Another ban and another great over-night stop now gone.

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  1. Jim

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    A ban on overnight parking of motor caravans at a popular seafront spot has been approved after months of complaints.

    Read more: http://www.worthingherald.co.uk/new...avan-parking-solution-1-7431761#ixzz4BuG7bXSr

    Marine drive is long with plenty of parking and for most of it's length it's not interfering with residents sea views. But it seems that some freeloaders are staying too long and now its gone. A quick look on Google earth at one end of the drive and you can clearly see 4 of 5 motorhomes have their awnings out and appear to be on their annual holiday :doh:

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    The quote "County officers, however, stressed it was ‘unlawful’ to camp on the highway." is interesting because Adur/Worthing joint parking operation has had a note on its web page about potential unauthorised on-street traveller encampments for some time.
    There is no national legislation banning habitation of a vehicle on street but when it reaches the level of an unauthorised encampment it isn't really surprising that residents get upset and councils react.
    At least they haven't banned daytime parking.
     
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    It says its only on the South Side of the road so maybe they will just park on the north side at night. We have only ever been there during the day so at least we should still be able to do that.
     
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    There is an existing restriction (double yellow lines) on the north side.
     
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    Did you put those there Graham sounds like one of your crafty moves:LOL:
     
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    Only when somebody told me you were going there Geo :LOL::LOL:
     
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    Unfortunately the freeloaders are wrecking it for everyone ,its similar to those who load up on shopping at a large supermarket and then head north to wildcamp ,if you are not seen to be spending money into the local economy then how do they expect a welcome? ,
     
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    rather short sighted of the council.. :oops:

    have they taken into account the tens of thousands of pounds now lost to the local economy.. :whistle:
     
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    why the council does not do the sensible thing and put parking charges in place ,with a view like that ,who would object to paying a tenner for an over night pass?
     
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    i need another cup of coffee to wake up Jim:rolleyes::)
     
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    The problem Guys is: People.

    Keep dog on lead......Except mine!
    Don`t keep drain tap open and spray cars as you drive......Except me!
    Please put your rubbish in the correct bin....except me!!
    Don`t park in a free place and camp for weeks....except me!
    Don`t put your awning out when you should`nt .......except me!

    Should we expect anything different when the bring out the sledgehammer?
     
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    Don't think there are any on north side.
     
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    As usual spoilt by a few and the press reports grossly exaggerated, I only live a few miles from there never seen anything like the 30 campers mentioned, as residents complaining there aren't any on that stretch.
    Went by there a couple of weeks ago there were only 3 vans there and none appeared to be camping, a couple of months ago there were about ten with about 4 of them taking the piss with awnings out windbreaks that were guyed. Similar thing happened along the main prom at Worthing a few years ago they made it cars only on the south side, Motorhomes still park people don't appear to understand a "car only" sign. That was due to a couple of vans taking the piss they would arrive about April and stay until June, spoilt it for everyone.
     
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    It did get bad. People had areas cordoned off behind their vans with poles and chains for sodding great big generators etc. They were there all winter. You have to wonder were all the waste is going. There is a small toilet block down by the beach but don't know if it's open 24x7x365.
     
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    No wonder the council acted.
     
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    Sadly as always the few spoil it for the many and instead of dealing with the few, the easy way is taken out and the many suffer.

    I see it everyday, roll on retirement in 1 year and 8 months, I can run away and live in a world of my own (thinks was that the Seekers, most of you will be to young to have a clue there)

    :wine:God this preseco is good .....
     
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