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Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • Fife caravan park halted by road safety fears
  • 8 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A proposed new caravan park in the village of Gateside, Fife, has been halted after fears were raised about its potential impact on local road safety. Planning permission for the 50-pitch site was originally refused in September last year and now an appeal by developer Simon Weston has been rejected by the Scottish government, the Courier reports. Gateside sits on … More

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  • Boat owners warned of fire risk
  • 8 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • Firefighters in Staffordshire have been urging boat owners to do more to minimise their risk of fire after a series of blazes on vessels in the past year. The Burton Mail reports the latest advice comes after an incident last year when a mother and daughter narrowly escaped injury after an electrical fault resulted in a narrowboat going up in … More

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  • New guide launched to combat bike theft
  • 5 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A new guide for cyclists to help them avoid becoming the victim of bike theft has been launched by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). The organisation noted this is a huge problem in the UK, with the National Crime Survey revealing there were over 500,000 incidents in 2010/11, many of which went unreported. Geoff Knupfer, chairman of the BSIA's … More

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  • Burton resident ordered to remove caravan
  • 5 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A pensioner in Burton has been ordered by his local council to remove a static caravan parked in his garden as it flouted planning rules. The Bournemouth Echo reports retired chemist Tony Mabett spent nearly £22,000 on the unit for his son Tony, which included laying a base and hooking up water and electricity supplies. However, while factors such as … More

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  • Melton cycle event hailed as success
  • 4 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A new cycle event in Melton has been hailed as a success following an impressive turnout from families at the first ride. Indigo Kelly-Forest held the opening event at Melton Country Park on Easter Sunday (March 31st) and stated she was pleased with the number of people who took part. Speaking to the Melton Times, she explained she received help … More

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  • Fears raised over York caravan park
  • 4 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • The planned expansion of a caravan site in York may be blocked because of concerns it would impact on road safety in the surrounding area. David Wardell, owner of the Chowdene site, has asked the City of York Council for permission to provide space for a further 20 pitches for caravans or camping, the York Press reports. A planning sub-committee … More

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  • Plans for caravan park at sports field
  • 4 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • The owner of a sports field in Harrow has submitted plans to convert the site into a caravan park complete with 75 pitches. Richard Gabriel has owned the land for 20 years and told the Harrow Times he believes the development of Broadfields Sports fields will provide a boost to the local area. However, there has been considerable opposition to … More

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  • Bike theft advice issued by Falmouth police
  • 3 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • Cyclists in the south of England have been given tips and advice by police in a bid to help reduce their chances of becoming a victim of bike theft. Writing on the Falmouth Police Facebook page, PC Chris Vincent described the stealing of bicycles as a "common" problem in the area. He pointed out that while it is usually the … More

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  • Caravan thieves steal horse equipment
  • 3 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • Thieves have broken into a caravan in Bury and stolen several pieces of horse riding equipment. The incident occurred on Chalk Road, Brandon between 18.30 GMT on Saturday (March 30th) and 9.30 BST on Sunday, the Bury Free Press reports. Among the items taken were a black bridle with a white flash noseband, a plain black bridle and a black … More

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  • Family devastated by caravan theft
  • 3 April 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A family from Essex saw their plans for an Easter weekend getaway in their caravan ruined when thieves stole it less than 24 hours before they planned to set off. The Bradshaw family planned to depart on Good Friday (March 29th), but thieves unhitched the Fleetwood Colchester caravan between 9.40 and 14.00 GMT on Thursday and towed it away, the … More

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