Pendine sands new Moho facility - How much!!!!!!

number14

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Pendine sands is the long firm beach in S Wales famous back in the day for the World land speed record attempts and lately Susan Calman's TV visit. Today it comprises a large static caravan park, a few eateries and a pub. TBH I don't find it particularly picturesque but it's OK for an overnight and the dog loves the beach.
A while ago the local council obtained lottery funding to update visitor facilities to include 10 spaces with basic amenities for motorhomes - essentially an aire. I don't yet exactly know what the amenities are but my best guess is water, waste and sharing toilets with day visitors.
Earlier this week the council voted unanimously on the charges for an overnight stay. They are - wait for it - £30pn off season and £40pn peak season!!!!!!!

This is breaking news and I will update as and when I find out more.
 

Nesting Zombie

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Blinking Hell,
If that’s right it’s certainly a bit steep 😳.
I can’t get over that🤔
When traveling & doing a ‘Pit Stop’ on a site from Wilding I choose to spend anywhere from around the £10 to the £20 mark on a REALLY nice site for my size Motorhome & happy with that.
 

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Think they will find it empty all year round.
I don't reckon, maybe winter, but peak season I dont think they will struggle.

£40 is 2hrs wage of the average London salary, 2.5hrs for many parts of SE. The wealth gap is getting bigger and 40 quid is not a lot of money to many people, especially those that are already use to paying a fiver just for a pint
 

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it is just a way of forcing you on to campsites, By setting the charges so high they have made them not viable, at the same time they can say they have provided somewhere for you to stop. Without actually doing much or anything.
Like Stratford coming up with £20 for a Lorry park.
 

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Someone wrote on a Facebook group that motorway services are a cheap place to overnight. I'm afraid this is the new motorhome fraternity, used to spending a couple of grand on a week in a holiday cottage, not like us tight fisted so and SO's.
Not tight fisted, Sam.
Just an income (or lack of!) that would never support spending that sort of money on a regular - or even irregular! - basis.

And certainly not for staying overnight on a patch of public tarmac!

Yup, be prepared for the wealth gap to widen to chasmic size. 😔
 

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Welcome to rip off Britain!! In the coming years as councils latch on to the idea of boosting revenue by charging £40 a night in their carparks campsites will feel justified to charge £50 a night and so it goes on....
Deals are there to be had all over if one looks. last week we booked a major campsite in Cornwall for 14 nights in June at £12.50 pn inc EHU. I know its not Wildcamping but at times a site suits us.
 

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Pembray Country Park is just across the estuary from Pendine. It features a fabulous long beach, popular with land yachters, miles of forest cycle & walking paths and loads of grassy areas for children to play, not to mention sustrans route 4 traffic free (well, almost) all the way to Swansea. The council campsite is c£26 peak (it's OK too, I've stayed there) or the C&MC club site at c£30 peak and these are full facility sites of course.

So no justification really. The figures I quoted as OP were taken from the council minutes; I just just hope there has been some misinterpretation somewhere. As I said, I'll try to find out more.
 

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I don't reckon, maybe winter, but peak season I dont think they will struggle.

£40 is 2hrs wage of the average London salary, 2.5hrs for many parts of SE. The wealth gap is getting bigger and 40 quid is not a lot of money to many people, especially those that are already use to paying a fiver just for a pint
Not so sure about that, there's a lot that has to come out of that £40 just to be there to earn it.

A place would have to something very special to pay that kind of fee.
 

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Not tight fisted, Sam.
Just an income (or lack of!) that would never support spending that sort of money on a regular - or even irregular! - basis.

And certainly not for staying overnight on a patch of public tarmac!

Yup, be prepared for the wealth gap to widen to chasmic size. 😔
Speak for yourself. In my case ducks bottoms are a good comparison 😉
 

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I'm happy to pay if it's somewhere I would like to stay....

I'll wildcamp IF I can alone... ( without upsetting anyone)

I'll pay £30 odd a night IF its one of the sites I like (not ALL sites are rammed cheek by jowl)

In fact cheapest site (farmers field) is £6 a night
Most expensive is Shell Island in North Wales.

Complete opposite ends of the spectrum BUT it's all about the location for me NOT how little it costs.

Maybe if somewhere is too expensive, it'll not generate much income and prices will drop...

Frankly I doubt that will be the case though.
 

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Someone wrote on a Facebook group that motorway services are a cheap place to overnight. I'm afraid this is the new motorhome fraternity, used to spending a couple of grand on a week in a holiday cottage, not like us tight fisted so and SO's.
I think that person will be right ...... given the £20, £30 and £40 we have just discussed. :oops:
 

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I think that person will be right ...... given the £20, £30 and £40 we have just discussed. :oops:
I seem to remember from my driving days (15yrs ago) that it was £20+ for the privilege of staying in a noisy car park that smelled strongly of urine but perhaps that's what they are paying for.
I used to stop at Rosie's truck stop at Cannock occasionally. It was dirty and noisy but cheap. The only downside was the lady who would knock on my door at a silly hour asking if I would like to be her last of the night. I have no idea why I was always her last, and why she thought that was a selling point.
 

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I seem to remember from my driving days (15yrs ago) that it was £20+ for the privilege of staying in a noisy car park that smelled strongly of urine but perhaps that's what they are paying for.
I used to stop at Rosie's truck stop at Cannock occasionally. It was dirty and noisy but cheap. The only downside was the lady who would knock on my door at a silly hour asking if I would like to be her last of the night. I have no idea why I was always her last, and why she thought that was a selling point.
Well
I would take it as a compliment as EVERYBODY knows ‘It’s all in the Preparation’
 

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I suspect in high season it will be full to the brim . Councils preparing for the expected staycations , we know we are not wanted but for £40 ???
 
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