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In The October 2017 Issue

Noticeboard
Welcome   
Editor Alex Melvin gets excited about your all-action October issue!

Buying a park home   
Essential buying advice and companies to contact

Andrew’s anecdotes    
Andrew Jenkinson dips into his archive once more and takes us back through the decades

Parks
Octcontents3Port Werburgh Park, Kent   
Philip Pond visits a wonderful residential park on the Kent coast and finds out what the residents like about living there

West Shore Park, Cumbria    
Andrew Jenkinson travels to the heart of Cumbria and marvels at a Berkeleyparks’ site set amid the wonder of The Lake District

Competition time!    
Enter our competitions to find the UK’s best park warden and most helpful resident and you could win fantastic prizes!

Countrywide has the answers!    
It’s been an exciting period for established park home operator Countrywide Parks. We learn more about this friendly company

Still going strong!    
We meet park home residents Ivy and Alfred Gibbins, of Bedwell Park, Cambridgedshire, who are still as enthusiastic as ever about the lifestyle after 28 years

A lone star!    
Bella Brodie travels to Dorset to visit an elite park with luxury homes at a fraction of the price of their bricks and mortar counterparts

Live your dreams!    
We find out more about the UK’s biggest park operator Wyldecrest Parks

Major investment at Scottish site    
State-of-the-art community hub comes to North Lanarkshire-based residential park

Surrey Hills Park, Surrey
Philip Pond investigates a lovely site in a beauty spot in the Surrey Hills, yet also close to the hotspots of London and the M25

Homes
Octcontents2The Red Rose Butterfly   
Andrew Jenkinson’s heart’s aflutter over a striking new model from Red Rose

The Prestige Avanti   
This brand new model from Prestige & Homeseeker really caught the eye at some recent events. We find out why

The Willerby Skye   
We review one of the latest colourful additions to Willerby’s impressive range

Aspirational lodges   
We profile a new manufacturer set to make a big splash in the park and lodge world

Pathfinder in focus   
We find out what’s currently in the Devon company’s line up

The Omar Colorado   
Bella Brodie finds out more about a classic park home from industry leaders Omar

In a nutshell: Tingdene Tresco   
Tingdene’s latest new home turned heads at its first outings at recent trade shows. Bella Brodie steps inside to cast her verdict


Lifestyle
Keep warm, save cash!  
There are lots of energy-saving devices and approaches you can take ahead of the winter in your park home. Our expert offers his top tips

Hedging it   
Jenny Shelton laments the decline of the hedgehog in our park home gardens

Your home essentials   
A range of top products especially for your park home, garage and garden

FREE 150 spring flowering bulbs   
Get your free spring bulbs, worth £21.99!

News, views and advice
News   
Three pages of news from all around the UK

Letters   
Your thoughts on the issues of the day, plus a Sudoku puzzle and tip-filled cartoon strip!

Money matters   
More great money saving tips and help

LEASE: site licences   
How does the legislation relate to residential, holiday and mixed-use sites? The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) finds out...

Show previews
Beautiful Beaulieu!    
Everything you need to know about the upcoming Beaulieu show

Go West!     
The Westpoint show comes to Exeter once more this month. We find out more...

Holiday
Buying a holiday home    
Everything you need to know

Holiday news   
Updates from accross the UK community

Kielder Waterside, Northumbria    
Bella Brodie visits this north-east beauty spot and assesses the Oakgrove lodges on show

Still swinging!    
Andrew Jenkinson checks out a 1960s Bluebird

Happy campers!   
More on the Club Holiday Homes scheme

A spring in your step!    
Lynne Pedley explores the third and final phase of development at a Worcestershire lodge park