Island to look at campervan provision

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Seil is to look at how it could turn potential ‘nuisance’ from campervans into a gain for the island.

The community council heard it could be possible to provide something that is quite simple to cater for campers in vans and caravans if a certified location was followed similar to the one run by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, usually found on farms that have a few spaces where campers can get clean water and dispose of waste water.

Community councillor Yowan Byghan said: ‘There are obvious disadvantages to having campervans on the island but they also present a lot of positive assets. Most owners are going to be responsible and will be spending money at our pubs and shops enjoying the island without any detrimental effect.’

There was also talk of extra bins in the village to stop campers filling other people’s.

Community council chairperson Julie Ferris said: ‘We could look at ways of turning a nuisance into a gain.’

Problems with unruly parking and abandoned vehicles in Ellenabeich also came up for discussion at last week’s community council meeting. The matter will be put on the agenda for the next meeting which will be on Easdale.