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Park Homes July 2018 issue

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin talks you through another exciting edition of your favourite magazine!

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice and companies to call

Andrew’s anecdotes
Company mergers are not a new industry phenomenon. Caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson opens his archives to examine a particularly interesting one from the 1960s

Parks

Hoo Marina, Kent
Steve Rowe heads to the Kent coast to visit an established park home community which, unusually these days, is a family park, although most of the residents are retirees

Turners Hill Park, Sussex
Steve Rowe checks out a rural Sussex park, where the well-spaced-out homes enjoy a stunning woodland setting

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

‘Why we love our park home!’
Janette Hartill inherited her park home from her parents – now she also benefits from the tranquillity of living there…

Fangrove Park, Surrey
Kris Griffiths visits a picturesque park home estate in a leafy Home Counties village on the weekend of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Big investment at Wyldecrest
We find out more about a multi-million pound park improvement project

Life by the river
We get the lowdown on a luxury Cheshire park with a superb waterside location, owned by Olympic Parks

Back to the future
We take a look back through a century’s worth of history with General Estates

Homes

Last call for Stoneleigh!
Bella Brodie updates you on the impending World of Park and Leisure Homes Show, which takes place from 8 to 10 June

The Aspire Willowdale
Bella Brodie runs the rule over a fabulously modern new home from industry innovator Aspire Homes

Tingdene’s The Loft
Bella Brodie learns more about an exciting new home in the Tingdene range

Q&A with Red Rose
Bella Brodie chews the fat over all things park and lodge home related with James Welch, one of the owners of Red Rose

Lifestyle

Bird of the month
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton explains more about the decline of the much-loved turtle dove, and what you can do to reverse it

Your home essentials
Steve Rowe introduces more great products for your park home and garden under the microscope!

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin shows you how to cook a delicious three-course meal to impress your friends and park home neighbours in no time at all. Bon appetit!

Personal finance in the spotlight
Our experts look at the sometimes daunting sounding issue of personal finance and offer some savvy suggestions to help you not only save cash, but perhaps also make some shrewd investments, too

News, views and advice
News
Three pages of news and events from around your community

Letters
Your views, opinions, letters, Sudoku and Spot the Difference!

Money matters
Great money saving tips and help, including more on how you can get your personal finances in order

LEASE: inheriting and gifting
Aimee Hutchinson, a solicitor at Blacks Solicitors LLP, and Richard Hand, senior legal advisor at the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) examine the main differences and areas of importance for park home owners when it comes to inheritance

Leading the way
You may not think too much about the underside of your home, but neglecting this crucial area could prove to be a costly mistake, as industry expert Bankside Patterson explains

A time to celebrate
A humorous new column reflecting on life for the 50s from caravanning journalist Steve Rowe, who has just turned 50 himself

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

Holiday news
A bumper crop of news and updates from around the holiday home and park community

Flying visit: Cherry Tree Holiday Park, Norfolk
Bella Brodie takes a trip to a charming holiday park in an enviable location in Norfolk

Woodward Lakes and Lodges, Yorkshire.
We run the rule over a beautiful lodge park with waterside plots in a desirable part of the South Yorkshire countryside