Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Advertisement

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Campsites and Caravan Parks in the UK
Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Ferry Meadows Easter 2012 Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by ivan07/4/2012 at 6:41pm
Outfit:  Bailey Pursuit 430     Location:  Suffolk
Joined: 30/10/2002
View ivan's Profile View Profile   Reply to ivan Reply   Quote ivan Quote  
ivan
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   66

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Sitting here at Ferry Meadows Caravan Club site amongst the empty pitches........Easter weekend and the wardens panicked on Wednesday when it rained and cancelled 180 bookings due to flooding.....not a puddle in sight. What is going on ???????

Don't forget to leave a review of the campsites you have visited this year or last!


Message posted by David Klyne07/4/2012 at 11:52pm
Outfit:  Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome     Location:  Milton Keynes
Joined: 13/2/2004
View David Klyne's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage   Reply to David Klyne Reply   Quote David Klyne Quote  
David Klyne
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   9386

Site Reviews Total: 236
Site Reviews 2022: 1  
Site Reviews 2021: 7  
Site Reviews 2020: 1  
Site Reviews 2019: 16 
Site Reviews 2018: 15 
Site Nights 2022: 4
Site Nights 2021: 33
Site Nights 2020: 4
Site Nights 2019: 56
Site Nights 2018: 15

I thought the site had already flooded when they cancelled?  I doubt the warden would have been able to make that decision on his own, they must have lost a fortune. It must have spoiled a lot of weekends and of course very little option to book elsewhwere.

David


Message posted by Briarose26/4/2012 at 11:34am
Outfit:       Location:  
Joined: 17/6/2004
View Briarose's Profile View Profile   Reply to Briarose Reply   Quote Briarose Quote  
Briarose
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   2680

Site Reviews Total: 11
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

And it's still happening this week. Lots cancelled......and whilst we have been here empty hardstanding pitches some nights.

Several reasons given......they need to save them for the folk on grass pitches in case needed.........hello there is hardly anyone on any grass pitches.

Two of our party been cancelled....one of our party only wanted a one night stay, but no help at all from warden (deputy) even though that night there was a pitch empty. Also no help from the office.

Wish they would bring back the normal wardens.


-------------
'A motorhome is for life, not just for Summer'

Message posted by ivan26/4/2012 at 12:06pm
Outfit:  Bailey Pursuit 430     Location:  Suffolk
Joined: 30/10/2002
View ivan's Profile View Profile   Reply to ivan Reply   Quote ivan Quote  
ivan
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   66

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

We are back there in August but won't be answering the phone if they call to cancel. Generally once you are there you will get in!

Don't forget to leave a review of the campsites you have visited this year or last!


Message posted by Briarose26/4/2012 at 1:20pm
Outfit:       Location:  
Joined: 17/6/2004
View Briarose's Profile View Profile   Reply to Briarose Reply   Quote Briarose Quote  
Briarose
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   2680

Site Reviews Total: 11
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

I don't know if that would be the case this week ! A couple of days ago a couple were leaving a day earlier than there full booking. The gentleman explained to us that they had booked the extra night in case they decided to travel at tea time rather than be off by 12.

They decided to go at 9am and hadn't expected or asked for a refund on the night that was paid for. As our Son wanted to come and had been cancelled we suggested to the deputy warden that there was indeed now an empty pitch that night, and that we would now go and book it and my Son would be waiting at the office at 12. Whilst we knew we couldn't either reserve or guarantee he would get the exact empty pitch near to us, at least we knew there was a empty pitch.

We were told no further bookings were being taken this week......I still can't understand it. As we knew there was an empty pitch on site. What made it worse was the attitude of this guy. And to be honest even asking at the office was no use.

In this financial climate it is hard to understand why money is being turned away.

-------------
'A motorhome is for life, not just for Summer'

Advertisement


Message posted by Briarose26/4/2012 at 1:28pm
Outfit:       Location:  
Joined: 17/6/2004
View Briarose's Profile View Profile   Reply to Briarose Reply   Quote Briarose Quote  
Briarose
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   2680

Site Reviews Total: 11
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Ps all we have been told the whole week by Deputy Wardens and the office is 'it's the Wardens decision'. They also seem to be very set on what the forecasts say.......even though last weekends forecast was completely wrong, Saturday proved to be a lovely hot day.

I know since then though there have been heavy down pours...but it's going to be a very odd summer down here if every time rain is mentioned they close the grass side......some sites couldn't operate at all if they all adopted this policy.

The other thing one of the wardens has said is they have to get the grass ready for the 6 weeks holidays.........the rest of the weeks don't matter then it seems.

-------------
'A motorhome is for life, not just for Summer'

Message posted by romany girl26/4/2012 at 4:02pm
Outfit:  ElddisAvante462 Honda CRV SE2.2 i-Dtec     Location:  Derbyshire
Joined: 26/1/2006
View romany girl's Profile View Profile   Reply to romany girl Reply   Quote romany girl Quote  
romany girl
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   3025

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Its similar here at West Ayton, all grass pitches are closed, and now all of one lower section field of the hardstandings too. Theres very few caravans or motorhomes left on site, and what is there, have been on site for a fair while. we see a few Motorhomes manouvering around the pitches near the office, but nothing much else apart from departures.

It has been one of the wettest fortnights we have ever had on a site, its rained every day and most nights, with very few dry spells long enough to do the outside chores without getting wet!

Julia



-------------
Just love to be out amoungst Nature and Wildlife

Celebrating 37 years of Caravanning in 2019, Recently Considered Retiring, but Totally Addicted for Life!

Don't forget to leave a review of the campsites you have visited this year or last!


Message posted by pullup27/4/2012 at 11:26am
Outfit:  Swift challenger 570      Location:  In a field somewhere
Joined: 21/7/2004
View pullup's Profile View Profile   Reply to pullup Reply   Quote pullup Quote  
pullup
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   533

Site Reviews Total: 15
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

 

Just spoken to the wardens at Top Lodge and they have had to close the site too this weekend, so different to this time last year, when the weather was glorious.



-------------
2013
March: Ferry Meadows
April: North Morte, North Devon
May: Lyndon Top, Rutland
May: Top Lodge.
June: Fairy's lodge
July: La Croix Du Vieux Pont
August: West Beeston,





In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

Prev       Next
Quick Links - All Forums - Campsites and Caravan Parks in the UK - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...





2836 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews



Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2022


Advertisement


Advertisement