Timeline

Storage yard nearly completed.

We are very close to having the second phase of the external caravan and motor home storage yard finished. We will have a full capacity of around 45 spaces available and an area designated for washing and cleaning.

With a few more weeks of work to go and about 120 tonnes of gravel, we will be ready to set the ball rolling with CaSSOA registration and awarding.

   
 

Bees update

Thanks to a local and generous Bee Keeper (thanks Gareth!) I’ve progressed to a good stage with the bee hive. It’s now got a brand new base, a secondary brood box (second box up) to eventually make the old one redundant and able to be reused on a new hive and the first ‘super’ (which is where the bees put the excess – honey!!!). So, watch this space… I look forward to offering our touring park and storage customers a jar of site produced Amber nectar! 🙂

 

Caravan proof fence!

Working towards my September deadline for getting the external caravan storage yard completed; with the help of some top blokes, we set to putting the last 9 fence posts in and lay down the ducting ready for some electricity cables. It only took 3 hours after we prepped the site the day before, to get … View this gallery

Storage entrance yard

Four of us on the job today, so finished the curbs and made good the bank along the hedgerow. A good layer of planings which now needs to be rollers down and shingle to go. 🙂

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Springing into action

With the dry days and warmer weather work is continuing in earnest at Cresslands. We are now ready to finish the area in front of the storage unit. Edging with reclaimed curbs and topping with gravel. This will provide a wide turning area and parking space.

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Daffs galore!

When I asked for some bulbs to plant along the front entrance and roadway to bring in some spring chi I wasn’t expecting 50kg of mixed daffodil bulbs!!
I’m sure I will be able to find somewhere in the 6 acres to bury them though. So, over the next few days I’m going to set to it and get as many in as possible between showers. Glad the soil is easy to dig!

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Early winter catch-up

I’ve not posted for quite a while now. Not that things have stopped on the site, but admittedly developments have slowed down, mainly due to weather conditions, but also because piles of mud being used to fill and level areas on the site, don’t make for particularly good photos. 😉

So, bringing you up to speed on what’s been going on for the past few months.

Ring road now completed

One of the main roadways into and around the site, has been completed to the stage where it will just need smoothing out a little, and then topped with gravel. This helps during these winter months with navigating around the site with heavy machinery and allowing constant access to monitor the site without getting stuck.

CCTV & Security Alarm system

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had a complete state-of-the-art security system installed ready to provide security and protection for our customers wishing to store caravans on site. This system consists of 24 hour remote monitored CCTV IR dome cameras and an intruder alert system which signals the loudest alarm I have ever heard!!

Caravan Storage

Since the CCTV and alarm systems were installed we have been busy taking on caravans for internal storage while we wait for approval from SKDC for external storage permission, and have a few places left still, but very happy we’ve started trading at last.

Telephone

It only took BT and OpenReach FOUR MONTHS to get a new telephone line installed, quite an achievement really! SO, we now have a direct line for you to contact us on and arrange for your caravan storage. 01778 561 225.

This has also allowed us to start promoting this new number and hence have a second sign at the front entrance now, which will hopefully bring in some business.

POTS!!!!

A legacy of past times, still clings on to a large area of the site – POTS – we have a huge amount of pots to get rid of, as they won’t all become hardcore and only a certain amount of road is needed!!! SO, if you have any leads for any business or individual;  wanting these pots we are pretty much giving them away for £10 a pallet! Contact me for details and a visit.

A plume found

I popped over to water the trees and shrubs today and took a walk round, only to find a huge amount of male peacock plume feathers scattered far and wide over the back part of the site. I do hope our friendly neighbourhood king peacock hasn’t met his unfortunate demise!! I’ve collected all the feathers…

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Nearly a ring-road

A small post, showing that the main site ring-road, which connects area 1,2 and 3 together is nearly connected up. This stretch will allow two-way travel providing access to area 3 directly, while the rest of the site is adopting a one-way system.

View across into area 3 along two-way roadway

View across into area 3 along two-way roadway

It looks quite a mess at the moment but each side will have a good layer of top soil added to bring the level up to that of the road.

Storage unit lighting

It’s been a while since I posted anything, but never-the-less progress is being made. Another local company has been busy installing the lighting system in and around the Storage Unit. A light sensor activates the two which illuminate the Cresslands signage at the top of the shed door, while we can manually operate four other lights which provide a spread of light to either side. There are only six lighting heads inside the unit, but they provide perfectly adequate lighting for when daylight hours become less.

Internal storage unit lighting

Internal storage unit lighting

External lighting on the front of storage unit

External lighting on the front of storage unit