We do hope you are enjoying our 2022 season at Oakdown. We have been extremely lucky with the weather so far.
Please see below our amended and updated park rules.
We would like to thank all our Oakdowner’s for their valid comments and support.
PRIVATE HOMEOWNERS PARK RULES
The Directors of Oakdown are issuing this document to communicate effectively with all Holiday Homeowners/Occupiers to ensure we have consistency across the Park. The rules exist to protect Holiday Homeowners from adverse use or practices that can reduce the owner’s quality of holiday on the Park.
Comments are welcome from any owner. Please pass any comments to the Franks family through the Reception.
Note: The expression ‘you’ refers to the Holiday Homeowner and ‘we’ refers to the Park Directors and Manager.
Should you allow your family to use your Holiday Home then they must be aware and follow these rules. It is your responsibility to ensure that other users are made aware of, and follow these rules.
- All occupiers at the Park must comply with the conditions attached to the Site Licence, which are on display in the Reception.
- Your Holiday Home may not be used as your main residence, and we will ask you to provide evidence of your home address.
- The Park cannot be used as a base from which to travel to and from work.
Permitted number of Occupiers
- No Holiday Home shall be used for sleeping a number of persons greater than the number for which it is designed.
- The Park is open for occupation between 1st March and 6th January inclusive, unless you own a twin lodge.
Visitors to the Holiday Home
- All your visitors must report to Reception and follow the park rules. The Park is private property, and we reserve the right to refuse entry. Please be mindful of limited parking onsite.
Expulsion on the grounds of behaviour
- We are entitled to ask anyone to leave the Park who persistently acts in a manner likely to upset or annoy other users of the Park or our staff or is acting in a manner that could constitute a criminal offence.
Holiday Home Regulation
- The colour and exterior of the Holiday Home may not be changed. The Holiday Home must be maintained in a state capable of movement but must not be moved off the pitch without our prior consent in writing.
- Nothing can be displayed in the windows or on top of the exterior of the Holiday Home except its number or a nameplate of a reasonable size.
- Solar lights on a PIR sensor for health and safety reasons are permitted but not for purely decorative purposes.
Holiday Home Lower Skirting
- If your Holiday Home skirting is of the rough sawn wood type it is to be re-stained annually, using CUPRINOL TIMBERCARE shed and fence treatment for rough sawn wood. COLOUR – WOODLAND GREEN.
- All Holiday Home balconies and steps must be washed annually by 30th April. We offer this as a chargeable service.
- Do not introduce any foreign items into the drainage system including cleaning cloths, nappies, sanitary towels, condoms, cooking fat, engine oil, grease, or paint.
- Please ensure that your caravan/vehicle and accessories are adequately insured. You are solely responsible for your property. The owners will accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, expense, or injury suffered to belongings, or persons, however caused, whilst on the park. This does not however affect your rights if loss or damage or personal injury occurred through fault on our part.
- We will hold a key to your Holiday Home. We may use the key for any purpose you authorise, for example if you ask us to allow a visitor authorised by this arrangement to access the Holiday Home or to carry out agreed repairs.
- We may also use the key in an emergency, such as an immediate concern for the health and safety of any person in the Holiday Home, to carry out urgent repairs or preventative repairs, or to check and secure the Holiday Home if it appears to be insecure.
- We will take reasonable care of your key when accessing your Holiday Home.
Building and ground works
- Sheds, lean-tos and similar structures are not permitted on the Park.
- We do not permit external structures to be added to Holiday Homes such as porches, walkways and carports.
- We do not permit the erection of any form of skirting to a Holiday Home other than that erected by the Park.
- You must not install slabs or paving without first obtaining written permission from us.
- You are responsible for keeping the area around the Holiday Home in a clean and presentable condition.
- TV aerials or satellite dishes may be erected providing the installation does not adversely affect the appearance of the Holiday Home or Park.
End of Season
- It is your responsibility to drain down and prepare the Holiday Home for winter. The Park offers a chargeable Drain Down/Liven Up Service. Information is available from Reception.
- All electricity and water connections must be switched off.
- Fridge/Freezers must be emptied when you are not in residence.
- Curtains of your Holiday Home should be drawn back, and all items of value removed.
- The owner shall be solely responsible for securing the Holiday Home and ensuring its contents are adequately insured against all usual risks including storm and tempest.
- All electricity and water connections must be switched off when the Holiday Home is not occupied.
- If you experience problems with the electrical or water systems, please contact Reception. Do not attempt to work on the Park electrical or water systems yourself.
- Tents and gazebos are not permitted on Oak Grove or Pine Grove.
Enclosure of pitches
- We do not permit the erection of fences or any means of enclosure of a Holiday Home pitch.
- You must not dig any hole in the ground at the Park.
Trees and shrubs
- You are not entitled to cut any trees or hedges on the park. If you find any tree or hedge a nuisance or unsatisfactory, please contact reception.
- Refuse must not be left or deposited outside your Holiday Home. Refuse must be placed in the bins provided around the Park.
- Please recycle glass, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, batteries, and cans at the recycling bank which are situated outside the main amenity block – please do not use these between the hours of 9pm and 9am. Please follow signage on bins.
- Washing lines may be of a rotary type or the windowsill type only and must be removed and stored inconspicuously immediately after use.
- Rotary washing lines must be sited in a position approved by us because of the possible risk of damage to the rotary line and our mowing equipment.
- Holiday Home users may use the coin operated laundry facilities available in the Amenities Building on the Touring Park. However, the showers, bathrooms and hot water washing facilities in this building are for use ONLY by the Touring Guests who pay a daily fee for the privilege.
- Ropes or string tied to the trees making even a non-permanent washing line is not permitted in any circumstances. Such lines will be removed.
- We permit cars onto the Park for the purposes of access to the Holiday Home only and they are not to be used to drive around the Park.
- Vehicle speed must not exceed 10mph anywhere on the park, please reduce this when wet or when the park is busy.
- Pedestrians must be given priority at all times.
- No vehicle other than a private motor vehicle (being used for transport purposes) by the Holiday Homeowner is permitted on the Park. Lorries, vans and commercial vehicles of any sort are not permitted except by prior consent of the Park.
- Quad bikes, trials bikes and electric scooters are not permitted on the Park.
- Not more than one car may be parked outside the Holiday Home. Each Holiday Home has its allotted car park numbered. Visitors may park whilst visiting a Holiday Homeowner (temporarily) in non-numbered car parking spaces.
- More permanent parking of visitors can be arranged with the Office.
- Parking of vehicles in other owners allocated spaces (without the owner’s permission) is not permitted.
- Parking on the grass and roadsides is not permitted.
- Driving is restricted to the Park roads.
- Motor vehicle repairs may not be carried out at the Park but a recognised breakdown service may attend in the event of a breakdown.
- Only vehicles taxed and insured for use on public roads may be used on the Park. We will remove any disused or broken-down vehicle and charge the vehicle owner for the removal.
- Driving lessons are not permitted on the Park. We do not permit learner drivers to drive on the Park.
- Washing cars with a hosepipe is not permitted if you do not have a water meter.
- All accessories and items towed by vehicles (such as boats and jet skis) must be insured as for use on the public highway. You must insure all vehicles you use on the Parks as for use on public roads.
- Please respect the privacy of other Holiday homeowners and keep noise to a minimum between the hours of 10pm and 9am. No noise should be made between midnight and 08:00 hours. Use of unlawful drugs at the Holiday Home is a criminal offence and will lead to the termination of the agreement between the Park and Holiday Homeowner.
- Barbeques are permitted but you must ensure that the barbeque is under your constant supervision, that you do not offend the neighbouring Holiday Homes with adverse smoke, and you must ensure that the barbeque is totally extinguished after use. Barbeques must finish by 10.30pm. Care must be taken not to burn the grass when using low down barbeques. Please use bricks to raise the barbeque off the ground.
- Alcoholic drinks may be consumed only in the immediate vicinity of your Holiday Home or in your Holiday Home.
- Fireworks and firearms are not permitted on the Park.
- The park address should not be used for deliveries of post without prior permission from the Park.
- Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times on the Park inclusive of in the immediate vicinity of the Holiday Home. You must clean up if the animal defecates on the Park. Plastic bags and appropriate bins are provided along the walk for the disposal of waste. Dogs must not be left unattended for prolonged periods. Dogs listed under the Dangerous Dog Act 1991 are not permitted on the Park.
- The owners of animals that cause persistent nuisance will be asked to remove the animal from the Park.
- Alarms used for security of a Holiday Home must be of the silent monitored type.
- You are solely responsible for securing the Holiday Home.
- The Park is protected at night by height restricting barriers at the Park entrances. These barriers restrict all vehicles over 2m or 6’ 6” high from entering/exiting between the hours of 10.30pm and 8.30am. Except for Emergency situations, the times of opening and closing the barriers will not be changed.
- Children are the sole responsibility of their parents or guardians.
- Children are to be supervised at all times so that they are not a nuisance or danger to themselves or others. This includes the supervision of children when using the play area on the Touring Park. For safety reasons we do not allow the use of bicycles, electric scooters or the flying of kites or drones on the Park. You are responsible for the safety and supervision of your child (ren), so they are not a nuisance or danger to themselves or others on the park. Please do not allow your children to play in front of Reception as this area is busy with arrivals and deliveries.
- Please note that high velocity ball games in the Holiday Home area are not permitted as they can cause a nuisance to neighbours. Please use the play park areas for these high velocity ball games. Lawn games with low velocity speed are permitted providing no disturbance is caused to neighbours.
- Skateboarding, roller skating, roller boarding, or micro scooters may be used providing no nuisance or undue noise is made.
- The Holiday Home must be equipped with adequate firefighting equipment. All equipment must be maintained in good condition and full working order. It is recommended that the fire extinguisher is periodically removed from its wall bracket and shaken to stop the powder settling in the container.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that all occupants of your Holiday Home are familiar with the location of fire points and the contents of the Fire Notices displayed at each point.
- No fuels or combustibles other than LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) containers may be stored on the Park.
We will endeavour to keep you up to date with any changes to these rules as they arise with a re-issue of this document.
For and on behalf of Oakdown Touring and Holiday Home Park.
1st July 2022