12 APRIL 1935, Page 3

* * The Control of Camping Grounds The Camping and

Open-Air Exhibition opened at the Imperial Institute last Monday affords -further evidence, of which there is no lack of demonstration in all parts of Britain, of the popularity of organized camping. Thirty or forty years ago campers were usually persons who sought solitude. Now the majority seek one another's company in established camping grounds. Their mode of life, under suitable conditions, is healthy ; the cost of a holiday is small. The local inhabitants of seaside resorts do not always welcome their presence, 'since they pay nothing to- the hotels and boarding-houses. But some • kind of regulation is neces- sary in the -interests of sanitation and the amenities of the neighbourhood. • Hence the new clauses- introduced into the Bill promoted by the Rhyl Urban District Council, empowering the Council to make by-laws for the regulation of camps to secure cleanliness and order. The consent of the Council must also be obtained before land can be used as a camping-ground. The reasonable claims of the less gregarious camper are met by the clause which defines camping ground as land " on which' three or more movable dwellings are situate."