will there be a change of attitude

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  1. mentaliss

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    James Brownsett is petitioning a letter to David Cameron for the provision of motorhome France "Aires"or German "Stellplatz" equivalent facilities for overnight stays, either free of charge or a nominal rate, with grey water and elsan disposal and fresh drinking water where possible.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    not familiar with the name.. who is he ?
     
  3. markh

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    me neither, no links on google
     
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    He's the Prime Minister (for a few more months!) :D:D

    Sorry to hijack thread.. Sounds like a great idea to me. Employment, parking income for local authorities, some for local shops and an advert for outdoorsy life. Win-win (apart from the nimbys)
     
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    Thats great but can we imprison the people who put the fresh water hoses into their toilet cassettes.
     
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    it will never happen until the local councils have genuine teeth on their use------they will be taken over by 'travellers' and everyone knows it----------sorry for the reality check--------but we would love to see them in the UK----bring us inline with the rest of Europe.
     
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    IF they are designed sensibly that is very difficult to do------unless you want to fill your tank from the dump point rinse hose.
     
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    with the government cutting council budgets and essential services being slashed.. aires are the last thing a council will even think about..

    besides.. as has been shown by several other e-petitions , there is not a big enough demand..

    this one has 2,384 supporters, and it ends this month ...
     
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    It wont happen, and to be honest looking at the state of some of the abuse in the French ones, I wonder how long the French ones will continue in their current format

    Sadly

    Eddie
     
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    we have used quite a few and can't say we remember seeing an 'abused' one
     
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    People out staying there time, more vans crammed in that the allotted number, people arriving late and leaving early to avoid paying, rubbish being dumped and loo's being emptied are regularly reported unfortunately.

    My favourite on on the beach at Narbonne nowadays looks like a third world gypsy camp! Very sad
     
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    We have just worked our way up from Spain as far as Limoges and we have not seen an abused one either

    I agree it will never happen in England as there is too much pressure and value put on land
     
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    I've signed it , nothing changes without asking .
     
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    That's about the size of it. The change.org one is a complete waste of time, it doesn't matter how many signatures it gets it can and will be ignored. The one on the government ePetition site can be recognised and even debated in Parliament but not unless it gets at least 100,000 signatures.
     
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    lol Clarkson got 1,000,000 signatures and got sacked
     
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    Never happen be full of Itinerants and destroyed in days just had a massive problem with them here and its cost the council thousands to sort the mess out.
    Agree with EVB seen quite a few in France in the last couple of years that have got really shabby and untidy that will eventually need to be shut. Saw 2 last year with broken barriers and long term travellers caravans on them with the usual Transit pick ups and rubbish strewn all over needless to say we moved on, but must be costing the town serious money.
     
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    As posted when this petition was flagged up before, it is a waste of time because it is misdirected, inaccurate in its assertions and the measures it asks for already exist.
     
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    Total waste of time because local councils will neither have the surplus cash or wish to spend it even if they did on such a venture .
    They will simply say use the local caravan / camping sites
     
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