Anger over motor home owners who dump their 'effluence' on the Burnham Explanade

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  1. scotjimland

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    The owners of motor homes have been causing anti-social problems in Burnham said Cllr Miss Louise Parkin at this week’s town council meeting.

    “With regards to motor homes,” she said, “I really don’t think enough it being done to stop them parking on the Esplanade overnight. We are not in competition with car parks and sites that are near the town. When they do park there overnight, nine times out of 10 they empty their rubbish and their effluence afterwards. It should be stamped out.”


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    NB> Think it should be should be 'effluent'
     
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    Some excellent comments on the link.
     
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    9 out 10. She must be making that up surely?
     
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    I'd have liked to have seen the timed and dated photos that she took to back up her claims ! If there aren't any. why would that be, one has to enquire?

    Surely her Council provide adequate rubbish bins for 'rubbish' - and empty them often enough - don't they?
     
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    I believe she has been told A million times not to exaggerate!:whistle:

    Still. It is terrible publicity for us and will be believed by many (9/10?) readers of the local news.
     
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    frankly, I think she is talking a lot of crap .. sorry, 'effluent' .. or should that be effluence :rolleyes:
     
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    I became aware of this story last Friday so sent an e-mail to the address given for the reporter and copied to the councillor.
    I received a reply from the councillor less than 10 minutes later:
    That provided the opportunity to further point out where she was wrong:
    I know she has read the message (as has the reporter) but I have heard nothing since :D
     
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    we await with bated breath... but I fear rather a long wait
     
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    Nice one Graham! (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Thanks Graham @GJH , I do not consider my self poorly educated but I have to admit that it would have taken me a long time to word, so effectively those emails.

    So on behalf of all who read them and wished that they too could compose such accurate and well worded responses; a very sincere thank you
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    @GJH I would like to say thanks on behalf of us at MHF for the time and effort you have put in to address the issues with said councilor it is much appreciated
     
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    Well written Graham good on you.
     
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    Goes for so many of us as well .thankyou ...Roy
     
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    :thanks3:BRILLIANT, Graham very succinct and informative. (y)
     
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    Well written Graham,l'm sure the counciller in question never expected to come up against a motorhomer with such knowledge about parking regulations.
    Alan
     
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    Well done Graham!!
    Always knew you was a clever ol' stick :)
     
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    The Lady has history on the subject of Motorhome Parking.

    http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2013/motorhome-parking-15-02-13.php

    In 2013 there was a proposal to allow overnight parking in Pier Street carpark where there are designated Motorhome Parking bays. This was objected to by the coucil. Perhaps the Parking meters she was alluding to are the ones at the car park where overnight parking and camping etc is prohibited by order of Sedgmoor District Council.
    http://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=8765&p=0

    They appear to have a situation where you can stay on the esplanade "on road" but not in designated motorhome bays in the off street car park.
     
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    Good on you Graham. I don't live too far from Burnham so could go down, investigate and take some photos if it would be helpful?.
    P.S. I could also take the van and take the opportunity to empty my rubbish and waste, save doing it at home!! :think:
     
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    Correct John. Off street parking is a function of Sedgemoor District Council, which bans overnight parking, whilst on street parking is a function of Somerset County Council, which has no such restriction in its parking order for Sedgemoor district.
    The paper concerned is a weekly so I suppose it depends on what else has happened in the area it covers as to whether the reporter writes a follow-up article. His only comment so far has been "
    Thanks Graham. Good letter." :)
     
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    Well done. Thank you
     
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