Poll: Where should UK aires be sited?

Discussion in 'UK Touring' started by GJH, Mar 7, 2014.

?

Where should UK aires be sited?

  1. I would use aires which were an annexe to existing (e.g. CC/C&CC) sites

    10.1%
  2. I would use aires in car parks close to town centres

    24.9%
  3. I would use aires at sites and in town centres

    61.5%
  4. I would never use an aire

    3.6%
  1. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,546
    There has been a discussion elsewhere about the possibility of annexing parts of (or extending) existing Caravan Club sites to form aire/nightstop areas for motorhomers who do not need/want the full facilities on offer with a normal pitch.

    Leaving aside (for now) potential prices and whether or not fresh water/waste dumping &c would be included I just wondered how popular such locations would be as against aires/nightstops close to town centres.
     
  2. Phill D

    Phill D Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,414
    Location:
    South Wales
    Ratings:
    +4,656
    one of the main issues with CC sites for us motorhomers ( IMHO ) is that they are away from towns and villages, so while we might use such facilities they would not be ideal.

    the success of french aires is generally their close proximity to town, village, attraction
     
    • Like it Like it x 9
  3. Phill D

    Phill D Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,414
    Location:
    South Wales
    Ratings:
    +4,656
    that said i would be more picky about car park use in the UK than in France, probably just a physiological:Doh: thing
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  4. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,546
    That's my thinking too Phill but other views have been expressed elsewhere so that is why I set up the poll.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  5. icantremember

    icantremember Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    5,751
    Location:
    Nr Watton in Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +11,494
    The poll doesn't really work for me Graham as you can only vote for one and we would use aires at all the places mentioned according to our need at the time.
     
    • Like it Like it x 4
  6. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,805
    Location:
    cowdenbeth fife
    Ratings:
    +16,563
    I have voted but it will never happen in the uk the government and local council's are to corrupt and there wouldn't be anything in it for them.
    Un like the the continental's who are motor home friendly and don't want to fleece the tourist of every penny they have.
    bill
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  7. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,546
    Should have chosen the third option rather than the second Brian? :Smile:
     
  8. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,371
    Location:
    Cotes d'armor, France
    Ratings:
    +5,440
    If they annexe part of CC sites and use the same petty rules as they do at their sites, I for one wouldn't use them.
    "Park against the peg" my :moon2:

    Allan
     
    • Like it Like it x 4
  9. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,546
    Err, may I mention Chester, St Annes, Powys (several locations), Canterbury, Malvern, Upton-on-Severn, Abingdon, Bury St Edmunds, Willenhall?

    Not many granted but there are other councils looking at providing facilities - Weymouth, for instance, due to come on stream later this year.
     
  10. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,823
    Location:
    Cark, Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +1,104
    Always said that councils should make it a condition of planning consent for supermarkets & shopping centres to provide an aire
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  11. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    Ratings:
    +8,644
    If they are not town centre then one may as well use a CL because they will be the same price. After all you don't expect free aires in the UK do you:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  12. Vlad The Impaler

    Vlad The Impaler Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,638
    Location:
    Rutland
    Ratings:
    +2,393
    Being as knowledgable as a search engine is there something you know that we don't! :winky:



    Vlad






    Ps
    I'd use one where ever it may be.
     
  13. icantremember

    icantremember Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    5,751
    Location:
    Nr Watton in Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +11,494
    :Doh:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  14. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    15,142
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Ratings:
    +15,162
    Can we assume that Aires sited on CC sites would also be open to caravans and the like?
     
  15. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,546
    Maybe or maybe not ::bigsmile:
     
  16. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,546
    No ::bigsmile:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  17. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,546
    That will never happen. Retailers are in the business of selling goods not running caravan sites ::bigsmile:
     
  18. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,823
    Location:
    Cark, Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +1,104
    Why not, all kinds of deals have been done with developers before including building schools, putting new roads in etc.
    It wouldn not cost much, just an area of car park with a tap and a drain. If they put time limits like 18.00 to 09.00 that would be better than nothing .
     
  19. womblevra

    womblevra Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    109
    Location:
    Rickmansworth
    Ratings:
    +115
    Maybe more dealers and companies supplying to the after market should offer FREE aires.
    The benefits could well outweigh the cost as people may actually buy a new van/solar panel/awning etc especially if they could pitch up free for a couple of nights whilst things were fitted. Dealers could have a couple of try it before you buy it pitches. After all must of us upgrade our vans at some stage and dealers may well make a sale, not all the time admittedly but probably enough to merit an aire. Most of us don`t have a dealer just round the corner.:roflmto:
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  20. mentaliss

    mentaliss

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    657
    Location:
    Lancing
    Ratings:
    +329
    One issue not mentioned yet is one of the prime cause's of unfriendly attitude towards Motorhomer's is the fact the council's/ local government inability to recognise who and what is a Motorhomer and who is a 'traveller' and the absurd expensive lengths the council's go to to stop the traveller's taking over the public parking facilities...another reason why most of the Uk public car car parks are barriered...I would be interested to know how the council's proposed UK Aeries site's will prevent Travellers taking over when they arrive as they do in their droves!.... how come the French appear to have resolved this issue:Sad:
     
Loading...

Share This Page