Dylan Roberts Appointed Mid Wales Branch Director of Holiday Parks Association

April 2022

Mid Wales branch of The British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA), which represents 3,000 holiday, residential, tenting, touring and glamping parks across the UK, has a new director.

Dylan Roberts steps up from his previous role as branch secretary to take over from Richard Rhodes, owner of Plas Dolguog Estates Ltd and a director of Garth Holiday Park, Machynlleth, who had been director since 1999.

Mr Roberts, who lives in Bow Street, near Aberystwyth, is a director of Salop Caravan Sites and Bywater Leisure Parks and co-managing director of caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure, which is based in Shrewsbury but has sales centres in Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn.

The BH&HPA lobbies and represents members’ interests to government and policymakers at all levels. Its strategy is directed by park owners and managers to provide services tailored to the needs of the industry.

Mr Roberts, who has worked for Salop Leisure for 32 years and has been involved in the industry for 39 years, said: “It’s an honour to represent the Mid Wales branch as director and to sit on the board of the BH&HPA. I look forward to serving members in Mid Wales to the best of my ability to ensure that their voices are heard on the main board as the industry continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic. It’s important that the association is consulted by governments at all levels when legislation that affects parks is being considered.”

“I shall be looking to develop the social side of the branch, providing opportunities for members to meet up, to visit parks and to share ideas and best practice. The BH&HPA seeks to maintain high standards and we are very fortunate here in Mid Wales to have so many top quality parks.”

Praising his predecessor, he said: “Richard has served Mid Wales diligently as director for more than 20 years and has done a sterling job looking after the interests of member parks in the region. I shall endeavour to continue his dedication and hard work to benefit members.”

Mr Roberts is also a director of MWT Cymru and a member of the Caravan and Camping Forum for Wales and the Mid Wales Regional Tourism Forum. A qualified engineer originally from Yorkshire, Mr Rhodes bought Garth Holiday Park after a job he had secured at a technical college in Peru fell through the week before he was due to travel. He has grown the park from 30 caravans to 149 holiday units which are now run by his youngest son, Edward.

During his time as BH&HPA Mid Wales branch director, Mr Rhodes became closely involved with the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme. With his late wife, Diana, he created Grandma’s Garden at Garth Holiday Park which won a gold award and a special award of distinction from the scheme.

“It has been a privilege to be director since 1999 and I have thoroughly enjoyed it,” he said. “The BH&HPA has expanded and what a good job it has done to bring parks together to network, which is very important. I am happy that Dylan will now add to what I have done as director to continue to strengthen the association.”

During the pandemic, Mr Rhodes has written his life story which he hopes to have published later this year.

Get in touch
Wondering about static caravan site fees? Let's break it down! 💰 

Site fees are essential for keeping your holiday home on its pitch all year round. But how much do they really cost? Salop Caravan Sites Sales Director, Chris Jones, shares insights on our site fees on our blog and our latest YouTube video - link in our bio. 

#Wales #Cymru #VisitWales #StaycationUK #Staycation #HolidayHomesUK #StaticCaravan #CaravanForSale #HolidayHomes #StaticHolidayHomes #HolidayHomeOwnership
Finish the sentence with your favourite Salop Site! 👀

#Wales #Cymru #VisitWales #StaycationUK #HolidayHomesUK #HolidayHomes
🌟 Meet the Managers! 🌟

Green Meadow Holiday Home Park is managed by Adrian and Samantha, who live on the park to ensure that every stay is a pleasant, enjoyable and memorable one. They look forward to welcoming you and showing you around their beautiful park!

📞 01970 820450
✉️ info@greenmeadowholidayhomepark.co.uk
Visit our website to find out more about this park.

#Wales #Cymru #Aberystwyth #VisitWales #StaycationUK #Staycation #HolidayHomesUK #CaravanForSale #CaravanPark #HolidayHomes #StaticHolidayHomes #HolidayHomeOwnership
Happy National Walking Day! 🥾 Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails in scenic Mid Wales. From coastal paths to mountainous terrain, there's a route for every adventurer. Need inspiration? Check out our blog for the best hikes and walks in the region! 

#NationalWalkingDay #Wales #MidWales #DiscoverWales #VisitWales #Cymru  #WelshWalks #HikingAdventures #ExploreWales #NatureWalks #ScenicRoutes #ExploreOutdoors
Are you exploring private sale options for your holiday home? 🏡 

Dive into our latest insights where we unravel the details of private sales at Salop Caravan Sites, offering clarity and guidance for potential sellers. Discover the benefits and considerations of private sales and make an informed decision for your property transaction! Find the link in our bio to watch the full video. 

#Wales #Cymru #VisitWales #StaycationUK #Staycation #HolidayHomesUK #CaravanForSale #CaravanSite #HolidayHomes #StaticHolidayHomes #HolidayHomeOwnership