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How to book...
1. Fill in our booking form and post it to us along with your deposit
The information below is also contained in the PDF file with the booking form.
2.Send us an email with the basic details of your booking with course title in header
(Nr. of places booked, your name and contact details, how you have paid, amount and
This helps us to track bookings efficiently, and ensures that any delays with the
post do not affect you. Also, places are limited for everyone’s enjoyment and are
sometimes booked up quite quickly, so an email helps you to secure a place on the
course. We can hold the date(s) for a couple of days only once you decide to join
A deposit is payable immediately and the balance due date will be advised, although
you are welcome to send the full amount for the whole balance for convenience if
you wish. Full balance due if booking less than 10 weeks before the course. Please
send deposit/balance payment with booking form completed to NEW registered address
(above) to ensure availability on your preferred dates. For residential retreats,
you can add any required extra nights’ accommodation (this has to be booked in advance
by us) or single supplement (please see course booking box on relevant page for cost)
to your payment.
How to make Your Payment
Cheques to be made out to Joy Hicklin-Bailey except for retreats which are always
to Angling Travel Ltd. Your contract is with Angling Travel Ltd for all events whichever
method of payment is used. If you are paying a deposit, you can also enclose a postdated
cheque for the balance for your convenience. Please remember to include your name
and address/telephone number with any postal booking payments - some people have
been so keen to book that they forgot those little details!
By PayPal online transaction
We offer the option to pay workshop DEPOSITS ONLY through PayPal, (not full balances
unless you add the 4% paypal fee to your payment. ) – Paypal incurs a 4% transaction
fee for us. Go to PayPalPlease send us an email to confirm it’s done, as in How
to Book pt. 2. point 2 above
General terms and conditions for Secret Garden workshops, courses and retreats
Validity : these terms and conditions are correct at time of writing, and may change
from time to time. You need to check the current terms and conditions below (they
are more up to date than the printed pdf booking form) before making a booking.
Cost : see bottom of course page for details of course fees in yellow box. Residential
course fees usually include accommodation in the retreat centre (shared rooms) and
breakfast. Single or twin share accommodation is available at some retreat centres
on payment of a supplement. In some centres accommodation may be dormitory style.
Please check details of what is provided (accommodation, meals) for any course at
the bottom of the fee box
Travel : you are responsible for your own travel arrangements to and from the retreat
centre. Flights to overseas retreat centres are available from most major UK airports
are very good value if you book early. Cars are readily available for hire from the
destination airport. Please check visa requirements with your travel agent. We are
available on the phone or by email to support you in your travel preparation.
Booking : A place can be reserved by paying a deposit or the full course fee (see
above for details of methods of payment). A detailed information pack will be returned
to you on booking. Your contract is with Angling Travel Ltd for all events whichever
method of payment is used.
Balance Payment : The full balance is due 10 weeks prior to the first day of a retreat/
Discounts : There is usually a discount for early booking - see website or phone
for details of when this applies. There are sometimes further discounts for booking
multiple events. We also usually offer a discount for two or more people booking
together who did not meet via Secret Garden. Please see yellow booking box at bottom
of course page for details.
All participants take full responsibility for their own safety and psychological
well-being and their personal property while travelling and during the the whole
of the group, course, retreat or session and after the completion of the course when
undertaking individual practice of what is learned during the course. All participants
undertake to keep other participants and all facilitators free from harm and to take
full responsibility for all choices and experiences during and after a course..
Joy Hicklin-Bailey and Angling Travel reserve the right to make changes in the itinerary
or accommodation without notice if rendered necessary because of unpredictable situations
arising and to refuse to retain a participant in a retreat group if conditions warrant
it or if deemed necessary for the comfort or safety of participants, without refund.
Joy Hicklin-Bailey and Angling Travel reserve the right to increase the cost of the
Retreat / Workshop in the event of rises in accommodation or travel costs or currency
fluctuations. Any price increases (which are unlikely) will be kept to a minimum.
Your personal holiday or event insurance is your own responsibility and mandatory
for any event outside the UK. You undertake to provide a photocopy of your current
policy when paying your balance for a retreat outside the UK.
No responsibility is taken by Joy Hicklin-Bailey, Tim L, Mayfaire or Hawkwood or
any other venue for any loss, accident, damage, injury or irregularity during or
after the group, course, retreat or session. Hawkwood College, Mayfaire, any other
residential or non-residential venue used during the group and Joy Hicklin-Bailey
and Tim L do not assume responsibility for participants’ property or welfare during
or after the group, course, retreat or session. No responsibility is taken by Joy
Hicklin-Bailey, Tim L. or Angling Travel for materials, approaches or structures
experienced or learned during a course or employed after a course. Or for the responses
a participant or anyone connected with them have during or after a course. Cancellations
Fees are non-refundable in the event of cancellation. You can however arrange privately
for another person to take your place. In the event of us cancelling the workshop
for reasons beyond our control you will (for course fees only) be fully reimbursed.
No responsibility is taken by Joy Hicklin-Bailey, Tim L, Hawkwood, Mayfaire for
any loss, accident, damage injury or irregularity during the group, nor for any negligence,
incompetence, omission or error made by any third party supplier of goods, accommodation,
venue staff or equipment or food or any course participant. Joy Hicklin-Bailey reserves
the right to make changes in the itinerary or to refuse to retain a participant if
conditions warrant it or if deemed necessary for the comfort or safety of participants.
Joy Hicklin-Bailey and Angling Travel are not responsible for the consequences, financial
or otherwise, of third party negligence, omission or cancellations of accommodation,
meals and other services or for a participant’s inability to attend a course.
Participants agree to keep all that is shared during a workshop or course or retreat
(whether in discussion or as structures) by other participants and by Joy Hicklin-Bailey
and Tim Langford, as confidential information which is not to be shared outside of
that course, retreat or workshop. Joy Hicklin-Bailey, Tim Langford and Angling Travel
accept no reponsibility for the consequences of a breach of such confidentiality,
whatever those consequences are.
All monies paid are completely secure, and in the event of us cancelling the workshop
for reasons beyond our control you will be fully reimbursed. Should you decide to
cancel your booking, notification must be in writing by registered post to the address
below. The full fee will be retained less than 15 weeks before the Retreat. We recommend
you take out travel or event insurance in good time before that.
For convenience and speed, to guarantee your place, we would prefer you use the free
of charge (from UK) electronic bank transfer. It can be done usually by phone to
your bank, or at the branch, or for some banks through your internet account website.
Just give them all details, with your name as reference on payment:
Account holder Joy Hicklin-Bailey
Account number 42 04 54 89
Sort code 09-01-27
BankAbbey Bank PLC, PO Box 382, Prescot Street, London, E1 8RP
Please ensure that your name is clearly quoted as your reference on the bank transaction.
For foreign and UK transfers any and all bank charges are paid by the person(s) booking
the trip. For transfers from abroad, IBAN GB06 ABBY 0901 2742045489.
Please send us an email as in How to Book pt 2. to confirm amount sent, date, method
so we can track your payment