'Wild' camping in scarborough......

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    ....could be coming to an end :Eeek:

    excerpt from Scarborough evening news paper.



    HERE

    Cllr Alf Abbot needs to get up to speed on what a motorhome really is, and realise how much money is injected into the local economy by motorhome visitors.

    makes my blood boil with their uninformed statements :Angry:

    doesnt look like they will follow Fyldes lead on stopovers any time soon.

    and of course, campsite owner Cllr Andy Backhouse stuck his two pen'orth in again
     
  2. Eddystone

    Eddystone Funster

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    Some interesting comments made below the write-up. It's the same old story. Councils just don't want to see the benefits of providing proper aires style parking.
     
  3. jhorsf

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    I think the people to blame are the ones who think they can have a weeks holiday on the sea front or a carpark they spoil it for the rest of us untill they ban you from somewhere altogether:hardhat:
     
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    this is one subject where we could (and should) learn from the French, motorhoming abroad always seems far more "acceptable" than in the uk
     
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    At the moment it does, but the places abroad are meant as a rest stops not camp sites,this will ruin things abroad as well people parking up on Aires for weeks on end they are not holiday resorts


    Taken fromhttp://www.all-the-aires.com/#parking


    Aires symbolise the freedom of motorhoming. You are welcomed into local communities, where you can stay overnight at unique locations only available to motorhome travellers. These are a luxury not a right, so park your campervan sympathetically to your neighbours and use the service point and facilities responsibly and always abide by the RESPECT rules:

    Respect the Environment
    Elect to use uncrowded Aires
    Shop Locally
    Park responsibly
    Exercise courteous behaviour
    Communicate with others
    Totally abide by these rules
    Responsible use of campervan Aires is vital so that local Mayors keep them open; use them, but don't abuse them. Municipal motorhome Aires are paid for by the local community, so repay this service by spending freely in the local shops, restaurants or garages. Rules vary slightly from country to country but predominantly only motorhomes can use the motorhome stopovers. The law only permits 'Self Contained' motorhomes to be parked responsibly and their users to cook and sleep within them. A self-contained motorhome needs to have a toilet, water container for both fresh and waste water attached to or inside the vehicle, and you must be able to cook and sleep inside the vehicle. The law does not allow for camping, for example winding out awnings and putting out tables and chairs, or erecting a tent. If you want to camp, use a campsite.
     
  6. madbluemad

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    I see from the comments that you have your fair share of erudite and articulate residents there Pappa. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Jim
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