Motorhomes to be banned from overnight parking on Hoylake and Meols prom

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Motorhomes are to be banned from parking overnight along the front in Hoylake and Meols.

The issue is thought to have been caused by displacement of motorhomes from New Brighton, where owners can now only park in a designated area near the Dips at a cost of £20 per night. This was introduced due to an increase in RVs in the area, causing associated issues such as litter.

The introduction of the experimental traffic regulation order (ETRO), which is set to come into force next spring, follows lobbying by local councillors, due to recreational vehicles laying up along North Parade and Meols Parade.

The order will be in place for up to 18 months, following which a decision can be made to adopt it on a permanent basis, amend it or remove it.

Councillor Andrew Gardner welcomed the decision, telling West Kirby Today: “I hope colleagues from all parties understand the mess and distress overnight campers can cause.

“I’m glad pressure from Hoylake and Meols ward members has been taken on board.”

Following a discussion at last night’s meeting of the environment, climate change and transport committee, in which issues such as the creation of dedicated facilities for motorhomes in Wirral were raised, councillors approved the order.

A further report will come back to the committee at a later date looking at their effectiveness and associated environmental, road safety and financial issues.