Vans allowed to park overnight near Fistral

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    A NEWQUAY councillor has performed a U-turn on her plans to ban vans from parking overnight at Newquay's top surfing beach.

    Joanna Kenny originally proposed to only allow cars to use parking bays close to Fistral beach between 10pm and 9am.

    She devised the new rule after receiving numerous complaints that surfers and holidaymakers with campervans and motorhomes were using Esplanade Road as a free campsite.

    But a backlash from the surfing community during a recent public consultation has led Ms Kenny and Cornwall Council to amend their plans.

    The Cornish Guardian reported in January that Carve surf magazine had branded the move as "nuts", claiming it would mean pre-work or 'dawny' surf sessions would be off-limits for van owners.

    Now the restrictions will only apply to campervans and motorhomes, as opposed to all vans, between midnight and 9am.

    Ms Kenny, Cornwall councillor for the Pentire area, said: "We are working on a better solution for street campers.

    "Only the overnight parking, from midnight, of motorhomes and campervans, will be restricted – other vans will only be at risk of a parking ticket if it's obvious they are being used for sleeping.

    "This is exceptional, as enforcement officers are not normally permitted to make this sort of judgement.

    "It's not foolproof – some people may get away with camping for a few days and some non-campers may have to appeal a parking ticket – but at least we won't be displacing all vans."


    http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Van...near-Fistral/story-15979231-detail/story.html
     
  2. GJH

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    Great to see a councillor listening to feedback and responding in a way which supports people who act responsibly.

    It would be nice if an aire type facility, along the lines of the new one at St Annes, could be introduced in Pentire as well though.
     
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    hi, again another badly thought out ruling . m,homes are cars . cars with special bodies.
    just goesto how another council that dont understand or read eu rules and make silly rules that can be overturned in court.
    this could cause an expensive time for the council. courts will really be busy i should think.
     
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    It will all depend on the wording of the TRO, not the wording in a newspaper report.

    The council obviously has a problem with people using "campervans and motorhomes" for habitational purposes rather than just parking the vehicles whilst surfing or whatever. If people didn't flout TROs there would be no need to make special provisions such as in this case to allow genuine parking.
     
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    Stealth vans will not have a problem then. Where's JJ and Gromet.
     
  6. madbluemad

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    This isn't about Motorhomes, its about vans.

    Anybody who knows the Fistral area knows full well that to allow Motorhomes to park there and to stop overnight there would make the place impossible.

    Park somewhere else, use you're legs and walk.
     
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