Spittal Point parking close to being resolved
The long-standing issue of camper vans parking overnight at Spittal Point, leading to a high volume of complaints from residents, is finally being resolved.
Northumberland County Council has installed two new height restriction signs on the entrance to the Point and is finalising work, including in relation to lighting, to get the barriers fully in to operation. It is also due to install further ‘no overnight parking’ signs.
Coun Georgina Hill, Independent member for Berwick East, said: “This matter has tested my patience and the patience of residents.
“However, finally, we are getting there and I am grateful to Coun Glen Sanderson, the local services portfolio holder, who I enlisted the help of, to press this with the team in order to help get this sorted and prevent it dragging on into the summer.”
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The issue has prompted lots of debate with different viewpoints on her Facebook page.
Coun Hill added: “I can see the viewpoint of those who advocate the provision of areas for free camping or that the local authority issue a small charge for camper vans to stay overnight. However, in that case, you need to identify appropriate sites and provide the necessary facilities.
“What we cannot allow is for public car parks and spaces, there for everyone to enjoy, to just turn in to free caravan parks.”