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Bradfield Park Scout Campsite

Ixer Lane, Bradfield Combust,

Bury St. Edmunds, IP30 0LR

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Terms and Conditions

After making a booking you will be sent an email confirming or otherwise the booking. If you booking is provisional we will hold the booking for a maximum of 4 weeks. We will notify you access details etc. in the week before your camp.

Site Rules

We try to keep the number of rules to a minimum, but in the interests of keeping the site in good condition, maintaining good relations with our neighbours and achieving a peaceful stay for everyone, please bear with us over the following points:

Camping at Bradfield is aimed at Scout and Guide Association members and permission to camp must be obtained from the warden in advance.

We have invested much time, money and effort in new trees, so please do not touch them.

Safety of Young People and ALL other site users

All group leaders must ensure that every adult (over the age of 18) has followed the checking procedure as laid out by their organisation and has been deemed suitable to work with children.

The Scout Association‘s Child Protection and Safety Policies must be adhered to by all groups using Bradfield. These can be found at Child Protection Policy.

Please contact us if you require a hard copy.

Noise

Bradfield Park is a campsite to which special conditions apply. It is bounded by Ixer Lane to the west, Bradfield Hall to the south and woods and farmland used for game birds to the east. Noise is a problem for us, particularly at night and loud conversations and laughter carry through the still air. We need to be conscious of the close proximity of our neighbours and for this reason loud, amplified music and entertainment are not permitted on site. Bells and air horns are not to be used outside of the hours of 9am and 6pm. Please observe quiet between the hours of 10.30pm and 7am.

Parking

We share the roadway on the south boundary with our neighbours in Bradfield Hall and the farm. For this reason we try to keep movements of vehicular traffic on it to a minimum. The main parking area is on the left as you enter the roadway off Ixer Lane. This should be used at all times during your stay. The small area adjacent to the main buildings is for temporary use when off loading equipment. Access to the site with vehicles is restricted to loading and unloading at your tentage point in dry weather. Vehicles should be returned to the main car park as soon as this has been completed. . Archery and Air Rifle equipment can be taken to the ranges in the north of the site by vehicle. Parking adjacent to tentage areas is not permitted. There is a high water table here and the ground can become saturated, with the danger of vehicles becoming bogged down. We do not have a towing vehicle on site.

Animals

We ask that you do not bring dogs and other pets on site (except guide dogs and hearing dogs) in the interests of hygiene and other campers.

Open Fires

Most trees on the site come under Tree Protection Orders. They must not be cut down or wood removed from live trees. Altar fires are available.

Water

Mains water is metered and has to be paid for, so please ensure all taps are turned off after use. Drinking water taps are marked on the map with a “T”.

Toilets & Showers

It is the responsibility of the camping groups to keep these clean. If there are any problems please report them to staff via the contact numbers displayed. There will be a limited supply of toilet rolls available and campers are expected to supply their own.

Security

We ask that during the night and when not is use the main gate is closed and the chain is affixed around the gate. All valuables are the responsibility of the campers.

If you are the last Group to leave the site, Please ensure you LOCK the main gate.

Camp Rubbish

Rubbish can be burned, but we would encourage campers to recycle where possible and place it in the bins adjacent to the second gate.

Before Leaving

All equipment borrowed from us must be cleaned and returned to the relevant place prior to departure. Clear ashes and unused wood from fireplaces; remove ALL litter and food scraps from your site. Invite the warden if he is present, to inspect your site, which must be left in a clean and tidy state.

Failure to comply with the above terms and conditions, aggressive or noisy behaviour may result in your group being removed from the campsite with immediate effect whatever the time of day.

Off Site Rules: Respect – Protect – Enjoy

Respect other people:

  • consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
  • leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available

Protect the natural environment:

  • leave no trace of your visit, also, when off-site walking the local country lanes and public footpaths no litter whatsoever is to be dropped; all litter is to be brought back to the camp site
  • keep dogs under effective control
  • Protecting the natural environment means taking special care not to damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees. They provide homes and food for wildlife, and add to everybody’s enjoyment of the countryside.
  • Fires can be as devastating to wildlife and habitats as they are to people and property – so be careful with naked flames and cigarettes at any time of the year. Sometimes, controlled fires are used to manage vegetation, particularly on heaths and moors between 1 October and 15 April, but if a fire appears to be unattended then report it by calling 999.

Enjoy the outdoors:

  • plan ahead and be prepared
  • follow advice and local signs