1,000 signatures reached
To: Bassetlaw District Council
Keep Longholme Farm Open
We have put this petition together to show the council how much Longholme Farm Campsite means to people. We hope the council will consider this when deciding the fate of the site.
After a constant campaign of unfounded complaints from a select few local residents, Longholme Farm's future hangs in the balance.
Why is this important?
For two years, Longholme Farm has been one of the fastest growing and most successful campsites in the area.
Steve Crossland, the owner, is a genuine, hard working man who has built the site from the ground up. He has strived to make Longholme a place of fun and happiness with relaxed rules and a welcoming atmosphere and wants nothing more than to see people happy.
He and his wife, Gail, have worked hard through many trying times, losing their son to a tragic car accident being their biggest test, yet they have soldiered on, still faced with a constant barrage of unfounded complaints and now their future is being threatened.
Longholme has become an important and favourite place for so many families, including many local ones who need a break from time to time. Steve and Gail have created a safe environment for children to play and parents to relax and the site also attracts a lot of families with children with special needs because of it's safe, back to basics nature.
Along with this, the site has brought an incredible amount of business to the town and local businesses, working closely with local pubs and restaurants and bringing business to the shops and supermarkets. Doesn't every town benefit from this sort of tourism?! Isn't it the council's responsibility to encourage and protect tourism in their district?!
Although the campsite is their livelihood, Steve and Gail are not in this for money. They have given away many free stays to lucky competition winners, again bringing tourism to the town, and have helped many people who have had difficult times by offering free stays so they are able to provide holidays for their children.
All Steve and Gail want is to see people happy and for Longholme Farm to continue to provide this haven for SO MANY people!
Below are a few (of MANY) comments the site has received and can be found on their facebook page:
Tina Cartledge: "I've heard nothing but good reviews about your campsite and I'm looking forward to going next week with a friend."
Beverley Lee: "We including free camping for more than one family who struggle to get away with their chad a blast thanks to your dad and his hospitality and send you all the luck in the world going forward. We look forward to coming back some time in the future xx"
Seamus Monahan: "I must say we bloody love the site and steve the man is a giant amongst giants never have i had such a friendly welcome and a big smile looking forward to seeing you all later this month on the field of dreams"
Scott Vickers: "your dads site is close to us but the way it feels is like been in a far away land you forget your own worries the feild of dreams is very fitting keep fighting there is more support for steve than negativity dont let it get the better of this wonderful place"
Janet Nicholson: "im a local girl that loves coming to longholme even tho its ten mins away it makes me feel a thousand miles away and gives me and my family an escape to relax and have fun. long live longholme"
James Anderson: "From a Retford caravan and camper hope your hard work pays off best of luck"
More can be seen at facebook.com/longholmefarm
If you have a Longholme story to share, please send a message to the facebook page.