Peel’s Fenella beach car park continues to cause controversy over motor homes outstaying their welcome there.
We reported last week how Peel Commissioners were angered over rubbish being left and the condition of the area, describing it as ‘out of control’.
They had also received letters from residents slating motor homes for blocking the sea view and staying longer than the permitted 18 hours.
One reader wrote to us this week saying: ‘Today, May 27, there are at least nine campervans parked at Fenella, some since the end of last week.
‘In addition there were a number of campervans parked at the northern end of the promenade. At Fenella, the Department of Infrastructure recently erected a number of ‘repeater’ signs to complement the large notice at the entrance, banning overnight parking, pointing out that there is no lighting.
‘Personally, I’m all for giving a bit of leeway to TT fans but in 2013 there was one van parked at Fenella from TT to MGP. Where do we draw the line?’
The subject has also been a hot topic on our website www.iomtoday.co.im.
Website user ‘Civil Engineer’ said: ‘If there’s a problem with motor homes abusing this free parking, then the simple answer is for the authorities to erect a height barrier limiting vehicles to say two metres. Such barriers are widely used at picnic areas and car parks ‘across’.’
‘Manxborn’ said: ‘Block the view? From where? The cliffs behind the vans? They’re not unsightly. It’s a car park!’
‘Foxy’ said: ‘Peel campsite charges over £25 for a family to park their motorhome in the camp field for one night! No wonder they think sod that.’