How to join MBNC
Membership is open to anyone regardless of race, age, status, sex, wealth, nationality, religion, ability, disability or any other differences.
New members are an asset to MBNC and we welcome applications from families, couples, and singles. Very rarely, we may need to limit the number of singles to balance the ratio of the club and you will be placed on a waiting list until a vacancy arises (note: as at 03/2018 this does not apply). All new applicants for membership will receive an information pack containing a MBNC membership application form (and BN application pack if necessary) and information about the club.
The committee actively encourage new members to become involved in the club by arranging a programme of activities, should you wish to take part. MBNC also maintains contact with other local Naturist Clubs and we encourage our members to attend their events (eg the Blackpool and Fylde monthly swim and the North West Naturists’ monthly swim, and Lakeland Outdoor Club who have a site at Millom) and to join British Naturism
Your initial visit must be prearranged and accompanied by a committee member. The remaining two visits can be accompanied by an ordinary member of MBNC or a committee member.
If at all possible, please try to arrange your first visit for the second Saturday in the month when it is likely there will be a committee member present. On other days, we have members who live close to Silverglades and who will be pleased to meet you on site if given sufficient notice of your visit
After three accompanied visits to Silverglades you may be accepted as a probationary member and attend the site unaccompanied. Probationary membership lasts 12 months after which you may become a full member when approved by the committee.
New from April 2018: There is no charge for your first visit to Silverglades. On your second and third visits you will be asked to pay a Day Fee of £5. Please refer to the Fees Table below
If you wish to apply for membership please Contact us for more details
Fees (as at March 2018)
A Family Unit is a maximum of 2 adults + 2 children. No charge is made for children under 5 so these are not included. All persons aged 18 or over are classed as adults.
|Joining fee per unit (ie single, couple, or family)||£10.00 (payable over 3 visits as £0, £5 and £5)
[annual membership fee payable on 4th visit]
|Membership fee (annually from April-March)
(reduced by 50% if joining between Oct-March
|£55.00 per year for a single person.
£70.00 per year for a couple or family unit.
|Overnight addition to joining fees (per night)
(Up to 24 hours from time of arrival,
by special arrangement only)
|£3.00 per single (making £8.00 total)
£5.00 per couple or family unit (making £10.00 in total)
Guidelines for attending Silverglades
Members and Visitors must bring their own water and be prepared to be self-sufficient on site. Note that unless there is a club member present there will be no access to the club house.
Take ALL litter and rubbish home. Leave the site clean and free from debris.
Whilst on the site, remain tidy and be considerate to other users
Generally we love pets, but if dogs are brought onto the site they must remain under control at all times and not disturb other site users. Any fouling is to be scooped up and taken home by the owner. Some green bags are available in the club house in case of “emergencies”, but please be responsible and bring your pet’s own!
Silverglades is a “wildlife-friendly” site so please do not bring any pets that are liable to chase or otherwise disturb the local wildlife.
We allow smoking outdoors at Silverglades but, for safety, all smokers MUST use the ashtrays provided as large parts of the site will be a fire risk in dry weather. We are, of course, subject to the Smokefree regulations from 1st July 2007 (there are no exemptions for private clubs), so the clubhouse is a no-smoking area.
Parking is restricted to the lower areas only, below the clubhouse. We do not allow vehicles onto higher parts of the site except for those who require such access because of disabilities – please make contact prior to your visit so that special arrangements may be made.
You may read more comprehensive site information here
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