Focus A-Z 

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Arrival 

You can arrive between 3pm – 10pm on Thursday 23 July or 8am – 8pm on Friday 24 July. The first Big Top session is in the evening on Friday 24 July. 

Accommodation 

Please visit our accommodation page to find out more. 

Accessibility 

Please visit the accessibility page to find out more. 

Additional needs 

The inclusion team support children and youth with additional needs. Each young person requiring support may have a one-to-one buddy to work out how they would like to spend the session, in the main venues, additional needs venues, or a combination of both. The additional needs venues are called Our Hut for youth and Our Tent for kids. You can register for one of these venues when you book your tickets online. 

Alcohol 

You can bring your own alcohol or purchase it on site at the Somerley Bar. Only guests aged 18 or over may purchase and drink alcohol from the Somerley Bar in the Walled Garden. You will need to show valid ID to the bar staff. 

Active 

We have loads of sports and activities taking place throughout the week – there is something to suit everyone! Check out the Focus Active page for more information. 

App 

The app will be launched in July 2020. Search ‘Focus 2020’ in the app store or google play store to download. The program, site map and other useful information can be found in the app. Any program changes will be updated in the app so keep your push notifications turned on during the event! 

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Baby Boomers  

There is truly something for everyone at Focus! Mention programme details nearer the time. 

Baby bathing 

We know that one of the most difficult things about camping with small children is bath time so we have introduced a baby bathing station! This venue is kitted out with small baths and provides a designated area for you to wash and change your baby. 

Baptisms 

Information coming soon. Please speak to your service pastor for more information. 

Beach  

The nearest beach is Bournemouth beach. You can park in the LOVECHURCH Bournemouth car park and walk to the beach from there. The Love church address: LoveChurch at St Swithun's Bournemouth, Gervis Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3ED

Bournemouth pier is 15 miles away from Somerley and is roughly a 30 minute drive. 

Bikes

Please ensure that your bike is parked and securely locked in one of the designated areas outside the main venues. 

Bus 

Please visit the transport page to find out more. 

Buggies 

Please leave your children’s buggies in the Buggy Park at the back of the Big Top during sessions. 

Bonfires 

Bonfires are not permitted. Fire pits and chimineas raised from the floor or on a stand are permitted. Please see the fire safety section for more details. 

Big Top 

The Big Top is the tent where the main celebrations are held. There are quiet zones at either side of the tent. 

Bookshop 

The bookshop can be found in the Town Centre. We have a great selection of books available, including books from some of our speakers. 

British Sign Language  

BSL interpretation will be taking place in all the main Big Top celebrations. There is a designated seating area at the front left of the stage. 

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Cash point 

There will be cash machines on site in the Town Centre. Please note that there is a small charge for withdrawals. 

Camp shop 

Broken tent peg? Forgot your roll mat? Visit the camp shop in the Town Centre for all your camping needs! 

Campfires 

Campfires are not permitted. Please see the fire safety section for more details. 

Cooking and washing up 

Part of our mission to make Focus more sustainable includes reducing the number of disposables on site. We’d love you to bring a plate, cutlery and cup from home and use one of the washing up points instead! There are multiple washing up points on site, marked on the site map. 

Catered camping  

Please get in touch with your church for more information on community meals at Focus.  

Car park 

All cars must be parked within a car park for the duration of the event. When you have unpacked your belongings, please move your car to one of our designated car parks. You will be able to register for a car permit online closer to the event. Please see our accessibility page for information on getting around site if you have mobility issues. 

Cafés

We have two cafés onsite offering a variety of hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks. Bring a reusable cup for a discount on your coffee! 

Community pitch 

Many of the churches at Focus host their congregation on a community pitch surrounded by the church campsite. This is an opportunity for the church family to share meals, deepen relationships and make memories that will last a life time <3 😊 

Children 

Please see the Focus Kids page for more details. 

Clusters  

Our campsite is organised into six clusters to make it easier to find your way around site! You will find out what cluster your church is in when you receive your wristbands in the post. Head to Info Hut on site if you want to find out where another church is camping.

Curfew  

Children that are attending Focus will be accompanied by their parent/guardian. The parent/guardian are responsible for their child's curfew.  

Charging points  

There are charging points in the Tearfund café. Or ask at your church community pitch! 

Conveyor belt 

Please do not climb, touch, jump, sit or stand on the conveyor belt which runs along the back of the site. 

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Day tickets 

Day tickets will be released next summer approximately six weeks before the event! Please note, only children attending Focus for the whole event will be able to join the Focus Kids program. 

Disabled parking 

Please see our accessibility page for information on getting around site if you have mobility issues. 

Dogs 

The only pets allowed at Focus are registered assistance dogs. If this applies to you, please let us know at the Info Hut when you arrive. 

Driving – speeding  

The site speed limit on arrival and departure days (Thursday 23 July, Friday 24 July, Tuesday 28 July) is 5 mph. At all other times, no cars are permitted to drive around site. 

Drones 

Drones are not to be used onsite, except by the official Focus media team. 

Drugs 

We have a zero-tolerance policy on drugs. Anyone found using or in possession of illegal substances will be asked to leave immediately. We reserve the right to escort any individual off the site. 

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Emergencies 

For onsite emergencies, call 0207 052 0525. Please do not call ambulances to site. We have established systems in place with our first aid team and local emergency services to deal with situations in the fastest and safest way possible. 

Electric pitches 

There are a limited number of electric pitches available for caravans, motorhomes and tents. Please pre-book through our booking system. 

Electricity 

All our power on site comes from diesel generators so please be considerate with the amount of electricity you use. Please report any power issues to your site planner or the Info Hut and our onsite electricians will come and assist you. 

Environment 

We are committed to making Focus more sustainable every year and looking after our beautiful site. Take a look at our sustainability page for more details. 

Exercise 

We have loads of sports and activities taking place throughout the week – there is something to suit everyone! Check out the Focus Active page for more information. 

 

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Focus Alive 

Head over to the Focus Alive website to find out more 

Focus Active  

Check out the Focus Active page for more information. 

Focus Creative 

Focus Creative is a series of workshops for adults and kids. Last year we had tie dye, dance class, ceramic jewellery making, brush lettering, pattern drawing and more! This year’s program will be available on the app closer to the event. 

Fire points 

There will be fire points every 50 metres across site marked by a big red flag. If you are having a fire, make sure you know where your nearest one is. There will be red fire buckets and a fire extinguisher at every fire point. You can fill the buckets with water and take them to your fire but make sure to return them after. Fire extinguishers must remain at the fire points unless a fire gets out of control/there is an emergency. 

First aid 

Please bring basic first aid with you to Focus: plasters, painkillers, insect bite cream, sun cream (and after sun!). For anything more serious, you can find our first aid tent in the Town Centre. First aid can also be reached through the emergency phone number – call 0207 052 0525.  

Freezer block exchange 

Exchange your melted freezer blocks for frozen at the Camp Shop in the Town Centre. There will be a small charge per block. 

Food collection point 

If you have unwanted, leftover food at the end of Focus, come and drop it off at the Info Hut. We coordinate with a charity to collect food at the end of the event. 

Feedback 

We will send a feedback survey to all attendees after Focus. If you have any other feedback, drop us an email at focus@htb.org

Food stalls 

We are still finalising our food stalls for Focus 2020. If you have a food stall and would like to apply to join us, drop us an email at focus@htb.org.  

Fishing 

No fishing is permitted in the river. 

 

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Gas 

Gas can be purchased from the camp shop in the Town Centre. 

Golf 

We’ve teamed up with the Somerley Golf Club to make the course available to you. If you’re missing your weekly round of golf, or need your golfing fix, for just £15 you can book a tee time at the Info Hut and enjoy a round of golf on the par 69 course. You’ll need to bring your own clubs. 

Generators 

Personal generators are not permitted on site. If you need a power supply, you can book an electric pitch through the booking system.  

All our power onsite comes from diesel generators. If you have any power issues during the event, please report it to your site planner or the Info Hut. Do not attempt to fix power issues yourself. 

Giving 

If you would like to donate to Focus, you can do so online here or when we take the offering at the event. 

Guide 

Part of our environmental initiative includes reducing the amount we print, so we no longer produce a printed copy of the Guide! All the program information can be found in the Focus app. Search ‘Focus 2020’ in the app store or google play store to download. The app will be launched in July 2020. There will be a Parent’s Guide available at the Info Hut for those with youth or kids. 

 

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Hotels 

Drop us an email to get a list of local offsite accommodation. 

Hospitals 

Royal Bournemouth General Hospital (A&E Unit) 

Castle Ln E, Bournemouth BH7 7DW 

01202 303626 

Saint Leonards Hospital 

241 Ringwood Rd, St Leonards, Ringwood, Dorset BH24 2RR 

01202 584200 

 

Christchurch Hospital 

Fairmile Rd, Christchurch BH23 2JX 

01202 303626 

Hearing Loop – Big Top there is an area 

We will be operating a hearing loop in the Big Top. Please speak to one of our Big Top stewards to find out where to sit. 

 

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Info Hut 

Got a question? Lost? Tickets on the day? Spotted a problem? Broken wristband? Come to the Info Hut in the Town Centre. 

Interpretation 

We do not offer foreign language interpretation at Focus.  

ID 

Wristbands are not considered ID by the bar staff so make sure to take your ID with you to the bar! 

Ice and ice packs 

For ice packs, please see freezer block exchange section. There is no ice for purchase on site. 

 

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Jobs 

Check out the HTB recruitment page for a list of our current vacancies. 

 

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Kettles 

Kettles can trip the power on site. Please be considerate and do not use them. 

 

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Laundry 

There is no laundrette on site. The nearest one is 7.8 miles away in Ringwood. 

Ferndown Washeteria 

110 Victoria Rd, Ferndown 

BH22 9JA 

(7.8 miles) 

 

West Moors Launderama 

Penn Court, Station Rd, West Moors, Ferndown 

BH22 0JJ 

 

St. Catherines Launderette 

15 Marlow Drive, Christchurch, BH23 2RR 

(9.3 miles away) 

 

Somerford Launderette 

188 Somerford Rd, Christchurch, BH23 3QG  

(13.2 miles away) 

Lost items 

If you lose anything at Focus, please come to the Info Hut to see if it’s been handed in. Please note that lost property will not be kept at the end of the event. 

Lost or missing person 

Please report any lost people via the emergency phone line  0207 052 0525 or alert a member of staff carrying a radio. If you find a lost child or vulnerable adult, please stay with them and stay where you found them. Call the on-site emergency number to report it. 

Leaving site 

Cars will be allowed back on site for packing on Tuesday 28 July. When you have finished packing up your car, please move it back to the car park to prevent congestion. You can exit through the same gate you entered through. 

If you are leaving before Tuesday 28 July, you will not be able to bring your car onsite. Recruit some strong friends to help carry your kit to your car! 

 

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Ministry 

At Focus, we are all a part of the ministry team and would encourage everyone to get involved with praying for others where appropriate.  

Merchandise 

We will be selling Focus merchandise partnering with There Is Something More. Head to the bookshop & merch tent in the Town Centre on site to take a look! 

Mobility 

Please visit the accessibility page to find out more. 

Motorhomes 

All live-in vehicles with an engine (including campervans) cannot be pitched alongside tents in the main campsite. You will need to book either an electric or non-electric motorhome pitch to ensure that you get allocated a pitch as close to your church as possible. 

We have distributed electric pitches across the whole campsite this year, so you won’t be too far from your church group. 

Map 

Our sitemap will be released in July. You will be able to view it here, on the app or grab a pocket guide from the Info Hut on site! 

 

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Noise 

Please be considerate of other guests if you are up late at night and early in the morning – remember that tents are not soundproof! From 11pm, we ask for noise to be kept to a minimum so that our nearby Somerley Estate neighbours can get some rest too. 

If you would prefer a quieter experience in the Big Top, our quiet zones are located at either side of the tent. 

 

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Offering 

We will be taking an offering at the event. If you would like to give in the meantime, you can do so here. 

Out of hours help 

Your Site Planner should be your first port of call for any issues when the Info Hut is shut (opening hours 8am - 10pm). For emergencies, call 0207 052 0525. We have first aid cover on site 24 hours a day. 

Out of Focus 

Pumped after the Big Top celebration and looking for somewhere to party the night away? Look no further than the Out of Focus late night entertainment line-up. Previous years have included a silent disco, ceilidh, quiz, live bands, comedy and much more! 

Our Hut 

Our Hut is the Youth Additional Needs venue. Please see here for more information. 

Our Tent 

Our Tent is the Kids Additional Needs venue. Please see here for more information. 

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Photography 

Video and photography will be taking place on site, done in a sensitive way, to be used for future promotional material. If you do not consent to being included in this, please ensure you have spoken to your Site Planner or the Info Hut to get a wristband which will help us avoid including you in any footage or photos. 

Programme changes 

As much as we try to avoid it, changes sometimes happen during an event like Focus. Please check the app for the most up-to-date program information. 

Petrol 

The nearest petrol stations are:  

Shell, Salisbury Rd, Ringwood BH24 3PB 

Rontec Ringwood The Bridges, . BH24 2AA 

Texaco moortown service station Christchurch Rd, Ringwood BH24 3AN 

Pets 

The only pets allowed at Focus are registered assistance dogs. (If this applies to you, please pop along to the Info Hut when you arrive.) 

Pushchairs 

Push chairs are welcome on site. During the Big Top sessions, please leave push chairs in the buggy park at the back. 

Parking 

Make sure to register your car with our online system before you arrive at Focus! We no longer print paper parking permits as part of our mission to be kinder to the planer. 

 

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Quiet Zone - Big Top 

If you would prefer a quieter experience in the Big Top, head to either side of the tent and avoid the centre section. 

 

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Rubbish & recycling 

Please dispose of your waste in the correct bins on site! We are putting more recycling bins around site so please take care to put your rubbish in the correct bin. Chat to one of our Green Team for more information. 

River 

No swimming or fishing is permitted in the river. We reserve the right to evict anyone caught in the river.

Registration 

You can buy your Focus tickets online here! If you book and pay before 1 July, your wristbands will be posted to you before the event. For any bookings made after 1 July, you can collect your wristbands from Registration at the Info Hut when you get to site. 

Reserved seating 

Please do not reserve seats before the Big Top sessions. Any clothing items left out on seats may be collected by stewards and taken to lost property. 

Running – trails 

The Focus Active team take a squad on a early morning run each day at Focus. Please check the app for more details or head to the Focus Active field on site. 

 

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Supermarket food delivery 

If you are ordering food to site, make sure to give your name, contact number, church name, cluster colour and the delivery address (BH24 3PJ). 

Security 

HTB are unable to accept responsibility for the loss or damage of articles on the premises. You are advised not to leave valuable items on view in your accommodation. There are no safety deposit boxes on site. We have a security team looking after the site 24 hours a day. 

Showers and toilets 

The locations of all the showers and toilets on site will be marked on the site map. Please be considerate of the amount of time you spend in the shower and the queues outside. 

Smoking 

Smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings, marquees and individual tents. 

Safeguarding 

For any safeguarding issues on site, your first point of contact should be your church safeguarding officer. We have a dedicated safeguarding team on site for any issues that need to be escalated. They can be reached via the Info Hut.  

Swimming Pool 

The swimming pool is not part of the Focus site and swimming is not permitted in the pool or the river. 

Somerley Bar 

Guests aged 18 or over may purchase and drink alcohol from the Somerley Bar in the Walled Garden. You will need to show valid ID to the bar staff as wristbands are not considered ID. 

Site rules 

Please see here for our site rules. 

Site Planner 

Site Planners are your welcoming and helpful guides when you arrive at Focus. They are on hand to help you park up, find your spot and pitch your tent. 

Students 

If you are a university student, you can purchase a £150 student ticket. You will need to upload a copy of your student ID upon purchase. Please see the Focus Students page for more information on the student program and camping area at Focus. 

Speakers 

See our speaker page for all the information currently available on Focus speakers. We do not release the Big Top speaker schedule in advance. 

 

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Talks 

Focus 2019 talks are currently being perfected and packaged. They will be available in late-October to all those who filled out the Focus feedback survey. 

Tent talks – Seminars 

We have a packed schedule of seminar streams covering a variety of different topics. Take a look in our app to see the program when it is released – there is something for everyone! 

Taxis 

Here is a selection of some local taxi firms: 

Ringwood Taxis, 11 Owls Rd, Verwood BH31 6EW,  01425 480480 

Dutchy Taxis, 101 The Mount, Ringwood BH24 1XZ, 01425 687696 

Red Express Taxis, Christchurch Rd, Ringwood BH24 3SE, 01425 474747 

Town Centre 

The Town Centre is the beating heart of the Focus site. If you need anything at Focus, you can probably find it in the Town Centre. 

Travel/ Transport 

Drive: 

Somerley Estate in the New Forest – 2 hours drive from London (via M25 & M3)  

Train: 

London Waterloo to Bornemouth , approx 1 hour 45mins, Bournemouth to Somerley via taxi 21 mins, via bus 1hour 6mins 

Tree & tents 

Please do not pitch your tent up underneath any of the trees on site! Branches can fall and damage your tent and anything (or anyone) inside.  

Team 

Joining one of our many teams is a great way to get more involved at Focus (not to mention the ticket discounts!). Head over to over to our Teams page to find our more and apply. 

Tickets 

Book ‘em ‘ere 

 

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Umbrella 

Useful if it rains! 

Underwear 

Don’t forget!  

Unconditional love from the Lord 

Essential. 

 

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Venues 

Your wristband will give you access to all our venues on site. These are some of our key venues on site: 

Big Top – our main celebrations are held in the Big Top each morning and evening.  

Cafés – Pop in for some coffee and cake, evening entertainment and maybe even catch a seminar or two! 

24-7 Prayer – Open at all times, a space to pray and soak in God’s presence. 

Walled Garden – Based in the centre of the site, home of the Somerley Bar and Out of Focus. 

Out of Focus – Head to Out Of Focus after the Big Top session to experience the best evening entertainment programme this side of Ringwood. 

 

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Woods 

We ask that you do not explore the woods that surround the Focus site as this is private property.  

Wristbands 

Your event ticket comes in the form of a wristband. If you book and pay before 1 July, your wristbands will be posted to you before the event. For any bookings made after 1 July, you can collect your wristbands from Registration at the Info Hut when you get to site. 

WiFi 

WiFi will be available in both the Tearfund and Compassion Cafés. The first 15 minutes will be free each day, or you can pay £5 and get access for the whole week. 

Water 

Remember to bring a reusable bottle with you! We have lots of water points across site for re-filling. 

Weather / Wind 

The weather at Focus is always unpredictable. Pack your bags for all weather types so you don’t get caught out! 

Washing up facilities 

All the washing up points will have hot water and will be marked on the site map. Please bring a plate and cutlery from home and use our sinks rather than bringing disposables! 

Walled Garden 

The Walled Garden contains the Somerley Bar and Out of Focus venue. Catch a seminar in the afternoon or some late-night entertainment in Out of Focus. 

Wheelchairs 

Please visit the accessibility page to find out more.  

 

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Xylophone 

We don’t have xylophones at Focus, but you are welcome to bring your own. 

 

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Youth 

Take a look at the Focus Alive website for info on Youth! 

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ZZZ’s 

Focus can be physically and emotionally draining, don’t forget to take time out for yourself and rest up!