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Park Homes May 2018 issue

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Welcome   
Editor Alex Melvin introduces  another bumperissue that’s full of features

Buying a park home   
Essential buying advice and companies to contact

Andrew’s anecdotes
Andrew Jenkinson goes in search of theAlbatr oss – not the bird, but a 1960s mobilehome manufacturer…

Parks

Keys Park, Cambridgeshire
Kris Griffiths visits a park near Peterborough to find out what the residents of a Berkeleyparks’ site make of this established park home estate

Sandy Bay, Essex
Canvey Island, in Essex, is a unique part of the UK, occupying an enviable position on the Thames Estuary. Bella Brodie finds out more about an ace new residential development

Get voting!
If you think your park is deserving of the title of Britain’s finest, enter our competition and you could win a share of £1,000

When a mod met a rocker!
Marian and Ron Gillings have faced some big challenges, but when they moved to Orchard Park, in Berkshire, they slept more soundly

Simply the best
Nominate a deserving resident on your park and you could both win fantastic cash prizes

Britain’s youngest park owner
Kris Griffiths travels to Wyldecrest Parks HQ in Grays, Essex, to talk to Alfie Best Jnr who, at 20, is Britain’s youngest park owner

An impressive park
We find out more about a picturesque Scottish park that’s run by a friendly site owner and speak to its newest park home resident

Eastfield Park, Nottinghamshire
Andrew Jenkinson visits a site with a wealth of happy residents and a prime central Midlands location

Homes
The Wessex Summerhouse
Bella Brodie steps inside a delightful lodge from the experts at Wessex, discovering some unexpected benefits along the way…

The Oakgrove Clarendon
Northern Irish manufacturer Oakgrove has consistently delivered high-end models over the past few years. Bella Brodie runs the rule over the firm’s new Clarendon

In a nutshell: Pathfinder Retreat
Bella Brodie beats a path to the door of a stunning new lodge home from industry innovators Pathfinder

Looking to the future
Andrew Jenkinson talks to Willerby Homes’ sales manager Kirsten Bolton about the company’s range and exciting plans for the future

Open day success
Tingdene Homes hosted its annual open day in March from its state-of-the-art headquarters in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. We find out how the day went

One year on
The unexpected merger of Sovereign and Cambrian, two of the industry’s top home manufacturers a year ago, sent a ripple of surprise around our sector. Bella Brodie finds out how it’s been going since…

Settling in
The lowdown on forming a Qualifying Residents’ Association

Get ready for Stoneleigh
Bella Brodie talks to the organisers of the upcoming World of Park & Leisure Homes Show about what we can expect at Stoneleigh Park, in Warwickshire, this June

Lifestyle
Bird of the month
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton reveals all about the nightingale, a bird made famous for its mellifluous melodies

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

What’s right for you
We offer a guide on how best to choose your home and where to find your ideal park

Midweek marvels
Alex Melvin serves up five tasty meals you can cook quickly and cheaply during a busy week

A country gal at heart
The RSPB’s Jenny Shelton looks back on a maiden year spent living amid nature

News, views and advice
News
Four pages of news and events

Money matters
More great money saving tips and help

Letters
Letters, Sudoku and Spot the Difference!

LEASE: fire safety
LEASE’s Anna Tomasik examines the issues
surrounding fire safety in park homes

Holiday
Buying a holiday home
All you need to know about the buying process explained

Holiday news
A bumper crop of news and updates

Inspired not bored
Andrew Jenkinson learns more about a fascinating new innovation from Willerby

Home improvements
The gold standard
Superior Home Developments has been appointed an approved repairer to the prestigious Gold Shield Warranty scheme. Alex Melvin finds out more