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  1. Bart

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    I'm currently using the park4night app , and looked for a place to stay tonight in York. Well the app listed one... did not say much ..just parking authorised for sleeping just pay the fee.
    The picture looks like a waitrose store and the sat nav took us to the car park... do waitrose allow you to stay overnight ?
    If not anyone rec a good place to stop overnight in York :)
     
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    No UK supermarkets allow camping officially because they would soon breach the 1960 Act if they did. Waitrose weren't even particularly helpful when I contacted them about daytime parking. See the foot of this page.

    EDIT. If you are a C&CC member there is a THS at the rugby club until the end of August and another one at the racecourse in the middle of September.
     
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    Its on the main road opposite waitrose.
     
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    Is it not about time the 1960 act was changed to match what is allowed on the continent?
     
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    Is it? Even if it were there would still be a need for planning permission and investment. Would people be willing to go through that process given the relatively low demand? Would supermarkets be willing to have their customer car parks clogged up with people looking for cheap camping?

    It's only theoretical anyway :) No government has shown any interest in making changes and the current one has far more pressing matters on its hands hasn't it? :)
     
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    You will probably see a few MHs or vans parked along it
     
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    Yes as above its the road way opposite the retail area along the bar walls Foss Island Road. Not sure your officially supposed to be sleeping in the van, but if you're discrete should be ok.
    :) the signage shows the payments required.
     
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    I have looked at the signage in the past and can't find anything to the contrary.
     
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    Cool I'm still in the waitrose car park cooking some chips that we bought from their store.. lol . I'll take a walk across the road and look :)
     
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    Are parking attendants clinically competent to determine whether you are actually sleeping?
     
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    I guess once they wake you up to ask, your awake by default :D
     
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    Hi.
    If you are on the W. car park,beware if they have that "Parking Eye" in place.Lots of stores use them,that then distances them from any trouble.
    Tea Bag
     
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    Yar seen then cameras and signs up with the 2 hrs max at the retail park beside waitrose .. :)
     
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    You will get an automatic charge if you exceed the two hour limit I fear.

    You've got 45 minutes to eat your chips!
     
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    They tend not to have to be. Councils tend to use terms within their orders which prohibit habitation of the vehicle in general, such that simply staying in the vehicle rather than parking and leaving it contravenes the prohibition and is liable to a penalty. Those councils which don't have such encompassing terms and experience problems change their orders to do so - or even ban parking by motorhomes completely.
    No doubt the people who cause such reactions by flouting the spirit of the order are proud of themselves :)
     
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    I avoid Council car parks. In my experience councils are mean spirited when writing their rules and byelaws.
     
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    In my experience there are far more members of the public with such an attitude, especially when they have to put the interests of the public at large before their own demands :D
     
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    Council rules are often written because of the Gypsy/Traveller problem and are unable to discriminate. (please note use of correct designation for this registered ethnic minority. I have been on the course!)
     
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    Havant Borough Council motorhome parking... 24hrs.. £6 + £15 = £21.. bargain

    this is to encourage motorhomers to stay overnight and spend money locally :rolleyes:

    who said CClub sites are expensive.. ?

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    There are some authorities which have introduced height barriers to some car parks because of unauthorised Gypsy/Traveller encampments but they are a minority. There are also some which have introduced height barriers to some car parks because they get clogged up with commercial vehicles, to the detriment of the shoppers/visitors they are intended for.
    Most local authorities have no problems with Gypsies/Travellers in their car parks (as opposed to other land) so have no need to make special provision in parking orders.
     
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