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Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Safety Nets

In November last year Aberystwyth was hit by a severe weather event. During what was already a windy day, the wind speed increased suddenly and substantially with gusts of 94 mph recorded.

The incident was brief but violent in nature, with the conditions returning to strong gusts within a matter of minutes. Golden Sands Holiday Park in Borth, lies six miles north of the town. During the ‘tornado’, many Welsh Blue slates were dislodged from the rooftops of buildings close to the park and fragments were carried on the strong wind for some distance, impacting on a number of Golden Sands’ privately-owned caravans. Many units on the park were insured with Compass, who sent representatives to conduct an assessment of the damage the same day.

While the investigation is still ongoing, in some cases the damage to individual units is serious enough that it may well render the caravans as being beyond economic repair. The Compass team is fully equipped to offer full support to our customers when disaster strikes. A dedicated claims handler, Kate, is hard at work at Compass head office, processing the necessary paperwork and arranging for repairs, support and assistance as required by Golden Sands Holiday Park.

Claims Manager Chris Barclay, who was on the scene shortly after the incident was reported, commented: “The fact that the park was closed to customers during the incident can only be positive from the point of view that it ensured they were out of harm’s way. However, it does somewhat lengthen the claims process, in as much as we may not know the full extent of damage caused by the ‘tornado’ until customers return to use their units when the park re-opens in March 2017.”

Chris continues: “In times like these the most important thing is to minimise danger to life – after all, material things can be replaced. Once the Compass Disaster Plan team arrives on-site, we’re committed to staying for as long as it takes to establish a safe, calm environment. We’ll then be with the customer every step of the way until the conclusion of the claim.

He adds: “In times of crisis it’s great to be able to reassure a park owner that we’re on our way and that we will ensure that they will have the support they require”.

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