If a local councillor knocked on your door and told you they had X amount of money to spend and asked whether you would like it spent on improving health facilities or education facilities or making parking places for motorhomes, what do you think most people would say?
Also if a charge was applied it could even be self financing. We are not talking about electric hookup, showers, etc. Just somewhere to park, preferably with chemical recycling. Obviously local councils have to embrace what their residents want, or they will lose control.
This sort of thing has been done in other areas, but it seems that self interest is paramount in looe, preventing such a provision.
Last edited by Fisherman; 18-04-2019 at 10:44.
They are redoing the car park. Winter charges are just a little lower than the summer ones, instead of cheap. 70p for first hr then £2.30 for the next hr and so on.
Some old signs are still there along with the new ones (they even got a rain proof cover over them)
A lot of the bays have been dug up as the have been laying new electrics ,so no bay markings though the sign says vehicles must be parked in bays. I could not get my 7.5 mtr motor in any bay.
Lots of schools here are asking parents to provide books and pencils etc something when I was at school was pretty much taken for granted
Then there is the argument a space to empty black waste ,,,standard council answer that facility is provided by campsites in the main the aire typed of arrangement is a non starter And with the mentality of those in charge IF they provided an aire it would result in places lost through tros and PSPO s
We need to be careful what we wish for IMHO it could restrict more than liberated with the British mindset
Of Course just across the channel copied from the web
We have been living in France for the last 7 years and have a motorhome over here. I just wanted to make you aware of some recent changes as regards camping-cars.
A few months ago the organisation who look after the interests of camping-caristes have taken several municipalities to court to challenge their usage of signs banning camping-cars from certain areas. They argued that the signs were not compliant with the law as they are not included in the Code de la Route which is the French Highway Code, and they are discriminatory against camping-car users as car and van drivers are not subject to the same restrictions.
In France the definition of camping in your motorhome is whether you simply park as you would a car or whether you extend your awning, place table and chairs outside or even leave your step extended. The latter examples are classed as camping.
The upshot of this is that the Magistrate's sided with the camping-car organisation and was pretty caustic towards some of the local Maires who had fought the action. They have been ordered to remove the signs and have to pay Ä2000 compensation to the camping-car organisation.
The wider implications are that some Aires where you have to pay for parking your motorhome and car drivers don't have to pay may also be subject of future court cases. We have just got back from the Correze and two locations there fell into this category; Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne and Collenges la Rouge. Both allow car drivers to park without charge yet camping-car drivers are charged per night. At Beaulieu users of the sports ground park next to camping-cars on the same chemin. At Collonges the camping-cars are charged Ä8,50 per night with no facilities yet the car park is free.
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