Welcome Editor Alex Melvin introduces another exciting issue
Buying a park home – Essential advice for those looking to buy

contentsDerbyshire parks special

Poplars Park – Steve Rowe visits the village of Draycot-in-the-Clay to explore a top retirement park
Ponderosa Park –
We travel to Chesterfield and meet the residents at a community-loving park
Cupola Park –
Former PH&HC ‘Park of the Year’ winner, Cupola, comes under the spotlight
Derbyshire parks round-up –
We run the rule over 15 corking park choices in one of the Heart of England’s most under-rated counties

Best residents’ associations – Is your association one of the best in the UK? Enter our competition and win big!
Messing about on the water – Park residents Zena and Tom Jesney have taken to narrowboats like ducks to water…
A degree of professionalism – Managing a park, or parks group, is a serious responsibility. Find out how to get qualified!
Park of the year competition – Enter your park into our annual competition, sponsored by Towergate Insurance, and you could win £500 for yourself and £500 for your park!

FREE £27 fuchsias and fertilizer – Grab some giant fuchsias and fertilizer and order other great plants to boost your park home garden

contentsThe Tingdene Barnwell – Anne Webb reviews a new home from Northants-based Tingdene at its special unveiling
Bubbling launch
– Tingdene invites a very special celebrity guest to launch the Barnwell
The Delta Chepstow –
This holiday lodge is compact, comfortable, practical and fantastic value for money. Anne Webb reports
Looking forward to Stoneleigh! –
What homes you can expect to see at this year’s World of Park & Leisure Homes Show at Stoneleigh Park, in Warwickshire

Home improvements
Wedding makeover – When John Savage called on Rapide Services to transform the exterior of his park home he needed the company to live up to its name in order to impress his bride-to-be
New surveying service! – Unless you’re buying a brand new park home, you’ll want to ensure the that your purchase is safe. Talk to Carlisle’s new independent surveying service…
Your home essentials – New products to help improve your home, garden, garage, car and wellbeing!

Rolling back the years – We look back in time with Bourne Leisure and learn how things have developed over the decades

Park people – We meet two entertaining ladies on a Kent park and look back at their lives
Protecting residents – In the first of a new series, Anne Webb reflects on the achievements of Lord Graham
News – Three pages of news from around the UK
Letters – The issues that matter to your community
Money matters – Steve Rowe’s top tips, plus the latest crucial Retail Prices Index (RPI) figures   
A word from Anne – Anne Webb on the mooted ‘fit and proper’ person test for site owner

Buying a Holiday Home
The buying process explained
More rights for buyers – The National Caravan Council has launched a scheme aimed at raising standards and customer service
Holiday news – Two pages of news and updates
Lynne’s life – More news from Worcestershire leisure lodge owner, Lynne Pedley