team up to combat troublesome holidaymakers
dozen Brean holiday park have teamed up with Burnham-On-Sea police
to launch a new scheme that aims to rid the area of anti-social
and unacceptable behaviour among holidaymakers.
Resort Unity and eleven other parks are currently piloting the
new scheme, called 'Sitewatch', which allows its park managers,
security team and wardens to issue a series of colour-coded notices
- Green, Amber and Red - that warn guests if they are displaying
anti-social or unacceptable behaviour. It warns them of the consequences
and threatens them with being asked to leave.
of any guest who is asked to leave are being shared with the other
11 holiday parks in Brean who have joined the scheme to ensure
that troublesome guests are not pushed between parks.
Kerslake, security co-ordinator at Holiday Resort Unity, came
up with the idea and told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Historically, these types of problems
have been dealt with on an individual park basis."
the rare occasions that we experience these type of problems -
such as excessive noise late at night, disruptive or unsupervised
children causing a nuisance or dogs barking - they can all spoil
your holiday experience."
He added: "The scheme allows us to deal with the problem
without bothering or tying up valuable police resources. The feedback
from our customers has been extremely positive and they clearly
welcome the process."
posters promoting the scheme, like the one pictured here, are
being displayed around the parks, who have also incorporated it
into their booking processes so that guests understand the rules
when they arrive.
Burnham Police Inspector Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This scheme has the potential to be a really effective tool
in improving the quality and enjoyment of holidaymakers by quickly
identifying and challenging the small minority of disrespectful
and disruptive visitors to our area."
am very excited by this innovative piece of work being delivered
by Andy, his team, other holiday providers and the policing team."
believe the effects of this initiative on the whole community
for visitors and residents alike will be really positive."
holiday parks wishing to join the scheme should call Andy Kerslake
on 01278 752009.