Caravanning Accommodation – Colchester Camping http://colchestercamping.co.uk/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 03:03:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Caravanning Accommodation – Colchester Camping http://colchestercamping.co.uk/ 32 32 Jucy invests $40 million in new vehicles, Next Capital takes majority stake https://colchestercamping.co.uk/jucy-invests-40-million-in-new-vehicles-next-capital-takes-majority-stake/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 02:01:33 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/jucy-invests-40-million-in-new-vehicles-next-capital-takes-majority-stake/ Jucy is expanding to meet growing tourist demand. Video / Jucy Jucy is investing $40 million in new vehicles to address a critical rental vehicle shortage. The funding was secured through their local banking partner and Australian private equity firm Next Capital, which take a majority position in Jucy – allowing the company to accelerate […]]]>

Jucy is expanding to meet growing tourist demand. Video / Jucy

Jucy is investing $40 million in new vehicles to address a critical rental vehicle shortage.

The funding was secured through their local banking partner and Australian private equity firm Next Capital, which

The company’s data shows the next summer peak of inbound international tourists is expected to start earlier than normal, with November expected to be significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels.

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The holiday park again under fire from dirty caravans https://colchestercamping.co.uk/the-holiday-park-again-under-fire-from-dirty-caravans/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 08:34:00 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/the-holiday-park-again-under-fire-from-dirty-caravans/ MORE complaints about the cleanliness of caravans at Southerness Holiday Park have been made. Several families have now contacted the Dumfries Courier to express their concerns as they claim Parkdean Resorts “were not at all interested” in what they had to say. Julie Clark and her family traveled from North Berwick to Southerness on July […]]]>

MORE complaints about the cleanliness of caravans at Southerness Holiday Park have been made.

Several families have now contacted the Dumfries Courier to express their concerns as they claim Parkdean Resorts “were not at all interested” in what they had to say.

Julie Clark and her family traveled from North Berwick to Southerness on July 1 to attend her son’s wedding, but things quickly took a turn after they arrived in their trailer.

They claim they were greeted with dirty bedding, stained couch cushions and ill-fitting linoleum floors.

Speaking about her experience, Julie said: ‘I left a day early as it was the most miserable experience with my family sleeping in coats with no bedding.

“It totally put a huge damper on my son’s marriage because we were exhausted.”

Julie says she contacted reception several times during her stay but each time management was unavailable.

A member of staff then told him that there was no cleaning crew and therefore no caravan or lodge had been cleaned.

Unfortunately Julie’s story is not unusual as there are over 200 customer reviews on Facebook and Trip Advisor over the last year and a half who have similar complaints about the holiday park.

David Mitchell and his family traveled from Port Glasgow to Southerness, they arrived to find their improved caravan in a sorry state.

Like Julie, David was greeted with stained sofa cushions, dust-covered appliances and a filthy bathroom.

After struggling with management to completely clean the van, David decided to cut his losses and head home, he said: ‘There was no way the van was in any condition to stay, in a short period of time. of time.

“It needed a deep cleaning, with the sofa and carpet being minimally shampooed. Even if the cleaning had been done in two hours, for example, it would have been 9 p.m. before we managed to get in.

David filed a formal complaint with Parkdean and received a refund three weeks later, he added: “I will not be returning. It’s a shame, it’s a beautiful region. I’ve been told a lot of good things about it from people at work. The only genuine people were the two cleaners, Park Dean is an embarrassment to the area.

In response to recent complaints, a spokesperson for Southerness Holiday Park said: ‘We have recently experienced some unforeseen issues with the staffing levels of our cleaning team, and although this has only affected a very small number of caravans, they did not reach our high standard. standards and we apologize.

“We pride ourselves on our team, accommodation standards and cleaning protocols, and how we respond to issues, with 98% of issues resolved, usually within a day, so if there are still unhappy guests, we would be happy for them to contact us directly.

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Edinburgh fringe artists pitch tents and caravans as city rents double | Edinburgh Festival https://colchestercamping.co.uk/edinburgh-fringe-artists-pitch-tents-and-caravans-as-city-rents-double-edinburgh-festival/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 18:01:00 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/edinburgh-fringe-artists-pitch-tents-and-caravans-as-city-rents-double-edinburgh-festival/ Tony Law has been coming to the outskirts of Edinburgh to perform for 20 years, but he’s never had an experience like this year. Law is staying in a trailer on a working farm outside of town with his 13-year-old son, Atticus, and their German Shepherd, Wolfie, after the price of accommodation near marginal locations […]]]>

Tony Law has been coming to the outskirts of Edinburgh to perform for 20 years, but he’s never had an experience like this year.

Law is staying in a trailer on a working farm outside of town with his 13-year-old son, Atticus, and their German Shepherd, Wolfie, after the price of accommodation near marginal locations doubles.

Law is an established comedian with a solid fanbase and, unlike many artists, expects to cash in on his performances. Yet he almost didn’t come this year because of accommodation costs – until a last-minute save from a friend with a caravan and a connection to a farmer willing to rent his land – and he’s not not sure about coming back next year.

“If you’re 22 and you’re able to live in an apartment with 7,000 people, maybe you can make it work. It’s fine for them or for Ricky Gervais, but for other artists, I’m not sure,” he said, adding that he was unable to find lucrative last-minute work on compilation shows. due to the half hour drive to town.

Law is one of many artists who have gone to extreme measures to make ends meet this year. Many feel overwhelmed by housing prices which have soared following rental reforms encouraging university students to stay in their accommodation over the summer months, combined with the rising cost of living.

This is likely to be further exacerbated by proposals to limit the number of Airbnb-style rentals in Edinburgh, which were recently approved by Scottish ministers.

While both sets of reforms benefit local populations, performers fear that without loopholes for the fringe, working-class comics will be deprived of an important platform for their work and access to industry insiders.

Speaking at a gala to celebrate 40 years of the Assembly, one of the four great fringe halls, its director, William Burdett-Coutts, warned that “the future of the event is threatened by the accommodation price. He called for a “serious debate on how this all works and how to find solutions to the problems faced by this festival”.

Sian Davis, who runs Best in Class, which features working-class comedians on the fringes and provides crowdfunding grants to support them with their expenses, said everyone she spoke to noticed that the costs of accommodations had “skyrocketed” this year, and many were reassessing how often they should come, if at all.

“It’s pricing people, and you’re already on the back end if you’re from a working-class background,” Davis said. “You will end up with an even more homogeneous and bourgeois fringe. If one type of performer is here at the biggest festival in the world, then all TV and radio is just that. This is where business is done and people are taken care of.

Davis added that this results in a “two-tier” system in which people staying at campsites have less access to networking and paid opportunities.

This is the case of Samantha Day, a full-time actress who stays in a campsite 45 minutes by bus outside the festival for the first fortnight. The site is so popular that it has to move for the second fortnight to an area with no bus connection.

“All the comedians I know are really nervous about their shows, I’m much more nervous about the logistics. Do I have to walk four miles home at 1am? It adds a layer of complexity “, she said.

Fringe are aware of the challenges performers face and have formed a partnership with the city’s universities to offer 1,200 rooms this year for £280 or less a week.

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A spokesperson noted that short-term accommodation costs were rising across the UK, including in Edinburgh, but said the fringe continues to “put pressure on local government, universities and service providers student housing to reserve affordable rooms for our artists”.

Many performers feel their future on the sidelines is not viable unless more is done to support them with their accommodation costs, given that many are already leaving with considerable debt from performing.

Sarah Archer is staying with three other performers in her comedy drama Three Women and Shakespeare’s Will in a tent out of town after her Airbnb from last year doubled in price. She said it will be “our last fringe” after a decade of dating.

Archer has observed a “swell of discontent” this year from fellow performers. “Having had this break during the pandemic, people have been weaned [the fringe] and say “there are better ways to spend my money and get my show in front of the public”.

She added: “We’re going to move to the outskirts of Brighton rather than Edinburgh just to manage the expense.”

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South African government urged to solve housing crisis by woman who spent years homeless https://colchestercamping.co.uk/south-african-government-urged-to-solve-housing-crisis-by-woman-who-spent-years-homeless/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 22:46:28 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/south-african-government-urged-to-solve-housing-crisis-by-woman-who-spent-years-homeless/ Jennifer Harris has spent almost a fifth of her life without a home and now fears the same for her son. Key points: Protesters called on the South African government to resolve the rent crisis outside Parliament yesterday More than 7,000 people are homeless in the state Social Services Minister urges landlords to open empty […]]]>

Jennifer Harris has spent almost a fifth of her life without a home and now fears the same for her son.

Ms Harris lived in a rental property with her son 15 years ago, but when their tenancy ended at short notice it led to almost a decade of homelessness.

“We had nowhere to live. We slept in my car, stayed in trailer parks and even started living in pubs,” Ms Harris said.

With no luck in the rental market, Ms Harris had to make the toughest decision of her life to help her son.

“When he got to 12th grade, I had to put him with his dad so he could have a stable home and be able to finish school,” she said.

“It broke me. It almost took me.

“It was the last thing I had to live for.”

When Ms Harris contacted assistance services for help, they told her her car was a ‘good enough’ roof over her head.

“This rooftop has no toilets, bathrooms or kitchens. Where do I eat? Where do I cook?” said Ms. Harris.

The mother recently moved into public housing, but her son, Michael Harris, 24, still cannot find stable accommodation.

“He’s also struggling to find his own home,” Ms Harris said.

“It’s a shame that the life he was raised in is what he considers normal.”

Protesters outside Parliament support more social housing and freezing rent increases.(ABC News: Ethan Rix)

Speaking at a rally for the homeless outside South Australia’s Parliament, Ms Harris said not enough was being done to help people in similar situations.

“I don’t want anyone else to suffer from what I did and [for] that long is just not right,” she said.

More than 40 people, including rough sleepers, rallied to demand a freeze on rent prices and an expansion of social housing.

Open empty houses

According to the state government, there are currently 84,000 vacant properties in South Australia and over 6,000 people homeless.

State Social Services Minister Nat Cook is asking owners of empty properties to show ’empathy’ and make them available for social housing.

Labor MP Nat Cook in SA Parliament.
Minister Nat Cook says state-owned accommodation will soon be available for homeless people.(ABC News)

“We are appealing to the private market and good people in South Australia who might want to show some social awareness and open up their empty homes to someone to live in,” Ms Cook said.

“We [the government] are prepared to invest $177.5 million over the next four years, not only to build 400 homes, but to put 350 empty state-owned homes back into circulation. »

But Hutt Street Center chief executive Chris Burns said relying on people’s goodwill alone would not be enough to solve the problem.

“I think we can afford to look at what incentives can we give people who own property to allow a homeless person to rent their home,” Mr Burns said.

“It could be subsidized rental, it could be tax relief for those who rent the houses…we need to look at all the options here.”

Financing solutions exist

Although the number of available homes remains an issue, a report from Flinders University found that a new funding program is successfully helping homeless people find long-term housing.

Aspire is a social impact model, inviting companies to invest in services like the Hutt Street Center to extend its intensive coaching work from 6 months to 3 years for each participant.

A woman sits surrounded by placards protesting the housing crisis on the steps of Parliament
A rally protesting the rent crisis took place outside the South African Parliament today.(ABC News: Ethan Rix)

The report found that 369 of the approximately 500 Aspire participants had obtained a lease since joining the program and that 93% of them maintained their lease.

Mr Burns said his employees had spent more time helping people keep a roof over their heads for longer.

“A lot of times people, when they finally move into a house, have forgotten how to manage their budget and how to take care of themselves,” he said.

“With the Aspire model now, we’ll be better equipped to make sure they can keep that house.”

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Tourism industry groups push for annual cap on short-term accommodation https://colchestercamping.co.uk/tourism-industry-groups-push-for-annual-cap-on-short-term-accommodation/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 10:00:29 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/tourism-industry-groups-push-for-annual-cap-on-short-term-accommodation/ “Particularly in Victoria, it’s largely unregulated,” he said. Munro said the caps would encourage landlords to seek greater financial security in the long-term rental market. In New South Wales, caps of 180 days in a year have been introduced in many coastal and regional centers and much of Sydney. However, Byron Shire Council decided this […]]]>

“Particularly in Victoria, it’s largely unregulated,” he said.

Munro said the caps would encourage landlords to seek greater financial security in the long-term rental market.

In New South Wales, caps of 180 days in a year have been introduced in many coastal and regional centers and much of Sydney.

However, Byron Shire Council decided this year to introduce a maximum of 90 days on non-hosted short term accommodation over a year.

The Accommodation Association, which represents caravan parks, regional motels and hotel chains, is also pushing for the short-stay industry to meet similar safety standards as commercial operators, including large hotels.

This would include hard-wired smoke detection systems, fire hose reels every 20 meters and fire doors.

The Byron Shire Council has limited the number of days properties can be listed on Airbnb to increase the number of long-term accommodations. Credit:Istock

Munro said some councils, including Brisbane, were also looking to introduce higher rates for short-stay providers in recognition of their business purpose. He encouraged the Victorian government to consider similar measures.

Victorian Tourism Industry Council chief executive Felicia Mariani said the state government needed to assert greater control over the short-stay sector, which included imposing caps.

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“The lack of regulation in this space has led to this crisis that we are now experiencing with a proliferation of short term stays in the Victoria area,” she said.

Mariani said the shortage of affordable rental housing is damaging the social fabric of regional areas as many people working in hospitality, education and health cannot live in their communities because rental housing is not available. or too expensive.

Rents have soared 20% in some regional cities over the past year, Domain data showed.

A state government spokeswoman said it had already passed laws regulating the short-stay industry and cracking down on unruly behavior.

She said a review of existing laws would determine if further adjustments were needed.

This year, Noosa Council introduced registration fees and new, stricter local laws to regulate short-term rentals which would require landlords to obtain approval before renting out their homes.

Thomas Sigler, associate professor of human geography at the University of Queensland, said Airbnb-like arrangements could reduce the number of long-term rental properties in tourist towns such as Lorne and Portsea.

He said there were just over 60,500 short-stay listings in Victoria in 2021, up from around 85,500 in 2019.

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However, Sigler said the number of nights offered has increased despite a drop in properties listed for short-term accommodation. “Fewer properties are used more often,” he said.

Sigler said there was little evidence to suggest short-stay platforms were eroding housing affordability more broadly in Victoria.

“There are several reasons why housing affordability has declined, but it’s mostly related to demand outstripping supply.”

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Planning applications for Salisbury and South Wiltshire July 2022 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/planning-applications-for-salisbury-and-south-wiltshire-july-2022/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/planning-applications-for-salisbury-and-south-wiltshire-july-2022/ Here are the latest planning applications for the development submitted to Wiltshire Council, which were validated the week ending July 24. PL/2022/04509 – West Mead, Flower Lane, SP4 7HE. Transformation of an existing outbuilding into offices and adjoining accommodation. PL/2022/04495 – 2 Cold Harbour, SP4 7AJ. Demolish the existing concrete panel garage and build a […]]]>

Here are the latest planning applications for the development submitted to Wiltshire Council, which were validated the week ending July 24.

PL/2022/04509 – West Mead, Flower Lane, SP4 7HE. Transformation of an existing outbuilding into offices and adjoining accommodation.

PL/2022/04495 – 2 Cold Harbour, SP4 7AJ. Demolish the existing concrete panel garage and build a new brick garage with a utility bond.

Barford Saint Martin

PL/2022/03957 – Land adjoining Heath Farm Park Caravan Site, Heath Farm Park, SP3 4BQ. Change of use to pitch 1 non-gypsy and ancillary works including the establishment of 1 pitch no. mobile home (retrospective).

Berwick St James

PL/2022/04361 – 4 north view, SP3 4TJ. Erection of a one-storey wooden garage and shed in the driveway leading to the front/side of the house.

Coombe Bissett

PL/2022/04665 – Greenacres Farm, Rockbourne Road, SP5 4LP. Replacement home following a fire. Remains of existing damaged property to be demolished. Replacement detached garage.

Donhead Saint-Andre

PL/2022/04627 – Oakfield House, SP7 9ER. Proposal to insert skylights in the garage.

Donhead Sainte-Marie

PL/2022/04431 – Ye Olde Wheelwrights, Ludwell, SP7 0HH. Use of the site for 12 caravans/motorhomes.

Durrington

PL/2022/04739 – 33 Windsor Road, SP4 8HG. Rear extension on one level to replace the veranda and the porch.

PL/2022/04405 – 21 Longfield Close, SP4 8BZ. To add a single storey extension to the side of the property, to be used as a living room.

Favant

PL/2022/03781 – Neath Hill, Dinton Road, SP3 5JW. Removal of original concrete tiles on vertical gable to repair leaking roof felt and replacement with locally sourced English red cedar from a local forest. Coating of the garage in English red cedar. Removal and replacement of the front door. Paint the garage door charcoal gray. Removal of the second bedroom window and installation of a 3-panel folding door.

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PL/2022/04587 – Wet Lane Farm, Wet Lane, BA12 6BA. Delete the existing veranda link and replace it with a new one-story extension link.

PL/2022/03832 – Land west of Woodlands Road, BA12 6JT. Erecting an agricultural barn for the use of storage agricultural equipment, ie. Tractor/mower, brush cutter, work tools. to include solar panels on the roof to power the equipment. (resubmission of PL/2021/08598).

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PL/2022/04668 (full planning) and PL/2022/04485 (work in a listed building) – Wilbury House, SP4 0HS. Installation of a biomass boiler, a woodchip silo and a buffer tank, reconstruction of the chimney to accommodate the flue.

Pitton and Farley

PL/2022/03711 – Pipers, High Street, Pitton, SP5 1DQ. Demolish the existing veranda and erect a new garden room extension.

Redlynch

PL/2022/03730 – Old Templemans Farm, Langford Lane, SP5 2JS. Installation of solar panels on an existing outbuilding.

Salisbury

PL/2022/04698 – 27 Castle Street, SP1 1TT. Change of use from the ground floor use of a hair salon (Class E) to a nail and beauty salon (mixed use Class E and Sui Generis). no change to the internal structure or the external façade.

PL/2022/04689 – 134 Netherhampton Road, SP2 8LZ. Proposed roof conversion and modifications.

PL/2022/04661 – 11 Old Meadows Walk, Harnham, SP2 8PA. Proposal for expansion and modifications of one floor.

PL/2022/04633 – 22 Elm Grove Road, SP1 1JW. Exterior modifications including a skylight, new openings in the rear elevation (basement) and also a patio from the basement.

PL/2022/04632 – 6 endless street, SP1 1DL. Proposal for change of use from nightclub to residential, and internal and external reconfigurations.

PL/2022/04610 – 10-12 Rollestone Street, SP1 1DY. Proposed entry ramps revised and opening increased to provide sidelights to previously approved French doors in Apartment 3.

PL/2022/04459 – 5 Portland Ave, SP2 8BS. Addition of a two storey extension to the rear of the existing property. The extension will provide additional floor space to increase the size of an existing bedroom and create a ground floor office.

PL/2022/04289 – 40 Blue Boar Row, SP1 1DA. Re-use of the upper floors of front building No 40 Blue Boar, demolition and new construction of the rear buildings to provide a mixed-use development, providing 11 residential units and commercial space, together with associated works.

Stapleford

PL/2022/04653 – The Vicarage, Butts Hill, SP3 4LQ. Amendment to Condition 2 (Plans Approved) on 19/10006/FUL to change roofing material on south side of outbuilding.

Teffont

PL/2022/03902 – Land adjoining Sandyhills Cottage, SP3 5QX. Construction of a new housing with associated parking.

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PL/2022/04617 – March House, Common Road, SP5 2RD. Proposed replacement of raised roof/ridge, insertion of dormers. New front porch, replacement windows, new exterior finishes including plaster and siding. Replacement rear extension.

Wilton

PL/2022/04242 – Mulberry House, 28 South Street, SP2 0JS. Modification of the footprint of the garden room approved under PL/2021/04594.

Winterbourne

PL/2022/04622 – Windmill Ridge, Down Barn Road, Winterbourne Gunner, SP4 6JN. Erection of a covered dining room adjacent to the house, erection of retaining walls, erection of a brick wall around the driveway to replace an existing fence.

Woodford

PL/2022/03172 – Land north of 25 Chine Road, Upper Woodford. Change of use to mixed use of an agricultural park and a parking lot (Resubmission of PL/2021/10359).

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Explore the most beautiful places in the world 2022 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/explore-the-most-beautiful-places-in-the-world-2022/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 18:24:45 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/explore-the-most-beautiful-places-in-the-world-2022/ In a bid to get away from the fever of the world and indulge an inevitable human passion for travel, TIME has enlisted 50 magnificent destinations to explore in 2022. of the world prepare to hit the road and the sky with the places presented by TIME as a guide to explore the of the […]]]>

In a bid to get away from the fever of the world and indulge an inevitable human passion for travel, TIME has enlisted 50 magnificent destinations to explore in 2022. of the world prepare to hit the road and the sky with the places presented by TIME as a guide to explore the of the world the biggest places.

TIME and destinations

Locations in North and South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, Middle East, etc., claim their position in the compiled list of the best places in the world 2022. TIME chose the locations after soliciting nominations from its international network of correspondents and contributors. The magazine said the spots were selected “with an eye to those that offer new and exciting experiences”.

Locations range from the Great Barrier Reef where travelers can explore the world of water to Seoul, the ultra-high-tech city. Some places like Boracay Island in the Philippines are still facing economic recovery due to over-tourism and the 2019 pandemic. Others like Doha, Qatar are “booming, growing and changing “. The opening of hotels, the improvement of transport facilities, the offer of package tours, etc. are carried out by these breathtaking travel destinations in order to attract tourists and develop the tourism sector.

TIME: Unquenchable appetite for travel

The world could be reduced to these 50 destinations before reaching the end of a lifetime. A crisp note on the scene:

    • North America: Portland, San Francisco, Miami and Detroit Park City, Utah.
    • Canada: Toronto, Tofino, British Columbia and Ilulissat.
    • Beach destinations: Jamaica and Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.
    • South America: Salta, El Chaltén, Rapa Nui in Chile and the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador.
    • Metropolises: Bogotá, Colombia, and São Paulo, Brazil.
    • Europe: Devon and Portree
    • Western Europe: Marseille, Copenhagen, Skellefteå and Valencia.
    • Italian region: Calabria, Thessaloniki, Alentejo and Madeira, Dolni Morava, Kaunas and Istanbul.
    • Asia Pacific: Kerala and Ahmedabad, Setouchi and Kyushu, Seoul, Bali and Boracay. With the Great Barrier Reef, Fremantle and Queenstown in New Zealand.
    • Less Traveled Routes: The Trans-Bhutan Trail of Bhutan and Uzbekistan
    • Middle East: Qatar and its capital Doha and port destination Ras Al Khaimah (UAE).
    • Africa: Nairobi and Kigali.
    • Franschhoek in South Africa, Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
  • Low Earth Orbit:Arctic polar region and the International Space Station.

A proud legacy to behold

India’s two states, Kerala and Ahmadabad, have found their way into TIME’s World’s Greatest Places in 2022. The southern state of Kerala, often referred to as “God’s Own Country” , attracts a large number of tourists every year who marvel at the beauty of the landscapes. Meanwhile, Ahmadabad, also a southern state and the capital of Gujarat, as India’s first UNESCO World Heritage city, has a significant cultural impact on visitors.

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In the words of TIME, Kerala captured its position in the entries because “Kerala is one of the most beautiful states in India. With spectacular beaches and lush backwaters, temples and palaces, it’s known as “God’s Own Country” for good reason. »

Kerala’s success remains in houseboat cruising and “caravans are expected to follow suit with a similar promise of sustainable tourism”, he added.

TIME Magazine’s opinion of Ahmadabad overflows for its cultural and historical significance, “Features both ancient monuments and contemporary innovations that make it a mecca for cultural tourism, from the serene Gandhi Ashram that spans 36 acres on the banks of the Sabarmati River to Navratri, a lively nine-day celebration billed as longest dance festival in the world,” TIME said.

A futuristic vision: tourism sector

With unspeakable pride in its heart, India is now striving to improve the tourism sectors in every state until the point of excellence is reached. Of the states chosen in 2022,Kerala is boosting motorhome tourism in India to inspire a new pas de deux of exploration and accommodation. The state’s first caravan park, Karavan Meadows, has opened in Vagamon, a scenic hill station,” TIME noted. Even before waiting for further improvements, many campers have begun their journey to land. To discover the grandeur and sublimity of the place with its calm beaches and rich plantations.

With TIME: get ready to explore the most beautiful places in the world 2022
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While defining Ahmadabad’s Gujarat Science City, he said it was a “sprawling entertainment hub and theme park”. Last year, the city opened a 20-acre nature park as well as spaces for playing chess and practicing yoga, to attract tourism.

“There’s also a new interactive robot gallery that celebrates innovation in robotics and features a towering replica of a Transformer. And Science City’s new aquarium, which features aquatic species from around the world, is now the largest of India,” he added.

Ready to visit?

The wanderlust increased after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, dragging people into the confined walls of their homes. One of the adverse effects has been on the tourism sector which is now trying to recover from its damage. The sector needs huge funds for renovation and maintenance. Thus, countries around the world are focusing on improving their places to attract tourism and provide the best experience for travelers.

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Dog-friendly campsites for you and your four-legged friend https://colchestercamping.co.uk/dog-friendly-campsites-for-you-and-your-four-legged-friend/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 06:00:20 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/dog-friendly-campsites-for-you-and-your-four-legged-friend/ Many of us think of our dogs not just as an animal that shares the same home, but rather as a furry companion or even a child. And we may want to involve our puppies as much as possible in our lives during the seven to fifteen years they are with us, and that includes […]]]>

Many of us think of our dogs not just as an animal that shares the same home, but rather as a furry companion or even a child. And we may want to involve our puppies as much as possible in our lives during the seven to fifteen years they are with us, and that includes the experience of camping together. Unfortunately, not all campsites allow dogs, but we have found a few that will allow your pooch companion to join your next camping trip.

Here are our top picks for dog-friendly campsites:

Castorlac

Nestled high in the Olifants River Mountains above Porterville, Beaverlac offers camping and cabins to maximize your enjoyment of nature. Located in a secluded 5,000 hectare valley surrounded by mountains, Beaverlac has two rivers, the Ratel and the Olifants. Enjoy this getaway with your furry friend, filled with hikes, swims, and the tranquility that Mother Nature brings.

With large grassy areas, spacious sites and the ability to accommodate up to 800 people, a stay in Beaverlac won’t feel crowded if you go during off-peak seasons. Your pup will be allowed to roam without disturbing or reacting too much to other campers.

The area is a sanctuary for several wildlife species including the Rhebok, Klipspringer, Caracal, Grysbokkie, Honey Badger and African Wild Cat, and occasionally you can hear the cries of baboons as they feed in the mountains . Beaverlac’s rich bird diversity includes the majestic black eagle, buzzard jackal and colorful sunbirds and is a true paradise for bird lovers. Therefore, make sure your dog does not react to wildlife and will be safe while you are camping.

Besides the basic camping fee, campers also pay R50 per night per dog. To avoid any potential issues, campsites are capped at two dogs per pitch.

Photo: Beaverlac/Facebook

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Kleine Paradys

Kleine Paradys in Piketberg offers campsites, glamping options in fully equipped caravans, as well as cottages, with guests able to enjoy fishing, a heated pool, children’s play area and farm animals. But the best part is their ability to accommodate visitors who travel with their dogs.

In addition to much of their premises being a dog-friendly area, they also have some fenced-in campsites that help a ton with dogs that love to walk. They have two sections for accommodation: Bloekompark and Rivierpark. While Bloekompark does not allow dogs, Rivierpark is ideal for camping with your four-legged friend.

The campsites are spacious and lined up along the Berg River and you don’t feel crowded by neighboring holidaymakers, which is ideal if your dog child is reactive to people or their surroundings.

But even better: Rivierpark 2 and Rivierpark 8 are two fully fenced sites from neighboring sites, which means you can let your dog roam around the spacious enclosure. Rivierpark 2 is a 14x18m pitch, while Rivierpark is slightly smaller at 11x15m. Both sites have their own toilet block and their own electricity.

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Rivierplaas

Rivierplaas is located on the banks of the River Breede, just an hour and a half drive from Cape Town, nestled in the Scherpenheuwel area, south of Worcester. A peaceful and beautiful setting, the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and its suburbs.

The entire campsite is a dog-friendly area, but Rivierplaas reminds visitors that dogs should be friendly and get along well with other animals and people. Noisy or unruly animals will not be permitted. If your pup is well behaved and does not harass other campers, resident dogs, farm animals and wildlife, he is just as welcome as humans.

They charge an extra R150 per dog per booking.

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Rivierzicht River Resort

In the heart of the Robertson valley, between vineyards and orchards, is the Rivierzicht farm on the Breede river, 13 km before Robertson. This complex is the ideal natural location for the luxury of camping or fishing, canoeing, bird watching, swimming and hiking or horseback riding in the area.

They offer you a choice of accommodation: self-contained chalets, bush camp tent units or traditional campsites on the River Breede from which you can enjoy the calm and peaceful surroundings of nature.

They are fully dog ​​friendly, but puppies should be well behaved and kept away from beds and furniture if you opt for cabin accommodation.

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  • Cost: From R100 per night for camping, depending on the date
  • Location: R60 Rivierzicht Farm, Riverside Road, Robertson, 6705
  • Contact: Call 023 626 2013 or email [email protected]
  • Website: rivierzicht-resort.com

Rondeberg Resort

This award-winning destination is one of those perfect places for a getaway. Easily accessible from the N7, and after 500m of good quality dirt road, it is located close enough to civilisation, but far enough off the beaten track, to escape and rejuvenate.

The resort welcomes campers, as well as glampers and somewhere in the future for off-grid campers. There are plenty of activities for everyone, whether you are interested in adventure and adrenaline, or relaxation, recharge and silence. And best of all, dogs are also welcome!

They have dog rules, but as long as you keep a close eye on your pup and clean up after him, everyone will have a great time.

Photo: Rondeberg Holiday Resort, Clanwilliam / Facebook

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  • Cost: From R300 per night, depending on campsite and date
  • Location: Along the N7 Cape Namibia Highway 22 km north of Clanwilliam, Clanwilliam, 8135
  • Contact: Call 021 100 3689 or 079 760 0247, or online booking
  • Website: rondberg.com

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How the Police Act Forces Travelers to Live Near Sewers or Risk Arrest https://colchestercamping.co.uk/how-the-police-act-forces-travelers-to-live-near-sewers-or-risk-arrest/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 13:45:23 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/how-the-police-act-forces-travelers-to-live-near-sewers-or-risk-arrest/ Bill Forrester is President of the National Association of Gypsy and Traveler Officers – a network of local council staff who liaise with GRT communities about site provision and management. He Told the Joint Parliamentary Human Rights Committee in 2021 that new transit sites with decent facilities were needed as the committee collected testimony on […]]]>

Bill Forrester is President of the National Association of Gypsy and Traveler Officers – a network of local council staff who liaise with GRT communities about site provision and management.

He Told the Joint Parliamentary Human Rights Committee in 2021 that new transit sites with decent facilities were needed as the committee collected testimony on the new trespass proposals.

“You can’t just provide people with tarmac and hardly any facilities,” he said. For some very basic sites, he added, the idea seems to be “to have a place to say ‘this is accommodation’, to be able to enforce the law against people stopping in that area “.

At a transit site in Smethwick in the West Midlands, toilets and showers are housed in a shipping container. The advertised capacity is 34 locations, which Jones calculates could mean up to 170 people sharing these scarce facilities at any one time. In fact, however, the site is barely used.

There is no electricity; the site is covered with gravel, a delicate surface for vehicles, and unpleasant to live and play on; and the cost of the stay is significant. The rent is £82.40 per week and the deposit is over £250 for each caravan.

A spokesman for Sandwell local council said the site and facilities were ‘maintained and maintained to ensure they are in good working order’ but acknowledged the shower and toilet block was a modernized shipping container. They added that the site had a “fresh water supply” and hot showers.

It’s far from the open road and clean campsite with electrical hookups that most people expect on a camping or RVing holiday.

Analysis of transit sites: contaminated land, near hazards

For this survey, I mapped 242 licensed permanent traveler sites run by councils or housing associations in England.

More than a third (36%) were within 50 meters of at least a national road, a motorway, a railway, a waste treatment or recycling plant, a treatment plant, an industrial area , canal, river or sea. More than half (51%) were within 100 meters, 72% within 300 meters and 79% within 500 meters.

Rover Way in Cardiff is an example of a particularly badly located permanent site: it is on the foreshore of Cardiff Bay, close to a sewage outlet, sewage pumping station, a steel mill and a busy road.

Official data for transit sites in England is more patchy and based on a two day snapshotwe therefore crossed the official government count with our own research and experts and identified 60 sites.

Half (50%) were within 50 meters of one or more hazards, while two-thirds (67%) were within 100 meters. More than a quarter (28%) were within 100 meters of two or more hazards.

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Most of these sites are supposed to be open now, but not all are, with two still in the planning system – including one recommended for planning approval by the Reading Council. It is about 100 meters from the local sewage treatment plant, next to a recycling center which recovers waste, including asbestos, in a flood zone and on the edge of the so-called ‘planning area Emergency’ around the Burghfield Atomic Weapons Establishment, inside which accommodation is not permitted in the event of an explosion.

A council spokesman told us that Reading assessed 80 possible sites before choosing this one, and admitted that “the complexities of this proposed site are fully recognised”. A final decision has not yet been made. Another eight of the 60 analyzed are deemed open by local authorities and marked as such on the caravan count, but in fact have no available pitches – a confusing situation for travelers wishing to use them.

Contaminated soil is also a problem. A potential site at a former military camp in Dorset has been approved despite asbestos concerns and other contaminants. Existing venues – in Brighton and East Lindsey, Lincolnshire – are prone to flooding. A transit site in Telford and Wrekin has no electricity, is at risk of flooding and is on uneven ground, although it has water and toilets.

Another site in Warwickshire, once used for landfill and to store gravel from the road, has never been properly lined and may contain “asbestos, heavy metals and possibly water contaminated with unknown liquids”, according to a report from 2016.

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Great Weekend at Rocky Expo https://colchestercamping.co.uk/great-weekend-at-rocky-expo/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 21:00:33 +0000 https://colchestercamping.co.uk/great-weekend-at-rocky-expo/ David, Maddilyn, Aislinn and Sophia Turner at Rockhampton Expo. By Matthew Pearce Nearly 12,000 people passed through the doors of Rockhampton Showgrounds this weekend, hoping to score a bargain at Expo Rockhampton. Held July 15-17 at the Rockhampton Showground, the event showcases products and services for homes and outdoor living, alongside a caravan, camper, 4×4 […]]]>

David, Maddilyn, Aislinn and Sophia Turner at Rockhampton Expo.

By Matthew Pearce

Nearly 12,000 people passed through the doors of Rockhampton Showgrounds this weekend, hoping to score a bargain at Expo Rockhampton.

Held July 15-17 at the Rockhampton Showground, the event showcases products and services for homes and outdoor living, alongside a caravan, camper, 4×4 and a fishing exhibition.

Australian events director Bob Carroll said 150 companies attended the annual show, representing hundreds of different suppliers and manufacturers.

“While walking around on Friday, I saw ‘sold out’ stickers on pool tables, hot tubs, shelters, trailers and beds,” he said.

“There were 25 different caravan brands at the show and 18 different caravan brands – the fact that people could choose from so many different varieties was just amazing.”

Rockynats cars, Frazer Coast vacations, solar packages for homes as well as diesel tuning specials and engine accessories for four-wheel drive were also popular at the show – “anything that can improve fuel economy”.

Saturday was the busiest day of the exhibition with 52% attendance that day, compared to 22% on Friday and 26% on Sunday.

“Last year we had a huge increase in attendance as there was very little else going on at the time due to Covid, this year our attendance levels have stabilized back to levels of before Covid, which is great,” Mr Carroll said.

“The Rockhampton community have really come out to support this event, they’re really looking forward to it, but we’ve also had visitors from Gladstone, Emerald and Blackall and from as far north as Mackay.”

Mr Carroll said the exhibition was a huge boost for the town’s economy, with exhibitors, suppliers and manufacturers spending money in the local community on accommodation and restaurants.

“There were a lot of people staying at Rocky and they had a wonderful time here, the feedback we got was that wherever they went they felt welcome,” he said.

“He’s a real feather in Rockhampton’s hat and something people should be really proud of.”

Mr Carroll said he thought food trucks and food vans were under-represented at this year’s event and hoped to boost their presence at next year’s expo.

Check out more photos at https://cqtoday.com.au/news/2022/07/19/big-weekend-at-rocky-expo/

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