Park and Ride ? .. but Not in a MH..

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I think Park and Ride a great idea, but not if you want to visit Chelmsford and drive a motor home.
    The P&R , just off the A12, has a height barrier of 2.1 mt.. another example of motor homes not being welcome.

    Are there any more examples ? :Angry:
     
  2. peapod

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    re motorhome parking

    Jim,
    I think every council in this country is getting heavy on motorhomes. Here in Portsmouth, you used to be able to park on the seafront overnight, but i see they have taken away the parking meters , great, but put up new signs saying no overnight parking for motorhomes and caravans. I can see the situation getting worse as time goes on.
    jackie
     
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    I believe some park n rides will raise the barrier for you if you ask the attendant? :thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    They may well do, but why have them in the first place, if there is an attendant why have a barrier.. ? Is it to keep the Gypsies from going shopping or re-surfacing the car park .. :RollEyes:

    They (Gypsies) get the blame or are cited as the reason by councils up and down the land for banning MHs and not providing decent secure parking. :Angry:

    I'm aware of the efforts to to get better facilities, but frankly, with rules and barriers, physical and legal, we are on a hiding to nothing ..
     
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    I think that is the fear. I've seen them set up camp at Morrisons Wetherby complete with washing line etc, just outside the CC site at Stockton you should have seen the mess :Eeek:
    And at B&Q at Stockton.

    Until our PC government makes it easier to have them moved on and abide by the same laws as the rest of us I fear the situation will sadly only deteriorate. :Angry:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Ken

    Yes indeed, but maybe they need more and better facilities too.. I may be wrong but I thought it was a legal requirement for councils to provide camp sites for them.. in saying that I still think they are an easy get-out for councils who don't like or want motorhomes.

    I recall some years ago going to Gt Yarmouth for the day, we parked up at the north end of the prom, in a legal parking bay, I hasten to add this wasn't with the RV but a 'normal' sized euro van..
    As we sat enjoying a cuppa cars started to hoot their horns as they went by with the occupants making rude gestures.. needless to say we left and found a more friendly place to park.. so we never did spend any money in GY that day.. who loses out ?
     
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