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View Poll Results: Would you welcome the introduction of more pitches without hook ups?
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why stop at electricity! surely if we accept the idea of only paying for what we use then all services provided should carry a separate charge!
e.g
use of the toilet block
use of the chemical discharge point
filling water
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cutting the grass around the pitch

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It is totally unfair to average out the cost of electricity per pitch based on total site usage.

Would any of us agree to pay electricity charges at home based on the average consumption in the town we live. Of course we wouldn't.
No, but a better analogy would be to ask the question of whether it'd be reasonable to have a meter in a hotel room & only pay for what you've used, versus having it built into the room rate.
I disagree. You don't cook in your hotel room and the heating and lighting are controlled by the hotel.
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why stop at electricity! surely if we accept the idea of only paying for what we use then all services provided should carry a separate charge!
e.g
use of the toilet block
use of the chemical discharge point
filling water
waste water discharge
Dog walk
kiddies play-ground
TV booster point.
cutting the grass around the pitch

etc etc.
Which is why many prefer minimal facility sites which as a rule are generally cheaper.
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No, but a better analogy would be to ask the question of whether it'd be reasonable to have a meter in a hotel room & only pay for what you've used, versus having it built into the room rate.
I disagree. You don't cook in your hotel room and the heating and lighting are controlled by the hotel.
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Personally when I use hotels, I do prefer those which have a light switch in the room, and a kettle to make a cup of tea..... Thermostat on the wall's usually handy too.
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Re: Pitches without hook ups - yes or no?

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The CC and other site owners rubbed their hands with glee when they introduced the combined pitch and electric fee under the excuse of complying with EU regulations. The potential income from each pitch was maximumised.
I don't think this is necessarily so, the CC made an operating loss on running its sites in 2008 and 2009. In 2009 this was much larger than in 2008 and it was all put down to the increased cost of site electricty.

I also recently stayed on a CL where the owner apologised that they would have to put up their charges on Jan 1st from £10 to £12 per night due the cost of electric. So I don't think they are rubbing their hands with glee although the provision of hook ups does seem to increase pitch occupancy.

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It's not surprising that many caravaners and motorhomers will not pitch their outfits on non electric pitches when manufacturers are now fitting out vans with electric hobs.

These vans are practically useless on non-electric pitches.
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