Sian Rees, from Salop Leisure, with Claire James, her mum Wendy Treanor and dog Teddy

Quite a few park home residents also have a motorhome or touring caravan, but often need to store them in special secure compounds off-site. Pointing to the boom in such facilities, one of the UK’s leading caravan, motorhome and campervan dealerships has welcomed the 400th customer to its secure storage facility in Shrewsbury.

Salop Leisure invested £750,000 to expand the storage facility at its Emstrey headquarters last year because the existing space, which had a capacity of 250 touring caravans and motorhomes, was full.

Now customers have filled up more than half of the expanded storage space in ten months, as strong demand for motorhomes and touring caravans continues.

The 400th customer was Claire James from Stafford, who enthused: ‘We wanted somewhere where we could keep our caravan and have it towed to a campsite for us to use. I can’t tow the caravan on my driving licence, so this is a marvellous solution and the nearby Love2Stay is a great place to stay.’