Seafront car park ‘becoming a cheap holiday destination

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  1. scotjimland

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    Published on Friday 8 June 2012 15:33

    CALLS have been made for changes to seafront parking – after claims some are using it as a cheap holiday destination.

    Since last year people have been able to park motorhomes and camper vans for up to three days round-the-clock at West Beach car park on Hayling Island.

    Caravans are also allowed as long as they are attached to the vehicle.

    For disabled blue badge holders it’s free for the entire stay, while everyone else has to pay a £10 overnight charge.

    But beach hut owner Susan Hay is calling for a rethink as she feels the rules are unfair.

    Mrs Hay, 63, from Emsworth, pays around £1,000 a year to Havant Borough Council in rent for her beach hut, which is near the car park.

    Mrs Hay, of Mill End, who has a disabled badge as she has bone cancer, said: ‘It’s a chock-a-block down here because people know it’s free.

    ‘If you went to any camp site, you would have to pay.

    ‘But Havant Borough Council have decided in their wisdom that if you are disabled, it’s free. If you have a campervan, which must cost at least £30,000, why should you not pay for parking?

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    I think Mrs Hay is speaking a lot of sense.
     
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    I wonder what proportion of people paid 30K or more for their motorhome, I know I certainly did not and never would, when there are other alternatives. What makes anyone think we can afford to pay just because we own a motorhome, that attitude is a total load of cods wallop. The elitist keep spouting such rubbish based on their own ability to pay time they wok up to the real world where some of us are struggling.:Angry:
     
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    sounds like a NIMBY to me

    Having an RV - yes over £30k .. and being a blue badge holder has nothing to do with the issue..got that as well (swap it to be out of a wheelchair any day)... what has the fact I have either got to do with this lady.. sounds as if she objects to any one parking near her beach hut to me. .. a clear case of 'disgusted of Tunbridge Wells:RollEyes: .... Now if this was Sandbach rather than Hayling Island..... bit like comparing Tunbridge Wells with Tonbridge (next town over)... we are posh compared to them...

    Bit like going to Essex:reel::reel::reel:

    Bob... yes from Tunbridge Wells. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    being disabled doesnt matter how much you have paid for your camper or car .the disability doesnt go away.
    unfortunately the able bodied have no idea what is or isnt a hard thing to do. i get grief for riding a m,bike from able bodied folk . they say people in calipers shouldnt be allowed to ride m,bikes or drive artics as well . like i say i have a physical disability maybe they have a mental disabilty. hee hee.
     
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    oi essix is powsh just have a beter langwidge use

    than eny one else awight ​
    :thumb:
     
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    you are right Alan

    Why should we be put in to a pigeon hole.. Disability is a state of mind ... our biggest handicap is other peoples attitudes to disability.

    Bob:cry:
     
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    As a Sandbach resident Nikki informs me I'm not allowed to answer due to whiskey,
     
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    I think the complainant is talking nonsense.
    I have been using Hayling West Beach on and off for a night stop since late last summer. I have never seen more than five units parked up.
    The designated area is huge and could easily take over a hundred motorhomes.
    Its not cheap when you add the day parking rates to the overnight charge, and take into account that the land is virtually waste ground.

    The Pub on the Beach said that they have seen an increase in their off season trade due to visiting motorhomes. The Manager also seemed interested in setting up a CL type area :thumb:.

    Its a good venue, especially if you are a ship watcher and like a view of rough seas over the winter period.
     

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    Mmmmm, beach hut (expensive garden shed) or Motorhome?

    Which would you rather have?

    I suspect, given what you pay for one of these sheds, this NIMBY is rather envious!:Wink:
     
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    They are putting the charge up from £10 to £20, so that will kill it anyway. Still free for disabled though.

    Ian
     
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    Have you contacted Jim about this as MHFun can set up CLs.

    John
     
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    well said. :thumb:
     
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    To be honest this smells of both NIMBy'ism and a touch of jealousy !!

    Perhaps she should sell her beach hut ( currently going for about 60k in a lot of places !!!!! ) and buy a motorhome.. Certainly have a lot more creature comforts and no grand a year council tax :thumb:
     
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    The two things that are guaranteed to keep free-loaders away.....Height Barriers and High Prices.:Rofl1:
     
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    Charges are still the same. From Havant website.
    Apologies for the' cut'n'paste.

    Car Parks Info Charges

    Beachlands The Nab - Map>>

    Beachlands Eastoke -
    Map>>

    Beachlands Bound Lane - Map>>

    Beachlands Chichester Avenue -
    Map>>

    Beachlands Central -
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    Beachlands West - Map>>

    Beachlands Ferry - Map>>

    Cars/ Vans/Motorhomes

    Blue Badge Holders - FREE

    Motorcycles - FREE

    Charges apply everyday from
    1st March to 31st October inclusive
    8 am to 6 pm


    Up to 1 hour - £1.20
    Up to 2 hours - £2.40
    Up to 3 hours - £3.60
    Up to 4 hours £4.80
    Over 4 hours - £6


    November, December, January and February: No daily charges - overnight fees applicable for Motorhomes in Beachlands West Beach car park, more information below.



    As Above
    Cars/Vans with Trailer or Caravan

    Coaches

    Blue Badge Holders - FREE

    Charges apply everyday from
    1st March to 31st October inclusive
    8 am to 6 pm


    £10.00 all day


    Overnight Motorhome Parking
    Motor Homes can only park in West Beach car park overnight and are not permitted in any other Beachlands car park overnight. Maximum stay 72 hours.

    This does not include unattached caravans. They must remain attached to a vehicle at all times.

    September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May
    £8.00

    June, July and August
    £10.00
     
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    We could all club together and buy Mrs Hay a set of wheels for her beach hut, then having discovered the joys of motorhoming she might adopt a more tolerant viewpoint.
     
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    Better still reverse into it and knock it over.
     
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    ...rant...
    Why do Blue Badge holders get FREE parking in car parks?
    They can park FREE on practically any road in the UK.
    They should pay like the rest of us for car parks.
    ...calm now...
     
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