Frequently Asked Questions

No one likes lots of regulations and generally common sense will serve you well but, as with all clubs, Rotota does have some rules and facts of life that it is best to be aware of before you visit. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the rules detailed in our constitution and by-laws but is designed to answer some for the more frequently posed questions.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your visit that are not answered here, please contact the Rotota committee before your visit to ask for clarification.

Am I allowed to bring my pet to Rotota?
Am I allowed to light a fire at Rotota?
May I use my vehicle to get about the Rotota grounds?
Are there facilities for disposing of rubbish at Rotota?
What are your supervision requirements for children?
May I bring a child who is not my own to Rotota?


Q: Am I allowed to bring my pet to Rotota?
No cats or dogs are allowed at Rotota, with the exception of guide dogs for the blind. Other pets must have prior permission from the committee.


Q: Am I allowed to light a fire at Rotota?
No open fires are permitted under any circumstances as we are situated in an extensive area of forestry.  You may cook on a gas barbecue or gas camp stove, and indeed we have gas barbecuing facilities available for use near the clubhouse.


Q: May I use my vehicle to get about the Rotota grounds?
Motorised vehicles must not be used for personal transportation within the grounds without prior committee approval. We try to keep things as quiet and natural as possible so unless your vehicle is being used for a purpose other than simply transporting you around the grounds (such as launching a boat or delivering something heavy to another part of the grounds), you are asked to walk or perhaps use a bicycle.


Q: Are there facilities for disposing of rubbish at Rotota?
There is no council refuse collection service for Rotota since we are situated in a remote part of the countryside, which means that all our rubbish must be transported into town on a trailer. Members and visitors are therefore required to remove all of their rubbish on departure. On occasions when large numbers of guests are expected, the committee sometimes organises rubbish collection for a gold-coin donation but these occasions will always be advertised in advance so don't assume that the service will be available when you visit.


Q: What are your supervision requirements for children?
Children must be supervised and controlled at all times for their own safety. As our "swimming pools" are actually a lake and a stream that are not fenced off, it is imperative that your children are watched closely.


Q: May I bring a child who is not my own to Rotota?
You may well wish to bring a child who is a friend of your own children, or a nephew, niece, grandchild etc. Any child who is not a part of your immediate family must have written permission from a parent or guardian, which should be presented to our caretaker on your arrival. If in doubt, check with a committee member before coming.