Caravan Club pulls out of Tour de France event

Caravan Club pulls out of Tour de France event

Caravan Club pulls out of Tour de France event

First published in News

PLANS for caravan sites to allow York visitors to view the Tour de France this year are in doubt after the organisers pulled out this week.

City of York Council asked The Caravan Club in March to begin work on developing pop-up campsites for the Tour de France this summer.

The club, which has about a million members and was founded in 1907, helped design plans for temporary campsites in Monk Stray, but the plans were met with criticism from some locals and councillors.

Yesterday the Caravan Club announced it would no longer be working with the authority on the project.

In a statement, a spokesman said: “The Caravan Club takes great pride in developing strong relationships with third parties; landowners and residents alike.

“In light of local opposition to the pop-up campsites, regrettably, The Caravan Club does not feel it would be appropriate to manage the sites under its exempted status or, therefore, to enter into an agreement with City of York Council to provide these facilities. The Caravan Club enjoys working with the City of York Council and hopes that visitors to the Tour de France will be able to find suitable accommodation to meet their needs during this landmark sporting event.”

Sally Burns, director of communities and neighbourhoods from City of York Council, said: “We continue to hold discussions with The Caravan Club regarding their involvement as one element of our camping and caravanning arrangements for the Tour de France weekend, in partnership with the council.

“I would like to reassure customers who have booked with us that their booking remains in place, and we look forward to welcoming them to the city to join us in celebrating the incredible sporting and community event that is the Tour de France.”

A meeting will be held by the council on Tuesday to discuss the plans for the Tour de France, at Christ Church, Stockton Lane, from 6pm–8pm.

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11:22am Sat 24 May 14

sheps lad says...

Caravan club 1 Moaning Minnies 0
Caravan club 1 Moaning Minnies 0 sheps lad
  • Score: 19

11:24am Sat 24 May 14

eeoodares says...

This is a great shame.
But it is about time that the Press and the Council took some responsibility.

The Council are at best vague when discussing the site and because nobody trusts them, the resident assume that the Council are 'up to no good'. But the special place in hell is reserved for the Press who repeatedly publish an image of the Stray backing on to peoples homes, this has caused a lot of distress and has damaged the preparations for this event.
This is a great shame. But it is about time that the Press and the Council took some responsibility. The Council are at best vague when discussing the site and because nobody trusts them, the resident assume that the Council are 'up to no good'. But the special place in hell is reserved for the Press who repeatedly publish an image of the Stray backing on to peoples homes, this has caused a lot of distress and has damaged the preparations for this event. eeoodares
  • Score: 20

11:49am Sat 24 May 14

Exlabourmember says...

eeoodares wrote:
This is a great shame.
But it is about time that the Press and the Council took some responsibility.

The Council are at best vague when discussing the site and because nobody trusts them, the resident assume that the Council are 'up to no good'. But the special place in hell is reserved for the Press who repeatedly publish an image of the Stray backing on to peoples homes, this has caused a lot of distress and has damaged the preparations for this event.
Unlike the council website which used the exact same image of that part if monk stray to advertise the "campsite" on its website.

The fault here lies with the council who's underhand tactics are systematically ruining what should have been a blue ribbon event in the city
[quote][p][bold]eeoodares[/bold] wrote: This is a great shame. But it is about time that the Press and the Council took some responsibility. The Council are at best vague when discussing the site and because nobody trusts them, the resident assume that the Council are 'up to no good'. But the special place in hell is reserved for the Press who repeatedly publish an image of the Stray backing on to peoples homes, this has caused a lot of distress and has damaged the preparations for this event.[/p][/quote]Unlike the council website which used the exact same image of that part if monk stray to advertise the "campsite" on its website. The fault here lies with the council who's underhand tactics are systematically ruining what should have been a blue ribbon event in the city Exlabourmember
  • Score: -58

11:56am Sat 24 May 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

Seems the Caravan Club value their brand above a contentiously implemented one off camping event for the tour.
Seems the Caravan Club value their brand above a contentiously implemented one off camping event for the tour. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -55

12:14pm Sat 24 May 14

marvell says...

Given that Cllr Sonja Crisp has proved, with a history of failed events, that she couldn't run a bath let alone a major event - you cannot blame the Caravan Club for not wanting to be associated with her or her rabble...
Given that Cllr Sonja Crisp has proved, with a history of failed events, that she couldn't run a bath let alone a major event - you cannot blame the Caravan Club for not wanting to be associated with her or her rabble... marvell
  • Score: -18

12:25pm Sat 24 May 14

offa says...

I agree with Marvell
I agree with Marvell offa
  • Score: -26

1:00pm Sat 24 May 14

willybendit says...

yup i agree with both marvell & offa
yup i agree with both marvell & offa willybendit
  • Score: -44

1:05pm Sat 24 May 14

yourkidding says...

well done c/c
well done c/c yourkidding
  • Score: -51

1:27pm Sat 24 May 14

nearlyman says...

willybendit wrote:
yup i agree with both marvell & offa
I'm Spartacus...........
.....
[quote][p][bold]willybendit[/bold] wrote: yup i agree with both marvell & offa[/p][/quote]I'm Spartacus........... ..... nearlyman
  • Score: -61

1:30pm Sat 24 May 14

bolero says...

Aw! shame. You're not playing with my ball.
Aw! shame. You're not playing with my ball. bolero
  • Score: 1

2:07pm Sat 24 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

For a change, I blame the council.....
For a change, I blame the council..... Badgers Drift
  • Score: -52

2:24pm Sat 24 May 14

Osbaldwick Lad says...

I know what my dog thinks of the Caravan Club. They often put a direction flag nearby and every time we walk past he wets it.
I know what my dog thinks of the Caravan Club. They often put a direction flag nearby and every time we walk past he wets it. Osbaldwick Lad
  • Score: 25

2:30pm Sat 24 May 14

outofajob says...

I'm so not surprised this council never listen to the electorate and assume they are above the law
I'm so not surprised this council never listen to the electorate and assume they are above the law outofajob
  • Score: -49

2:42pm Sat 24 May 14

purelobo says...

well done the caravan club.no good will come of working with ycc and their good name would be tarnished if/when it all went wrong.it is correct when someone stated that no one trusts this council and we all believe that whatever the situation alexander has an ulterior motive.
well done the caravan club.no good will come of working with ycc and their good name would be tarnished if/when it all went wrong.it is correct when someone stated that no one trusts this council and we all believe that whatever the situation alexander has an ulterior motive. purelobo
  • Score: -37

3:21pm Sat 24 May 14

yourkidding says...

well said mr pureobo
well said mr pureobo yourkidding
  • Score: -33

3:57pm Sat 24 May 14

sniper 9964 says...

A few boxes of drawing pins should do the job ;-)
A few boxes of drawing pins should do the job ;-) sniper 9964
  • Score: -152

4:15pm Sat 24 May 14

m dee says...

The Tour de France section on the Councils Website has three sections under the Campsite info labelled features / transport /map/ the transport section says use postcode YO32 9TE. while the map next to it shows directions to yo31 1dj which is the stockton lane stray,see link http://letour.york.g
ov.uk/camping_hub1.p
hp

Come on transport officials get the basics right.
The Tour de France section on the Councils Website has three sections under the Campsite info labelled features / transport /map/ the transport section says use postcode YO32 9TE. while the map next to it shows directions to yo31 1dj which is the stockton lane stray,see link http://letour.york.g ov.uk/camping_hub1.p hp Come on transport officials get the basics right. m dee
  • Score: 16

4:31pm Sat 24 May 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP.
If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -124

5:02pm Sat 24 May 14

sheps lad says...

YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP.
Nice one, despite the -127 score!!
[quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP.[/p][/quote]Nice one, despite the -127 score!! sheps lad
  • Score: -25

5:12pm Sat 24 May 14

RingoStarr says...

There seem to be a lot of 'In Tents' action by the Council's Scoring Fiend again!
There seem to be a lot of 'In Tents' action by the Council's Scoring Fiend again! RingoStarr
  • Score: -17

5:12pm Sat 24 May 14

Vine Weevil says...

Anyone planning to visit for the Tour will find plenty of temporary sites across North Yorkshire, far more accessible than anything in the city and close to the more spectacular hill climbs on the route. Many come with the added advantage of being beside permanent sites or camping barns so have proper showers, toilets, laundries and drying rooms. Better still, close proximity to farm shops with local dairy ice cream and real ale pubs.
Anyone planning to visit for the Tour will find plenty of temporary sites across North Yorkshire, far more accessible than anything in the city and close to the more spectacular hill climbs on the route. Many come with the added advantage of being beside permanent sites or camping barns so have proper showers, toilets, laundries and drying rooms. Better still, close proximity to farm shops with local dairy ice cream and real ale pubs. Vine Weevil
  • Score: 18

5:13pm Sat 24 May 14

ReginaldBiscuit says...

Tour de Farce, HS2nowhere etc.

Be nice if some of life's problems were instead solved for a change. Humans though. Meh.
Tour de Farce, HS2nowhere etc. Be nice if some of life's problems were instead solved for a change. Humans though. Meh. ReginaldBiscuit
  • Score: -44

5:55pm Sat 24 May 14

yourkidding says...

well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out .
well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out . yourkidding
  • Score: -3

6:07pm Sat 24 May 14

pedalling paul says...

yourkidding wrote:
well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out .
Shouldn't you be called "You're kidding".....?
[quote][p][bold]yourkidding[/bold] wrote: well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out .[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you be called "You're kidding".....? pedalling paul
  • Score: 23

6:08pm Sat 24 May 14

pedalling paul says...

yourkidding wrote:
well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out .
Shouldn't you be called "You're kidding".....?
[quote][p][bold]yourkidding[/bold] wrote: well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out .[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you be called "You're kidding".....? pedalling paul
  • Score: 33

7:10pm Sat 24 May 14

bolero says...

pedalling paul wrote:
yourkidding wrote:
well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out .
Shouldn't you be called "You're kidding".....?
Shouldn't you be called........ Suggestions on a postcard please.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yourkidding[/bold] wrote: well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out .[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you be called "You're kidding".....?[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you be called........ Suggestions on a postcard please. bolero
  • Score: -93

7:20pm Sat 24 May 14

notpedallingpaul says...

RingoStarr wrote:
There seem to be a lot of 'In Tents' action by the Council's Scoring Fiend again!
Well despite the "editor" assuring that this would be looked into, nothing has happened, just goes to show how this council has managed to infiltrate theses pages to ensure any derogatory remarks against them are marked down, as for the TdF I can only say I'm glad the caravan club has seen sense and have disassociated themselves from this disgraceful excuse for a council.
[quote][p][bold]RingoStarr[/bold] wrote: There seem to be a lot of 'In Tents' action by the Council's Scoring Fiend again![/p][/quote]Well despite the "editor" assuring that this would be looked into, nothing has happened, just goes to show how this council has managed to infiltrate theses pages to ensure any derogatory remarks against them are marked down, as for the TdF I can only say I'm glad the caravan club has seen sense and have disassociated themselves from this disgraceful excuse for a council. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -96

9:16pm Sat 24 May 14

mortandindi says...

hats off to the caravan club !!!! stuff the tour.....
hats off to the caravan club !!!! stuff the tour..... mortandindi
  • Score: -106

11:39pm Sat 24 May 14

petethefeet says...

Great news. Personally, I think caravans should be licensed for 2 journeys. One to a permanent site and the other to a scrap-yard. I can't understand why a city that prides itself on promoting cycling would want to soil itself by dealing with these gas-guzzlers? Seems to be double standards to me?
Great news. Personally, I think caravans should be licensed for 2 journeys. One to a permanent site and the other to a scrap-yard. I can't understand why a city that prides itself on promoting cycling would want to soil itself by dealing with these gas-guzzlers? Seems to be double standards to me? petethefeet
  • Score: 33

7:58am Sun 25 May 14

dctyke says...

If this means less caravans around Yorks roads I'm all for it. Should only be allowed on roads between 1900 - 0700!
If this means less caravans around Yorks roads I'm all for it. Should only be allowed on roads between 1900 - 0700! dctyke
  • Score: 45

10:10am Sun 25 May 14

bolero says...

dctyke wrote:
If this means less caravans around Yorks roads I'm all for it. Should only be allowed on roads between 1900 - 0700!
On a christmas day every four years.
[quote][p][bold]dctyke[/bold] wrote: If this means less caravans around Yorks roads I'm all for it. Should only be allowed on roads between 1900 - 0700![/p][/quote]On a christmas day every four years. bolero
  • Score: 0

12:45pm Sun 25 May 14

Caecilius says...

sheps lad wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP.
Nice one, despite the -127 score!!
As you seem to have understood the post, maybe you could translate it into a meaningful English sentence for us?
[quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP.[/p][/quote]Nice one, despite the -127 score!![/p][/quote]As you seem to have understood the post, maybe you could translate it into a meaningful English sentence for us? Caecilius
  • Score: -10

1:27pm Sun 25 May 14

level-headed says...

The Caravan Club were only being used by CYC because they are exempt from needing the planning permission that CYC would have needed to do it themselves. In that case, I'd like to know how Sally Burns intends to honour existing bookings, as she has stated in the article!!
The Caravan Club were only being used by CYC because they are exempt from needing the planning permission that CYC would have needed to do it themselves. In that case, I'd like to know how Sally Burns intends to honour existing bookings, as she has stated in the article!! level-headed
  • Score: 11

2:14pm Sun 25 May 14

Flabbergob says...

Caecilius wrote:
sheps lad wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP.
Nice one, despite the -127 score!!
As you seem to have understood the post, maybe you could translate it into a meaningful English sentence for us?
Maybe you would like to explain why you use the name of a Pompeian banker and slave seller.

Is it a reflection of a treasury job with some self gifted belief of control over people?.
[quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP.[/p][/quote]Nice one, despite the -127 score!![/p][/quote]As you seem to have understood the post, maybe you could translate it into a meaningful English sentence for us?[/p][/quote]Maybe you would like to explain why you use the name of a Pompeian banker and slave seller. Is it a reflection of a treasury job with some self gifted belief of control over people?. Flabbergob
  • Score: 3

2:57pm Sun 25 May 14

york_chap says...

Well you can hardly blame the caravan club; they'd have to be pretty foolhardy to want to be associated with CYC, particularly given its recent history of botched schemes, general disregard for locals' views and its militant anti-motorist stance.

They can't even make it clear exactly where the campsite is meant to be; even their own website seems to have conflicting postcodes/maps etc. What hope is there for actually delivering this scheme without incident?
Well you can hardly blame the caravan club; they'd have to be pretty foolhardy to want to be associated with CYC, particularly given its recent history of botched schemes, general disregard for locals' views and its militant anti-motorist stance. They can't even make it clear exactly where the campsite is meant to be; even their own website seems to have conflicting postcodes/maps etc. What hope is there for actually delivering this scheme without incident? york_chap
  • Score: 8

5:03pm Sun 25 May 14

piaggio1 says...

Well I find this disgusting.
Bad move by the C/CLUB.
What on earth is wrong in using there existing sites
Ie.the one opposite morrisons
N osbaldwick lane.
Well I find this disgusting. Bad move by the C/CLUB. What on earth is wrong in using there existing sites Ie.the one opposite morrisons N osbaldwick lane. piaggio1
  • Score: -4

8:20pm Sun 25 May 14

wallman says...

will someone on the council please tell us where the camp site is going to be?some councillors are under the impression that's its on Monk Sray at Stockton Lane end other people say its further up Malton Rd nearer Monks Cross. please tell us
will someone on the council please tell us where the camp site is going to be?some councillors are under the impression that's its on Monk Sray at Stockton Lane end other people say its further up Malton Rd nearer Monks Cross. please tell us wallman
  • Score: -1

8:20pm Sun 25 May 14

wallman says...

will someone on the council please tell us where the camp site is going to be?some councillors are under the impression that's its on Monk Sray at Stockton Lane end other people say its further up Malton Rd nearer Monks Cross. please tell us
will someone on the council please tell us where the camp site is going to be?some councillors are under the impression that's its on Monk Sray at Stockton Lane end other people say its further up Malton Rd nearer Monks Cross. please tell us wallman
  • Score: -65

9:38pm Sun 25 May 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Caecilius wrote:
sheps lad wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP.
Nice one, despite the -127 score!!
As you seem to have understood the post, maybe you could translate it into a meaningful English sentence for us?
You really mean you didn't get it, you can't be serious, can you?
[quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: If your a visitor camping in York who is going to sort out where UKIP.[/p][/quote]Nice one, despite the -127 score!![/p][/quote]As you seem to have understood the post, maybe you could translate it into a meaningful English sentence for us?[/p][/quote]You really mean you didn't get it, you can't be serious, can you? notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -61

7:06pm Mon 26 May 14

the original Homer says...

There was a story a few weeks back about he Caravan Club being able to run these events without planning permission.

I said than that they still had to consider the same things that a planning permission committee would consider, even though they had this exemption certificate.

This has now been proven as they have said it is due to local objections.
There was a story a few weeks back about he Caravan Club being able to run these events without planning permission. I said than that they still had to consider the same things that a planning permission committee would consider, even though they had this exemption certificate. This has now been proven as they have said it is due to local objections. the original Homer
  • Score: 3

12:22pm Fri 30 May 14

Batman Begins says...

pedalling paul wrote:
yourkidding wrote:
well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out .
Shouldn't you be called "You're kidding".....?
A remark so insightful, it had to be added twice!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yourkidding[/bold] wrote: well just have to start up the motor home and have a drive around .and check things out .[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you be called "You're kidding".....?[/p][/quote]A remark so insightful, it had to be added twice! Batman Begins
  • Score: 0

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