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The Elms Retirement Park smooths way for outward bound residents

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Travel-loving residents at The Elms retirement park in Lincolnshire now no longer need to kerb their enthusiasm for getting out and about.


That's because the family-owned park has found a way of making its pavement even more friendly to people with limited mobility.


The solution was sparked by Elms residents Clive and Janet Thompson who moved to the park six years ago after running a B&B business in North Wales.


Clive, aged 80, now uses a mobility scooter – but his wife Janet, aged 74, encountered a bumpy problem when they tried to catch the local bus which calls at the park.


Club Sites Open For Christmas

Nearly 30 Camping and Caravanning Club Sites across the UK are open and welcoming campers this Christmas, with many sites holding special events.

And what’s more, with a mix of pitch types available, the invite extends to everyone, regardless of their camping unit.   

From mulled wine and mince pies at Canterbury and Boroughbridge Club Sites to a series of special celebrations at Bellingham Club Site in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, there’s plenty of choice.

Caravan and Motorhome Club highlights 50 years of insurance expertise with products reflecting members’ changing requirements

With 110 years of inspiring people to have adventures in the UK and abroad and 50 years insurance experience, the Caravan and Motorhome Club offers an unrivalled range of bespoke insurance policies for its million-plus members, tailored to reflect their ever changing needs.
Harvey Alexander, Director of Marketing for the Caravan and Motorhome Club, said that a priority for the Club is to make members aware of the extent of different policies available and the breadth of coverage provided. “Many members naturally think we just offer motorhome and caravan insurance.  However, our range extends far beyond that to include car, breakdown/recovery and holiday insurance as well as home and pet insurance,” he said.

Weak pound is fuelling caravan industry boom

The caravan industry is reaping the benefits of a weak pound which is making foreign holidays much more expensive, says an award-winning Shropshire-based business.
Tony Bywater, chairman of caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure, which has sales centres in Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn, reported record sales across the business during August.
The company’s headquarters at Emstrey, Shrewsbury saw a 26 per cent increase in customers during the month, which increasing takings in all divisions of the business, including caravan, motorhome and campervan sales, the accessory sales, the Love Plants specialist plants centre and Love Coffee restaurant.


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Enjoy Riding Waves On A Family Surfing Holiday This Summer

Enjoy Riding Waves On A Family Surfing Holiday This Summer

Whether a surfing pro or beginner level, families keen on adventure don’t have to travel abroad to take to some impressive waves this summer.
Surfing hotspots can be found right here in the UK, nestled along miles of stunning coastline found in popular tourist spots from Cornwall to Devon, and Northumberland to Wales.
To help families find the beach most suited to them this summer, Parkdean Resorts has chosen its top five surf spots, all within reach of its holiday parks.
There’s no need to be an adrenaline junkie or water sports enthusiast to be a cool surfer dude – a love of adventure and trying new things is all that is required, and what better time to try your hand at something new than whilst on holiday. Surf’s up!

Rolec’s EV Charge Online – A New Income Stream For Caravan Parks

Rolec’s EV Charge Online – A New Income Stream For Caravan Parks

Rolec EV, a leading UK electric vehicle charge point manufacturer, has developed a revolutionary EV charge point management system - ‘EV Charge Online’.

EV Charge Online enables each and every EV driver to simply pull up to a charge point and, using their mobile phone, login to the charge point and pay-to-charge  using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal via Rolec EV’s secure back office.

GPRS connectivity to the back office is provided by Rolec’s network partner Vodafone, who supply roaming SIM cards designed to lock onto the strongest signal in the area, regardless of network provider.


Swiss Krono specified for prestigious leisure park development

Swiss Krono specified for prestigious leisure park development

Drawing on its expertise in stockholding, project management and on-time-in-full delivery, decorative surfaces distribution specialist, International Decorative Surfaces (IDS), has supplied Swiss Krono panel products for new accommodation from timber-framed modular home builders, Retreat Lodges.


The Concrete decor, from the Swiss Krono One World Collection, has been specified to create feature walls in the lounges and bathrooms of the eco holiday homes Retreat Lodges is supplying at Strawberry Field Park, a luxury development in Somerset.


Grey is the design colour of the moment and Swiss Krono’s advanced inline registered printing and perfectly matched surface texture embossing delivers the tactile look and feel of real concrete to reflect the trend.

Pipekit Helps Local Caravan Park Achieve Perfect Pitch

Pipekit Helps Local Caravan Park Achieve Perfect Pitch

Owners of Cartref Caravan and Camping site in Ford Heath, Shrewsbury have selected Pipekit to supply all pipework needs for its ongoing drainage and pitch improvements, as they seek to create an award winning, family camping and caravanning site.


CS Towers Company purchased the site in June 2015 having been impressed with the basic imprint and set about on an extensive refurbishment programme to drive up standards.  The Cartref team wanted to work with local suppliers, where possible, and having met Shrewsbury based Pipekit at a local trade show - Salop Leisure - they were impressed with Pipekit’s breadth of product choice and technical expertise.


Ambitious Growth Plans for Malton Sign Specialists

For more than 30 years Raymac Signs Limited have specialised in the design, manufacture and supply of quality health and safety signage, banners, bespoke signs as well as vehicle lighting and parts.


Under New Ownership

Raymac Signs Limited were taken over by successful Yorkshire businessman Andy Hayes in November 2016, and the company has ambitious growth plans for 2017.

Offering synergy to existing businesses in his portfolio, including successful web design agency indicoll, based in Beverley, Mr Hayes took control of Raymac Signs some 6 months ago. He said: “Whilst it’s a fantastic business that has deep ties with the local community, it also serves a national client base.”


Ambitious Growth Plans

Willerby wows with launch of the luxurious Mulberry lodge

Willerby wows with launch of the luxurious Mulberry lodge

Leading holiday home manufacturer, Willerby, has wasted no time in wowing customers this year with the launch of the Mulberry lodge - the first from its new premium Botanical Collection.
The Mulberry proved to be an instant hit when Willerby officially launched the lodge at the Scottish Caravan Motorhome and Holiday Home Show in Glasgow and displayed it at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Since then 25 units have been sold and will be delivered in time for holiday-makers to enjoy the summer in sumptuous surroundings.

Willerby Gets Busy To Save The UK's Bumblebees

Willerby Gets Busy To Save The UK's Bumblebees

 Leading holiday home manufacturer Willerby, is ready to create a buzz with its new WillerBee Campaign, designed to champion the humble bumblebee.
The UK’s native bumblebee population is rapidly declining as a result of changing agricultural practices and a lack of wildflowers to feed on, something which has worrying implications for our wider countryside ecosystem.

Popular Holiday Village In North Wales Brought To Market For £3.495 Million

Popular Holiday Village In North Wales Brought To Market For £3.495 Million

Savills, on behalf of a private client, has brought Trawsfynydd Holiday Village in Snowdonia National Park to market with a guide price of £3.495 million.

The log cabin holiday village is set within approximately 60 acres (24.23 hectares) of picturesque countryside and has planning permission for a total of 347 log cabins, with 306 currently in place. The cabins are a mixture of leasehold, freehold and company owned letting units together with a holiday cottage and bunkhouse. The site itself is well appointed with a centrally located recreation field and playground with timber play equipment.

Cambrian Park and Leisure Homes sold out of administration maximising job security

Cambrian Park and Leisure Homes sold out of administration maximising job security

Administrators at FRP Advisory appointed and secure the future of the North Wales luxury lodge manufacturing business
Ben Woolrych and Lila Thomas, partners at FRP Advisory LLP, the business advisory firm, have sold out of administration the business and assets of Porthmadog based Cambrian Park and Leisure Homes Limited (“Cambrian” or “the Company”) to Cambrian and Sovereign Holding Group Limited, a new company setup by the owners of Sovereign Park & Leisure Homes in Coventry, preserving the brand and staff of the luxury holiday homes and lodges manufacturer.