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    2015 Christmas Do Discussion

    Hi Guys,

    Just figuring out the potential interest, preferred locations and dates for a Xmas do. Previous year locations have worked out to be:

    2012 - West Midlands
    2013 - South Midlands
    2014 - West Midlands ish (Well Warwickshire)

    And those locations are usually the result of much discussion and usually doesn't satisfy all. So in an attempt to satisfy more people than before:

    If you are interested in a potential Xmas do this year, could you please indicate your preference and willingness to the following options:

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    1. Southeast-ish, probably West to South of London.
    2. Southwest-ish, probably around Bristol
    3. West Midlands ish, as wide as Telford to Northampton and as long as Telford to Stratford upon Avon ish.
    4. North East ish, I say ish because I'm only thinking as far north as Thirsk and as south as Sheffield ish, west as Leeds, East as Scunthorpe
    5. North-West ish, I say ish because I'm thinking as far north as Lancaster and as south as Manchester, west as Liverpool, East as Rochdale.
    6. Somewhere else - State.

    Dates:

    1. 28th November
    2. 5th December
    3. 12th December
    4. 19th December

    Format of reply:

    Please do replies in the following example format:

    Location Preference : 1
    Location Willing : 2, 3, 4, 6 - South Central.
    Dates Preference : 2
    Dates Willing : 1, 4

    With the above, we will hopefully come up with a solution which suits the most.

    Also, anyone wanting to run an unofficial VPCUK Xmas do is very welcome to, just please let me know first and post in the community organised meets. (Helps people decide whether there is a need for a Site Organised one and choose dates etc. Relaxing the rules slightly, this can entail the collection of deposits to a token amount no greater than 5, community only, no external organised events to be posted other than a permitted "link to" after authorisation from the admin team which will be excluded from deposit collection on this site ).
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    Location Willing : 5, 3, 2, 1
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    As it's still October I don't tend to think about Christmas. My Birthday first and then I do Christmas.......

    Location Preference: 3 (it's only fair to move it further up North as previously discussed)
    Location Willing : 1 , 2 , 5
    Date Preference: 3 (it's the 2nd Saturday in December and the one I try to organise the do on every year)
    Date Willing : 2 (any later than 3 or 2 people are tied up in family xmas things)
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    North East?? Nice one, youse'll need your coats though - it may a little brisk for our Southern friends by then!

    Location Preference : 4
    Location Willing : 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    Dates Preference : 3
    Dates Willing : 3, 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinup_gal View Post
    As it's still October I don't tend to think about Christmas. My Birthday first and then I do Christmas.......

    Location Preference: 4 (it's only fair to move it further up North as previously discussed)
    Location Willing : 1 , 3 , 2 , 5
    Date Preference: 3 (it's the 2nd Saturday in December and the one I try to organise the do on every year)
    Date Willing : 2 (any later than 3 or 2 people are tied up in family xmas things)
    Just indicate your preference rather than whats fair (It's the only way to ensure fair representation if everyone answers from their own point of view).

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    North East?? Nice one, youse'll need your coats though - it may a little brisk for our Southern friends by then!

    Location Preference : 4
    Location Willing : 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    Dates Preference : 3
    Dates Willing : 3, 4
    We are southern, we can afford coats
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    Location Preference : 3
    Location Willing : 2,3,6 - anywhere as far north as Manchester/Sheffield and as far south as Oxford/Bristol basically anywhere within a 2 hour journey from the midlands
    Dates Preference : 3
    Dates Willing : 2,4

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    Location Willing : 3.4.5.6
    Dates Preference : 2
    Dates Willing : 2.3

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    No willingness mate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa View Post
    No willingness mate?
    It's his way or no way dirty green owner lol

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    No willingness mate?
    Booked every week of December but willing to travel for the 28th


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    Decemebers pretty damn busy as per norm.

    Sadly everywhere is well over 100 miles for me but West Mids is easiest access. Afraid I have little flex so...

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    OK guys, so if my maths are correct the 12th is by far the most popular date followed by the 5th then the 28th.

    Locations, the Midlands is by far the most popular, North east 2nd.

    Soooooooooooooo how does 12th December in Birmingham sound? (Sorry Jim, the 28th November didn't come out too popular).
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    bloody southerners

    Is it not a tie?

    External, Moose, Jim, Stribo - 3. West Midlands ish,
    Pete, Jdavis, jamesy, Pin up gal - 4. North East ish

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    bloody southerners

    Is it not a tie?

    External, Moose, Jim, Stribo - 3. West Midlands ish,
    Pete, Jdavis, jamesy, Pin up gal - 4. North East ish
    Worked out by assigning 2 points to every preference and 1 point to every willing (excluding those where willing was the same as preference).

    Pinup Gal changed her preference but hasn't updated on here lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa View Post
    Worked out by assigning 2 points to every preference and 1 point to every willing (excluding those where willing was the same as preference).

    Pinup Gal changed her preference but hasn't updated on here lol.
    fair do's...everyone who put NE as a preference was also willing to travel to the midlands, in their second choices....but a couple of the guys who put the midlands as preference are not able to make it to the north east. So is only sensible to choose the location with maximum number of ppl to attend as you said

    If the date ends up as 12th I'll be there, although can't make it on the 28th sadly

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    So, now for the venue.

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    what sort of price point are we looking for and do we want Birmingham city centre

    there's this place in the centre https://www.hotelduvin.com/locations...estive-season/


 

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