Motorcaravan owners welcome three trial sites in Northumberland.

£100,000 Motorhome Scheme due to expand in Ayrshire

Report on successful trial to be expanded into more permanent sites with facilities

Details here

Dumfries and Galloway to provide grants for new Aires

Dumfries and Galloway identify the financial benefits of Aires

Details here

Motorhome owners welcome Northumberland trial sites.

The decision to allow overnight parking and sleeping at 3 locations in Northumberland as a 12 month trial, was welcomed by motorcaravan owners. Details here

Waste Point Fund to open to applications

Thank you to all our members who have donated towards the CAMpRA waste point fund.

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening the applications process to allow CAMpRA members to apply on behalf of sites for funding from the Waste Point Fund. The applications submission window will run from 12noon on Sunday 12th of December 2021 until midnight on the 31st January 2022.

There is a form to fill in on our website (https://campra.org.uk/funding-projects/) which must be completed fully in order to be considered. Don’t forget – the funds donated by CAMpRA members are to be used primarily for charities and community groups.

Once the window has closed, applications will be considered against a list of both essential and desirable criteria and those which reach the required mark will then be put before the CAMpRA members to vote for their favourites.

The locations with the highest scores will receive CAMpRA funding for their waste points. The number of sites chosen will depend on the cost of the units supplied, but the intention is to use all the money donated up to and including the 31st December 2021.

Please help us find the most suitable locations for waste points – and submit your applications!

We will still be accepting donations to the Waste Point Fund (2021) until midnight on the 31st December 2021. We will then close the Fund and reopen as the Waste Point Fund for 2022 (00:01 on the first of January 2022).

A5 Flyers available to motorcaravan owners

Due to requests from members for a quality flyer to handout to potential sites CAMpRA UK Ltd have had a flyer produced for motorcaravan owners to give out, these are available for a small fee to cover the cost of postage and a small amount towards the printing.

If you know of any suitable locations for aires, how about giving them one of our fantastic leaflets? These are available now – 50 leaflets for £2.50. or 25 leaflets for £1.75. The leaflets are double sided and printed on high quality paper. Please note – CAMpRA have paid for these from company funds, not from the donation fund, and the cost of £2.50 is just to cover postage and the cost of printing. Payment can be made by the usual methods – paypal@campra.org.uk (please reference “leaflets”) or through our bank (preferred) – sort code: 30-98-97, account number 43301862.

Gwynedd Council Report on Motorcaravan Aires

This is the report prepared by Gwynedd council which has resulted in the decision to provide 6 Aires. Details here

Please ‘Spend a Penny’ – Press Release

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.