19/04/2012 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

New daytime parking for motorhomes in Blackpool

ee2ae825-88ef-4b81-ac92-101f24cc31a3

Blackpool Council has confirmed that the former coach park known as Lonsdale Road Coach Station, has been redesignated for motorhome parking.

Thanks to the relocation of the coach park, the site now offers 44 bays capable of taking A class ‘vans and has a £5 tariff for 12 hours’ parking. Overnight parking, however, is not permitted

Brian Flower, parking officer for Blackpool Council said: ‘It is the aim of the Council for some time to provide parking for all our visitors and perhaps in the past there had been issues for motorhomes and motorcaravans due to the size of the pay and display bays available. Therefore we have been looking for sometime a suitable site with a convenient location.'

The site currently has no facilities, however, Brian states that depending on take-up, it may well feature hook-ups, water and toilet emptying facilities for the 2013 season.

According to David, his colleague, Russ Weaver, head of service, for Blackpool Council Parking, had been keen to redesignate the site for use motorhomes and motorcaravans.

The news follows Flyde Council's decision to open the St Annes-on-Sea car park, situated to the south of Blackpool, as a motorhome Aire, as reported in April's issue of MMM.

Brian, whose family has a history of motorhoming, will be making a site visit soon in order to create guidance notes on the use of the site. He said: ‘All we ask is that the site is used respectfully and kept tidy. We are really keen to get this initiative going and are keen to spread the word.’

MMM readers wishing to give their feedback by emailing [email protected]

News

19/04/2012 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Outdoor equipment specialist, Terra Nova Equipment, has now become employee owned ...


BNP Paribas Personal Finance confirmed as exclusive sponsor for awards

Leading consumer finance provider, BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, has been confirmed as the exclusive ...


Industry-leading motorhome and campervan awards relaunched

The Motorhome Awards 2023 and the Campervan Awards 2023 - run by MMM, What Motorhome and Campervan magazines ...


Get prepared for the Norfolk Motorhome & Campervan Show

Do your research ahead of July's Norfolk Motorhome & Campervan Show with our fantastic magazine offers ...


Other News

Enter Premier Parks' latest social media competition and you could enjoy two nights at a quality campsite on us! ...


Campervan rental company, roadsurfer, launches in UK

German campervan and motorhome rental specialist, roadsurfer, has now entered the UK market with its first ...


Where is the cheapest place to camp in Europe?

Everyone is on the lookout for a bargain at the moment, and camping is no different. But which is the ...


Outdoor specialist, Whitby & Co, expands portfolio

Outdoor specialist, Whitby & Co, will now distribute two German brands – Petromax and Feuerhand – to the UK ...