Latest Issue – May 2021

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin reflects on why now’s the perfect time to think about giving your park home a much-needed makeover, while introducing another exciting issue…

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice, legal help, plus specialist industry names to contact

Andrew’s anecdotes
Caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson explains why this year is set to be a bumper one for staycations and our sector…

Parks

Let’s move to Kent
We are all familiar with Kent as the ‘Garden of England’ but there’s so much more to find out about the county, including details on some of its best residential park sites…

Ardnave Park, Somerset
Kris Griffiths ventures south to the often underrated county of Somerset to meet the residents at a lovely Vowles park near the holiday hotspot of Weston-super-Mare

Wixfield Park, Suffolk
Sue Hollingshead explores Wixfield Park, a superb residential park, with the picturesque Suffolk countryside on its doorstep

Rusty Well Park, Somerset
Sue Hollingshead explores Rusty Well Park, an exquisite residential park in Somerset

Rochester Court, Dorset
We find out more about a luxury new residential development on the Dorset coast…

‘Why we love the lifestyle!’
Ever wonder why other people chose the park home lifestyle? Well, here’s your chance to find out as we look back on interviews with some enthusiastic park home owners…

Just call Malcolm!
Peter Jones, a park home resident at Martson Edge, in Warwickshire, reveals why a new addition to his park site is already in high demand…

Homes

The Willerby Astoria
Bella Brodie is pleased to introduce the all-new Astoria from Willerby, a home that’s sure to turn heads…

The Victory Lakewood
Bella Brodie explores Victory Leisure Homes’ latest ‘wow’ factor model…

A new era for Victory
We find out more about a new factory, new technology and new products for Victory Leisure Homes…

The Tingdene Viewpoint
We get the lowdown on a brand new luxury lodge offering from Tingdene Homes…

The Atlas Image
Bella Brodie introduces a ‘grown up’ holiday home with a really elegant feel…

Home improvements

Spruce up your home this spring! 62
Spring is a time when many of us think about updating our homes, with perhaps even more of us wanting a change this year, after spending so much time locked-up inside. We examine your best options…

Lifestyle

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin cooks up three more tasty courses to impress your friends and neighbours

Wisdom and the wood pigeon
One made global headlines, the other brought quiet joy to a very ordinary back garden. Jenny Shelton tells us about two brilliant birds

You crack me up!
Back by popular demand… It’s regular contributor Steve Rowe’s third instalment of jokes and japes to keep you entertained…

Home help
Jean Creen and her handyman husband ‘DIY Don’ offer more household tips and advice

Your home essentials
Steve Rowe brings you a new range of products for your park home, garage and garden

The couch potato
Alex Melvin explores some more interesting programmes to stream while holed up at home

News, views and advice

News
Five pages of news from around the community

Puzzles
More puzzles and challenges than ever

Letters
Your opinions on the things that matter most

Money matters
Steve Rowe keeps you updated with the latest financial facts and figures

Legal: base issues
Barrister Ibraheem Dulmeer explains how you can better understand issues around your park home’s concrete base

Legal: park life
The Leasehold Advisory Service’s Anna Tomasik examines a range of different legal issues surrounding park home life

Here comes summer!
Steve Rowe reflects on a childhood spent sitting at the end of Luton airport’s runway…

Holiday

Your holiday section!
An introduction to your holiday section

Buying a holiday home
Everything you need to know…

A £47,000 Willerby surprise!
A dedicated teacher has thanked park and holiday home manufacturer Willerby for an unexpected gift

Holiday news
Five pages of news and updates