you with details about the meeting before the event.
Marquees & other deliveries
If you’re arranging to have a marquee, catering equipment or anything else delivered to the site, please arrange delivery times so you’ll be on site to receive the items.
Smoking is not permitted at anytime inside buildings, marquees, individual tents and along the concourse.
Cash & Card at site
Please note that the majority of our cafes only take cash. Some, like Cafe Froth now have card payment facilities, and there are no cash machines at site.