Join Date: Oct 2009
My Motorhome: Burstner Delphin Performance T821
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I have used a post from another forum to show the trouble and panic caused to Councils by travellers. I hope the OP does not mind me copying her revealing post. As can be seen, there are far reaching consequences for us.
Ended up staying on a site for a night near Ingoldmells. Couldn't park on either of the carparks near the amusements. (I didn't try Skegness, as grandaughter wanted to be at Ingoldmels.)
They've added signs No Caravans or Motorhomes allowed - not legal ones, but I think it was because the travellers had been evicted from Skegness centre & they were trying to keep them out. I pulled into one of them at about 8pm last night as I wanted to wait to pick up grandaughter from the amusements - & was immediatly approached by 4 security men who told me I couldn't even wait for them for 10 mins. Very heavy handed, told me I would be better waiting on the road - not feasible as you will know if you know the road. Luckily as I drove in a very big circle out of the carpark, & held up people waiting to get out, grandaughter & her mate spotted us, & managed to get into the van before we had to pull out on the the road. I won't be in a hurry to go back to the area again.
The site we were on had a digger parked across the entrance to stop anyone getting in, and barriers were down on several other sites as we drove past. The site we were on was called Greenacres - £17 per night (10 min walk from amusements & markets through housing estate). They have a restaurant on there - food is cheap & tasty. I was a bit miffed as the restaurant was closed Tuesday night, & WiFi is in the restaurant so that was no use either. Not sure if restaurant was closed because they thought there was going to be trouble with the travellers
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