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Scaleforum 2021

Postby android » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:33 am

Good morning world! Andrew Ockwell here.

The Committee can announce that Scaleforum 2021 will take place on September 25 & 26 next year provided, naturally, that the circumstances a year from now have sufficiently improved. The venue, new to us, will be a school which is modern and conveniently located for both public and private transport; however, we won't reveal its exact location yet. Like thousands of other schools, they are working under colossal pressure and we don’t want to get in the way of their running of the school. Once things have calmed down somewhat we'll announce a lot more - but we're sure that members will be as excited by this as we are.
More details next year!

I am here for the next half hour and then later this afternoon if anyone wants to chat.

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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Paul Willis » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:23 pm

android wrote:The Committee can announce that Scaleforum 2021 will take place on September 25 & 26 next year provided, naturally, that the circumstances a year from now have sufficiently improved. The venue, new to us, will be a school which is modern and conveniently located for both public and private transport; however, we won't reveal its exact location yet. Like thousands of other schools, they are working under colossal pressure and we don’t want to get in the way of their running of the school. Once things have calmed down somewhat we'll announce a lot more - but we're sure that members will be as excited by this as we are.
More details next year!
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Well done Andrew!

Looking forward to it :-)
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby steamraiser » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:35 pm

Sounds interesting.

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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Rod Cameron » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:47 pm

Good news, which I hope will be realised; there will of course now be feverish speculation as to where it is! 8-)
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Paul Willis » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:16 am

Rod Cameron wrote:Good news, which I hope will be realised; there will of course now be feverish speculation as to where it is! 8-)


Well, now there are all those empty office blocks at Canary Wharf...

Can you imagine how big a floor plan we can have?

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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby DougN » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:47 am

Bet there will be enough power too...good lighting... air con....It is the first time though that no one wants the corner office... too much natural light?

Paul its a great idea.
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Rod Cameron » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:23 am

I hope they have many and capacious lifts then!
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Captain Kernow » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:31 am

The village hall in Piddletrenthide.
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Tim V » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:45 am

Captain Kernow wrote:The village hall in Piddletrenthide.

Getting warmer :D
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby android » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:22 am

I am now able to tell you that the venue for Scaleforum 2021, HMG and common sense allowing, will be the Cressex Community School in High Wycombe. Look out for more details in a future Scalefour News.

Stay safe

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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby martin goodall » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:38 pm

That's a rather good venue, with a light, airy atrium, and a large exhibition hall upstairs

"Wycrail" is held there each year (although not this year, obvs.), using both the atrium and the exhibition hall.

I can't remember what the catering is like, but the atrium provides convenient seating.

Nearest rail connection is High Wycombe (Chiltern Rail) served from London, Oxford and Birmingham.

(Not sure about bus services from High Wycombe.)

Onsite parking can be a problem at peak times (but you wouldn't be competing for space with other users of the building), but an alternative car park is potentially available less than half a mile away.

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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Rod Cameron » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:23 pm

Given it's a school and not at half term, when is access for setting up available?
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Tim V » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:08 pm

Well, Aylesbury had a problem with parking for the school run - couldn't get in till near 4pm.
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby kelly » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:38 pm

What is the disabled access of the venue like?
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Enigma » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:54 pm

Takes me back 50+ years! Very close to where my digs were when I was at HW Tech. Very close to the M40 and appears to have plenty of parking. Lets just hope we're Covid free by then!

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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Chris Mitton » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:26 pm

kelly wrote:What is the disabled access of the venue like?

Hi Kelly
This is a very modern school, built in 2010, so (we are assured by the school, and Andrew will bear this out) fully compliant with modern needs and requirements. You should be fine.
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby kelly » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:15 pm

Chris Mitton wrote:
kelly wrote:What is the disabled access of the venue like?

Hi Kelly
This is a very modern school, built in 2010, so (we are assured by the school, and Andrew will bear this out) fully compliant with modern needs and requirements. You should be fine.
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Thanks for that. It was something that the previous version handled very well, so hopefully they are as good or better.
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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby android » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:02 pm

Hi Kelly

The school was only built about a dozen years ago, so as Chris says, it will be fully compliant with all the current Building Regulations regarding disabled access. I look forward to seeing you there!

Andrew

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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby adrianmc » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:50 am

Great news - I have added the date/venue to the CMRA website exhibition diary for 2021.

http://www.cmra.org.uk/diary21.html

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Re: Scaleforum 2021

Postby Horsetan » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:45 pm

android wrote:I am now able to tell you that the venue for Scaleforum 2021, HMG and common sense allowing, will be the Cressex Community School in High Wycombe. ...


Make sure your signposting is up to scratch. This is something WycRail 2019 got very wrong, and I consider it a minor miracle that I was able to find the entrance with two hours to go.

See you in 2022.
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