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Bamburgh has a big carpark under the castle walls. It has several huge motorhome bays that could potentially be used as an Aire. It was almost empty last summer when we used it.
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jsmith770 wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:05 pm Bamburgh has a big carpark under the castle walls. It has several huge motorhome bays that could potentially be used as an Aire. It was almost empty last summer when we used it.
Great place and is on our proposed tour route.
I hope they don't, but as far as I know, NCC run the park! Please write to them and suggest motorhome parking there to relieve indiscriminate parking that happened in 2020.
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RE: Kingston upon Hull

I have been in regular contact with Hull CC since October 2020 with regards to the provision of Aires in the city. My contact at HCC is Anthony.Yates@vhey.co.uk who is very keen to pursue this and is currently working in partnership with East Riding Council to look at potential opportunities in the Hull and East Yorkshire Area. They see the potential of the motorhome market both from a domestic and transit audience and are looking to find suitable sites to consider. To date they have had conversations about linking up a motorhome offering as part of a new potential Coach Park and working with city partners such as The Deep, which is one of the largest aquariums in the UK

Kingston upon Hull has a lot to offer as many visitors discovered during the ‘Hull City of Culture 2017’. The proximity of the P&O ferry terminal also provides an ideal opportunity to capture those heading to and from the ferries in motorhomes, as opposed to driving straight to the ferry or through to their planned destination.

This is a great opportunity for Hull business & leisure communities and I feel sure they would welcome the chance to work in partnership with CCP.
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Information
We now have a contact email that we can provide to potential uk sites

Alice YENTÜR
sales.uk@ campingcarpark.com
There is a UK leaflet in resource library and a link to their
Pro Website now in English
https://pro.campingcarpark.com/?lang=en
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Please add: Portsmouth

Contact details for the Council Culture, Leisure and Economic Development committee and its members:
https://democracy.portsmouth.gov.uk/mgU ... px?UID=886
I have made initial enquiries and arranging telecom for mid-Feb.

There is a Park & Ride which initially did allow tall vehicles to park and then they put in a height barrier.
https://parkandride.portsmouth.gov.uk/
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AndyC wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:49 pm OXFORD

There is already provision for 'high sided vehicles' at 2 of the Oxford P&R sites: Redbridge (Oxford City Council) and Oxford Parkway (Oxfordshire County Council).

Both prohibit sleeping in vehicles. Redbridge is certainly used by motorhomes overnight and it is said that the attendants turn a blind eye, so this is a potential site. However it is also used by coaches and it's possible that the City Council would not want to lose coach parking spaces. It is also directly opposite the Camping & Caravanning Club site so anticipate objections from them - although it is almost always fully booked.

Oxford Parkway has a 6 bay over-height vehicles section - obviously too small for an aire. I don't know whether the car park is used to capacity, there may be potential to allocate a larger area within the existing car park or develop land alongside.

Another possibility (being investigated?) is the current CAMC site at Bladon Chains, Woodstock, the Club are giving it up in September so this would be a good option for CCP, giving walking access to Woodstock and Blenheim Palace and also a regular bus service to Oxford.
The Cabinet member in charge of car parks in Oxford is Tom Hayes. I sent an email a while back suggesting looking at some of the other P&Rs other than Redbridge and perhaps formalising the offer there. He may not respond as i'm not resident, but we'll see!
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With reference to Portsmouth with now have a zoom meeting with Portsmouth council and tourism next week to discuss possible locations for Aires including the park and ride.
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Balmacara, just off the A87 a few miles before Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye.
The site is a former campsite (maybe 20-20 years ago) and hasn't been used since. It's owned by Forest and Land Scotland.
There is an existing single track road around the site.
Loads of motorhome traffic passes on its way to the Isle of Skye
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There are charities that run sports centers etc. They might be worth contacting as charities are always looking to make a bit extra money. I have contacted Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust trading as Inspiring healthy lifestyles
Registration No. 04624607 // Registered Charity Number 1105278 as it runs a sports facility not far from me but it runs many others as well.
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Please consider adding Newquay, Cornwall to your parking list. Newquay has suffered a perennial problem of surfers camping illegally on headlands and kerbsides for weeks on end and this has created a negative attitude against all motorhomes from residents and the town council. I think Newquay, as one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations, would be better served if it took positive action to accommodate motorhomes. I am interested in taking an active part in promoting motorhome facilities in my home town. I am a past mayor of the town and still have good contacts within the town council.

I have only recently discovered CAMpRA and its resources to promote a framework of Aires in the UK. An excellent initiative. Thank you.
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