PARK RULES , SHIREBURNE PARK ,
Licensed Residential Development Area ,
Edisford Road , Waddington , BB7 3LB
In these rules:
- “occupier” means anyone who occupies a park home, whether under an Agreement to which the Mobile Homes Act 1983 applies or under a tenancy or any other agreement
- “you” and “your” refers to the homeowner or other occupier of a park home
- “we” and “our” refers to the park owner.
- they are to apply only from the date on which they take effect, which is 9/1/15; and
- no occupier who is in occupation on that date will be treated as being in breach due to circumstances which were in existence on that date and which would not have been a breach of the rules in existence before that date.
These rules are in place to ensure acceptable standards are maintained on the park, which will be of general benefit to occupiers, and to promote and maintain community cohesion. They form part of the Agreement by which homeowners occupy the pitch in accordance with the Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended.
With one exception the rules also apply to any occupiers of park homes who rent their home.
The only rule which does not apply to occupiers who rent their home is rule 28 about the colour of the exterior of the home, as someone renting their home would not be responsible for exterior maintenance.
None of these rules is to have retrospective effect. Accordingly:
These rules also apply (for so long as they live on the park) to the park owner and any employees, with the exception of the following rules 12 and 23.
Condition of the Pitch
1. For reasons of ventilation and safety you must keep the underneath of your home clear and not use it as a storage space.
2. You must not erect fences or other means of enclosure unless you have obtained our approval in writing (which will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed). Taking into account the style of areas of the park .You must position fences and any other means of enclosure so as to comply with the park’s site licence conditions and fire safety requirements.
3. You must not have external fires, including incinerator.
This includes log burning or similar open real fire stoves. There have been fatalities from carbon monoxide poisoning and fire when fitting these types of stoves. The local fire officer is concerned about the risk as caravans are mainly of timber construction. HETAS are the governing body for real fire installations and have advised it is not possible to install “real fires” into caravans.
4. You must not keep inflammable substances on the park except in quantities reasonable for domestic use.
a. You must not use chemicals (eg sodium hypochlorite solution) on the park except those reasonable for domestic use.
b. You must not use unsuitable domestic chemicals which could damage the parks sewage system.
c. You must not put anything down toilets that may damage the sewage system eg. Toilet wipes.
5. You must not keep or use explosive substances on the park.
6. You must not have more than one storage shed on the pitch. Where you source the shed yourself the design, standard and size of the shed must be approved by us in writing (approval will not be withheld or delayed unreasonably).You must position the shed so as to comply with the park’s site licence and fire safety requirements. We will never approve a shed exceeding 1.83mx1.83mx1.88m high (6ft x 6ft x 6ft2″)unless in our reasonable opinion the pitch will accommodate a larger shed without detracting from the amenity of the site or of any neighbouring pitch.
7. You must not have any storage receptacle on the pitch other than the shed mentioned in rule 6.
8. You must ensure that any shed or other structure erected in the separation space between park homes is of non-combustible construction and positioned so as to comply with the park’s site licence conditions and fire safety requirements. The separation space is the space between your park home and any neighbouring home.
9. You are responsible for the disposal of all household, recyclable and garden waste in approved containers through the local authority service. You must not overfill containers and must place waste in the bins provided in the approved position for the local authority collections. You must not use these bins for commercial waste or large oversized items e.g. electrical items, TVs, white goods, ironing boards, beds or furniture.
10. You must not deposit any waste or rubbish other than in local authority approved containers on any part of the park (including any individual pitch).
11. You must not use the park home, the pitch or the park (or any part of the park) for any business purpose, and you must not use the park home or the pitch for the storage of stock, plant, machinery or equipment used or last used for any business purpose. However you are at liberty to work individually from home by carrying out any office work of a type which does not create a nuisance to other occupiers and does not involve other staff, other workers, customers, or members of the public calling at the park home or the park.
Age of Occupants
12. No person under the age of 55 years may reside in a park home, with the exception of the park owner and their family, the park warden/ employees and family.
13. You must not use musical instruments, all forms of recorded music players, radios and other similar appliances and motor vehicles so as to cause a nuisance to other occupiers, especially between the hours of 10.30pm and 8.00am.
14. You must not keep any pets or animals except the following:
– Not more than 2 dogs (other than any of the breeds subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which are not permitted at all). You must keep any dog under proper control and you must not permit it to frighten other users of the park.
– You must keep any dog on a leash and must not allow it to despoil the park.
– Any fouling made by a dog must be removed immediately by the dog’s owner.
– Not more than 2 budgerigar(s) or similar which you must keep within the park home.
– You must not keep any other pet or animal at the park home or on the pitch except those which are housed in a cage, aquarium or similar and remain at all times within your home.
The express terms of a homeowner’s agreement contain an undertaking on the part of the homeowner not to allow anything which is or becomes a nuisance, inconvenience or disturbance to other occupiers at the park and this undertaking extends to the behaviour of pets and animals. A similar requirement not to cause a nuisance applies to tenants, and again this includes the behaviour of pets and animals.
These rules do not have retrospective effect. If the keeping of the pet complied with the previous rules, an occupier will not be treated as being in breach when these rules take effect. However, when the pet dies or leaves it can only be replaced if this would comply with these rules.
15. Nothing in rule 14 of these Park Rules prevents you from keeping an assistance dog if this is required to support your disability and Assistance Dogs UK or any successor body has issued you with an Identification Book or other appropriate evidence.
16. Where water is not separately metered at the park home the homeowner must use hose pipes conservatively. (Use of jet washers is permitted)
17. You must only use fire fighting equipment in case of fire.
18. You must protect all external water pipes from potential frost damage.
Vehicles and parking
19. You must drive all vehicles on the park carefully and within the displayed speed limit.
20. You must not park or allow to be parked any touring caravan, motorhome, boat or trailer on any part of the park.
21. You must not park on the roads or grass verges or block any turning points.
22. You must not park anywhere except in the parking space(s) allocated to your home.
23. Other than for delivering goods and services, you must not park or allow parking of commercial vehicles of any sort on the park, including:
– light commercial or light goods vehicles as described in the vehicle taxation legislation and
vehicles intended for domestic use but derived from or adapted from such a commercial vehicle.
– with the exceptions of commercial vehicles operated by the park owner and their family, the park warden etc.
24. You must hold a current driving licence and be insured to drive any vehicle you own on the park. You must also ensure that any vehicle you drive on the park is taxed in accordance with the requirements of law and is in a roadworthy condition.
25. Disused or un-roadworthy vehicles must not be kept anywhere on the park. We reserve the right to remove any vehicle which is apparently abandoned.
26. You must not carry out the following works or repairs on the park:
(a) major vehicles repairs involving dismantling of part(s) of the engine
(b) works which involve the removal of oil or other fuels.
27. You must not use or display guns, firearms and offensive weapons (including crossbows) on the park and you may only keep them on the pitch or in your home if you hold the appropriate licence and they are securely stored in accordance with that licence.
28. Homeowners must maintain the outside of their park home in a clean and tidy condition. Where the exterior is repainted or recovered homeowners must use reasonable endeavours not to depart from the original exterior colour-scheme, or to use another pastel shade which does not detract from the amenity of the site or of any neighbouring pitch.
Trees and Woodland
29. Shireburne Park is protected by ‘Tree Preservation Order’. Trees must not be cut down or pruned without prior consent. No wild plants bushes or flowers are to be removed or destroyed without prior consent. Some of the flora and fauna are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside act.
Utility safety regulations
30. You must not attempt to work on the parks electrical, gas or water systems, there is strict guidance and regulations to be followed and these are park property. No wiring is to be made directly into any electrical boxes. All electrical work is to be carried out by qualified electricians with suitable insurance cover. You will be charged for any call out due to faulty wiring done by yourself or for any faulty appliances in your park home/ caravan.
Note It is regarded essential by reputable “gas safe “ engineers to annually service gas appliances to maintain the safe working order and efficient running of gas appliances. There is no legal requirement for an owner occupied home to have the appliances checked annually. As owners of the park we believe it sensible to advise residents to be safe in their caravans but it is the individual home owner to decide to have their gas appliances serviced and checked by an LPG qualified, gas safe registered engineer.
Fire fighting equipment
31. Your caravan is to be equipped with adequate fire fighting equipment as a minimum this should be 1kg dry powder type fire extinguisher, smoke detector(s) and fire blanket. All equipment must be maintained in a good condition and full working order. It is your responsibility to ensure that all occupants of your caravan are familiar with the location of the fire points and the contents of the fire notices which are displayed at each point. Following consultation from the local fire brigade, personal safety is paramount, their advice is GET OUT, STAY OUT, CALL US OUT.
Cycling and ball games
32. Cycling on walkways is prohibited. Ball games, skateboards, roller skates and roller blades must not be used in the vicinity of pitches.
33. A copy of your current insurance certificate is to be held in the park office and replaced annually.
34. Whilst doing any ground work around a caravan, please ensure that no inspection chambers are covered. If we find it necessary to re-instate any chambers you may liable for a charge.
Health and Safety
35. Contractors must provide a written risk assessment and method statement prior to commencing any work including but not limited to:
Electrical work e.g. installation of garden lights or lanterns
Any building work (this includes family members or friends)’
Copies of contractor’s public liability insurance are to be provided to the office with plans of any work to be carried out.
Note; Metal stakes are not to be placed in the ground without prior approval. Please write to the office with a drawing of where it is to be placed. Trenches and holes are to be dug by hand not using machinery. This is to prevent damage to utilities underground.
The site owner’s approval will not unreasonably be withheld or delayed.
36. You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that your guests comply with these rules.