Villagers form barricade to stop convoy of travellers

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  1. ShiftZZ

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    •Alarm raised when caravans parked up on Hoghton Cricket Club's pitch

    •Players and supporters from Lancashire club organised fight back
    •Local tradesman blocks entrance with lorry to prevent more incursions
    •Volunteers plug remaining gaps on 24-hour shift basis through the night
    •Police and council obtain a court order to have the travellers removed today

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...mp-cricket-field-mobile-home-parks-pitch.html
     
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  2. teddybard

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    Typical Cricket Club
    "The rules say no":cry:

    but wheres the funster sticker on this van:Rofl1:
     
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  3. Viennese

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    I just heard travelelrs have invaded Bourton on the Water too but don't know how true it is... Robbed a jewellery shop there?


    Catherine
     
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    i dont think the freeloading scumbags would of been too happy if a cricket match was played on the pitch they were infesting. score six for a boundary and 12 if you smash the ball through their windows

    the police are far too soft on these creatures, so community direct action is really the only way forwards. if they wont move, light bonfires on your land right beside their vans... they'd soon feck off
     
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    If only more communities stuck together instead of complaining from behind twitching net curtains.
    It would help sort out everything from wayward teenagers to speeding motorists. We've had problems with the former in the past, the parents stuck up for their troublesome kids and nobody else dared intervene!:Angry: The village was like the wild west until they grew up and discovered girls!
    Well done those people! How dare those travelers interfere with village cricket!:BigGrin:
     
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    Why couldn't the police arrest the ones who damaged the square for criminal damage?
     
  7. Janine

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    We had them descend on Bridgnorth last week and many more were on their way to join them apparently.

    If they weren't such antisocial, criminal and plain dirty so & so's maybe they would be allowed to stop for a few days.

    They don't do themselves any favours, do they? :Angry:
     
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    Probably too difficult to identify the actual individual without seeing the act themselves.

    So far this year we have stayed at C&CC rallies at a rugby club, a cricket club and two football clubs. Obviously those are all official, the clubs receive a welcome injection of funds to keep them going and no litter is left nor trouble caused.

    Hopefully the actions of these anti-social/criminal individuals will not put clubs off continuing to allow their grounds to be used for responsible events.
     
  9. pappajohn

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    plenty on the web about this robbery but no mention of Itinerants being involved/
     
  10. MHVirgins

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    Cricket club? The police were called to "bale out" the cricket club, they looked "stumped" don't they? Or did he have a dose of the "runs"and was "hit for 6"?

    Bill:Smile:
     
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    That robbery was on the 28th June. We were at an MCC rally (about 70 vans) there last weekend perhaps we were the travellers that invaded. :Rofl1:
     
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    I take it they weren't club members?
     
  13. MichelleRyall

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    Loving the fact that thy have got the money for a £43,000 motorhome!!!:Sad:
     
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    I'm sorry but that is out of order.:Angry:

    Funsters do have their good points as well:BigGrin:
     
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    They probably haven't!

    Have you checked yours is still in storage!!!!:Rofl1:

    ...Sorry!:Blush:
     
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    believe me, its not a problem for them.

    been working on a council travellers site near us and the place is over run with £20000 caravans, transits, expensive 4x4 pickups and high end cars....not one of them more than 4 years old.

    unfortunately for the rest of us we pay council tax and income tax at a minimum 20%.

    to them the word "tax man" is like the tooth fairy....a myth.

    imagine how much better off you would be if you didnt pay any taxes and made a very good living from your work.
     
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  17. JJ

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    As a liberal, extreme left wing, namby pamby do gooder I often take the side of my fellow van dwelling cousins but there is a limit...

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    Parking a vehicle on a CRICKET SQUARE is TOTALLY out of order.

    A MAJOR sin...

    Lock him up and throw away the key and crush the van...


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    We have a large group of " travellers " on our local football/ recreation field. I shall be sleeping with my windows open. This happens every year in the run up to the Great Dorset Steam Fair, which saddens me to say that I shall never be going to again. My grandfather helped Mike Oliver set it up and I went for the first 25 years. My last visit a year ago terrified me, groups of grubby looking males eyeing up anything in sight. Even saw the police pull over a teenage girl carrying a pair of bolt choppers. I have never felt so unsafe in my life. My friend who shows a small engine said that they have to have 24 hour police security round their vehicles. What a sad state of affairs. I went to school with many gypsies who are disgusted by these so called travellers and do not wish to be associated with them at all. And by the way.....the burglary rate has suddenly risen in my area.......can't think why!!!
     
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    Should have added that I didn't go to the Steam Fair for many years due to work before attending last year, to say I was shocked would be an understatement. And it should also have read ......bolt croppers. Flipping auto correct:Sad:
     
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    how can you be liberal AND extreme left wing JJ:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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