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Rated 5 of 5

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Rated 4 of 5

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Rated 4 of 5

Good for families

Good site marred by unreasonable warden and his deputy

We thought this was a great site. The toilets were clean and tidy and it is in a good location with Cayton village only a five minute walk away where you have two pubs, a shop, post office etc. Also there is a bus stop right outside the site entrance which takes you into Scarborough which is very useful. Unfortunately we had an unpleasant experience with the warden and his deputy. On arrival we chose a grass pitch because it was a large grassy area and we liked the location. I saw the marker and thought straight away that it looked too close to the nearest occupied pitch, so I took the decision to reverse beyond the marker leaving my front offside corner next to the marker rather than the our rear offside corner. This meant that we were further away from the nearest unit and therefore adhering to the 6m rule. There was still loads of room to the rear of our van. On our second morning the warden came over and said that we were not parked correctly because our rear offside corner was not next to the marker. Obviously I explained why I had done this and that if we moved the van (and large awning) forward we would in fact be closer to the next unit and would therefore be creating a safety issue. He was having none of it and insisted that we move the camper and the awning for by 5 meters. This was a massive inconvenience to us because we had the awning all set up correctly and fully loaded with all out things including an inner bedroom for our two girls. Despite it being blatantly obvious that if we did move forward that we would be closer to next door he was still adamant that we move and if we didn't then we would be asked to leave the site. So in the blistering heat we moved all our stuff taking 90 minutes in total. We were soaked with sweat as it was about 30+C degrees at the time. This was totally unnecessary and pointless and we both felt that they were just being extremely awkward and unreasonable. The grass area was enormous and he could have simply just moved the pitch marker to the rear of our van and that would of made us totally compliant with the rules. When we returned from our lovely day at the beach our neighbors had gone and I noticed that the warden had removed the pitch marker from the next door pitch which just went to prove that were correct because if someone had pitched there they would have been too close to us. I don't know why they had taken a dislike to us but we certainly felt that were had been victimized. A real shame because other than that we had a great time at this site.
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Tinwheeler replied on 31/07/2019 17:59

Posted on 31/07/2019 17:59

What a shame you didn’t check with the warden before you pitched as you could have saved yourself a lot of hassle.

The instructions say to check with the warden if you want to pitch in any way other than as described in the instructions and yet you blame the warden for your mistake and unfairly title your review to label the wardens as unreasonable when they’re not in a position to defend themselves.

 

timetraveler replied on 10/08/2019 15:31

Posted on 10/08/2019 15:31

Pitches are laid out to give fire breaks.The Warden was correct in making you move,its plain enough on all sites how to pitch its not your decision as to where you think you fancy parking.Are you a member if so you should know the rules

JVB66 replied on 10/08/2019 16:06

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:06

It is very obvious that a conversation with the site staff in the first place,would have saved you a lot of moving, as the pitch markers are not placed to suit your "idea?"of fire breaksundecided

Wellys and Mac replied on 10/08/2019 16:25

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:25

Caught my interest 

Two reasons 

1. Poster states "Moved forward 5 metres"

2. Poster states " Warden next removed neighbouring peg"

.....

Forward ?

5 metres is a huge distance, a van length?

Why remove the peg?

JVB66 replied on 10/08/2019 16:30

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:25 by Wellys and Mac

Caught my interest 

Two reasons 

1. Poster states "Moved forward 5 metres"

2. Poster states " Warden next day removed neighbouring peg"

.....

Forward ?

5 metres is a huge distance, a van length?

Why remove the peg?

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:30

Did he say next day the peg was removed,  I think it was when next door left?

The  grass  area we are on now with two other c/vans has not got a single peg insurprised

AnotherDavid replied on 10/08/2019 16:34

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:34

Without knowing all the facts its hard to know whats gone on but am I glad I do almost all my camping at sites where a hedge marks out a space for me to use as I wish. No pegs no wardens no hasslewink

Wellys and Mac replied on 10/08/2019 16:43

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:30 by JVB66

Did he say next day the peg was removed,  I think it was when next door left?

The  grass  area we are on now with two other c/vans has not got a single peg insurprised

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:43

We didn't use grass pitches at Lowestoft

When out walking the site I noticed that the pegs on the small grass field had also white marker lines sprayed onto the grass.

Obviously to stop peg moving!

Cant help wondering if this is a possibility here?

Dont know.

Odd and interesting, for the reasons stated.

Why would a person on any site think they could choose to be 5 metres away from allotted plot?

On some CMC sites, that's next doors pitch.🙃