Although there is no projected end date for this NI government instruction we are reviewing this on a month by month basis for permanent caravan owners.
**UPDATE** It is with extreme regret that we have closed the site for rentals for the entire year 2020. Hopefully we will be in a better place in 2021.
The government instruction reads
"the following must now close:
- all non-essential retail stores - this will include clothing and electronics stores; hair, beauty and nail salons; and outdoor and indoor markets, excluding food markets.
- libraries, community centres, and youth centres
- indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, arcades and soft play facilities.
- communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms.
- places of worship, except for funerals attended by immediate families.
- hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for commercial/leisure use (excluding permanent residents and key workers)"
Obviously if repairs are needed then caravans may be visited briefly by their owners (following the Coronavirus rules) to assess requirements or conduct those repairs.
Campbell & Oonagh (Mid-May 2020)
This a major and current issue, and although the government is looking at the next 12 weeks which takes us to the beginning of June, I suspect this will be a continuing problem for the rest of the year. Among the businesses required to close are the following : hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for commercial/leisure use (excluding permanent residents and key workers). We are planning to be open by mid June but we just don't know. We will obviously follow government guidelines as we go and We will update the information here. So as far as we are concerned here are the obvious precautions.
(1) Social Distancing
Everyone must keep more than two metres from people in the other caravans. A good rule would be to do what you would expect others to do. That clearly also covers whether you remain in the caravan only with those you currently live with at home. It would be absurd to break the rules because you are here. It also introduces challenges particularly with young children.
Cough into your arm or a a tissue (and put it in a special bin).
(3) Wash Hands
If in any doubt, wash your hands thoroughly, and do it again. And wipe all door handles and surfaces touched by others. (includes your car).
(4) Food waste, hygiene products.
Until further notice all food waste must be placed in a plastic bag and taken off-site for disposal. This includes female hygiene products, nappies, and all carry-out meal containers.
(5) Arriving and Leaving
It would make sense, even under normal circumstances, that when you arrive or leave that you wipe all surfaces in the caravan to protect others - your friends, family and others who might be using the caravan next.
Campbell & Oonagh - May 2020
As from 1st April there are new legal requirements from Causeway Coast and Glens regarding waste presented at their waste recycling centres.
We intend to provide bins for the following categories :-
Paper & Cardboard
Cardboard must be cut to size to fit in the receptacle. Newspapers, Magazines, Cereal boxes and any other cardboard packaging.
Bottles & Glass containers
There are 2 bins for glass. A coloured glass bin and a clear glass bin. Alcohol bottles can be place directly in the bin, but food glass containers glass (e.g. jam, sauce, etc.,) must be washed clean.
Tins & Cans
All metal drink and food containers in this bin. For tins which contain food, they must be washed before being put in the bin.
Any single use plastics such as containers for cleaning materials, soft drinks, milk, squash, etc., must be clean when placed in this bin. Cellophane and light wrapping plastics must be placed in your personal disposal bin.
Personal Disposal Bins
We continue to provide black personal bins for each caravan. You can use these to insert a bag to hold the waste you dispose of personally.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Campbell and Oonagh - March 2020
Rules for Static Caravans
1. The fees are fixed annually and relate solely to the 'pitch' on which your caravan resides. The caravan remains your property, and you must be registered to the site owners. You are then deemed to be the person or persons who pay the annual pitch fees. If a registered caravan owner proposes to sell the caravan or transfer ownership the site owners must always agree to the change. This is non-negotiable and there is no 'right of succession" for family members. Pitch fees unpaid by the due date may result in a request to remove the caravan from the site. The caravan year runs from April to the following March although the site is officially open inclusively from March to November. The licensing authorities do not permit residence on site for the full 12 months of the year and if you visit the caravan park outside this period the water and electricity supply may not always be available. The site owners reserve the right to ask caravan owners to vacate the site at the end of a caravan year.
2. There are no restrictions on family or friends using your caravan for short periods. Any person or persons you permit to use your caravan must be made aware of the rules, and you will be considered responsible for their behaviour whilst there.
3. It is expected that you keep the grass cut in the area between you and the adjacent caravans, that you ensure that the general area remains clean and tidy, and you exercise consideration to your neighbours. Any physical alterations to the caravan or its surroundings must have permission from the site owners before you commence work.
4. Included in the pitch fees are the rates, an allowance for reasonable electricity use, WiFi access, and disposal of light domestic (non-food) waste.
5. The electricity supply is intended to cover lighting, TV, radio and occasional small kitchen appliances, but not intended to be a general source of heat. The usage will be monitored and if found excessive may attract a supplement.
6. Since the local telephone exchange is so far away the maximum Wifi speed is low so although you should all be able to browse and collect email anything more demanding may severely reduce service. Where possible limit the knowledge of the password.
7. You will undertake to place domestic non-food waste in the separate containers provided (See Waste Disposal). All food waste must be taken off site for disposal. Any larger materials such as electrical goods, metal or wooden furniture etc., must also be taken off site for disposal.
8. The main gate is to always remain closed. This means it must be shut behind you when you enter and leave the site.
9. If you visit outside the summer months and you are the only person on site then you are asked to lock the main gate when you leave.
10. The site should always be considered as 'children friendly'. This means that excessive noise after sunset is frowned upon, all pet debris is promptly picked up and binned, and cars should always move slowly. Respect for your neighbours is expected at all times.
11. All cars should be neatly parked in the front car park. Please note the main road to the neighbouring property is legally an 'easement' and access must be available for vehicle passage. Sufficient space has been provided for a single vehicle per caravan. Any other vehicles must be parked elsewhere.
12. It is strongly advised that you insure your caravan and any property within it since the site owners accept no liability for damage or loss. The TV licensing authorities currently permit you to have a free extension to your home licence for use in your caravan, but you are required to notify them of the fact if you intend to use a television and quote your home licence number. This may change later in the year when the BBC takes over the licence fee.
Any further clarification or interpretation of these rules may be resolved by asking the site owners.
Campbell and Oonagh - March 2020