Enniskillen,Crackdown on illegally parked motorhomes.

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Red coats look set to be deployed in Enniskillen’s free car parks in a bid to tackle motorhome owners who are using the car parks as overnight accommodation.

    Fermanagh and Omagh District Council officials have recommended that councillors give the go-ahead to employing traffic attendants to enforce the Off-Street Car Parking Order within the Council’s free car parks.
    The move comes following a number of complaints to the Council from caravan site owners.

    Parking a motorhome to go shopping or to visit a tourist site is permitted. However, a person is not permitted to use any part of a parking place for sleeping or camping; eating or cooking; or for servicing or washing any vehicle.

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    wouldn't the article have a much better impact with a 'real' photograph of the offence in place

    I don't doubt it is happening and don't blame them clamping down, but this is lazy journalism just lifting a google image and then picking on a tandem axle for maximum impact o_O

    edit - and the council citing insurance issues is a bit weak as well, just stand by the rules they have laid down, don't justify it with H + S
     
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    If you feel so strongly about it.. why don't you email the editor.. or leave a comment on the article ?

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    This attitude is all very well but IMO the campsites need to be better and more suitable for Motorhomes.

    We tried to visit Enniskillen 2-3 years ago. Motorhome Craic said you could stop in the Leisure centre Car park, this information turned out to be out of date but the nearest campsite was at least 5-6 miles away down a bumpy track and expensive. So we moved on.

    We re not tight wads but we want a good location and VFM. Is this unreasonable?

    btw We're currently in Portugal

    Jon
     
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    I've looked up Campercontact an there are two sites within a few miles.. one location is at a marina .. free
    http://www.campercontact.com/en/uni...llen/47283/motorhome-parking-erne-marine.aspx
    Pricing:
    Motorhome (2 persons incl. taxes): Free | Waste water discharge: Free | Chemical toilet discharge: Free | Water: Free

    so you could park here during the night and use the Enniskillen council car park during the day.. BOTH free

    http://www.campercontact.com/en/united-kingdom/northern-ireland/enniskillen.aspx?filter=|

    However.. but just because there isn't a site within walking distance.. doesn't justify breaking the Car Park rules.. which this story is about..

    Once again, motorhomers who think they are above the law have made a council take action by having to employ wardens to patrol the car park of an evening.. more cost to taxpayer..

    they could have simply banned motorhomes and erected a height barrier.. as it is.. you can park all day free then drive back to your site.. I think the council have acted fairly and in the best interests of everyone..
     
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    @scotjimland I wasn't having a go at your thread Jim, but thanks for the links I might well air my opinion to them as well

    I totally share your opinion on this, but just feel that as soon as I see a stock photo in an article it loses some of the impact to me
     
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    frankly, I never even noticed when I first read,.. . but appreciate your point..
     
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