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March 2019

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin takes you through the highlights of what’s in store inside your all-new March 2019 issue

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice, plus specialist industry names to contact and legal advice to guide you through the process

Andrew’s anecdotes
Caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson digs deep into his archives once more to examine a striking looking home that was years ahead of its time

Parks

Lighthouse Park, Gwent
Steve Rowe visits an established park, on the banks of the River Severn estuary in South Wales, with 155 park homes in a quiet rural setting

Six Bells Park, Kent
Steve Rowe visits an established park, nestled right in the centre of a small Kent Village and with stunning countryside views towards a local windmill

Park People: Cheveley Park, Lincs
Andy and Wendy Metcalf moved to Cheveley Park, Grantham, in 2007 and feel like they’re on holiday, despite still working!

‘We love our easy care home!’
In the third of their regular monthly missives, park newbies Bryan Lovewell and his wife Janet, of East View Park, in Norfolk, discuss home refurb and park neighbours

Park of the Year 2019 competition
We’ve teamed up with insurance giant and competition sponsor Towergate to bring you our ever-popular Park of the Year competition. Nominate your site and you could win big!

Best of both worlds for retirees
We turn the spotlight on a lovely Lincolnshire park offering a dream retirement package for those after peace and quiet, as well as conveniencce

Lifestyle

Small but perfectly formed
Like most park and holiday home owners, here at PH&HC we’re looking forward to the spring! In partnership with The Barton Group, we present our tips and advice for creating a ‘wow factor’ garden for your plot

Edible delights
You don’t need much space to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Even better, says Benedict Vanheems, is that a garden crammed with edibles can look every bit as stunning as one exclusively filled with ornamentals

Your home essentials
Steve Rowe introduces a range of great products for your park home, garage and garden

The song of spring
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton introduces a bird with a lovely name, and an intriguing personality, the chiffchaff

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin shows you how to cook three delicious courses to impress your friends and park home neighbours

Homes

‘The best move we’ve ever made!’
Meet the Gadds, a couple who used Quickmove Properties’ part-exchange service to facilitate their dream move

Exciting times!
We report on more good news from Tingdene Homes, as its Visitor Centre relaunches
and the company’s exciting expansion continues. Bella Brodie visits

The Omar Westfield
We take a look at one of Omar’s best-selling lodges, the Westfield, and find out how the latest incarnation has taken things up a notch. Bella Brodie reports

The Willerby Hazlewood
Bella Brodie reviews The Hazlewood, the most accessibly priced residential park home from Park Homes by Willerby

News, views and advice

News
Seven pages of news and events including advice on making a will

People power!
We chat to Sonia McColl OBE, a public-spirited park home resident who has helped thousands

Letters
Letters, Sudoku and Spot the Difference!

LEASE: QRAs
The Leasehold Advisory Service’s Richard Hand and Anna Tomasik explain more about Qualifying Residents’ Associations (QRAs)…

Money matters
More great money saving tips and help

Back to Blighty?
Steve Rowe considers the topic of ex-pats returning to the UK from the continent

Shows & Events

Manchester calling!
Andrew Jenkinson runs the rule over the best in our sector at the recent Manchester Show, held at Event City

Getting mobile in the Midlands
We take a final look at what visitors to Birmingham’s NEC can expect from the industry showpiece that comes to England’s second city from 19 to 24 February

Holiday

Holiday parks and homes
The holiday sector in focus!

Buying a holiday home
Everything you need to know…

Holiday news
Seven pages of essential news and updates