Revised Business Hub and About Us Pages Go Live!

We have been listening to the comments from our volunteers and people who have been using the Business Hub and visiting our About Us page. We are pleased to announce their relaunch.

The Business Hub has a slightly revised layout and document structure which we hope will help interested parties through the various stages of creating an Aire/service point.

The About Us page has been given an overhaul to better show our structure and to provide you with an understanding of the skills that each member of the team brings to the company.

We value your feedback. If there is more we can do to improve the information on the website then please email contact@campra.org.uk

Glenbuchty Stopover Motorhome Aire, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

As keen motorhomers ourselves, who enjoy touring around areas rather than camping in one loca$on for a number of nights, we have always been very grateful to find safe and affordable places to either stop overnight, or to be able to use their water and waste disposal facili$es. We have found welcoming communi$es, harbours and organisa$ons that understand this need, but sadly there are not enough of them and increasingly restric$ons are appearing.
Having bought our coEage by the sea, which has a large hardstanding front yard, we wondered whether we could give something back and host a small ‘aire’ type offering. We didn’t really know how to develop this idea but luckily found out about CAMpRA. Through their excellent library of resources and personalised support and $me given by their leadership team, we applied for an exemp$on cer$ficate to host up to 5 self-contained vans per night.
Having prepared our site to include provision of water, recycling bins and a couple of picnic table areas as camping behaviour by the vans is not allowed, we opened up in late summer this year and have hosted around 40 camper vans to date. We hope to be able to re-invest any profit into providing a black waste disposal point in the future.
It is lovely to hear about our campers’ travels and share ideas with them regarding places to visit around our gorgeous town of Fraserburgh, including the Lighthouse Museum, Heritage Centre, the local shops, cafes and restaurants and the amazing sandy beach.
We’ve had lovely feedback and our visitors have enjoyed the locality, the fabulous coast and its wildlife, the interes$ng architecture and heritage of the town and most importantly they have spent their money with local businesses and organisa$ons, so thank you to CAMpRa for helping us make this possible.

CAMpRA working with Northumberland County Council

News article with comments from CAMpRA. Details here

Overnight Parking in Caithness

Proposals to allow overnight parking in Caithness car parks for motorcaravans. Details Here

CAMpRA Launch Motorcaravan Waste Points Fund

CAMpRA has responded to suggestions from members to operate a fund to support the installation of motorcaravan waste points in the UK. This fund will be used exclusively to provide waste points primarily for charities and community groups. The fund was launched with a generous donation from Searchforsites to the sum of £3000. You can donate now on our website donation page.

Donate here

Rosehearty Community Boat Club

 

Report dated 17th October 2021

Since opening up as an Aire in June we have had over 340 People staying for over a total of 219 nights. plus a few who stop only to use the facilities before moving on.

All the businesses in the village have appreciated that many of the motorhomers support their business.

Overall I would say it has been very successful and would recommend any community or organisation that has facilities to seriously consider establishing an Aire.

Peter Crawford

Chairman

Auchtertyre Farm

Auchtertyre Farm -10/10/21 – Holly Philp owner reports on her 6 months as a new Aire

” We’ve been really busy over the last few months! We’ve now had over 1000 motorhomes and campervans through showing that there clearly was a need for both facilities use and overnight stopping. The waste/water facilities have been really well received, and whilst everything here has now quietened right down now as we move towards the winter, I’m still getting on average 4 stopovers per night plus at least 5 stopping to drop waste.”

“We have a commercial bin for general waste, as well as recycling bins for plastics/paper/cans, and crates for glass that I can take to the local glass recycling point when full – I’ve been really pleasantly surprised by how conscientious everyone is at using the right bins – we’ve done a huge amount of recycling!”

Holly was able to open her Aire earlier this year with advice and assistance from CAMpRA and holds a CAMpRA 5 star accreditation.

Progress in Northumberland

After a year of continual campaigning in Northumberland a breakthrough is on the horizon.

Details here

BBC Landward program about the need for Aires

This program contains an interview with a new Aire, mentions CAMpRA and the need for Aires in the UK.

Details here

UK’s First Campsite operating as a winter Aire opens in Lincolnshire

The community run Jubilee Park In Woodhall Spa have taken this decision to help with their recovery from covid and respond to the growing need for year round sites for the UK Motorcaravan market.

CAMpRA has been recommending that campsites are able to remain open during the winter months by operating as an Aire for self contained motorcaravans using hardstanding pitches during the closed season. The toilet blocks, reception and other facilities will be closed, and as no awnings etc are allowed on an Aire there is no requirement to maintain grass areas ETC.

If possible it would preferable if Water and and Waste Points were also available .

Detail on Searchforsites