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North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby sfjbrad » 06 Feb 2013, 11:55

Hi all

Looks like North Devon Council will be allowing overnighting in some of their car parks as they (somewhat progressively for a local council) have realised it may actually help their tourism industry!

Article below -:

http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/Motor ... z2K7RGBWCx

We're planning on heading down there this weekend so might go and check one out and report back!

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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 06 Feb 2013, 12:21

They have started to do this on Hayling Island. But the cost to stay for a day and a night is in the region of £20.

I look forward to hearing how you get on.
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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 06 Feb 2013, 12:24

I should have read the link before posting! :oops:

I'd be very happy to pay £5 for the night.

I just hope people don't start leaving their rubbish behind and emptying their chemical toilets in the bushes.
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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby sfjbrad » 06 Feb 2013, 12:56

Thats always the frustrating thing isn't it - if this doesn't work out it will be because of a very small selfish minority of campervaners/motorhomers who abuse the spirit in which it is designed and leave the council feeling its just not worth the effort.
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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby ringo » 06 Feb 2013, 19:22

That's great news.

Thanks for sharing

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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby jed the spread » 06 Feb 2013, 19:42

Yep thanks for sharing :ok

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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby T'Onion » 06 Feb 2013, 20:40

:ok

About time other councils caught on to this :roll:
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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby windysurfer » 06 Feb 2013, 21:04

Hopefully other council's will take note and follow suit.
Flyde council are running a trail on one of their car parks in Lythm St Annes at the minute :ok

http://www.fylde.gov.uk/resident/parking/motorhomesandothervehicles/
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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby thechubbsdub » 07 Feb 2013, 07:29

The wording in the link refers specifically to motor homes like this extract.

"We hope this will bring extra business into the area because people in motor homes are usually reasonably well off. By using a car park for a night they will likely spend in shops and restaurants."

Makes you wonder why the word campervan is not used anywhere in the link.
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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby AdrianC » 07 Feb 2013, 08:59

thechubbsdub wrote:The wording in the link refers specifically to motor homes like this extract.

Makes you wonder why the word campervan is not used anywhere in the link.


Probably because Joe Average doesn't understand or appreciate a difference.
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Re: North Devon Carparks to allow overnighting

Postby centro » 07 Feb 2013, 12:39

ninja.turtle007 wrote:They have started to do this on Hayling Island. But the cost to stay for a day and a night is in the region of £20.

I look forward to hearing how you get on.

That £20 is for night only.
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