Caravan owners accuse council of ‘not caring about working class’ over proposed age limits

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    The claim has been made in a letter about the issue which has been sent to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, by one of those opposed to the limits at Kingfisher Caravan Park in Ingoldmells. The issue stemmed from the Council’s introduction of an age limit on the site’s caravans, which it says it’s a 20-year limit.

    The group now says that the council has now set a deadline of the end of this year for certain caravans to be removed.

    Mr Allen’s letter to the Chancellor argues that something needs to be done to stop the age limit.

    It reads: “The obvious thing to do commercially is to stop the process, concede the mistakes and encourage the owners that are left to stop with the council.

    “Some would stop and upgrade, others would tell people that everything has gone back to the way it should be and the site is again a wonderful place to be – encouraging new sales and increasing income.

    “The council should set an example of good business practice and should be operating without discrimination to the financial capability of an individual.

    “When the council did this hard hand ‘accept or leave’ approach, other sites kept an eye on them. They saw that the council could do it and so they followed suit.

    “What message does this put out – the council doesn’t care about the working-class people.”

    In response to Mr Allen’s letter, East Lindsey District Council said that they were now in talks to try and increase the age limit.

    In a statement to Lincolnshire Live, the council said: “As a council that listens to its customers, we are currently consulting our licensees about the possibility of increasing the maximum age limit of caravans at our park.

    “Feedback so far has been very positive and we thank all of those who have responded already.

    “We want to hear from as many licensees as possible and really hope everyone takes the opportunity to feedback their thoughts on the proposal we have set out.”

    Express.co.uk has approached both Kingfisher Caravan Park and East Lindsey District Council for a comment on the situation.



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