North Norfolk NOT for Motorhomes

QFour

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it looks like they don't want Mhs here anymore. Main car park in Cromer has a height barrier, Cliff car park has one, Wells Next the Sea beach car park has one as do all the other car parks in Wells. Favorite place to Wildcamp has No Overnight vehicle occupation sign, National Trust have now added a small secondary sign No Camping or Overnight Parking. Found a nice spot yesterday £8 for 24h about a mile from a village but No Overnight Parking which does not make sense. Found some App or Cash but if you pay by an App its either 20P OR 50P extra.

If you ask why the barriers are in place you get the same reply. Heightened likelihood of Traveller's in the area. The girl in the Filling Station in Cromer was quite blunt. We don't want Mhs. It about time they realise that we spend money and there are thousands of us on the roads.
 

Val54

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I'm afraid we are also suffering as the public are realising that a growing number of travellers are using motorhomes instead of caravans as the younger element haven't got the appropriate driving licence ...........
 

colinmd

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A couple of years ago Cromer was 'invaded' and was locked down, is this the result?
 

mickymost

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A couple of years ago Cromer was 'invaded' and was locked down, is this the result?

Probably

I live in Skegness and we have had the same problem over the last few years with invading 'Travellers' so inevitably Height Barriers went up.
 

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Cromer carpark is quite frankly enormous. You could probably fit between 1,500 and 2,000 cars in it if the full grassed area was used. Also the bottom part of the carpark nearest the shore is approx 200 yards from the houses on the road.
Putting up barriers and preventing law abiding tax payers from using a public car Park has to stop. Yet again we suffer because of inconsiderate travellers, and local councils who's answer to sorting out car parking issues is to ban us.

As for the lady in the filling station, I suppose she is content for hundreds of car drivers to turn up every day the head home having spent little or nothing. It really angers and amazes me when Ill informed ignorant people come out with comments like that.
 

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it looks like they don't want Mhs here anymore. Main car park in Cromer has a height barrier, Cliff car park has one, Wells Next the Sea beach car park has one as do all the other car parks in Wells. Favorite place to Wildcamp has No Overnight vehicle occupation sign, National Trust have now added a small secondary sign No Camping or Overnight Parking. Found a nice spot yesterday £8 for 24h about a mile from a village but No Overnight Parking which does not make sense. Found some App or Cash but if you pay by an App its either 20P OR 50P extra.

If you ask why the barriers are in place you get the same reply. Heightened likelihood of Traveller's in the area. The girl in the Filling Station in Cromer was quite blunt. We don't want Mhs. It about time they realise that we spend money and there are thousands of us on the roads.
I take it the girl in the filling station was happy to take your money though.
 

molly 2

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We had travelers in our village hight barries went up thank goodness ,never saw a motorhomer park up though,
 

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The large car park at Cromer has had height barriers for years, there they are usually only used in the high season. Cromer has another car park in the town quite large with no barriers and Sheringham has a large car park where the train station is.
 

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Was there last year in August no problem parking in that car park but did notice height barriers but they were open
Going back next year hope some common sense prevails and they open again
We do not wild camp so only use car parks during the day and return to camp site at the end of day having spent my hard earnt money there. So we are getting penalise because so called travelers
 

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We were there 2 weeks ago and the barrier was down at Runton Rd car park due to expected travellers. Lots of m/h’s driving around trying to find somewhere to park. We managed to get in at The Meadow c/p but was there early. Hunstanton seems to be the only place catering for m/h’s and they’ve had problems with travellers on the site as well but very rarely are the gates closed so why in Cromer have they kept it unavailable for so long?
 

jagmanx

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The person in charge is sh!t-scared that he/she will get blamed if travellers get in when the barriers are open !
 

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When Cromer was ‘invaded’ a couple of years ago, they were a lawless rabble, refusing to pay for drinks, trashing bars and striking fear into all and sundry with no regard for anyone.
The Police were less than useless, and the travellers were able to terrorise whoever they wanted for what seemed like a very long weekend.
The Councils only course of action was to make sure that they could not return. Don’t confuse holidaying Motorhomers with these lying thieving scumbags, who are a blot on society, and that’s putting it politely!
 

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When Cromer was ‘invaded’ a couple of years ago, they were a lawless rabble, refusing to pay for drinks, trashing bars and striking fear into all and sundry with no regard for anyone.
The Police were less than useless, and the travellers were able to terrorise whoever they wanted for what seemed like a very long weekend.
The Councils only course of action was to make sure that they could not return. Don’t confuse holidaying Motorhomers with these lying thieving scumbags, who are a blot on society, and that’s putting it politely!
I really do get that this is a problem and one that has to be dealt with. And unfortunately this does affect us. To be perfectly honest I cannot see how this can be avoided. But I know that motorhome owners have been fined for overnighting there. Surely a blind eye could have been applied in such cases. Possibly a scheme were you book in advance giving your name and registration could be applied. It seems crazy that in such a large carpark no vans are allowed. You can pay to stay there for a week at a time yet you cannot remain inside your Moho at night. Hopefully one day things will change.
 

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If you take a step back and look at it from the local viewpoint putting up height barriers is a win win as it not only keeps travellers out but forces motorhomers into official sites which benefits the local tourist trade that they depend on.

And then no emptying of you know what in you know where.

Nail on the Head
 

madtheswine99

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A bit off topic, but I live in Seaham on the North East coast and we have two lovely car parks on the cliff tops. Both have lovely views and we regularly get Mhs staying overnight, in fact several nights. We have had the problem of travellers invading the car parks which the council moved on, but they have not put height barriers up. Different councils with different views.
 

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