LOOE Town Council - camping

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  1. scotjimland

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    LOOE Town Council will on Monday be discussing plans to tackle problems relating to overnight camping in the town.

    During its full council meeting, councillors will consider a motion on whether the council should "formally engage with Cornwall Council to bring forward effective measures to prevent overnight camping in Hannafore Conservation Area and elsewhere."

    Looe town councillor Brian Galipeau said: " I am sure 'wild camping' is a lot of fun in wild places, but sleeping overnight in a residential road is hardly the Last Frontier."

    This Is Cornwall
     
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    miserable gits!
     
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    At face value I have to agree with the town councillor. I'm sure most of us wouldn't be too impressed if a load of freeloaders were overnighting outside our houses.
    Of course Looe council could turn this to their advantage and create an official site charge a reasonable fee and make all sides happy.
     
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    Live and let live

    why not whats the problem? I often park in housing estates and usually knock on the nearest door to ask if they mind, only ever been refused once. But to be honest I pay my licence fee and that permits me to park anyplace thats legal, what I do inside the van with the curtains drawn no one needs to know. If asked to move I do so. But then I usually arrive at 5pm and am gone by 10am the following morning and providing there is sufficient parking space NO ONE is inconvenienced.
    Please note:- I along with other freeloading tossers object to the term freeloaders. It is not a requirement to stay on campsites and when it becomes so will be the day I sell my motorhome. And yes I know I am a campsite owner but I allow others to make their own choices.
     
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    What is the origin of the word 'loo'?

    There are several theories about the origin of this informal British term for a toilet. The first, and most popular, is that it derived from the cry of 'gardyloo' (from the French regardez l'eau 'watch out for the water'), which was shouted by medieval servants as they emptied chamber pots out of upstairs windows into the street. This is historically problematic, since by the time the term 'loo' is recorded, the expression 'gardyloo' was long obsolete.


    Or maybe :Rofl1:
     
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    Never been there have you? If you had you would never have asked - please, do come and visit. You will arrive, take a lung full of the low tide air, and all will become crystal clear........ :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    There is a perfectly suitable large car park in Looe which would be ideal for overnighting aire. Put to the back end, some PAYG hook up points and get some extra revenue into the town.
     
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    Excellent idea- plenty of room even in season
     
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    Aires that's what we need, when will local Councils cotton on to the fact that we bring trade into places like Looe its the same old story in Blighty they find ways of discouraging Motorhomers (height barriers for example) rather than embracing the fact that many of us have a reasonable amount of spending money & will use it if allowed to!
     
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    Any one that visits Looe will be disappointed. It's not the, Fishermen in Newlyn Smocks mending nets all oo arrr m'dear, dreckly m'ansome that some people like to think it is.

    It can be, politely, described as "tired" . It's scruffy, dirty, full of more shops selling tat than "real" shops, meals are overpriced as a rule although there are a couple of places that are good value.

    Looe, Fowey, Polperro, the majority of shops selling overpriced tat, and for real sleaze try Newquay. Perranporth is starting to get a nasty reputation since PC Plod is cracking down on Newquay "nightlife antics"

    The best time to visit Cornwall is twixt October to April, Mother Nature at her best, wild seas, empty beaches, all the rip off shop keepers holidaying in Spain et al, room to move, and plenty of parking. :Cool:
     
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    We stayed overnight in Looe about,I think 5-8 yrs ago in the carpark behind the Boat Chandlers next to the big council car park for about 2 nights.He had a pay & display machine. It was ,then £1.20 for 24hrs although _if he is still doing it he was the cheapest car park in Looe then but the price must be more now.He told me,while chatting to him(as we do) that he had had no break ins on cars since he allowed m/homes to park there.
     
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    Councillor Brian Galipeau obviously has NO Idea what wild camping is
    he thinks the word wild relates to it being remote wilderness may be with lions tigers and bears

    Stupid man we all know that is at Longleat wild life park :BigGrin::BigGrin:

    i wild camp at Morrisons :BigGrin: Aldi & Asda:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    come to think of it not much difference:Eeek:
     
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    Maybe they have good reason for their fears of travellers taking over, if Beech View holiday park in Leiston, Suffolk is anything to go by.

    Travellers rolled up and refused to pay, owners called the police who did what? Nowt, the travellers said they would leave after the weekend, and the cops left. No doubt they will also leave a stack of rubbish.:Angry:

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    One isolated van is a lot different from 10 or 12 tuning up.

    Rob
     
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