Pitch allocation on 12th April.

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?

DavidKlyne replied on 08/04/2021 10:42

Posted on 08/04/2021 10:42

I imagine its happening on every site, especially those that are pretty much fully booked? At least you are being asked if you have any preferences which I assume they will try and meet as best they can. Given that most people will arrive within a two to three hour window that equates to anywhere between 20 to 40 units and hour so for one day only it would make sense to allocate pitches to avoid congestion on site. I don't suppose the first day of a season tends to be like this in normal times but people seem to be so keen to get away at the get go it demands a different approach?

David

EmilysDad replied on 08/04/2021 10:50

Posted on 08/04/2021 10:50

you can please some of the people all of the time etc etc ..... 

I'll poke my head above the parapet & even suggest that more pitches should be allocated to HELP prevent small outfits/VW campers from sitting in the middle of a huge awning pitch while large outfits try to squeeze onto tiny pitches. Discuss!!! 🙄🙄

eurortraveller replied on 08/04/2021 11:01

Posted on 08/04/2021 10:50 by EmilysDad

you can please some of the people all of the time etc etc ..... 

I'll poke my head above the parapet & even suggest that more pitches should be allocated to HELP prevent small outfits/VW campers from sitting in the middle of a huge awning pitch while large outfits try to squeeze onto tiny pitches. Discuss!!! 🙄🙄

Posted on 08/04/2021 11:01

Smaller pitches for smaller prices, bigger pitches for bigger prices... Discuss !!! 

compass362 replied on 08/04/2021 11:19

Posted on 08/04/2021 11:19

Last year & this year thousands of people have died of covid 19 virus, no doubt some of our club membership included.

And this sort of childish selfish behaviour regards that you maybe allocated a pitch on your arrival is seen as some unfortunate unimaginable event.

Some members will  have to get over it.... or you won't want to continue to go to club sites.

The Camping & Caravan club have been allocating pitches for years.... what's the problem... at least some of us are still around to go and use them.... allocated or not . 

Tinwheeler replied on 08/04/2021 11:24

Posted on 08/04/2021 11:24

It beats me why some folk cannot simply accept that this is not situation normal. Special arrangements are in place to cope with the hordes determined to hit the sites on April 12th. It is for everyone's benefit and if some don't like it, well, it's tough luck. Just be glad you're going to a site of your choice.

PS. It's not too late to cancel so someone else can take up the booking.

AnotherDavid replied on 08/04/2021 11:46

Posted on 08/04/2021 11:46

If I was intending to spend a lot of time on club sites I would be concerned that this measure might become the new normal. When I was in maintenance we used to have an expression "temporary permanent" to describe quick fixes that were never revisited..  

brue replied on 08/04/2021 11:46

Posted on 08/04/2021 11:46

If it was me, I'd be looking at the site plan and asking for possible pitches...it's a one off situation mainly due to the opening day rush. I seem to remember last time round that people could choose a pitch over the phone when asked?

As said, we're lucky to be going anywhere this year! 

edit one of the reasons for this busy opening day allocation is covid secure measures, you'll be given everything you need when you arrive, inc key fobs for the security gates etc to save trips to the office etc.

EmilysDad replied on 08/04/2021 11:50

Posted on 08/04/2021 11:01 by eurortraveller

Smaller pitches for smaller prices, bigger pitches for bigger prices... Discuss !!! 

Posted on 08/04/2021 11:50

fine by me .... 😉 or at least a price differential between awning & none awning pitches