We love turning the spotlight on the country’s best parks, homes, suppliers and services. Every month we feature some of the UK’s premier options in all of the aforementioned categories and some of the stories we get to hear are truly heart-warming.
But that’s not the only reason we like learning of best practice, wherever it may be found. It also serves to illustrate how things should be done so that everybody in our little ‘park home club’ knows what they should be aspiring to. If this helps raise standards and celebrate all that’s right with the industry, then all to the good!
It’s with these sentiments at the forefront of my mind that I have great pleasure in unveiling this year’s Park of the Year competition (see page 11). Since its inception more than 15 years ago, this Towergate Insurance-sponsored competition has garlanded lots of lovely parks, their owners, managers and, most importantly, communities of residents. After all, it’s always the residents that really help make a park special. We want to celebrate all of that again in 2016!
By entering your park home estate for our prestigious title you could scoop a fantastic £500 cash prize for yourself, as well as a further £500 for your park… to be spent on the residents. Now you can’t say fairer than that, can you?
It’s not just great parks that are grabbing the column inches this month though. We’ve also got a fabulous brace of homes from Wessex and Tingdene – the Dorset park home and the Kudos lodge respectively – under review. See what our expert reviewer’s critical eye makes of them from page 30.
Finally, we know how much you enjoy your legal help and advice, and how vital it can sometimes be. That’s why we’re looking back on the achievements of the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE), an organisation that has helped both residents and site owners since it stepped bravely into the park home sector two years ago (see page 70).
Alex Melvin, Editor