After new rules were introduced that impose age limits on recreational vehicles (RV), East Lindsey District Council was accused of not caring about working-class people.
According to a report, one of the opponents to Kingfisher Caravan Park’s limits made the claim in a letter. The Council has set a maximum age limit for the caravans on the site. It was to be implemented at the end of the year.
Representatives of residents claim it is a 15-year limit, with the possibility for five one-year extensions by the council.
Stuart Allen wrote the letter to Rishi, representing more than 100 caravan owners in the park.
Allen stated that the Treasury had not yet responded to his request.
He said that the letter showed his group’s determination “to move forward” against the imposition of age limits.
A local report claims that the council informed residents on the spot about changes to contracts in October 2019.
This meant that caravans older than 15 years could not be placed. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this was delayed.
According to the group, the council has now given a deadline for caravans to be removed by the end of the year.
In a letter addressed to the Chancellor by Mr. Allen, he argues that there must be an end to the age limit.
It states: “The obvious thing commercially to do is to stop it, concede the errors and encourage those who are left with the council to stop.”
“Some would take the time to upgrade, while others would tell them that everything is back to normal and that the site is a beautiful place again. This encourages new sales and increases income. The council should be an example of good business practices and should not discriminate against the financial ability of individuals.”
“What message does this send – the council doesn’t care about working-class people,” the letter stated.
East Lindsey District Council responded to Mr. Allen’s mail by saying that they were in talks to increase the age limit.