CLICK HERE TO REMOVE THESE ADVERTS


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Chelmsford Council is obviously not interested in Motorhome visitors

  1. #1

    Member Number
    34787
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    158

    Chelmsford Council is obviously not interested in Motorhome visitors



    CLICK HERE TO REMOVE THESE ADVERTS
    We want to visit the Essex Record Office in Chelmsford so I emailed the parking services dept. and said that I could not see any car parks which did not have a height barrier, even the park & ride.
    the reply I have just got is

    Good Morning,
    Thank you for contacting us.
    Due to height barriers in all our City Centre Car Parks and Park and Ride sites, you will be unable to use any of our Car Parks.
    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
    Many Thanks,
    Dan Woska

    Parking Services Income Officer

    A short walk away I can see Chelmer Village Retail Park which does not seem to have any parking restrictions and no height barriers, only a sign "Customers Only", has anyone parked here for the day without any problems
    Thanks

  2. #2

    Member Number
    26013
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    3,146
    Location
    Attleborough Norfolk
    Motorhome
    Autotrail Miami 740S with bidet
    I would write or phone the management of Chelmer Village Retail Park and throw yourself at their mercy.
    You could explain the reason for your visit to Chelmsford and offer to pay for your stay. Failing that, there is Tesco’s etc or you could park on Winsford Way, outside Royal Mail Sorting Office, and call a cab.

    Chelmer Village Retail Park | Edgerley Simpson Howe LLP
    Last edited by RoaminRog; 19-06-2019 at 16:34.
    Likes harrow liked this post

  3. #3

    Member Number
    81360
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    218
    I occasionally have to visit Chelmsford, sometimes taking my van 25ft 6.6t. always use the aforementioned Chelmsford
    Village Retail Park public carpark. No height barriers, park furthest spot from the entry somewhere near Halfrauds (I'm shopping there of course!). About a kilometre walk from Essex Records Office. Weekdays best, weekends it's heaving.
    Thanks philstoke thanked for this post

  4. #4

    Member Number
    79711
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    6
    Location
    UK
    Motorhome
    Mercedes V230 Camper Conversion
    I used to visit an office in Chelmsford when I was working and used the Chelmer Village Retail Park a few times without issue but can't guarantee that it is still OK although last visit was a few months ago.
    Thanks philstoke thanked for this post

  5. #5

    Member Number
    34787
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    158
    Thanks for the replies, I don't think it will be a problem parking at the Retail Park, if they were bothered i'm sure they would have signs up and probably couldn't do anything legally as there are no warning notices.
    Like daygoboy says I could always buy a little something in Halfords and then I will be a customer
    Likes RoaminRog liked this post

  6. #6

    Member Number
    11469
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3,383
    Location
    UK and Thailand
    Motorhome
    Lunar Premier H622

    One such carpark I know

    In Maidenhead.
    Has warning notices alerting "parkers" they can only park whilst shopping in the relevant shops.
    I have winged it a few times..
    BUT I am more cautious in my old age and unwilling to forkout £75 or £100

    If the warning notices are absent or not as specific you can simply buy what ever in Halfords

  7. #7

    Member Number
    34787
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    158
    There is also a lack of wild camping spots in that area as well, except for a couple of laybys which are immediately beside the road and not sheltered by trees, just right for the "Beep Beep" idiots driving by, probably have to find a camp site while visiting there

  8. #8

    Member Number
    45374
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    22
    Motorhome
    La Strada Pronto
    I live in Chelmsford (sorry not enough room to park on my drive) and have been fined my camera in a couple of retail parks there. I donít think the retail park you mention has cameras but could have changed. Parking a issue in Chelmsford and they are tightening up. I thought the Baddow road car park, close to the record office, didnít have height barriers but that might have changed. There are back streets a walk away from the record office that donít have parking restrictions.

  9. #9

    Member Number
    13285
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,858
    Motorhome
    Autosleepers Symbol campervan
    No problem parking in the retail park, done it many times.

    If youíre worried, you can park in Writtle & get the bus.
    Britons were wild camping long before campsites, it's a basic human right.

  10. #10

    Member Number
    13285
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,858
    Motorhome
    Autosleepers Symbol campervan
    Or park in the B&M car park, youíre allowed 2.5 hours.

    Make sure you donít go over, I got done, theyíve got cameras.
    Britons were wild camping long before campsites, it's a basic human right.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •