Letters - October 7, 2011

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AS treasurer and committee member of the Fylde Boat Angling Club, at Anchorsholme, I speak on behalf of all our members as I stress the following points regarding parking of motorhomes on Lower Walk (Gazette October 4).

It has got to a point now where members of our club have restricted access to our boat club, and parking our cars on the lower prom is a nightmare, due to the sheer volume of overnight parking by mobile home owners.

Many of our members are fed up of all this hassle they are faced with, when they just want to go out for a day’s fishing.

It’s got so bad that many members don’t even bother going now in the summer months, as it’s so difficult to get access to our boat club, and then park your car.

I remember, a couple of years ago, there used to be a sign along the lower prom displaying a notice saying “no overnight parking”, but the sign has since disappeared.

I urge the council to look into this matter and, if the case is proven, put up a new sign and then wardens to police it.

I don’t doubt mobile home owners spend money in supermarkets and garages of the local community, but why then don’t they spend a few more quid and stay on one of the many campsites or caravan parks we have in the area, like they should all be doing? The message is clear and simple, you’re not welcome parking these vehicles on Lower Walk.

Pay a few quid and get on a campsite or caravan park where you belong.

ROBERT BOYCE

Fylde Boat Angling Club

Anchorsholme

I AGREE motor homes should not park in front of residential property, but they should be made welcome to visit Blackpool and Cleveleys, in fact all of the Fylde coast.

Councils should get together and provide areas for motorhomes to stay overnight. They are good people who contribute to the local economy, spending in shops, eating places and pubs.

The old tennis courts at the top end of Jubilee Gardens would be perfect for a coach park, and double up as a motor home park at night.

The car park at Little Bispham would also be suitable.

Councils should look at what other countries provide for motor homes, e.g. aires de service in France and stellplatz sites in Germany, where motorhomes are welcome to park.

Some are free, some charge a small fee for the use of facilities provided e.g. electric hook-up.

MOIRA LALOR

Cleveleys

THANK you to the two taxi drivers who stopped to help my husband and I on Saturday, September 24. It was around midnight in Broadwater, near the Co-op.

After an ambulance took us to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, my husband was given the all clear.

MRS S RUBBATHAN

Burnside Avenue

Fleetwood