Possible Permitted Overnight Parking in Whitby

mickymost

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I saw one.I was there with Swmbo and our two Cat travellers Special event or not I was just advising of our experience and to warn other Motorhomes to be aware.i/e if not a regular market then check before one goes there.


We have also used Settle and Ingleton marked bays.Settle is the photo on my Bio.
 

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I did get under a murmuration of starlings in Skipton last year but I stayed in March and all was clear, but trying to get the machine to take a card was difficult.
 

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I did get under a murmuration of starlings in Skipton last year but I stayed in March and all was clear, but trying to get the machine to take a card was difficult.
Ive had trouble with that pay machine as well.The first time we went and stayed at Skipton the machine charged my card for a weeks parking.Once home I wrote to the Council and battled with them to get a refund as I only wanted to stay for one night.To be fair once I explained I had spoke to an on site Parking Warden after the Machine had scammed me the Council duly refunded my money.The funny part is Swmbo and I werent on best terms the day we arrived so she was reluctant to give (or lend)me the correct change for the machine.I vowed that day when I was scammed never to use a card in a parking machine again as I was so angry being charged £70 for one nights parking..Although I cant see me sticking to that as how often does one have the correct change anyway.
 

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This is what winds people up. A P reg van parked by the side of the road in Southsea. Awning and chairs out on the road between the town and the DDay Museum. We really can't blame people hiring vans not knowing the etiquette, unless they've started doing vintage now.

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This is what winds people up. A P reg van parked by the side of the road in Southsea. Awning and chairs out on the road between the town and the DDay Museum. We really can't blame people hiring vans not knowing the etiquette, unless they've started doing vintage now.View attachment 83811
Not something we would do but if the car behind got out a picnic rug and picnic no one would bat an eyelid, yet that’s all the people in the motorhome are doing
 

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Not something we would do but if the car behind got out a picnic rug and picnic no one would bat an eyelid, yet that’s all the people in the motorhome are doing
I'm afraid they would. The road runs between two sections of the Common. Hundreds of people get the picnic out on the grass but not normally on the road side.
 

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The picture looks like it could be the stray in Harrogate, a summers day the place littered with people locals mainly sunbathing ,picnics on the grass, dog walkers joggers you get the picture,,,,and the occasional camper used as a live station rather than overnight accommodation....Police seem to let folk get on with it and only interfere where car or van are causing obviouus obstruction
 

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Not something we would do but if the car behind got out a picnic rug and picnic no one would bat an eyelid, yet that’s all the people in the motorhome are doing
We were wild camping on Arran at Kerr’s point near Lamlash.
A car drew up and they got out with their flasks an sandwiches. They laid out a cloth on the grass and were about to sort out the food. I said to my wife how about offering them our table and chairs making it a bit more comfy. Well they accepted our offer. I opened up the garage door, got out the table and chairs for them. After they were finished I put them back. Then as you say Helen the penny dropped, they did what we stop ourselves from doing. What’s the difference. This all stems from our fear of criticism for doing something that car drivers quite rightly do. But just to keep the peace we never take out the table and chairs in such locations. But in empty rural locations up the west coast we love a meal and some wine whilst watching the world going buy in a scenic location.
 
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We were wild camping on Arran at Kerr’s point near Lamlash.
A car drew up and they got out with their flasks an sandwiches. They laid out a cloth on the grass and were about to sort out the food. I said to my wife how about offering them our table and chairs making it a bit more comfy. Well they accepted our offer. I opened up the garage door, got out the table and chairs for them. After they were finished I put them back. Then as you say Helen the penny dropped, they did what we stop ourselves from doing. What’s the difference. This all stems from our fear of criticism for doing something that car drivers quite rightly do. But just to keep the peace we never take out the table and chairs in such locations. But in empty rural locations up the west coast we love a meal and some wine whilst watching the world going buy in a scenic location.
Yes, it’s all a question of managing our image. The idiots that did the same on the flowerbeds in Bexhill on Sea for example did us no favours giving ammunition to those who supported the PSPO banning us all. It’s simple enough, common sense really, we just have to be aware of the sensibilities of others.
 

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Anyone writing to Whitby...or am I banging head against brick wall? Just had a look at the Campra group on FB, more verbiage and venting, can’t see any clear campaign yet, but I live in hope.
 

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Anyone writing to Whitby...or am I banging head against brick wall? Just had a look at the Campra group on FB, more verbiage and venting, can’t see any clear campaign yet, but I live in hope.
We need an organisation to take care of these issues.
 

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The picture looks like it could be the stray in Harrogate, a summers day the place littered with people locals mainly sunbathing ,picnics on the grass, dog walkers joggers you get the picture,,,,and the occasional camper used as a live station rather than overnight accommodation....Police seem to let folk get on with it and only interfere where car or van are causing obviouus obstruction
I suppose they are making a contribution to the local economy at £1.80 an hour parking charge.
 

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Well, we are in the SW and every council stinks and incredibly short sited because the local population are fed up with travelers who continually leave there crap and rip off people with door to door offers of work. They can’t distinguish between us and them. The police have no problem dealing with us but travelers are the exception, so wrong. I live in hope for all 250,000 CV that they wake up to the French way of things but alas whilst the police are so crap I think not.
Anybody know of any great places in SW Wales for wild camping?
 

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Anyone writing to Whitby...or am I banging head against brick wall? Just had a look at the Campra group on FB, more verbiage and venting, can’t see any clear campaign yet, but I live in hope.
I take that back. Just seen a very encouraging reply from Blackpool North and Clevelys MP to an edited version of my letter from a Campra member. Surprising how things get around. Perhaps it’s worth the effort after all.
 

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Small steps; she's, I thihk, talking about campsites but it's my guess she's mindful of what's been going on Another possible recipien for Barge's letter? I'll send her a copy of my little paper too.


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I didn't send it directly to her, but one of the Whitby Councillors did ask if I would mind him copying the letter to the others, but it would take no effort for me to send one direct, perhaps including a suggestion Scarborough reconsider their previously hostile attitude.
 

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Yes, I think so. Maybe not coming down to heavily on the past hostility; put them on the defensive and they might find reason to go back to it. Not fawning either - I think your letter is just right. Maybe something in the introduction about " It's good that we seem to be coming together in our ambitions for the Scarborough area." Something like that. You're better at it then me.
 

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