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snailsontour
15-07-2004, 07:18
The public car park at the end of the village allows overnight stops. Chargeable between 7am and 6pm though we stayed after 10 am and didn't see anyone other than the toilet cleaner. Maximin stay 24 hours. Facilities include cleanish public toilets and an outside tap.

There is a shop and pub in the village, "Hark to Bounty" which serves real ale and food.

double decker
29-01-2005, 23:11
Hi Snailsontour,Just seen this post,but would you believe it I built the Toilet block on the Carpark at Slaidburn,many years ago for the Fylde Waterboard as it was then,the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland are real hidden jems,I know that area well but I now live in Yorkshire near Haworth,and we all lived happily everafter,Gerry.

Harry Bongo
21-09-2005, 18:12
:) Spent last night on this site....bloody brilliant...good cafe just 50yards + great food & beer at 'hark to Bounty' pub 200yards.

double decker
21-09-2005, 22:12
Harry,I wondered when some dicerning person would find Slaidburn or Sledburn as the locals call it,a great place.glad you enjoyed it,regards,Gerry.

RVBC Council
04-04-2006, 15:07
It has come to Ribble Valley Borough Council's notice that people are using this website to advertise the use of Slaidburn Car Park as an overnight campsite. This is actually a contravention of the Car Park Order governing this and other car parks in the Ribble Valley, also if you check the signage on the car parks it clearly states that no caravans are allowed.
We would appreciate it if you used facilities provided by local landowners who are trying to encourage tourism and run a business by offering facilities perfect for overnights stays by caravanners & campers.
We will now be monitoring this situation.

Arvy
04-04-2006, 20:43
:angry: :angry: :angry:

Pronto094
19-04-2006, 20:19
As a Ribble Valley resident (and ratepayer) I apologise for the rather short-sighted attitude of the RVBC correspondent.

The experience of most French villages and an increasing number of like-minded councils in the UK has shown that a more enlightened approach to overnighting motorhomes actually encourages visitors and increases trade and income to local businesses - with little or no loss of revenue to the landowners.

JohnSandyWhite
20-04-2006, 10:11
:D I have to agree with Pronto094. If more UK Councils took the same view that the French do? They would encourage more of the right kind of visitors to stay and spend money in the local community. ;)

double decker
21-04-2006, 23:07
Originally posted by RVBC Council@Apr 4 2006, 03:07 PM
It has come to Ribble Valley Borough Council's notice that people are using this website to advertise the use of Slaidburn Car Park as an overnight campsite. This is actually a contravention of the Car Park Order governing this and other car parks in the Ribble Valley, also if you check the signage on the car parks it clearly states that no caravans are allowed.
We would appreciate it if you used facilities provided by local landowners who are trying to encourage tourism and run a business by offering facilities perfect for overnights stays by caravanners & campers.
We will now be monitoring this situation.
Well what a supprise! ( Vee vill be monitoring zis situation),there are dozens of Wildcamping sites around Slaidburn if you drive around for a few minutes,that are not regulated by a Car Park Order,I think the wonderful words of Norman Stanley Fletcher are in order as a reply to RVBC,Dont let the B------s grind you down,or Look at my FACE. happy camping.Gerry.

kjoneses
09-06-2006, 18:28
RVBC. Time to wake up. Motor homes are MOBILE and therefore very easily movable to other areas where they will patronise more friendly local businesses. Your loss is others gain. Local traders must really appreciate your efforts to cap thier income.
Ken

morturn
09-06-2006, 23:25
Folks

To try and put a reasonable argument forward to this individual is I believe a waste of time, however all council employees are governed by a strict rule of conduct when dealing with the public, at the end of the day they are employed with public funds which both you and I pay for.

I believe that this individual has acted outside of their remit, so have challenged this individual to provide me with the following information:-

Under whose authority do they represent RVBC Council, and who gave permission for them to make the post?

The name and job title of their line manager name and contact details.

To add strength to out argument I wonder if I could ask “Pronto094” to get in touch with their local councilor and formally make a complaint, as I shall be doing?

maninahat
19-08-2006, 20:10
it clearly states that no caravans are allowed.


Caravan indeed! Pah!

swingsandroundabouts
09-09-2006, 22:34
after 13years of motorhoming I have only just discovered this site today!

When I am home I worship at Tesco's, when we are away in our motorhome we spend our money in the local butcher, baker and grocers, enough said.

draaiorgel
13-09-2006, 12:36
Hey guys,
I'm not necessarily in favour of using Town or village car parks for wild camping.
But obviously RBVC do not like strangers spending their hard earned cash in their locality.
It does strike me as being very backward thinking and of course where we are not welcome, we wouldn't consider spending a penny of our money there.
Don't they realise that we always leave the place cleaner than when we arrived and that we are only doing our own thing and causing no harm to others.
I'm very sure that they wouldn't like anyone telling them what they couldn't do in their leisure time.

Ian

John Dough
14-09-2006, 16:07
Most councils are blindfolded to this so a junket to France might wake them up to the enormous amounts of dosh that we spend.The French councils have even arranged for me a Gendarme escort to a site!!

Come wake up Councils your traders are losing a fortune with your outdated attitudes .

John Dough
14-09-2006, 16:09
RVBC
Sounds like a disgruntled campsite owner to me!!!!!!!!!!

John Dough
14-09-2006, 16:12
Quote:
Originally posted by RVBC Council@Apr 4 2006, 03:07 PM
It has come to Ribble Valley Borough Council's notice that people are using this website to advertise the use of Slaidburn Car Park as an overnight campsite. This is actually a contravention of the Car Park Order governing this and other car parks in the Ribble Valley, also if you check the signage on the car parks it clearly states that no caravans are allowed.
We would appreciate it if you used facilities provided by local landowners who are trying to encourage tourism and run a business by offering facilities perfect for overnights stays by caravanners & campers.
We will now be monitoring this situation.

Sounds like a disgruntled campsite owner to me!!!!!!!!!!

gunfighter
19-09-2006, 17:34
These officials are employed by us to serve us. Wouldn't it be nice if for once they did just that, instead of looking for ways to impede us! I live in the RV parliamentary constituency but pay my local taxes to South Ribble. another bunch of spoilers! Height barriers everywhere! Gunfighter (Jeff)

smokejack
07-12-2006, 11:51
It has come to Ribble Valley Borough Council's notice that people are using this website to advertise the use of Slaidburn Car Park as an overnight campsite. This is actually a contravention of the Car Park Order governing this and other car parks in the Ribble Valley, also if you check the signage on the car parks it clearly states that no caravans are allowed.
We would appreciate it if you used facilities provided by local landowners who are trying to encourage tourism and run a business by offering facilities perfect for overnights stays by caravanners & campers.
We will now be monitoring this situation.


I really want this to be a wind up and not a snotty retort from a jobsworth who has little left in life other than to publish a post like that! If it's really from the council why haven't they posted a contact mail so good decent and tidy campers can discuss the situation.

If it's not a wind up then the prince of clerkness (geddit? Ok I'll get me coat) really needs to see someone about that constipation.

I wonder what the council would do if the local shops/pubs all confirmed that wildcampers use their services and thus contribute to the local economy?

Then again it's a council and the end of the nose is the end of the world.

cobaltkoala
07-12-2006, 12:59
As we are motorhomes and not caravans we applaud your decision to not allow caravans, this will we presume leave more room for the motorhomer.

monkeynut
15-12-2006, 20:59
I work in Chipping in the Forest of Bowland and spend alot of time camping there at least once a week I know some great remote camping spots and seen some great ones in the villages, im just reluctant to park there due to the hassle of being moved on,(ok in chipping though)
In my expierence a Motorhome wont be moved on (or investigated) but a rusty old panelvan like mine will be!
Just dont have this prob in France or Spain

John Dough
18-01-2007, 13:46
As we are motorhomes and not caravans we applaud your decision to not allow caravans, this will we presume leave more room for the motorhomer. HA HA ho ho I luv it!!!!!!

Harry Bongo
14-01-2008, 14:51
Well I've just picked up this thread after having used the car park every few months for several years.

Yes...the sign does say no caravans...but I have a small campervan (Mazda Bongo) not a caravan.

The sign did not (last time I bothered to check) exclude overnight parking.

I still rate this as one of my top overnight stops and I always pay and display during appropriate hours.

Will report back on the full wording of the signs next time I'm in the area.

H


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