Calshot site rules

Calshot Activities Centre site rules for all users

  1. Details of the Centre’s facilities, opening times, availability and membership are on this website. The main gate is locked each night from 11.30pm to 6am.
  2. Centre facilities are available at daily users’ and/or members’ own risk. In the event of damage to property or injury to persons, Hampshire County Council accepts no liability unless there is any negligence on the part of Hampshire County Council, its servants or agents. All sailing dinghies, catamarans, trimarans, wind or kite boards, caravans and any other property brought onto site by members and/or daily users must be insured against public liability claims to at least £½ million, all powered craft (other than tenders) and all vehicles insured to at least £2 million.
  3. Centre Membership is open to all. It covers the person signing the application form, plus his/her family at the same address (i.e. partner and their children under 18 years) and runs for 12 months from 1 April. All renewals must be made by 1 March or other publicised deadline.
  4. Those wishing to use the Centre for angling, caravanning or camping, boat parking/storage, windsurfer or kayak storage, or kite surfing must pay the relevant centre membership fees and comply with the relevant site club rules, in addition to these Calshot Activities Centre Site Rules and if applicable the Marine Rules.
  5. Members and daily users must observe site speed limits and display current permits or tickets on cars, caravans, boats, board racks and tents. Membership cards must be available to show to Centre staff, security guard or Calshot Association site wardens, on request.
  6. On safety grounds bathing is forbidden from the beaches between the small spit west of the Sopwith Hangar and the Café/Bar (mid Sunderland Hangar), as there are strong currents and numerous powered craft in this area.
  7. For customer and child protection reasons the following areas are closed to members and the public; Houston/Lawrence/Keymer/Mitchell (residential) Houses, Sopwith & Schneider hangars, initiative course and canoe pool.
  8. Children on site must be accompanied by responsible adults at all times. Particular dangers on site include the quay and pontoon, castle moat, jetty and the creek mud.
  9. The launching and use of private drones on the site is strictly forbidden.
  10. A dress code applies in all buildings, minimum of vest top and shorts please. Changing outdoors is forbidden unless done with due modesty and consideration for child protection.
  11. Members and daily users are requested to keep the site clean and tidy by using rubbish bins provided.
  12. The camping field facilities (grey water drainage / chemical disposal) are for use by members who have paid overnight pitch fees only.
  13. Dogs are only permitted on a short lead and on a ‘poop & scoop’ basis. Litter bins and skips can be used for disposal of bagged dog dirt.
  14. No overnight parking / sleeping in vehicles permitted unless the required fees / centre membership fees / camping and caravan fees have been paid.
  15. Members and daily users are required to behave in a responsible manner to achieve harmonious enjoyment of the site’s facilities by all users. Noise should be kept to a minimum particularly in the vicinity of accommodation buildings and on the camp site, during evening hours. The Director or his nominated officer may suspend or terminate membership (without any refund of fees) of those failing to comply with reasonable requests by members of Calshot Activities Centre staff to do this. If in the Director or nominated officer’s opinion the behaviour would constitute gross misconduct, suspension will be immediate and the person must leave the site. There will be an initial right of appeal to the line manager and final right of appeal to a specially convened panel of three persons independent of the local authority, Calshot Association and Centre users.

About these rules

Revised March 2017