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Message posted by Jakers17/6/2011 at 2:27pm
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Quote: Originally posted by PigletandTigger on 17/6/2011
Quote: Originally posted by Jakers on 17/6/2011
cos that does save a bit of water as unfortunately some customers have a habit of letting the taps run when there is no one in the block?!


I really will come and camp at your site one day Jakers, I imagine that it's lovely.

I wonder what the siteowners open letter to campers would contain


I did consider it  but the list was much longer than the one that the campers open letter so thought better of it, one thing that mine would contain would be RESPECT - that goes for every aspect, respect for site owners, fellow campers and caravanners, other folks pitches, property, campsite property, for people in general........... oh yes and the big one that just cos we own a site doesn't mean we get everything for free nor does it mean we are not entitled to make a living and maybe even a break now and again



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Message posted by the-laughtons17/6/2011 at 3:03pm
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I would ask for hot water in the washing up sinks. Too often I have tried, and failed, to wash in water that's luke warm at best and trickles out of the taps.

And in the open letter to fellow campers, I would ask them to leave the washing up sink in the condition they would wish to find it. Don't leave the plug hole bunged up with food scraps, and suds and water everywhere. This also applies to wash basins. Rinse them out after use and make sure you have not left most of your hair in the plug hole !!



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I would ask customers that when they go to the toilet to make sure they actually do, rather than the occasional person who goes up the toilet on the floor and up the walls. Not a pleasant job to clean!!

Message posted by Jakers17/6/2011 at 4:56pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Jasmine_Park on 17/6/2011
I would ask customers that when they go to the toilet to make sure they actually do, rather than the occasional person who goes up the toilet on the floor and up the walls. Not a pleasant job to clean!!

Indeed we woudl ask the same also.............and in using the toilet in the appropriate fashion please do not destroy the toilet bowl in the process, when you have had a few too many and are carrying a heavy object and dropping it into the loo ????  making it fundamentally dangerous for others to use.  Should this occur maybe an idea to tell the site owners at the time this happens, NOT the following morning when you're shamed into it.

( to be fair the lady ( yes lady!)  did pay for her damages eventually!)



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Message posted by debs39817/6/2011 at 6:25pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Jakers on 17/6/2011
Quote: Originally posted by Jasmine_Park on 17/6/2011
I would ask customers that when they go to the toilet to make sure they actually do, rather than the occasional person who goes up the toilet on the floor and up the walls. Not a pleasant job to clean!!

Indeed we woudl ask the same also.............and in using the toilet in the appropriate fashion please do not destroy the toilet bowl in the process, when you have had a few too many and are carrying a heavy object and dropping it into the loo ????  making it fundamentally dangerous for others to use.  Should this occur maybe an idea to tell the site owners at the time this happens, NOT the following morning when you're shamed into it.

( to be fair the lady ( yes lady!)  did pay for her damages eventually!)


It always amazes me the disgusting state that some campers can leave the toilets in, I always imagined it was the mens toilets that are left in a mess - sorry men i was wrong, I am often horrified at the state women leave the toilets in, not just at campsites, it happens at my workplace too.

I wouldnt want the task of having to clean the campsite toilets and I feel sorry the campsites that get slated in reviews for having dirty toilets because I am sure they didnt go round themselves and make them disgusting



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Message posted by ANGEDAWS17/6/2011 at 7:33pm
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We camp on CS sites a lot and most of the fellow campers we have come across seem to be very well behaved but I am sure this is not always the case! We usually pay around 10 a night and for this price I am grateful for any sort of facilities but if the site provides a shower I do expect it to be clean and reasonably warm.

My one gripe about these sorts of sites is when you turn up and there is no-one around and no instructions on where you can pitch or what to do. If you are camping on a working farm you dont expect to have someone waiting for you but it would be nice to have a notice telling you whether you can just go ahead and choose a pitch or whether you should ring a mobile number or whatever. If you have travelled a long way you just want to get on and get the tent set up.

I also think that if a site publishes an e-mail address they should respond to e-mails. I often think with smaller sites its a better way of corresponding because the site owner can reply when it suits them - and I think its rude if they dont reply!


Message posted by borntoshop17/6/2011 at 9:22pm
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To the owner of Brynawelon - you can't "hit and run" by whettting our curiosity just telling half the story and not finishing it off. I am sure I am not the only one who is desperate (no pun intended) to know WHAT was dropped down the loo bowl that was so heavy that it wrecked the bowl!

Please, please do tell!



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Message posted by Jakers17/6/2011 at 9:56pm
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Quote: Originally posted by borntoshop on 17/6/2011

To the owner of Brynawelon - you can't "hit and run" by whettting our curiosity just telling half the story and not finishing it off. I am sure I am not the only one who is desperate (no pun intended) to know WHAT was dropped down the loo bowl that was so heavy that it wrecked the bowl!

Please, please do tell!


I have no idea, honestly I don't sorry!  However ever one to recycle we are using the broken pan as a rather attractive water feature, complete with water lilly, next to the chemical point

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Message posted by thehintons17/6/2011 at 10:47pm
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I think some times it is easy to blame the campsite owners. I think some just think they are loaded and just rake the money in, I'm sure this is not the case in the majority of sites. They are just trying to make a living. It is extremely hard to do that in this country as a small trader, regardless of the business. Sometimes you just want something like someone to work 2 or 3 hours a day but only for the summer months and probably in the late afternoon/early evenings. but who would take that job. Most campsites are rural, In my semi rural town, Morrisons are always advertising for part time staff, which means they cant get enough, and they are offering regular employment throughout the year, staff discounts overtime at peak periods etc. If we castigate them too much and let them fail we will end up with the Havens etc of this world taking over and leave us with little choice.

Having said that, there are some sites which need to improve


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I wonder if any campsites have thought about offering free camping in exchange for a couple of hours work a day. If there are people that enjoy going on working holidays clearing out muddy ponds and canals etc; I am sure there are campers that would jump at the chance of working just two hours a day on a campsite.

...would have to be a free pitch with EHU of course  


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Message posted by Jakers18/6/2011 at 11:31am
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Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 18/6/2011

I wonder if any campsites have thought about offering free camping in exchange for a couple of hours work a day. If there are people that enjoy going on working holidays clearing out muddy ponds and canals etc; I am sure there are campers that would jump at the chance of working just two hours a day on a campsite.

...would have to be a free pitch with EHU of course  


This is often the agreement for wardens on many small sites Bob, obviously insurance implications come into it so for actual campers to work onsite would be problematic as technically a site needs employers liability which comes with obvious costs to the site

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Message posted by Camping nutcase18/6/2011 at 5:09pm
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I appreciate that the push button showers are to stop people leaving them on - but surely they could run for more than 10 seconds.  Just got back from a site and the water in the ladies shower lasted less than 10 seconds before you had to push again - I times it.
Also the drainage in the disabled shower was so poor that the room was flooded byt the time I had showered my son, and got a quick shower myself.   
Shower cubicles that are large enough for a mum with a couple of kids to shower - I've been there where I have had two kids to shower, and it has been a real squash.   Bit easier now Alice is old enough and sensible enough to shower herself = and Pip can use the disabled - but before he was classed as disabled he needed to come in with me, because he has no concept of time - to say nothing of the fact that he will stand there under the water and not actually wash himself - so he cuold be in 30 mintues without realising that other people are waiting.
A bit bin by the washing up sinks is always appreciated - although  I try to remember to scrap the plates before hand, there is always the one that gets away.


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