Martin Lewis details caravan site refund policies

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The residents of the Kingfisher Caravan Park in Ingoldmells claim that in October 2019 the council informed people on the site of changes to contracts. This meant that there could be no caravans that were more than 15-years-old on the premises.

As a result of this, more than 100 residents will be taking legal action against East Lindsey District Council.

The council extended the date that the caravans needed to be moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

But, the group says that the council has now set a deadline of the end of the year for certain caravans to be removed.

Steve Wakefield and his wife Kim bought their caravan in 2001 and will be massively affected if the changes go ahead.

Speaking to Lincolnshire Live, he said: “It’s totally unfair. I just can’t understand the council’s position at all, and I sometimes wonder if they understand it themselves.

“I don’t think they thought through the implications of it because there’s bits of this site that look like a ghost town now because of the number of people who have left.

“The council didn’t seem to realise how many people would be leaving so quickly because at the end of the 2019 season it looked like a flood of caravans leaving the site – just one after the other.”

The residents say they have been left with “no option” but to take the council to court.

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The most recent attempt at mediation between the two sides came during a meeting on July 21, but it failed to resolve any issues.

Stuart Allen is representing the residents and says that more than 300 owners and caravans have been removed since being told about the contract change.

He says that some residents felt they had no choice but to sell their vans for scrap, given that they were only informed of the change just three weeks before the end of the 2019 season.

Peter Blackburn, 66, stays on the site with his wife for most of the season, but is considering his future.

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