The problem with councils is that they are populated with numpties, people who have never run a business in their life.
That then leads to rules being made that do not reflect any sense of normality.
A Picton holiday park run on Marlborough District Council-owned land could shut if the council permanently open up a freedom camping spot in the town, its owner warns.
Alexanders Holiday Park owner Anthony Booker said a council summer trial to open the town’s High St car park to freedom campers would “run him out of town”.
Alexanders has been a holiday park for 70 years and Booker started leasing the land from council eight years ago.
Council were willing to risk his fees and rates to open up a competing freedom camp, he said. Read more »