The Little Roodee Car Park...Chester

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  1. Pod Sleeper

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    Sort of wild camping!
    Although we only live 8 mls from here, we use this c/p regularly when we fancy having a few beers and a meal in town.
    Great place, by the river, nice walks, quiet and minutes from the city centre.

    It's only £1.50 from 1700hrs until 0900 the next day.
    No facilities and a barrier goes down at 22.30 (emergency release tel. number is given) There is a web site.

    Cheers.....
     
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  2. bigfoot

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    Doh! Now you've told everyone:Doh::roflmto:
     
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  3. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    Yes, quite popular with members of this forum, and no doubt in use during the Chester rally weekend.

    A search for 'roodee' will bring back plenty of posts.
     
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    Snap. :thumb:
     
  5. Red Sonja

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    We are hoping to stay there next Wednesday night if we can get there before 10.30pm. Not sure where we will go if we arrive later.

    Sonja
     
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    I assume you can get there earlier and pay the hourly rate?
     
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    Yes you can. :Smile:
     
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    Overnight in car parks

    Its nice that the local council allows this.
    I live on the Isle of Wight and all Council car parks have notices saying you cannot use your mobile home for any sanitary or sleeping purposes while parked on them, including on street parking areas in some areas.
    Think yourselves lucky they allow it over there.
     
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    What are they going to do; send the Bog Police around to check?
    Or WCSOs.:ROFLMAO:
     
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  10. magicsurfbus

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    Plus Cheshire West and Chester Council have marked MH bays in at least one of their Park 'n' Rides, although I'm not sure if overnighting is allowed there (cue GJH). Surely that's the next logical step if the Roodee works.
     
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    Oh yes - PC Plop will be round with his stethoscope pressed up against your loo cartridge hatch before you can say 'Elsan Blue'.
     
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    Unfortunately places like Chester and Powys seem to be an exception to the rule.

    Most places are = IOW :Sad:
     
  13. GJH

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    The council told me last August "We have over height areas at each of our 4 Park and Ride sites and we have a car park called the Little Roodee, which is designed for overnight stays and is popular with motor home visitors".

    As far as I know Little Roodee predates the P&R sites (I remember parking there in car about 18 years ago) so little chance of overnighting being allowed at the P&R sites I should have thought, as they are not designed for it.

    Of course, if anyone could show the council sound evidence why it would be an advantageous move then they might consider it :Smile:
     
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    Such conditions are fairly common because they do provide a power for councils to act against abuse - and yes, if it did become a problem they might well send round "Bog Police" :Smile:

    The reality is that the vast majority of car parks are designed and created for that purpose and not for people who want to camp in motorhomes. Thus, one can appreciate why a strong case is required to persuade any council to make a material change of use - a case which very few people are willing to make.
     
  15. magicsurfbus

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    I'm reliably informed that the current buzzwords in Cheshire West and Chester Council are 'Growth and Prosperity', so maybe that's a way in. After all, being members of the wealthy MH owning elite it's a well-known fact that we all carry crates of gold bullion around with us to spend wherever we're permitted to stop overnight.

    Look at Honfleur - 200 motorhomes on the aire most nights and some of the wealthiest Parisian art galleries have set up branches around the town :winky:
     
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    we are in our own little personal airs by the canal the wee man wanted to camp out and get dropped off in the van at school in the morning
    it less than a mile from home ::bigsmile:
     
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    just to let you all know that the little roodee will actually be closed for 10 days shortly whilst they have the fun fair. Not quite sure of the dates but no doubt will be on Chester web site
     
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    I am over the I o w in august and while looking on the net was very surprised to find a map showing all motorhome friendly car parks,
    http://www.iwight.com/azservices/documents/2729-Map-of-motorhome-parking-16oct13.pdf
    which seem to cover almost everywhere providing its up to date it has to be far more parking friendly than most of the mainland for Mhomers .
    glyn

     
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  20. GJH

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    So it should be an easy case to make then :winky:::bigsmile:
     
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