Click on the video below to get a flavour of just what the Greetham Gathering is all about…
*** No June Gathering but a JULY Gathering ***
As we could not meet the Covid-19 requirements for the June Gathering, we have had to cancel it. However, we can confirm that we are planning to resume Gatherings on Thursday 22nd July 2021 – Subject to there being no further changes in the Governments position on allowing people to “gather” together. If the Government announces changes that may affect the holding of the Gathering, then please check back here with us. We decided that moving the date of the July Gathering back by one week, we should be in a position where all restrictions for indoor and outdoor events are lifted. Note that this is a one-off change as from August onwards we expect to be back on the “Third Thursday of May through September”.
Greetham Community Centre has completed its refurbishment and will be fully open. So, there will be:
- FAST FOOD
- DRINK (soft or alcoholic)
- TABLES and CHAIRS
- TEAS, COFFEES AND CAKES at this Gathering
We charge you £2.00 per vehicle on entering the Gathering – in CASH please as we have no contactless terminals (except in the bar). It would be most helpful if you could have the correct money ready as we want to minimise contact over handling the cash and giving change – Thank You.
The Centre building will be fully open to gain access to the toilets, bar and kitchen hatch. New French windows will allow a more efficient route to the bar, and will make it much easier to exit the building.
We shall of course be complying with all COVID-19 rules that we can, as will the Community Centre. We plan to keep people informed through this website and our Facebook page. Hoping to see you on the 22nd July…….
Finally – As we’ve all seen, the Government has a knack of changing the rules at almost no notice. We hope they won’t do anything that will impact on our event, but please keep checking here as this is where we shall announce any news on the event.
About the Gathering
The Greetham Gathering is an informal meeting of owners and enthusiasts with interests of classic and vintage motorcycles, cars and other classic vehicles. It is held once a month on the third Thursday of May, June, July, August and September, in the grounds of Greetham Community Centre. The event is open from about 5:00pm until dusk. We shall use this website to keep you informed of each event and any relevant information that you may need, so please check back here before you come to the event. The dates scheduled for the 2021 Gatherings are:
22nd July 19th August 16th September 2021
We do ask that all attendees be mindful of the fact that the location is on the edge of a village, and that you keep your vehicle speed to within the legal limits as there are children here. Also, please refrain from making excessive noise when driving through the village as we want the residents to be supportive of the Gathering, and please do not park on the grass verges around the Gathering – we have ample parking on-site. To that end, we operate a one-way traffic flow system whereby you approach the venue from the centre of the village and proceed north up Great Lane. Under no circumstances can we allow vehicles to approach from the north side of Greetham down the gated section of Great Lane. Vehicles exiting the Gathering will be directed away from the village to keep disturbance in the village to a minimum. We know it may add a few minutes to your travel time, but we hope you understand the reasons. These travel requirements are a condition of us being allowed to hold the Gathering and thus keep our neighbours “on-side” with the event. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this.
All are welcome – with or without a classic or vintage vehicle! Come along and savor the relaxed setting and informal atmosphere. Relax and enjoy a drink (hot and cold!) and a bite.
On site we provide:
- Ample parking including disabled (we are currently charging just £2.00 per vehicle to enter). Motorcycles will be parked on tarmac, other vehicles on grass. Cars will be charged their parking fee at the gate; motorcyclists when they dismount. We like to segregate classic/vintage vehicles from more modern ones, so be prepared….
- A fully licensed bar will be open
- Hot food, cakes, teas, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available
All profits are donated to the local Air Ambulance service. We have now made a presentation of our 2019 donation to the local Air Ambulance, and we are pleased and proud to announce that we have donated our largest amount yet – £2500. Thank you so much for your support. That’s over £11,000 since we started the Gatherings.
We look forward to seeing you at a 2021 Gathering…….
Note: All photos, pictures and articles on this website are copyright of The Greetham Gathering and must not be copied or reproduced in any format without express prior written consent of the Greetham Gathering management committee. Also, we cannot allow any drone activity near or over the venue of the Gathering unless the drone provider has satisfied the Gathering Committee with evidence, in advance, that they are competent, licensed, insured and can fully comply with CAA guidelines and requirements, and must satisfy the Gathering management committee of the intended use of any recorded material obtained.