Now my dad has a motorhome but we went to Whitby to see his sister who lives just off the westcliffe area but the free parking on the top is currently being used by motorhomers we counted Twenty his sister said they park up from 6 am and stay there the Whitby Gazzete stated that the council have looked at this problem there answer do away the the free parking ( grate ) then they can stop them as they would take up two spaces they do have car parks for coaches and motorhomes but there not on the sea front and you have to pay and display like us car users as we can not park any more in the free areas. also the police are clamping down on free loaders motorhome users that camp for nothing they stop on the moors near slights and other spots on the moors then in day light park up in Whitby.
whitby has a major problem with parking but the motorholmes seam to of shot them selves in the foot at the moment there is a 3 hour limit going on the westcliffe road and there going to in force it. I would of posted a Pic but i did not have my phone but i have asked my Auntie if she could she said she will, you had to see it to believe it. in no way am i against moterhomes but i could not believe this could happen in such a nice place
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2010 18:56:32 GMT by northerndj
My dad just spotted this on a forum called moterholme fun.co.uk posted from a member dshague "just got back tonight from whitby .to get a parking spot on west cliff on friday we got there at 6 am .the road was full of camper vans all stopping for the week end .its the regatta and Folk Festival .the council parking wardens finish at 8pm .the police said you can stop for us its not our problem. but watch it any other times in summer .we have been in whitby over the past 8 weeks and noticed the same vans on the front with there blinds down .its got to change as its free to park and the locals are not to happy with us . in the council car parks some say no sleeping over night but you pay £5 for 24 hours ,there was lots of vans stopping over night blinds down . we were at east ayton farm site for three days to visit scarbrough then whitby rest of week" proof from a moterhomer
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2010 18:56:52 GMT by northerndj
The reason they park there is that motorhomes are not permitted to stop over in most car parks. Its the council that has caused this problem and they could solve it quite easily by allowing motorhomes parking in car parks. Bridlington is even worse with most car parks having height limits.
At the risk of being controversial, car parks are just that, not an overnight stop for caravans and motorhomes. If the local council decides that they don't want motorhomes and caravans stopping overnight on car parks, that is their decision. If this decision is further emphasised by including the rule in the local bylaws, that again is their decision.
If caravanners and motorhomers choose to ignore the local by-laws because they think it is unfair and choose to ignore the regulations, they must expect to be fined and/or punished in some other way for saying, effectively, "I am not going to pay any attention to the laws!"
That's just getting further towards the 'Nanny State' - Surely if I choose to drive a motor-home as my everyday transport and not pollute the planet further by also purchasing a car or motorbike I should not be punished further for parking it overnight somewhere?
I am only playing devils advocate BTW - Not trolling, I don't own a motor-home but my father does... I just think if he wants to park in a carpark overnight, why not? - Especially if it would otherwise be empty. I still do not see why campervans are an issue? - Are they leaving waste or rubbish? - Are they blocking roads? - Are they racing around the streets and playing loud music? Are they just making others jealous, or is it that locals are just getting good old fashioned territorial?
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