wandrin stars replied on 08/04/2021 10:32
Posted on 08/04/2021 10:32
Just had phonecall from wardens asking for advance payment at Bridlington club site for arrival on the 12th April. Fair enough, as this smooths the arrival process. Then she tells me what time are you arriving and we are allocating arrival slots. Hmm. Ok..good idea to avoid queues at the barrier etc ? I Agree arrival at 11am traffic permitting. Next question , which side of site do you want to be on? Why? I ask. Because we are allocating you a pitch.
Now I begin to question why this is necessary, "So everyone is not fighting over same pitches " I'm told.
Cannot see reasoning in this if the allocated arrival slots are controlling the entry to site so presumably not everyone will be arriving and driving round at once racing for the best pitches ???
Then told , "if you have issue with the allocated pitch then let us know and we might be able to change it". How the heck this system is going to smooth arrivals I can't figure out. Gonna be lots of folks unhappy to be put in the worst pitches when what might be deemed better pitches remain vacant for tomorrow's arrivals. Everyone's needs on a pitch differ too, families may need the playground near , elderly or disabled might need the water points nearby. Those with dogs may want to be nearer dog walk etc. The ability to chose your pitch is one of best things about CMC . If it's being done to reduce office visits (where you normally tell them your chosen pitch) then it might back fire as guests instead will come back to office complaining they want to change pitch, causing more congestion on the site roads.
I appreciate the need to keep the staff and guests safe with a smooth arrivals system but this pitch allocation has potential to cause bad feeling and spoil someone's long awaited holiday experience. Is this happening at other sites or just Brid?