Glamping security and power
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Glamping security and power
My friend and I are TT newbies. We are attending the practice week and "glamping" through Regency Travel at the "Evolution Glamping - Douglas, Dhsob Fc, Blackberry Lane, Douglas" (<- that's what our ticket says) site.

I have tried to get answers on two fronts from them, but no results...

1. We are coming from the U.S. and we will have some minor valuables with us (a laptop, camera, iPad, etc.). I'm concerned about leaving these items in the glamping tent. Does anyone have any experience with glamping item security? We just don't want to have to lug these items around all the time. Are there any "lockers" anywhere available for hire to store our items?

2. How can we recharge our batteries for phones, laptop and camera? We can bring several powerpack batteries (they are heavy to carry), but we don't want to do that if we don't have to. It would be tragically hilarious if we lugged a bunch of extra batteries only to find a well-equipped charging station on every corner.

Thanks!
19-05-2017, 02:21 PM
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Never been to Blackberry lane but have camped at several sites on the Island and they all have charging facilities and blackberry lane have previously said they had on their website.  Don't worry about it, just ask in pubs/cafes etc and they will usually let you plug in, I think the Sure shop in the grandstand let my mate charge up there once.
The valuables are a bit more difficult, I've always just left my stuff in the tent and never had any bother but there have been growing reports of petty thefts from campsites so I would be a bit cautious, the only lockers I know about are in the ferry terminal which at least is open about 20 hours a day but it isn't ideal.

Look the rule on the Island is this - if you have a problem, any problem just tell a manxie,  in a pub, a shop in the street, in a taxi anywhere, sooner or later one of them will sort you out its just the manx way.

 In my youth in the days before we had cash points four of us walked into the little cafe which used to be in the entrance to the shopping centre up near the archibald knox ordered breakfast and then discovered it was a bank holiday so our trip to the bank to cash a cheque was off and we were skint, the lady owner lent us £20 which we returned after the bank reopened, mind you it was 1978 and beer was 28p a pint (half the price 'across') and fish and chips in onchan was about 60p!! 
The reason you probably won't get much response from Regency is that they are gradually winding up the business, would have thought the glamping company would help you looking at their prices!
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19-05-2017, 05:44 PM
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I no at the sure shop behind the grandstand they have lockers were u can charge your devices in a locker so u can just come back a few hours later.
19-05-2017, 06:15 PM
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That's all great to hear. Thanks so much for the replies! We can't wait.
19-05-2017, 06:48 PM
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im sure that the club house at the campsite will be open, for you to charge your phones etc.
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23-05-2017, 07:35 PM
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Most pubs will let you plugin a charger if you ask nicely and buy a few beers while its charging
23-05-2017, 07:49 PM
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(19-05-2017, 05:44 PM)badlyoverdrawnboy Wrote: The reason you probably won't get much response from Regency is that they are gradually winding up the business, would have thought the glamping company would help you looking at their prices!
There is an interesting story behind why the business is being 'wound up'.
23-05-2017, 07:54 PM
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Lockers at the sea terminal.
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23-05-2017, 08:21 PM
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Who's taking over Home stay if Regency are being wound up?
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23-05-2017, 08:23 PM
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(23-05-2017, 07:54 PM)Stroller Wrote: There is an interesting story behind why the business is being 'wound up'.

How could the DED make Regency an ' Official TT partner' without doing due diligence?
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23-05-2017, 08:34 PM
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They certainly got a lot of stick on the old TT forum, something that i thought could have been instrumental in it being closed down.
23-05-2017, 09:09 PM
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What's the story stroller?
23-05-2017, 09:45 PM
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The main criticism was that it was putting another snout in the trough when it was not needed especially when the old system worked perfectly
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23-05-2017, 09:46 PM
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(23-05-2017, 09:45 PM)Chrisp955 Wrote: What's the story stroller?

Basically - the guy running Regency had a few other companies and was involved in VAT fraud. Fuller details are in the link on my earlier post
24-05-2017, 10:42 AM
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What the heck is Glamping?

oh wait google brought me to glamping dot com... nevermind
"A few yrs ago they screwed up a perfectly good working website just because they want to be 'modern' and now we have a sluggish ugly problematic and feature lacking website. but hey, its modern..., old sites are always better".
24-05-2017, 12:20 PM
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(23-05-2017, 09:09 PM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: They certainly got a lot of stick on the old TT forum, something that i thought could have been instrumental in it being closed down.

I'm told it was a factor but not a decisive one. The senior staff at DED were basically fed up with the untruths and half truths being spouted when people got all (understandably) emotive about their favourite sport. If a genie gets out of the bottle its very difficult to get it back in - even if it isn't a genie!!
There was so much rumour and innuendo that it became impossible to manage so they simply pulled the plug and made it someone else's problem. Hi Malcolm!! Icon_lol

I thought that there was loads of genuine customer feedback which if harnessed correctly would provide great advice for driving change and that it was worth putting up with the drivel to get this feedback. Clearly someone else didn't share my view.
26-05-2017, 01:44 PM
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(23-05-2017, 08:34 PM)c iom tt Wrote: How could the DED make Regency an ' Official TT partner' without doing due diligence?

I'm not sure that a criminal VAT fraud would've shown up in any due diligence checks. Icon_mrgreen
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Not for us normal mortals, but the DED is a Government Dept it would have been easy to have checked if there were any investigations being carried out.
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