Aires in the uk

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  1. bluesurf989

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    Compel councils to provide Aires within their towns for the use of Motorhomes.
     
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    That's what they do in Belgium.
     
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    Great aire in Hawick with a water tap and toilets. 2 min walk and you are in town
     
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    The first post on this thread is blank but it appears from the second that it may refer to this idiotic petition. If that is the case then may I suggest searching older threads which demonstrate why it is a half baked, inaccurate, waste of time.
     
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    The sentiment is well meant but it isn't going to happen. The subject has been much discussed here and the best advice seems to be it needs to be tackled at a local level. If you know of somewhere which might make a good aire try and persuade the local council to make it one, but given the pressures on local council budgets don't expect too much. Also, any proposal needs to address the fears local people will have over "travellers" arriving en masse. :)
     
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    This stupid idea is still doing the rounds then.

    The idiotic use of the word "compel" or any similar word makes the idea a non starter.

    If it read something like "talk to and work with local authorities to determine if there is a demand, demonstrate the benefits and then identify possible sites" then it might have some mileage.

    I can't help but think that whenever this resurfaces it's being driven by people whose only motivation is that they don't want to pay to park. I bet that if aires were universally provided at a cost of say £5-10 per night all of the people who sign this "petition" would still be rattling their keyboards demanding that they should be allowed to park wherever they like for free.
     
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    Its content is inaccurate anyway.
     
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    There is a car park called Ram meadow in Bury St Edmunds which has designated a motorhome area. There are toilets next door, and its right in the middle of this beautiful town next to the abbey gardens as well.
    A sensible council I would say.
    Phil
     
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    A well meaning if possibly naive suggestion torn to shreds by you pedantic know alls (nothing's). I would not blame this funster if they never used this site again..... Aggrieved and disappointed Toby.
     
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    It's something that's raised time and time again and does more harm than good. Whoever keeps starting the petition can't even be bothered to get basic facts correct in the wording.

    There are a number of people on this site who are very knowledgeable on this subject and whose work has in some cases achieved results. All this does is hinder their efforts.

    Torn to shreds? Maybe. Deserved? Probably. A quick search will reveal how often this comes up.
     
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    What about basic courtesy to other funsters? Doesn't that matter on this site? Words can sound very harsh when basic courtesies are ignored... Toby Trux
     
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    Which post(s) shows a lack of courtesy to the poster? All the negative comments have been regarding the petition and have been accurate.
     
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    A welcome facility but I think "practical" is the word I would use, rather than "sensible".

    St Edmundsbury Borough Council have had a viable demand demonstrated and have responded positively. It's a similar situation to that in Canterbury, Fylde and one or two others. Those councils have responded to the type of approach which @NickNic mentions "talk to and work with local authorities to determine if there is a demand, demonstrate the benefits and then identify possible sites". Other councils haven't received similar approaches.
     
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    Yes the basic courtesy needs to be addressed by yourself after being rude to people who post the truth on here, maybe the original poster might not use this site again, I use it for information about motorhomes and to date have not been rude to anyone, however, I have paid for this year but may not return if rudeness prevails.
     
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    I have only been motorhoming for just under a year now and up until very recently have enjoyed reading the questions and responses on this site.
    I have noticed a recent tendency towards a lack tolerance and respect for other posters, some of which have caused Jim, the moderator, to become involved.

    I, for one, have never seen a previous thread relating to UK Aires and was very interested to read/understand more about it. I will research other posts now for my own information.

    I/WE can only assume that the original poster placed their post with the best of intentions but from the tone contained in some of the replies was treated in a disrespectful and demeaning manner.

    I am absolutely not opposed to any contrary point of view, indeed I will defend any persons right to their freedom of expression but with that freedom comes the responsibility not to be abusive, offensive or demeaning. A simple and polite 'this has been covered elsewhere' post would have been sufficient and the OP would have been treated with the dignity and respect that I'm sure we ALL would like to be treated with.

    Please, let's get back to the interesting, informative and FUN part of discourse on this forum and bin the demeaning and bullying elements of any replies.
    Best regards to you ALL.
    Nik
     
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    If that is aimed at me please tell me where have I been rude.
     
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    And if any of the posts are aimed at me please explain where I have been rude to any poster?

    I may well have been rude about the petition but make no apology for that because it's ridiculous.
     
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    It was aimed at the poster who first used the words " basic courtesy to other posters"
     
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    I agree, the OP is new here and one or two of the responses were very blunt to put it mildly. It's FUN folks! :)
     
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