Furious caravan holidaymakers slam council site

Concerns have been raised over waterlogged land.
Concerns have been raised over waterlogged land.

Furious holidaymakers at a council-run caravan park, have demanded their money back, claiming the waterlogged site is a health risk.

Kingfisher Holiday Park tenants Christopher and Michaela Marshall claim they’ve lost hundreds of pounds in bookings because the ‘atrocious’ terrain makes the Ingoldmells site impossible to let.

Mr Marshall said: “I can’t lease it out, we’ve had seven people cancel their holidays because they feared the ground was unsafe for kids and elderly people and I had to drive all the way over from Nuneaton to refund one of the families who demanded their money back.”

The Elms section of the site is said to suffer such terrible drainage problems that a neighbouring caravan began sinking into the ground and needed towing away.

The Marshalls and other tenants have complained to their landlord, East Lindsey District Council, but say nothing has improved.

“We pay £2,366 a year in site fees and I think they’ve taken it under false pretences because the ground is awful, we shouldn’t have to pay half of that,” Mr Marshall added.

A spokesperson for the district council has acknowledged there are ‘issues with drainage’ at the site, but claims that work carried out over the winter will resolve the problems. They said: “It will take sometime for the previously grassed area to re-establish following the works but we are confident that with the time the drainage scheme will deliver significant improvements for tenants and visitors,”

Mr Marshall, however, says the work has ‘only made it worse’.