It’s been another frenetic month in the park home world. As I type, the industry, along with thousands of prospective home buyers, are gearing up for The Lawns show, which is set to take place at Cottingham, in East Yorkshire, at the beginning of September.
The event, which attracts tens of thousands of prospective park home, static caravan and lodge buyers from all over the UK and Europe, is undoubtedly one of the season’s highlights. It all happens just a couple of miles from the centre of Hull – 2017’s UK City of Culture.
Fans of the great outdoors will surely agree that the quintessentially British pastime of caravanning certainly adds plenty to the rich culture of our isles.
So let’s all celebrate Hull’s biggest and most successful industry, the caravan sector, in this important year for the city.
Turn to page 79 for our in-depth preview of the east of England’s premier caravanning event!
Away from the show circuit, we’ve got parks aplenty to savour this month, including the grand unveiling of 2017’s Park Home & Holiday Caravan Park of the Year champion site.
Sponsored once again by insurance specialists Towergate, this year’s edition was as hotly contested as ever. It’s with great difficulty, but also great pleasure, that I can reveal that this year’s elite park is Takeley Park, near Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire. We’ve got a super review of the site, and the day’s award presentation and revelries, on page 10.
As if such excitement wasn’t enough, we’ve also got lots of stunning new homes, legal and buying advice and lifestyle features for you, including topics as diverse and eclectic as birdwatching and Sudoku.
We hope you enjoy perusing your exciting September issue as much as we did putting it together. At this time of year there’s so much going on, it can be tricky to find the time to take stock of it all. Rest assured though, there’s rarely been a better time to take the plunge and join the mobile home community. While other sectors struggle in these uncertain times, ours is well and truly bucking the trend and it’s fantastic to see!
Alex Melvin, Editor
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