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Cirencester Beeches car park ‘traveller’ incursion......again!

Oct 7, 2015
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Ok. The annual incursion of ‘travellers’ is underway at the Beeches car park in Ciren, with the council making the usual noises about ‘High Court Injunctions’ etc., but, in the meantime, the one decent car park here suitable for motorhome is currently off-limits thanks to our helpful itinerants. My worry is that the Cotswold District Council will (eventually) get so fed-up with this that height barriers will be installed - the local letter writers are already pushing for this - and we’ll potentially lose another good parking spot.....
Are barriers the only answer, or have Funsters come across any other novel solutions for preventing unwanted access? :unsure: :rolleyes:
 
Jul 26, 2017
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height barriers will be installed
Cheap and effective (unfortunately). The alternative solution is for the Council to provide a proper transit site (as I think they are legally supposed to do?). Far more expensive and controversial than barriers. I think we can guess which is most likely.


Further research shows that while transits sites are provided, travellers don't use them. However, because they exist, Councils have enhanced powers to move travellers on. This FOI request about such a site is interesting: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/594955/response/1423755/attach/html/2/attachment.pdf.html
 
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f6c

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That's another massive clean up bill use the council tax payers will be paying:frowny:

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Silver-Fox

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Simple solution is send in Traffic Police with anpr and check the chassis plates on the caravans.

But we know thats not going to happen don’t we.
 
Jan 28, 2008
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That's another massive clean up bill use the council tax payers will be paying:frowny:
what i cant understand is why they cant film the trucks going in and out of the site full and empty and then confiscate them ive been stopped twice to have my van checked for rubbish where as they do it openly
 

Janine

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I think we should find a suitable carpark and have a Funster meet.
How long before we get moved on? An hour tops, I would say.

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Sep 1, 2019
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This is why there will never be Aires in the UK. No fines for fly tipping and soft law enforcement after the Kent police flew the travellers flag in their support.
 

Janine

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Seeing as the previous thread on travellers got pulled, can I give you an update on the CV19 outbreak on the traveller site in Shropshire?
Apparently the quarantine rules are being violated by the inhabitants and police are monitoring the situation.

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Nov 7, 2009
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Re @ Janine‘s post . I hear the police are taking in food etc but according to the Guardian a traveler spokesman said “ We are being treated like animals “ . No wonder the locals are worried .
 
Apr 17, 2016
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Why don't folk just round them all up, stick them in camps with barbed wire all around and let them all starve to death?

That should leave more space for Funsters to park up and have bbq's....

JJ :cool:
Probably about the most sensible post you have done::bigsmile:::bigsmile:

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Silver-Fox

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Why don't folk just round them all up, stick them in camps with barbed wire all around and let them all starve to death?

That should leave more space for Funsters to park up and have bbq's....

JJ :cool:
We could always post your place up on Facebook etc and tell them your happy for them to stay.

They could do your drive whilst they are there.
Would that suit you 😉😊
 

Lenny HB

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Seeing as the previous thread on travellers got pulled, can I give you an update on the CV19 outbreak on the traveller site in Shropshire?
Apparently the quarantine rules are being violated by the inhabitants and police are monitoring the situation.
From at least 5 miles away I suspect.
 
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