Rescue team in appeal for caravan base

Wessex 4 x 4 Response is seeking a caravan to act as a mini-base

Caravan owners in North Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset may be interested in the plea of a volunteer team which helps the emergency services during periods of extreme weather conditions.

According to the Weston & Somerset Mercury, Wessex 4×4 Response is seeking a mobile home to act as a mini-base for its workers, allowing them to change clothes, use radio equipment and plan operations.

The group is looking for a donation and has suggested that, if a firm provided them with a caravan, they could emblazon the name across the side for sponsorship.

Volunteer Chris Young told the newspaper that the main requirements are that it is watertight and roadworthy.

“A 16 ft caravan would be ideal, so one end could be a communications hub and the other could have a toilet and rest area,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Lincolnshire Echo has revealed that a caravan site built for gypsy and traveller families is to get a £1.25 million revamp.