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Motorhome restrictions in Scarborough

Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by ravman, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. ravman

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    Did anybody read the comments posted under the article ?

    Some for and some against but all of them with an "us and them" overtone. I would be very interested to know where the sites are in the town, that one person implied are there for our use. Scalby Mills is mentioned, but that is a fair way out of Scarborough and kind of defeats the object.

    I was in Filey the other day in the MH and went into the pay and display park next to Tesco. The restriction signs are up there as well.

    When will our councillors see the benefits of aires style sites close to their amenities so we can spend money in their areas, and enjoy them without causing grief to the general public who live there.
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    This story has been the subject of previous threads, latterly This One.

    Briefly, Scarborough Borough Council found itself with problems because of indiscriminate overnighting by some motorhome owners. They proposed designating certain car parks in Scarborough itself and Whitby where people could overnight without being a nuisance to residents and other visitors. Unfortunately they came up against the problem (previously experienced by Teignbridge Council at Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren) that the car parks concerned only enjoy planning permission for parking, not habitation. Scarborough Council does not currently have resources available to support what could be a prolonged planning process because of the objections which will probably be raised by some (quite possibly misguided/misinformed) people. The only alternative they have, therefore, is to introduce the restrictions reported.
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    As others state, Scarborough is just one of many and I suppose its something we have to live with going forward. Unfortunately some will abuse any situation. Marine Drive, being on the edge of the sea, is a magnet. I use it a lot for day time parking but have never overnighted there. (Too many boy racers for me) Having said that it is away from residential area's (unlike Scalby Mills which will offer some overnight bays and has a nice real ale pub near it) and yet is handy for access to sea front cafe's, pubs, shops etc (although I spose they will all be closed after 11pm when restriction come into force).
    One does feel a little singled out as this restriction is Motor Caravan specific, therfore what is to stop anybody else parking overnight and sleeping in a car or a van? Perhaps we should appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (LoL)

    Despite this Scarboroughs is still a nice place to visit and with some great scenery. Lets just hope SBC don't get too carried away.
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    Scarborough borough covers quite a large area, including Whitby, so I suppose that all of their area will end up the same. As I said, Filey already has.
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    you can park anywhere you like in Scarborough during normal 'office' hours...7am to 11pm. except for normal restrictions obviously.

    there are very few individually marked on street parking bays (off street car parks have individual marked bays), they are mainly continuously marked parking 'lanes' running parallel the road so any length motorhome can park without fear of incurring two separate charges for over running your allotted 'bay'.

    the town centre 'shopping streets' parking is by machine issued ticket (paid) and the surrounding area is by parking disc, free with time restrictions by area between 9am and 5pm. ...1hr, 2hr or 3hr.

    further afield (residential areas) parking is free and unrestricted.

    what the article didn't say is the council are to allow overnight SLEEPING at Scalby mills car park for a small fee (still to be price fixed I believe), but anyone who has used the carpark will know it aint the biggest park in the town by any means, but it's a start.

    Filey and Whitby are also to get designated overnight places too.

    personally, if I didn't live here i wouldn't bother coming.
    becoming grubby and run down with a growing 'vacant shop and office' trend.

    as for christmas lights....the shops do a far better display than the council has for years, very minimal and not in the least festive.

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    Went to Scarborough in May 2000


    It was closed


    Don't think I will be going back
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    I remember that day.

    we ran out of milk and had to put white emulsion paint in our coffee. :cry:
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    Oooohhh, you likkle liar. A Yorkshireman would never pay that much for coffee whitener :Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    some old stuff we found under the stairs Graham.....needed a good stir but if soon came white again. :thumb:
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    Don't be too hard on Scarborough. There are a lot worse places that call themselves holiday resorts. Ever been to Yarmouth ? :BigGrin:
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    We go every year to the Yorkshire Moors but avoid the towns unless shopping for food then park in the supermarket at Seemer
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    Presumably to see if they are getting to be anywhere near as good as the Dark Peak? :Laughing:
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    I can understand places like Scarborough not wanting to attract motorhomers :Wink:

    They tend to be rowdy folk who get drunk before 11am, throw up on the sea front, chuck their litter down anywhere, stay up late playing raucous techno music until dawn, and screeching their tyres at midnight whilst doing hand break turns in the backstreets. Real bad 'uns.

    Who'd want to have motorhomers arriving in their droves at a lovely seaside resort like Scarborough, Filey or Whitby?
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    my grand son comes from scarborugh and sumtimes wanted to visit but soon knoked that out of him who would want to visit that dump we now threten him with a visit to scarbrugh when hi is bad:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    O to be a traveller or gypay whatever they call themselves.
    Just imagine going where we want, parking where we want, staying anywhere for as long as the court case lasts and just dumping everything anywhere. As we do all this we can lay out of date tarmac, superglue guttering in place fell trees anywhere,fleece the public and get way with it, then afterwards just flytip all our rubbish. When we have finnished robbing the area just move on to the next unsuspecting town and start again. I am begining to think that being a law abbiding motorhomer comes with many penalties
    but a conscience is valueable to say the least.
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    WHAT A JOKE!!!!!

    we live near scarbro and have always been pleased to see so many motorhomers on the marine drive.
    there is AMPLE space and lots of cafe's open for breakfast.

    it is the same in both bridlington and filey, they obviously don't want us in their towns, although a TIP---in brid you CAN legitimately roadside park on "the avenues" very close to the expanse hotel and get a sea view--i have seen many an overnighter here---no parking restrictions overnight!!!

    TIP 2--- the "ship inn" , sewerby has wild camping in their car park which overlooks the cliffs and bridlington bay, and is right next door to sewerby hall and grounds, and the "little train" running down to brid centre---it's one of these where they expect you to buy a pint or 2 and or a meal---and everynight has a different theme!!!!
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    Let us see how we fare with these "designated" sites. Who knows, if we behave and show ourselves to be tidy and civilised we might, just might see some aires being set up in the future.
    However, if we abuse these proposed facilities we deserve what we get.
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    Wild camping? 15 Quid a Night is a bit dear for wild camping isn't it? :BigGrin:

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