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Goronwy

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What do you expect from them as a minimum ,following a night of thunderstorms and heavy rain? Do they have a duty of care?
 

scotjimland

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they have a duty of care to ensure the site is safe at all times and be a point of contact if an emergency arises..

if, for whatever reason, the site is unsafe they have the responsibility of notifying the appropriate authorities, informing campers and assisting if required.

more information needed, you obviously have a specific situation on mind..
 

Hollyberry

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they have a duty of care to ensure the site is safe at all times and be a point of contact if an emergency arises..

if, for whatever reason, the site is unsafe they have the responsibility of notifying the appropriate authorities, informing campers and assisting if required.

more information needed, you obviously have a specific situation on mind..
I'd say exactly as Jim has said.
They're not responsible for the weather but if adverse weather caused a danger or unacceptably high risk then the owner/ manager would have to take steps to prevent injury, death and loss. Could be from clearing the site, sending everyone home to putting up " don't drive on the grass" signs.
 

DBK

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What do you expect from them as a minimum ,following a night of thunderstorms and heavy rain? Do they have a duty of care?
You must be southern Spain. Had everything but plagues of locusts so far on my holiday here.

But trying to be serious their legal duty of care ends at ensuring the site is safe. I can't see they have any legal obligation to help people flooded or bogged in but morally they should help and commercially it should be in their interests to help unhappy campers. There might be a case for negligence if the site was poorly drained and/or it had a history of flooding and no warnings were given.
 

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In france this august there was a big storm forcast for the early hours, the campsite staff went around the whole site, informing people of the forcast, they were insisting all children sleeping in pup tents selpt in the main unit on thier pitch and they kept the bar open all night for people who wanted to shelter in a building.

no storm came, but it was a nice gesture
 

Bertie Bassett

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In france this august there was a big storm forcast for the early hours, the campsite staff went around the whole site, informing people of the forcast, they were insisting all children sleeping in pup tents selpt in the main unit on thier pitch and they kept the bar open all night for people who wanted to shelter in a building.

no storm came, but it was a nice gesture
More than a gesture SC seems the campsite take 'duty of care' more than seriously. Have you got a name so that I can add it to our list of 'sites to visit'!(y)
 

haganap

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no, not really.
I'm an adult, I don't yet need to be cared for.

All I ask, is that I get on a pitch and off a pitch.

also of course, if im paying, I expect the toilets and showers to be clean anything else is a bonus
 

Tootles

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We had the guy at Rowntree Park, York, (CC), refuse to open the emergency gate when the river flooded the site. He said as it was Sunday, the locals didn't like to be woken by MHs and Tugs going up the street!
End product was, both our car and tug, (at that time), were flooded as we attempted to drive out. Not a happy Toots. :mad:
 

Bertie Bassett

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We had the guy at Rowntree Park, York, (CC), refuse to open the emergency gate when the river flooded the site. He said as it was Sunday, the locals didn't like to be woken by MHs and Tugs going up the street!
End product was, both our car and tug, (at that time), were flooded as we attempted to drive out. Not a happy Toots. :mad:
Ah yes the well known..........total inflexibility:( even in an emergency rules is rules to a jobsworth.:eek:
 
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