Park home residents in Cornwall band together

Falmouth Packet: Park home residents in Cornwall band together Park home residents in Cornwall band together

People living in park home sites across Cornwall are joining together to set up a new Forum to enable them to work together more closely and share information and best practice.

The suggestion to set up a Park Homes Residents’ Forum was initially discussed at two events staged by Cornwall Council last September when more than 150 people from sites across Cornwall met with Cornwall councillors and officers.

Recent initiatives include a new ‘resident’s guide’ leaflet and the development of a new webpage on the Council’s website. Officers have also provided information on changes in legislation and organised a pilot scheme to help improve insulation in a number of homes.

Park home residents at the recent steering group meeting agreed to take forward the idea of setting up a Park Homes Residents’ Forum for Cornwall to enable residents to share information and best practice, network with other park home residents and keep up to date with the current park homes legislation.

Following this meeting officers from the council’s localism team will now be working with the residents to help set up the organisation. An annual general meeting will now be held in the Spring when park home residents will be invited to vote and formally establish the forum.

Any park home resident who is interested in attending the next steering group meeting in March or would like further information about the forum can contact Emma Ball – Community Regeneration Officer E-mail emma.ball@cornwall.gov.uk. More details can also be found on the Council’s website - www.cornwall.gov.uk/parkhomes

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10:42am Tue 25 Feb 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

I could never understand the concept of park homes, some are about £179,000 the same price as a house and then they still have to pay ground rent monthly, some which is about £200 odd a month.
I could never understand the concept of park homes, some are about £179,000 the same price as a house and then they still have to pay ground rent monthly, some which is about £200 odd a month. Helston fly on the wall
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1:35pm Thu 27 Feb 14

meerkats says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I could never understand the concept of park homes, some are about £179,000 the same price as a house and then they still have to pay ground rent monthly, some which is about £200 odd a month.
i agree some of these homes fetch a terrific price and unless things have changed it wasnt possible to get a mortgage on them.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I could never understand the concept of park homes, some are about £179,000 the same price as a house and then they still have to pay ground rent monthly, some which is about £200 odd a month.[/p][/quote]i agree some of these homes fetch a terrific price and unless things have changed it wasnt possible to get a mortgage on them. meerkats
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