Bristol CC Site Closing

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  1. Kevinthecat

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    Currently staying at the Bristol site and have been informed the site will be closing by December 31st. This might be old news to some but it's the first I've heard about it. :Eeek: it's a site we love coming to .
    How sad, it's a wonderful site .
    Apparently it's going to be turned into a primary school , near two rivers! What they thinking of.
     
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  2. maz

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    Swimming lessons? ::bigsmile:
     
  3. Phill D

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    deteion centre :Doh::Eeek: just KIDDING!:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Can you give me the name of this site please, as I have someone I know would be interested in knowing.... they are hoping to go to Bristol shortly.. I hope it is not the same one.
     
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    This is the first I've heard of this and I live next door!

    Terrible news :Doh:
     
  6. maz

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    It is for those hoping to use the CC wifi from their home. :winky:::bigsmile:
     
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    Damn, I've been rumbled :Doh:
     
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    That's unfortunate news. :cry:

    I know it's very popular, although haven't actually stayed there. We do pass the entrance nearly every time we go to into town though.

    Must be unique to have a campsite so close to the heart of a major British city.

    Mike
     
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    Its Baltic Wharf and the CC have confirmed its closing. According to the council their is a need for a primary school in that area, and its the only bit of suitable land. I guess they can afford to build the school but not if they had to buy the land as well, so although its a stupid location for a school, its their only option.

    Ian
     
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    Unruly kids ...I know my rights ! yea right !!

    BUGGER !!!! It's a great site !:cry::cry::cry:
     
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    This is getting me more and more wound up!:cry:

    I think that I shall contact my local councillor and probably the mayor as well!

    It would be such a shame to lose the site. It is constantly fully booked and must bring so much income into the city. I feel the convenience of the site attracts people who otherwise would not consider Bristol as a holiday destination. We live in a spectacular city but few people outside the area realise it!

    It's a crazy place to put a school - there are very few "family" houses in the immediate vicinity, so children would have to travel to attend.

    If the land has to be sold, and I assume that the council probably own it, sell it to a residential developer who would pay a king's ransom for it. That should help the coffers of the city council and maybe relieve some of the burden on us tax payers.

    Disgusted of Baltic Wharf. :Angry:
     
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    Just winged an email off to my local councillor.

    Will keep you posted. :cry:
     
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    great site don't suppose a petition against closure would help
     
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    Motorhomer ... Really cheesed off . Only joined the CC so could go to this site regularly this year to see my daughter. There is nowhere else even near the city centre if you go to Bristol ... and those on the outside - Bath Chew Valley etc are pretty expensive. Wildcamping is nil as is parking on a SAFE pub car park ... I have two friends who offered to let me stay on their business car park but I don't want to put on people. Anyone with a large plot of land next to the city centre could make a killing now.
     
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    silly site closure

    What about all booking into Bristol site over Christmas and staging a "sit in"!!!!:RollEyes:
     
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    You'd be lucky to book one night between now and the end of the year!

    We booked 2 holidays there for this year on the first day CC took bookings back in December - it's our favourite site.
     
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    I think we we will lose more campsites to development. Lots of campsites are a sort of halfway between green and brownfield sites. As the pressure is increased to build lots more property these brownfield sites will become much more valuable. The campsite owners being able to earn many, many times their annual income in one sale will cut and run.
     
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    Is this the site used for the balloon festival ?
     
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    balloons and boats

    Not sure about balloon festival but I am sure SS,GREAT BRITAIN will see a drop in revenue and the Cottage pub!:Sad:
     
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