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    We used to visit Whitby regularly. We would pay and park at the marina for a couple of nights and we always ate out, shopped, went for coffees and even had a day out on the train. Oh well, itís their loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by channa View Post
    Thanks Tom I hadn't seen it, but confirms and highlights how motorhomers visiting SBC areas are being prejudiced.

    It is a clear disgrace that the borough solicitor chooses under the FOI to offer a knowingfully inaccurate response to a clear request it concerns me more that the said response falls significantly short in the spirit of the legislation and there is a clear shortfall in her professional standards

    It seems PSPO introduced in Scarborough the over nighting in Whitby are clearly not as a result of a thousand complaints but one ! Note that one complaint no one has sad whether justified

    It seems we have been victim to a council whose grasp on their respective cushy little numbers are being questioned by the electorate clearly an a example of political self interest it is also clearly apparent those within the council who dare question are castigated given the cold shoulder and bullied

    Channa
    I was involved in a fire service pension commutation dispute for several years, which thankfully we won after years of battling with the government actuaury dept. During this dispute we attempted to use FOI, and soon found out that there are so many ways of avoiding giving out information as to render FOI unfit for purpose.

    As I have said previously on this subject what is required is government action requiring that local councils must make provisions for Motorhomes, as is done throughout the continent. But this will only happen with concerted action by ourselves. Without this we are at the mercy of narrow minded councils and the self interest of those who believe that they stand to lose out from our actions.

    We have the same problem up here in Scotland in urban areas.
    Yes there will always be plenty of spots in rural locations to wild camp, but I fear that one day we will wake up and find that what few urban locations are left, will be overpopulated with Motorhomes, and these also will succumb to the dreaded no overnight parking brigade.
    If we all agreed there would be no discussion, and it would be a dull boring world.
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    One of the problems for MHomers lobbying for more facilities is that mostly they do not reside and pay tax in the Council areas where parking restrictions have been delegated to the Council. Whereas the 'objectors' do. I suspet 'outsiders' letters, emails are binned as not coming from a Council Tax payer.

    Further, the Central Government are not interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholsong View Post
    One of the problems for MHomers lobbying for more facilities is that mostly they do not reside and pay tax in the Council areas where parking restrictions have been delegated to the Council. Whereas the 'objectors' do. I suspet 'outsiders' letters, emails are binned as not coming from a Council Tax payer.

    Further, the Central Government are not interested.

    Geoff
    Spot on, because no one is fighting our corner.
    If we all agreed there would be no discussion, and it would be a dull boring world.
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    We could set up a petition on Government website asking for local councils to have to set up aire type facilities for motorhomes but would we get enough people to sign so it gets discussed in parliament?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickymost View Post
    We could set up a petition on Government website asking for local councils to have to set up aire type facilities for motorhomes but would we get enough people to sign so it gets discussed in parliament?
    Atb Michael
    Micky what we need is a body who will take care of our interests. Currently none of the organisations involved in Motorhoming care a jot about us. The caravan and Motorhome club like the rest of them are only interested in selling us their pitches. We are suffering due to lack of such a body who would right now be taking this council to task and campaigning on our behalf to national parliaments.

    Things have to change each year there are more Motorhomes but with less urban places to spend a night.
    We are not asking for freebies or for local councils to incur great expense.
    For the vat paid on a £50,000 Motorhome you could supply 4 to 6 chemical wastepoints.

    But the biggest hurdle we face is ourselves, if we want the politicians to change their attitudes through pressure from us, then we have to change ours. Itís ok saying there are plenty of rural pois, but these urban pois are very important also. Soon the numbers available will dwindle and then it may be to late.
    If we all agreed there would be no discussion, and it would be a dull boring world.
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