Latest Issue – March 2020

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin introduces your March issue, which also marks this esteemed organ’s 60th anniversary…

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice, legal help, plus specialist industry names to contact on a range of different topics

Andrew’s anecdotes
Caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson looks back on the 1960s: boom time for our sector and when it all began for this magazine

Parks
Oaklands Park, West Sussex
Steve Rowe visits a leafy residential park in the pretty West Sussex countryside, where both show homes and empty plots are available for potential home buyers

Tower Park, Essex
Steve Rowe drops in at a long established residential park, on the banks of the River Crouch estuary in Essex

Flowerdown Park, Hampshire
Sue Hollingshead explores Flowerdown Park, a gem, nestled in the Hampshire countryside owned by experienced park site operator, General Estates

Homes
A home on the south coast!
We find out how Quickmove Properties can help you secure the park home of your dreams at a superb site like Royale Heights in Poole, Dorset

The all-new Willerby Mapleton
Fresh from its launch at the SECC in Glasgow in early February, Bella Brodie takes a tour of Willerby’s latest new leisure lodge…

The Omar Colorado
We take a look at Omar’s much-loved signature residential model! Bella Brodie reports

In a nutshell: Aspire Muskoka
We put an Aspire lodge to the test at a Betws-y-Coed park! Bella Brodie finds out more

Shows and events
Lots to see at the NEC!
The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 18 to 23 February. We find out more…

The beautiful south
Ahead of the publication of your official World of Park & Leisure Homes’ South of England showguide – free with PH&HC April – we find out what visitors can expect at the show…

Caravan & Motorhome Show 2020
The Manchester Show managed to pull some rabbits out of the hat! We learn more…

Services
9 top reasons to buy a park home
Sell My Group’s managing director Justin Allitt looks at some of the reasons buying a new park home is so appealing

TLC from PCB!
Is your home looking a little tired inside? We take a look at a company that can help, PCB Improvements…

Nostalgia
Through the decades
This magazine celebrates our 60th anniversary this issue! We look back through the past six decades at some of the key moments in the development of our industry…

Lifestyle
The roaring twenties
As we enter the 2020s, we thought it would be interesting to look back at the glamorous 1920s, otherwise known as the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age!

A feathered flirt
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton gives us the lowdown on a wonderful bird that has a rather special courtship dance…

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin cooks up three more tasty courses!

Your home essentials
Steve Rowe brings you an all-new range of products for your home, garage and garden

News, views and advice
News
Five pages of news and events from around the UK, including a brand new residential development in Selby, Yorkshire, and an important appointment at Haulfryn

Letters
Your views and opinions, plus some Sudoku and a great new puzzle for you to try!

Money matters
Steve Rowe keeps you updated with the latest financial facts and figures, plus has a five-point plan to makeover your park home

LEASE: security of tenure
Do you have proper security of tenure on your park home site? LEASE looks at how the Mobile Homes Act 1983 is applied to this issue in light of Romans Park Homes Ltd v Hancock

Hot and bothered
Steve Rowe takes a philosophical look at the effects of global warming…

Holiday
Buying a holiday home
Sound advice to get you started…

Holiday news
Lots more news and updates.

Queensland Country Park, Lancs
Situated near the Fylde Coast in north-west Lancashire, there’s a little piece of heaven called Queensland Country Park! Andrew Jenkinson finds out more…