Caravan owners have slammed a holiday park's decision to hike up their fees by £1,000 "with no warning".
Owners at the Lyons Winkups Holiday Park in Towyn, Wales, have been hit with a rise from around £4,400 to just under £5,500 this year, with many stating they cannot afford the jump in price.
Receipts showed that, in October 2020, the fees were around £4,400, but have gone up this year and are due by the beginning of March 2022, report NorthWalesLive.
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Owners at the Prestatyn Lido Beach site also say fees have gone up at their site, with claims of a rise of up to £800.
However, the company which owns the parks said fees have "not increased over the past two years" and will only be going up in line with inflation for 2022.
A caravan owner at the Winkups park, who did not want to give their name, said: "We have been sent invoices with no warning, with another £1,000 which now makes the fee over £5,000, which many of us cannot afford.
"There are some wondering what they are going to do and may have to sell up because they can't afford to keep them any more."
A spokesman for Lyons Holiday Parks, which owns 13 sites in North Wales including Winkups and Lido Beach, said: "Site fees at Lyons Winkups and Lido Beach have not increased over the past two years, and will only be increasing in 2022 in line with inflation.
"However, we understand that owners at both parks were estranged from their holiday homes during lockdown which is why a goodwill gesture was offered to owners who were affected by the pandemic in the autumn of 2020.
"This included a part-credit on site fees for the period that travel was prohibited by both the national and Welsh governments from March-July 2020, as well as individual bar vouchers, and a card entitling owners to almost a third off of food and drink at selected Lyons venues, which was raised from a 10% discount to a 30% discount.
"No other holiday parks, to our knowledge, offered a Coronavirus Support Package such as this.
"There has not been a thousand-pound increase, as fees have only risen by 8.3% at Lyons Winkups and 5% at Lido Beach since 2020, and both are premium parks with an array of facilities in one of the most sought-after locations in North Wales."
In response, the caravan owner, who contacted NorthWalesLive claimed they had not received any vouchers.
They said: "We lowered our rental fees to get people back into the caravan. If we had known there would be this hike, then we would have told customers and raised them.
"Why didn't they wait until 2023 to raise fees, when the pandemic may have been fully passed?"
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