I refer to the letter ‘Pay a warden’ in the Bridport News (November 1) and would like to respond.

I, and I am sure all the residents in this lovely part of world, were delighted that Gill Thomas loves West Bay.

However she goes on to say that she is a responsible motorhome owner and cannot understand why we are so hesitant to have her in West Bay – although she does acknowledge that there are some owners who are not so responsible.

Well, Gill, I am sure you will agree that when visiting any area one needs to abide by the rules.

The Station car park distinctly says no overnight sleeping.

You say why not pay for a warden.

Well, would you want to be abused by the irresponsible owners who feel it is their right to sleep there, or even say they haven’t been sleeping there when they are sitting outside their motorhome in their pyjamas having their breakfast?

In the summer time I have counted more than 30 motorhomes in the car park, many of whom camp all summer long.

It is a car park, not a camping site, and as such there needs to be room for cars.

The only way, and one which apparently West Dorset District Council have considered, is to ban all vehicles from the Station car park from 10pm-8am.

There are campsites open from March to November and in the summer additional places on the West Bay road campsite, so please use these in future.

Sue Pollock

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