Another loss to Motorhomers...

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by old-mo, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. old-mo

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    Such a shame Old Mo, that's even more erosion of the places to park in a motorhome :(
     
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    The bloody idiots have missed a trick there, have they not visited Calais?
    They could have got £10 per night per unit.
    I suspect the report was swayed by local campsite or hotel owners who tend to frequent local government. I expect a few NIMBYs were worried about their view too.
    Of course, if an aire was set up, that wouldn't be an issue.

    Their loss, as always.
     
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    They are right about one thing though, motorhomes wouldn't contribute to the local economy.
    Who wants to visit Dover anyway?

    Its a shithole!
     
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    I love this bit....
    Concerns have been raised by residents and businesses over the parking of motor caravans at two locations within the district and the adverse impact they have on those communities.
    I thought motorhomes improved the area...
     
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    Is it "their loss" though? The report author obviously thinks not. See discussion of the same subject on This Thread.
     
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    Sorry Graham.... didn`t see that one... :doh:
     
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    Am quite possibly going to get some stick over this, but to be honest I dont blame them. Marine Parade is a nice area with views of the sea. If you lived there would you want a load of motorhomes parked outside your front door. I never considered it as an option for overnighting.
     
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    Your not a "Freeloading Tosspot"... then Dave... :wink::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Old-mo and many more motorhomers do for starters.
     
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    not from me.. I agree and have never used it..

    when we traveled from Scotland I booked a site for the night.
     
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    Well I am actually, am parked on a aire in France right now, but not outside anyone front window.
     
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    Never thought about over nighting there..

    Sooner pay a few quid and get a good night`s kip in a peaceful campsite..

    Must admit,,,, if I had bought a house years ago for the views, I may be a bit peeved it I lost them...
     
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    Got to give it to the French.... they are more lenient and switched on for M.Homers...

    Pity Britain couldn`t take a leaf out of their books..
     
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    Having read the whole thing I have an answer..
    Park up and put a massive tarpaulin tight over the van.
    It states quite clearly that tents do not fall within the proposed banned catagory...


     
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    I have stayed there but usually we arrive late and have gone very early. These days I tend to arrive late, get the ferry and stay on a aire in France - is easier and then you're already in France ready to go gently on in the morning.

    Stayed on a little CL type site recently which was lovely.
    http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/kent/canterbury/highsteadfarm
    Near Hearn Bay so a little off the direct route to Dover but a lovely spot to arrive a day or so early and walk to beaches in that area.

    ((Although I would never condone such a thing, the fish and chips are lovely along the front in Hearn Bay :) ))
     
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    It takes us 5 or more hours to get down to Dover so we generally get an evening ferry to Dunkirk, eat on the boat and go straight on to the Port car park for the night. Up and away the next morning via the nearby Auchan to fill up (or half tank if we are going via Luxembourg). (y)
     
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    We go to Dover quite often as we live near by, and have only ever seen a few vans parked there in the day. I wouldn't think many people would visit Dover just for the day unless they are going to the castle, and there is parking for medium sized motorhomes there!
    However, the roads mentioned consist mainly of businesses, which are closed overnight, and if overnight parking is the main issue, how do they obstruct the view of the ferries, I mean sea, at night?
    Sounds like another knee-jerk reaction, but there is hope in the Councils proposal sections 2 (iv) and 13, and I have the solution for them.
    There is a large car park nearby at De Bradley Wharf that could be used for overnighting camper vans. Just charge £5 per night and provide a service point.
    I have heard that the retail units are closing down soon, so the car park will be available all day.
    Better still, use the aire at Canterbury for £3, which includes a free bus ride into Canterbury, a much nicer place than Dover and with some great restaurants.
    Allan
     
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    Interesting, Allan.
    I contacted De Bradlei to ask about parking for motorhomes at all three of their sites and they didn't even bother to reply.
    Is the car park owned by Dover Council? If not it would need a caravan site licence to be used as a stopover.
    I agree wholeheartedly with your comment about Canterbury :)
     
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    I dont know about "a few vans", but if posts re, where to park in Dover on fun are anything to go by am amazed the whole place is not gridlocked with motorhomes :D
     
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