Made To Feel Like Outcasts

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by lesr48, May 25, 2015.

  1. lesr48

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    We have just spent a couple of days in the Skegness area taking advantage of our Britstops book (what a great idea) and the locations we chose were brilliant........but, try to get a parking spot in Skegness or Ingoldmells on a Bank Holiday weekend was all but impossible. The only parking spaces available to motorhomes were closed for the weekend because, and wait for this as it was quoted to me by the security guy employed to turn motorhomes away......'All the damage the last lot caused'. I tried to explain that we only wanted to be there a couple of hours but he was having none of it and we had to leave.
    On to better things, we stopped at Britstop #532 on Friday night and had a wonderful curry in the restaurant, the people were really friendly and are really trying to make a go of it and on Saturday we stopped at Britstop# 531 and again the food was excellent.
    To all you Britstoppers I recommend both locations, shame about East Lindsay Council hving such a down on motorhomers.
     
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    Could you actually do damage in skeggy ? lol.
     
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    'Tis a shame but maybe it's the result of the usual of the minority spoiling it for the majority.
     
  4. Robert Clark

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    We had a similar incident when we went to Chichester Harbour last year.
    We're staying on a campsite and was displaying my parking voucher in my window - decided to park at Chichester harbour to catch a boat tour. Having just arrived in the local car park a resident shouted at me "you can't camp there - why not pay for a campsite like other people do?"
    At which point I politely explained that I was staying at a local camp site, and that I had a voucher in my windscreen to prove it
    I then explained that she was setting a bad example to other local residents and was showing her village in a very bad light as it was unwelcoming and rude to greet visitors in such a way
     
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  5. alan

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    You could have parked between skegness and ingoldmells at jacksons corner.therewas about 7or 8 motor homes and a caravan parked over the weekend. There is a few parked there every weekend through the summer without any problems.
    The council have so many problems at bank holidays with gypsies flooding in they have to man the car parks even though they are now equipped with barriers
    Alan
     
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    We've just returned from a few days in Skegness and as usual we found a couple of first class free overnight spots. (Don't ask where, I'm not telling) Parking in Ingoldmells was a problem but we pulled into the first camping site after the 'NO MOTOR HOMES OR CARAVANS' car parks and said we wanted to stay, he was very pleased, a little less pleased when I told him 'for a couple of hours'
    Never the less he only charged us £2.00 for as long as we liked.
     
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    It does seem sad that the attendant was unable to differentiate the good from the bad and the ugly. I appreciate that once a good (?) motorhomer is parked up. it can make it more difficult to turn a suspect traveller away. It should not be beyond the wit of man to devise a system whereby people may park if they belong to a recognised club or organisation.
     
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    We were a bit closer to SkegVegas but thanks for the heads up. I'll add that to the library.

    What about Scarboro' or Brid? We have found a couple of places but there're not ideal
     
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    unfortunately its the other way round . its the majority making it harder for the minority.
    i live close by to many holiday places and certainly the majority make a mess . perhaps us on here are the minority. in summer i see it here , in winter i also see the disgraceful behavior of motor homers abroad.
     
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    Examples of disgraceful behaviour? (y)
     
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    tipping toilets into flood water drains ,leaving rubbish , having chairs and tables out in the roads or on pavements . satelight dishes and solar on stands again on pvements or on the streets .
    washing lines between lamposts . its no wonder its getting harder for m,homes in places like spain .
    also hosepipes to fill tanks . at least a container or watering can looks better . this is off street taps or childrens park taps .
    but the rubbish cant understand why there are bins all over spain .
     
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    Bloody hell ! They do say hell is other people ! Off to Northern Spain in two weeks , hope not to see any of that malarkey!
     
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    There is an attitude with some (not the Gypsy or traveller communities either) that "they live in a van because they do not agree with rules and regulations. They do not read laws or regulations. Therefor they don't know about them, so they don't have to follow them. They do their own thing." I got a reply to this effect on another full time living forum on Facebook.

    I agree with Alan about the way some are spoiling for the rest. They know the regulations but again disregard them.
     
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    levee nothing but tire marks and try to not levee them we now have a lot of stop overs and don't tell anyone where they are now as one spot I used for years has now ben spoilt.
    bill
     
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    It is frustrating to be made unwelcome at many destinations, sadly though I can quite understand the reasons why we're discouraged.

    Pet hate of mine is folk leaving their black bags next to a full bin - soon leads to a mini rubbish tip. Why can't people carry their rubbish until a suitable disposal point is found ?

    Folk emptying cassettes into drains - noticeable from the toilet tissue left hanging on the grill, grey waste running all over the road....

    Steps, chairs and more out on popular promenades.... doesn't make us a popular group...

    I know it's not just us (take a look at the mess on many beaches) but we are so noticeable in our big white boxes.

    Apart from talking about it on forums, what else can we do ?

    I for one won't be confronting anyone anytime soon. The chances of a successful outcome are too small, can't reason with some people !
     
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    At Thetford we had about a 100 vans.. As is the way I asked for volunteers for a field walk and clear up on Monday

    Not so much as a plastic cup to be seen !!!
    I know a few good folk did a bit of clearing up before I did the check but in all honesty I reckon the whole area was cleaner AFTER we left than before we arrived :)
     
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    personally would have compounded her ignorance and thrown a good few expletives in her direction!:LOL:
     
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    I did - but thought it might lower the tone of my post so declined to mention
     
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    currently park up on Chapel St Leonards.
    just paid a whole pound for all day.
     
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