Council to apply for order to evict travellers from Fleetsbridge site

Council to apply for order to evict travellers form Fleetsbridge site

Council to apply for order to evict travellers form Fleetsbridge site

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COUNCIL officers are set to go to court tomorrow to apply for an eviction order against the travellers camped at land next to Staples car park in Poole.

This encampment, of three caravans and two motor homes, has already been notified of the impending court action– and if an eviction notice is granted they’ll have just 24-hours to vacate the Fleetsbridge site.

The travellers have been on the land, close to houses at Christopher Crescent, for a fortnight.

Residents have spoken of their concerns about the travellers, with some neighbours complaining they feel intimidated by their presence.

Temporary toilets and a skip have been provided on site, in-line with new Borough of Poole regulations introduced to address environmental concerns.

Speaking in response to this site, and a number of other small traveller encampments that have sprung up in Poole in recent weeks, Cllr Xena Dion – the borough’s cabinet portfolio holder for planning – has moved to reassure residents.

She said: “We recognise that the recent unauthorised encampments in Poole are a cause of public concern.

“A great deal of work with local residents’ groups has been undertaken to manage the situation effectively and meet the needs of our local communities whilst meting government requirements to support the travellers’ way of life.”

Cllr Dion explained the council cannot simply move on unauthorised encampments to a permanent site, which could happen within 24-hours, as the borough does not have such a site within its boundaries.

“Two sites were identified last year after a considerable search but both were found to be unsuitable during the planning process.”

Indeed the public uproar by residents living close to these two proposed sites led to a number of packed meetings calling for Borough of Poole to rethink its strategy.

On the present situation, Cllr Dion said: “Working with local communities through ward councillors, considerable work has just been completed to protect six identified open spaces that residents consider particularly sensitive, such as those that have ‘Fields in Trust’ status.

“These improvements have made it harder for unauthorised vehicles to access these sites but no site is completely secure.”

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12:32pm Tue 29 Jul 14

crystal-coast says...

So how much has it cost the tax payer altogether, including the notice, skip, toilets etc?
So how much has it cost the tax payer altogether, including the notice, skip, toilets etc? crystal-coast
  • Score: 17

12:42pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

The Echo are very good at telling us where these nomadic pests pitch up but are absolutely hopeless at doing something about it on our behalf. A local paper is meant to back it's readers on important local issues, which should include the Editor of this rag standing up and publicly launching a campaign for a law change that would put an end to the discrimination WE are suffering as a result of the laws these parasites keep breaking and the mess they leave behind which we have to pay to clean up.

However, it's clear that this paper, it's totally anonymous part-time Editor, the police and the Council are all too spineless to tackle this issue. You should all be utterly ashamed of yourselves and your inaction.
The Echo are very good at telling us where these nomadic pests pitch up but are absolutely hopeless at doing something about it on our behalf. A local paper is meant to back it's readers on important local issues, which should include the Editor of this rag standing up and publicly launching a campaign for a law change that would put an end to the discrimination WE are suffering as a result of the laws these parasites keep breaking and the mess they leave behind which we have to pay to clean up. However, it's clear that this paper, it's totally anonymous part-time Editor, the police and the Council are all too spineless to tackle this issue. You should all be utterly ashamed of yourselves and your inaction. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 25

12:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

PeteLandis says...

Minty Fresh - sadly that is the situation. All authorities are to gutless to stand up to these parasites. Meanwhile these low life scum carry on laughing and taking the p1ss out of law abiding tax payers who fund their "lifestyle"
Minty Fresh - sadly that is the situation. All authorities are to gutless to stand up to these parasites. Meanwhile these low life scum carry on laughing and taking the p1ss out of law abiding tax payers who fund their "lifestyle" PeteLandis
  • Score: 18

1:05pm Tue 29 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Over two weeks to get a court order to remove these***** very impresive.
I'm sure the locals could persuade them to move out a lot quicker.
But no that would be breaking the law...........
Over two weeks to get a court order to remove these***** very impresive. I'm sure the locals could persuade them to move out a lot quicker. But no that would be breaking the law........... burgerboy
  • Score: 21

1:25pm Tue 29 Jul 14

AndreiD says...

If I may my 2 cents.
1st - The Echo is a newspaper. It should NOT back anyone, apart from reporting the facts.
2nd. - I think they should be charged for illegal parking and then follow up in the Criminal Court. Health and Safety is not a concern if you provide security.
3rd - Poole and Bournemouth Councils should work together and find a common ground where they can settle and the problem can be fixed in couple of hours.
4th - Work closely with them and treat them with respect.
If I may my 2 cents. 1st - The Echo is a newspaper. It should NOT back anyone, apart from reporting the facts. 2nd. - I think they should be charged for illegal parking and then follow up in the Criminal Court. Health and Safety is not a concern if you provide security. 3rd - Poole and Bournemouth Councils should work together and find a common ground where they can settle and the problem can be fixed in couple of hours. 4th - Work closely with them and treat them with respect. AndreiD
  • Score: -18

1:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
The Echo are very good at telling us where these nomadic pests pitch up but are absolutely hopeless at doing something about it on our behalf. A local paper is meant to back it's readers on important local issues, which should include the Editor of this rag standing up and publicly launching a campaign for a law change that would put an end to the discrimination WE are suffering as a result of the laws these parasites keep breaking and the mess they leave behind which we have to pay to clean up.

However, it's clear that this paper, it's totally anonymous part-time Editor, the police and the Council are all too spineless to tackle this issue. You should all be utterly ashamed of yourselves and your inaction.
Back it's readers? That's a laugh, they're more concerned about playing the PC card at every opportunity. Spineless or what? Citizen Kane would be turning in his grave.
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: The Echo are very good at telling us where these nomadic pests pitch up but are absolutely hopeless at doing something about it on our behalf. A local paper is meant to back it's readers on important local issues, which should include the Editor of this rag standing up and publicly launching a campaign for a law change that would put an end to the discrimination WE are suffering as a result of the laws these parasites keep breaking and the mess they leave behind which we have to pay to clean up. However, it's clear that this paper, it's totally anonymous part-time Editor, the police and the Council are all too spineless to tackle this issue. You should all be utterly ashamed of yourselves and your inaction.[/p][/quote]Back it's readers? That's a laugh, they're more concerned about playing the PC card at every opportunity. Spineless or what? Citizen Kane would be turning in his grave. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 18

1:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Back it's readers? That's a laugh, they're more concerned about playing the PC card at every opportunity. Spineless or what? Citizen Kane would be turning in his grave.
Back it's readers? That's a laugh, they're more concerned about playing the PC card at every opportunity. Spineless or what? Citizen Kane would be turning in his grave. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 9

1:51pm Tue 29 Jul 14

losthope says...

Could the Echo reporter ask why it took two weeks to take them to court? Seems a bit odd when this must be in the same area that a site was turned down after protests from residents. It's almost as if it was payback time...
Could the Echo reporter ask why it took two weeks to take them to court? Seems a bit odd when this must be in the same area that a site was turned down after protests from residents. It's almost as if it was payback time... losthope
  • Score: 16

4:14pm Tue 29 Jul 14

justsayithowitis says...

http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/61822. People complain but don't sign to try to get something done about this. Only 102 so far
http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/61822. People complain but don't sign to try to get something done about this. Only 102 so far justsayithowitis
  • Score: 4

6:04pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Turtlebay says...

Turn up to serve the eviction notices in a bulldozer! They might get the message then!
Turn up to serve the eviction notices in a bulldozer! They might get the message then! Turtlebay
  • Score: 4

8:17pm Tue 29 Jul 14

joetheman says...

Turtlebay wrote:
Turn up to serve the eviction notices in a bulldozer! They might get the message then!
echo offices 1st please
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: Turn up to serve the eviction notices in a bulldozer! They might get the message then![/p][/quote]echo offices 1st please joetheman
  • Score: 1

8:41pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Gastines3 says...

Might be an idea to apply for orders for all these site for NEXT year at the speed these council officials work.Like the famous phrase'Oh.we didn't see that coming'.So bl--dy obvious every year and yet we all have to suffer these parasites every year plus the same hopeless response from our paid up members at the Council offices.Welcome to U.K.today.
Might be an idea to apply for orders for all these site for NEXT year at the speed these council officials work.Like the famous phrase'Oh.we didn't see that coming'.So bl--dy obvious every year and yet we all have to suffer these parasites every year plus the same hopeless response from our paid up members at the Council offices.Welcome to U.K.today. Gastines3
  • Score: 3

9:11pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

I will ask this question again: why is it not possible for the courts to issue an eviction order that covers every public open space/public car park etc in the conurbation that stands either permanently or for the summer?

Or is that something that breaches human rights or some racist baloney?
Time for a law change that stops these nomadic pests from sticking two fingers up at the rest of us who abide by the rules.
I will ask this question again: why is it not possible for the courts to issue an eviction order that covers every public open space/public car park etc in the conurbation that stands either permanently or for the summer? Or is that something that breaches human rights or some racist baloney? Time for a law change that stops these nomadic pests from sticking two fingers up at the rest of us who abide by the rules. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 5

11:32pm Tue 29 Jul 14

adspacebroker says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
I will ask this question again: why is it not possible for the courts to issue an eviction order that covers every public open space/public car park etc in the conurbation that stands either permanently or for the summer?

Or is that something that breaches human rights or some racist baloney?
Time for a law change that stops these nomadic pests from sticking two fingers up at the rest of us who abide by the rules.
An eviction order is made against a person or persons......an exclusion order is what you are referring to but unfortunately legislation does not exist unless a specific criminal offence has been committed within a designated area. Great idea though!!
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: I will ask this question again: why is it not possible for the courts to issue an eviction order that covers every public open space/public car park etc in the conurbation that stands either permanently or for the summer? Or is that something that breaches human rights or some racist baloney? Time for a law change that stops these nomadic pests from sticking two fingers up at the rest of us who abide by the rules.[/p][/quote]An eviction order is made against a person or persons......an exclusion order is what you are referring to but unfortunately legislation does not exist unless a specific criminal offence has been committed within a designated area. Great idea though!! adspacebroker
  • Score: 1

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