Tommy introduced AOCB at the River CC meeting last Wednesday night and then said:
“Before we go further I’ve a wee gripe of my own. Basically, the car park down on the west pier facing the sea, down at the harbourt, at night a lot of the caravanettes are using it during the summer time for parking. There’s nowhere else for them so they park down there at nights. One day last year I was down in the morning early and there was seven of them, huge massive campervans. I was standing on the pier looking out and the next thing this guy just came out of the caravan and he had his portable toilet with him, he came out the caravan, two dogs running about doing their business. The guy just comes straight over into the river, empties the chemical toilet straight into the river.”
Tommy expressed his worry over environmental damage and then continued: “Is there any need to have them parking down there? I think it is all wrong”
Graham Vine then said: “I thought overnight parking was banned”
The Chair replied: “It used to be but they took the signs away. So what I’m actually suggesting is that they go somewhere, a designated area for the campervans and I would suggest that the caravan park be over the bridge in the new car park because the sewer runs adjacent to the car park and it’s just a case of getting a chemical waste unit connected onto the main sewer.”
“A very good idea,” said Rosemary.
Mike Henderson also reported that the contents of chemical toilets were being poured down the public toilets and he said: “With the best will in the world you always get a bit of spillage. Three weeks ago they actually dumped it in the urinal trough.”
Graham Vine returned then returned to the debate: “Presumably you need not only to provide a facility on the other side of the river you need to find a way to stop them parking this side of the river,” he observed.
The River CC agreed to write to the ward manager and Liz said she would raise it as well.