June 17th – Some restrictions are lingering and we’re still not able to open the showers in our camping toilet block (see below paragraph). Please also note the limit that only two households (and no more) can occupy any any holiday accommodation. On a different note, there’s an industry wide shortage of holiday caravans, supply chain issues being the major factor in manufacturing delays.
May 12th – Last night we received detailed guidance on the re-opening of showering facilities on holiday parks. Because of the design of our building, (specifically the showering areas) we believe we cannot safely comply with the required management controls needed for safe showering and thus have taken the decision that when we open our facility block on Monday 17th the showers will remain closed. The toilets will of course be available as usual, and any further bookings between now and June 21st (step 4) will need to have self-contained showering facilities.
April 12th – We are open! Holiday caravan owners must only permit one household use their caravan, until May 17th. Also until May 17th we’re only taking bookings for self-contained touring caravans and motorhomes because our shower & loo block will remain closed until then.
March 17th – As part of Step 1 in the government road map to easing restrictions, from March 29th people are permitted to travel to visit, maintain, clean and collect belongings from their self-catering properties and their caravans on parks which are currently closed, but people should minimise travel where possible. With this in mind, for the period between March 29th and April 12th (when we open) we will be offering slots during office hours for owners if they need to make a necessary visit to their caravan. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01227 771777 to make a reservation.
March 11th – Exciting news, we’re allowed to open the park on Monday April 12th. We will also open the touring & camping field on that day, but our showers, washing and loo facilities will remain closed until May 17th so we are only taking bookings for self-contained tourers and motorhomes, ie no tent or pod bookings until 17th.
February 12th – With schools hopefully returning soon after March 8th and promising news about the progress of vaccinations we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll be allowed to reopen before very much of the season has slipped through the net. No doubt there’ll be various measures in place but generally speaking we were happy the way owners and guests conducted themselves on park last season.
January 5th – Lockdown 3.0 begins. Because visits to the park are not permitted we continue to offer a complimentary drain-down service. Please call or email for details.
December 21st – Following government announcements at the weekend, Homing Park is now in Tier 4 meaning it has to remain closed and there can be no bubbles at the park over the Christmnas period. We have also ceased offering slots for owners to visit to drain down their caravans as we believe travel to second homes is not permitted. We are now offering a complimentary drain-down service – please call us for details.
December 17th – We are allowed to offer caravan owners overnight stays for the purpose of accommodation from 10am on 23rd through to 3pm on 27th to enable ‘Christmas bubbles’ to take place. As we remain in Tier 3 the park is classed as closed apart from the bubble situation. We’re not sure if this helps, but we are hoping it will be useful to anyone with family in the area.
The regulations for Tier 3 areas have been tweaked to allow owners of 2nd homes to visit their property for the purposes of maintenance (such as draining down). We are operating a rota system with two-hour slots which can be booked via phone or email, contact details below. We anticipate weekend slots will be in demand so if you don’t work during the week or are retired, we’d appreciate it if you could leave the weekend visits for people who work Mon-Fri. We anticipate this rota system will continue after the park’s official closing date of January 2nd.
December 4th – Some positive news – the regulations for Tier 3 areas have been tweaked to allow owners of 2nd homes to visit their property for the purposes of maintenance (such as draining down). With this in mind we are operating a rota system starting tomorrow (Sat 5th) with two hour slots which can be booked via phone or email. We anticipate weekend slots will be in demand so if you don’t work during the week or are retired we’d appreciate it if you could leave the weekend visits for people who work Mon-Fri. Thanks.Call or email us on 01227 771777 or email@example.com
November 27th – When the current lockdown ends on December 4th the whole of Kent will be under Tier 3 restrictions meaning caravan parks must remain closed by law, and it is uncertain if the Tier 3 will be reduced after the two week review period. This has the potential to disrupt caravan owner’s plans for draining down so we have been looking at ways we can help the situation. We believe it is permissible for owners to instruct a professional plumber to drain their caravan, and we can give your keys to your nominated person as we have done in the past. As usual, we will require a signed authority from the caravan owner before we give the keys to any tradesman etc. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01227 771777 if you have any questions. Luckily the Covid vaccinations are now becoming a real prospect and are something positive to brighten our horizons. Regards, the Homing team x