Petition for Aires in the UK

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  1. Arthur01

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    Never going to work as needs 1666 votes a month or 53 a day!!!! before it runs out in Feb 2016.
     
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    It must have been written by a Funster - lots of grammatical errors in it. :):):)

    But more than halfway to the first thousand, so perhaps it will take off, but I fear there just aren't enough MH owners around to make it fly, so to speak. If that isn't too many clichés.
     
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    Lots of talk, but very few will do more than that and even fewer will get involved.

    The only way I can see forward is self help. No one is going to provide Aires they need to be worked for and a demand proved.
     
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    We are on the Hawick Aire tonight. Have also used the one in Canterbury..

    Our tactic is to write to the local council after our visit, praising them to the skies in the hope that some positive feedback will add a little when local government people network with others in the sector who may think it's a possibility.

    Kudos to Kent and Borders Councils.

    Dave
     
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    Great to see that you make the effort but just a small point, make sure you praise the correct council :)
    New Dover Road is Canterbury City Council not Kent County Council :)
     
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    100,000 signatures needed to force a debate. In 2010 there were 170,000 motorhomes registered in UK. You will never get enough signatures on one of these petitions. There have been several before, all failed. Better to contact your MP, or find out which MP's are motorhomers or even caravanners and lobby them.
     
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    Have you all signed the petition then?
    Everyone's put a downer on it with their comments of it not going to work or what we should do, but nobody's said they've signed it.
    Just wondered.
     
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    Why do you think they put a 100,000 signatures needed?? because they KNOW it's never going to happen.
    If people in the UK cannot be BOTHERED to support Ex Service personnel petition's there is not a change in hell of this one getting to a debate.
    Then you have the likes of the CCC Club and CC Club WHO will never allow it................. That's why so many go into EU with their MH's from the UK to SPEND their UK money in another country................ SAD.
     
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    Contacting an MP is unlikely to work either because the legislation which allows local authorities to create caravan sites (which is what aires are in UK law) is already in place - 1960 Act, Sch 1, Para 11 - so it doesn't come within the MP's remit.
    All an MP could do would be to write/speak to local councillors and that might have some small effect if the MP's party happened to be in control of the council. In reality that would be far less than one or more motorhomers and taking a reasoned case to their local council.
     
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    That's a red herring. How would they stop it, other than to object when planning consent were sought? What valid objections could they have to small sites for motorhomes only near town/village centres?
     
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    They would fight tooth and nail if they thought they could loose business by a MH parking up in a small site in / near / close to their sites - Of course they would use the Planning consent card as they already have sites in / near / close to town / village .......................
    SO NOT a red herring, sorry
     
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    If only there were more like you ( I thank you, as would love to park up in an aire in the UK for the same costs as I do in France/Germany/Spain/Portugal )
    Only another 9175 to go and government "will respond to this petition" or 99175 left to be considered for "debate in Parliament" by 5 Feb 2016
     
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    Signed,commen sense says if you don,t at least try!!!!

    I live in Deal, 9 miles from Dover,this little town is on the map for wild camping specially with the Germans who love our 3 castles,locals complain,????.
    We have a perfectly good piece of land that would make a good airs,bring a bit of money into the town,stop locals moaning about large campers parked in the road,leaving rubbish behind!!!!

    So yes I have signed.
     
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    Also signed.
    I feel if you don't try we will all get nowhere. No harm in giving it a go (y)
     
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    I will also use common sense and sign up for the Euromillions draw as I have more of a chance of winning that. If I do win I will buy land across the UK and offer free parking for ALL MHF members
     
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    The point is that most CC/C&CC sites re out of town, which is an argument for the "need" for aires. Aires would not be "in / near / close to their sites".
     
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    Is the land owned by the council?
    If it is why not approach them (your local councillor, chief exec, leader, tourism director) with an argument as to why it would be beneficial to the town to use the land for an aire?
     
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