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Avoid overloading with free caravan and campervan weight checks

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Avoid overloading with free caravan and campervan weight checks

Residents in Conwy and Denbighshire who own caravans or campervans are urged to take advantage of free weight checks and safety advice – to make sure they stay on the right side of the law.

Officers of Conwy Trading Standards, Denbighshire Trading Standards, and North Wales Police Community Safety section are offering free “Check Your Weight” sessions at the Weighbridge on the A525 between Rhuddlan and St Asaph on the following dates and times.

17 May – 9am – 1pm

7 June - 12 noon – 4pm

21 June – 12 noon – 4pm

19 July – 9am – 1pm

2 August – 12 noon – 4pm

16 August – 12 noon – 4pm

People don’t need to make an appointment, they can simply pop along between the listed times on the dates mentioned and find out if their vehicles are within the legal weights. Whilst there they can chat about the security of their caravan or campervan with an officer of North Wales Police Community Safety Team.

Cllr Mark Baker, Cabinet Member for Regulation, Conwy County Borough Council, said: “We are at the start of the holiday season, so caravan and campervan owners are encouraged to come along and check that their vehicles are loaded within the legal limits permitted. Overloaded vehicles can put the driver, passengers and other road users at risk as vehicles can be less stable, more difficult to steer and take longer to stop if the maximum weight they are designed to carry is exceeded. Overweight vehicles can also cause serious damage to roads and infrastructure.

“These sessions are free of charge and our officers will be there to weigh the vehicles and advise of any safety steps that need to be taken.”

The weighbridge can be found on the Rhuddlan to St Asaph A525 road, approximately ¾ of a mile from Rhuddlan, located in the layby. There will be signs indicating the weighbridge is in operation.

If you have any questions regarding the sessions, please contact either Conwy Trading Standards on trading.standards@conwy.gov.uk or Denbighshire Trading Standards section on tradingstandards@denbighshire.gov.uk

Posted on 14/05/2019

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