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Steve in Sidmouth Oh Dear Sidmouth (118* d) RE: Oh Dear Sidmouth 22 Jul 09

In extremis, if you are being moved on, there is always Waitrose!

There is a motorhome website somewhere devoted to overnight parking in various areas of the UK including attitudes of various councils and supermarkets. Sad I know, but it is updated quite regularly - or was when I happened upon it some time ago.

The Sidmouth Waitrose car park is being redeveloped at the moment and access for larger vehicles is a bit dubious, and spaces at a premium at peak times. The store is being extended.

Legally, it is private land and council officials have no say in you being there. You can be clamped or get a parking ticket - but only if the appropriate notices are in place warning you, which at Sidmouth Waitrose they are not. Just don't try it in Seaton Co-op!! 90 fine if you overstay by ten minutes all computer controlled and with numberplate recognition cameras. Reduced to 45 if you pay within 14 days. Yet another reason to avoid Seaton.

I've just loaded a bus map to help on another thread - Waitrose is shown -

Many supermarkets seem not to mind so long as you shop there and CLEAR UP AFTER YOURSELVES. So much anti-campervan feeling is down to people leaving a mess (some of it not for family viewing).

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