Braxted Update

As promised, a message to update you with developments at Braxted.

Due to the very wet winter, it had been impossible to get onto the field to do anything until recently. Now that the ground is dry and firm enough arrangements are in hand to have all of our equipment and containers removed from the Braxted site by next weekend. Thank you to those MERCC members who have very kindly offered to help with this, and to a friend of mine who is very kindly helping with the transfer and storage. Everything will be placed in safe storage a few miles away until (hopefully) a new venue is found. The Braxted site is, at present, looking like a building site – what a sad end to an era after many happy years racing there.

I know that our members, and many others, are hoping MERCC can start up again and I would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes. I can assure you that we are doing our best in our search for another site and I will keep you all informed. Being, as always, the Club Optimist I am sure – like the Dickens character Mr. Micawber – that ‘something will turn up’!

If any of you know of any land along the A12 corridor which is available and might be suitable as a venue for off-road racing (away from residential areas) – particularly if you know a friendly farmer – I would be very pleased to hear from you.

Keith Wright
Chairman, MERCC

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