Residents say not enough skips were provided at Turlin Moor site

PROBLEMS: Travellers on Turlin Moor Recreation Ground

PROBLEMS: Travellers on Turlin Moor Recreation Ground

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CONCERNED residents say a popular Hamworthy recreation ground is covered in litter, because Borough of Poole failed to provide the large traveller encampment there with enough skips.

Neighbours say the travellers, who moved onto Turlin Moor Recreation Ground last week, had bagged their rubbish up, but there wasn’t a skip provided until Monday.

Meanwhile, Borough of Poole officials say there have been instances of anti-social behaviour at the site and “a significant amount of waste” has been deposited on the field.

Julie Bagwell, resident and independent chairman of the Hamworthy Safer Team, said: “The field looks awful, it’s a real state. The travellers are going to get the blame for it, but the council should have done more.

“The travellers shouldn’t get all the blame for the rubbish, as they’ve bagged it all up, but there just hasn’t been anywhere for them to put it.”

Council officials are set to go to court this morning to secure an eviction order against the Turlin Moor encampment.

A total of 25 caravans and motor homes, with associated vehicles, remained on the recreation ground as the Daily Echo went to press yesterday.

Borough of Poole says it provided two skips for the travellers to dump their rubbish in on Monday.

Another group of travellers remain on land close to Rockley Holiday Park, north of Napier Road, Hamworthy, after arriving on Sunday.

However, this land – accessed via a pathway running alongside the Royal Marines base – is privately leased, so it is the tenant who is responsible for taking court action. Seven caravans remained there yesterday.

On the Turlin Moor encampment, Mrs Bagwell said: “We haven’t had bikes racing across the field like last time. We wouldn’t even have any mess if the borough had provided skips.”

However, a Turlin Moor neighbour added: “It is intimidating with them out there. I know a lot of people who would normally walk their dogs on the field but they cannot do this now. I’ve heard there’s been a bit of trouble, with the young traveller children.”

Another resident, who asked not to be named, told the Echo yesterday: “The rubbish is all over the field now – but this is because there weren’t any skips until today.”

Eviction order due

BOROUGH of Poole regulatory services manager Peter Haikin said: “Direction orders were served on the travellers at Turlin Moor on Monday, and we are in court on Wednesday morning to apply for an eviction order.

“If successful, the travellers will have 24 hours to leave the site after the order has been served. While skips have been provided to keep the area tidy and reduce subsequent clean-up costs, there has unfortunately been a significant amount of waste deposited around the site. This together with some incidents of anti-social behaviour is being used to support our evidence when we go to court. “There remains an unauthorised encampment located on private land at Napier Road. While it is the landowner’s responsibility to take court action to remove the travellers, we will provide advice to them on legal processes should this be required.”

 

Comments have been opened on this story but please note: any reference to gypsies or any racially offensive term will cause them to be closed and you may find your account suspended. Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers are legally recognised as ethnic groups, and protected by the Race Relations Act. Please keep your comments to this particular incident and do not generalise. Thanks for your co-operation.

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6:38am Wed 6 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

I drove past this site yesterday the rubbish is building up on the roadside embankment ,these people are not true travellers ,in bygone years when the true gypsies turned up yes it was inconvenient however they left the land as it was if not better ,unlike these so called travellers who don't give a stuff about the environment that they live in
I drove past this site yesterday the rubbish is building up on the roadside embankment ,these people are not true travellers ,in bygone years when the true gypsies turned up yes it was inconvenient however they left the land as it was if not better ,unlike these so called travellers who don't give a stuff about the environment that they live in alasdair1967
  • Score: 58

6:56am Wed 6 Aug 14

user_name says...

"CONCERNED residents say a popular Hamworthy recreation ground is covered in litter, because Borough of Poole failed to provide the large traveller encampment there with enough skips."
I don't usually stick up for the council but why should they take the blame because of a group of people that have no respect for where they are staying.
"CONCERNED residents say a popular Hamworthy recreation ground is covered in litter, because Borough of Poole failed to provide the large traveller encampment there with enough skips." I don't usually stick up for the council but why should they take the blame because of a group of people that have no respect for where they are staying. user_name
  • Score: 63

7:18am Wed 6 Aug 14

ruprecht says...

Yet again... Who is checking that these are real travellers and therefore should we be affording them travellers rights?

Isn't littering / fly tipping against the law regardless of ethnic status?
Yet again... Who is checking that these are real travellers and therefore should we be affording them travellers rights? Isn't littering / fly tipping against the law regardless of ethnic status? ruprecht
  • Score: 54

7:22am Wed 6 Aug 14

cunone says...

The volume of travellers coming to our town proves that the previously proposed temporary stopping sites would not have worked and just cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Indeed I bet the travellers would have said they could not use a small temporary site because it would split them up.
The only way to change matters is a change in the law and a police force that enforces the law. So let us all start writing to our MPs and demand a change. Also if there is anti-social behaviour this is a criminal matter so report it to the police and when you do ask for a crime number so it is properly recorded. Recorded crime shows on stats and soon becomes an embarrassment>
The volume of travellers coming to our town proves that the previously proposed temporary stopping sites would not have worked and just cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Indeed I bet the travellers would have said they could not use a small temporary site because it would split them up. The only way to change matters is a change in the law and a police force that enforces the law. So let us all start writing to our MPs and demand a change. Also if there is anti-social behaviour this is a criminal matter so report it to the police and when you do ask for a crime number so it is properly recorded. Recorded crime shows on stats and soon becomes an embarrassment> cunone
  • Score: 36

7:29am Wed 6 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

Remind me again. What did that poster in the London Tube stations say? Something about visiting Poole I recall!
Remind me again. What did that poster in the London Tube stations say? Something about visiting Poole I recall! JemBmth
  • Score: 22

8:26am Wed 6 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Two points ,1we don't have a skip anywhere near where I live but basic values ensure the bags are not thrown outside ,2 during the police crackdown on drink driving ,how many travellers were checked.,all sounds a bit racist to me?
Two points ,1we don't have a skip anywhere near where I live but basic values ensure the bags are not thrown outside ,2 during the police crackdown on drink driving ,how many travellers were checked.,all sounds a bit racist to me? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 42

8:56am Wed 6 Aug 14

Jo__Go says...

“The travellers shouldn’t get all the blame for the rubbish, as they’ve bagged it all up, but there just hasn’t been anywhere for them to put it.”
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Just a thought, maybe the tip?
“The travellers shouldn’t get all the blame for the rubbish, as they’ve bagged it all up, but there just hasn’t been anywhere for them to put it.” .... Just a thought, maybe the tip? Jo__Go
  • Score: 32

9:03am Wed 6 Aug 14

adspacebroker says...

Once again PBC....prove that each and every one of these individuals are travellers as described in the Race Relations Act!....They are most certainly not. The council should be able to get a Judge to sign an eviction order 24 hours a day.
Once again PBC....prove that each and every one of these individuals are travellers as described in the Race Relations Act!....They are most certainly not. The council should be able to get a Judge to sign an eviction order 24 hours a day. adspacebroker
  • Score: 25

9:38am Wed 6 Aug 14

Wackerone says...

Jo__Go wrote:
“The travellers shouldn’t get all the blame for the rubbish, as they’ve bagged it all up, but there just hasn’t been anywhere for them to put it.”
....
Just a thought, maybe the tip?
Ahhh, think you need a passport, birth certificate, a couple of household bills and have been on good behavior for a couple of years just to get past the jobsworth on the gate. They are not residents of Poole!
[quote][p][bold]Jo__Go[/bold] wrote: “The travellers shouldn’t get all the blame for the rubbish, as they’ve bagged it all up, but there just hasn’t been anywhere for them to put it.” .... Just a thought, maybe the tip?[/p][/quote]Ahhh, think you need a passport, birth certificate, a couple of household bills and have been on good behavior for a couple of years just to get past the jobsworth on the gate. They are not residents of Poole! Wackerone
  • Score: 13

9:39am Wed 6 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

Five comments removed because we, the tax paying public, feel discriminated against when it comes to the differences in the way we are treated compared to these disgusting freeloaders, so much for free speech.
Five comments removed because we, the tax paying public, feel discriminated against when it comes to the differences in the way we are treated compared to these disgusting freeloaders, so much for free speech. Hessenford
  • Score: 25

9:43am Wed 6 Aug 14

Wackerone says...

adspacebroker wrote:
Once again PBC....prove that each and every one of these individuals are travellers as described in the Race Relations Act!....They are most certainly not. The council should be able to get a Judge to sign an eviction order 24 hours a day.
.........and anti social behavior is just one instance where police can evict under section 61, why is this not being applied?
[quote][p][bold]adspacebroker[/bold] wrote: Once again PBC....prove that each and every one of these individuals are travellers as described in the Race Relations Act!....They are most certainly not. The council should be able to get a Judge to sign an eviction order 24 hours a day.[/p][/quote].........and anti social behavior is just one instance where police can evict under section 61, why is this not being applied? Wackerone
  • Score: 16

10:10am Wed 6 Aug 14

old git 2 says...

However, a Turlin Moor neighbour added: “It is intimidating with them out there. I know a lot of people who would normally walk their dogs on the field but they cannot do this now. I’ve heard there’s been a bit of trouble, with the young traveller children.”

the reason its intimidating is that hyped up news stories promote a feeling of unease and fear. people listen to other people who pass on half facts and the 'story' becomes just that - a story.
I cannot condone criminal behaviour or antisocial behaviour and like the rest of the population, i know it goes on - just the same as it does everywhere else in this country.

People need to learn to just get on with their own lives and stop worrying about everyone else! Go about your day to day business as normal - walk your dogs. pick up your dogs mess! let your children play in the play areas - but supervise them! If the travellor child has a go at your child, treat them as you would any other child!
Live and let live - treat people as you would wish to be treated and all that!
However, a Turlin Moor neighbour added: “It is intimidating with them out there. I know a lot of people who would normally walk their dogs on the field but they cannot do this now. I’ve heard there’s been a bit of trouble, with the young traveller children.” the reason its intimidating is that hyped up news stories promote a feeling of unease and fear. people listen to other people who pass on half facts and the 'story' becomes just that - a story. I cannot condone criminal behaviour or antisocial behaviour and like the rest of the population, i know it goes on - just the same as it does everywhere else in this country. People need to learn to just get on with their own lives and stop worrying about everyone else! Go about your day to day business as normal - walk your dogs. pick up your dogs mess! let your children play in the play areas - but supervise them! If the travellor child has a go at your child, treat them as you would any other child! Live and let live - treat people as you would wish to be treated and all that! old git 2
  • Score: -33

10:13am Wed 6 Aug 14

Steveo123 says...

I once got fined £45 for dropping a cigarette butt in London.... These people can illegally drive onto a sports ground, trash it with industrial waste, get us council tax payers to pay for the clean up.. I'm only a kitchen porter trying to keep my head above water.....Why cant they impound their cars till they pay ....... Good luck to em really , we are the mugs...I give up..
I once got fined £45 for dropping a cigarette butt in London.... These people can illegally drive onto a sports ground, trash it with industrial waste, get us council tax payers to pay for the clean up.. I'm only a kitchen porter trying to keep my head above water.....Why cant they impound their cars till they pay ....... Good luck to em really , we are the mugs...I give up.. Steveo123
  • Score: 19

10:23am Wed 6 Aug 14

The Barrel says...

And Gypsies wonder why people don't like them? Filth, Foul language, anti-social behaviour, theft/burglary......
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And Gypsies wonder why people don't like them? Filth, Foul language, anti-social behaviour, theft/burglary...... ......... The Barrel
  • Score: 18

10:34am Wed 6 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

The Barrel wrote:
And Gypsies wonder why people don't like them? Filth, Foul language, anti-social behaviour, theft/burglary......

.........
These arnt gypsies in the true sense of the word the majority are free loaders getting away with what they are doing by pulling the traveller card
[quote][p][bold]The Barrel[/bold] wrote: And Gypsies wonder why people don't like them? Filth, Foul language, anti-social behaviour, theft/burglary...... .........[/p][/quote]These arnt gypsies in the true sense of the word the majority are free loaders getting away with what they are doing by pulling the traveller card alasdair1967
  • Score: 20

10:51am Wed 6 Aug 14

Carolyn43 says...

Hessenford wrote:
Five comments removed because we, the tax paying public, feel discriminated against when it comes to the differences in the way we are treated compared to these disgusting freeloaders, so much for free speech.
There is no such thing as FREE speech. Why do people persist in thinking they can say just whatever they like?
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Five comments removed because we, the tax paying public, feel discriminated against when it comes to the differences in the way we are treated compared to these disgusting freeloaders, so much for free speech.[/p][/quote]There is no such thing as FREE speech. Why do people persist in thinking they can say just whatever they like? Carolyn43
  • Score: 4

11:08am Wed 6 Aug 14

RRYFS55 says...

I don't have a major issue with people who have a travelling lifestyle. I have only come into close contact with them twice in my lifetime - in the 70s I went to court in Dorchester when I was caught speeding to see what happened, and spent a morning with a group of Romanies who were being prosecuted for parking up on Dorset County Council highway verges, and again in the 90s at the time of the Christchurch by election when I was asked to deliver leaflets to the residents living in mobile homes on their own land behind St Catherine's Hill until the council vindictively expelled them.
It seems to me that what we face these days is very different. Groups of Irish people who (if the TV is to be believed) have homes in the Republic of Ireland, and permanent sites within the UK (the recent Baiter group came from Huddersfield) decide to come on holiday to our area and (illegally) camp on generally public open spaces which are provided for recreation. Whether they cooperate with the Authorities in respect of litter, toilets, etc or not, they are just taking a free holiday. I understand that their rights to pursue a travelling lifestyle in their native Ireland are seriously curtailed by the Law.
It seems to me that our Public Authorities refuse to engage with the law when dealing with travellers, whether that law relates to trespass, malicious damage, motoring offences (I passed 2 large caravans towed by vans nose to tail on the M27 failing to display rear number plates on Saturday when returning from football) or whatever. If the police have the time and inclination to stop an American car in Dorset and investigate the status of its air horns, surely they can also check the vehicle status of "visitors" to the County.
Being Irish does not make you an oppressed minority. There is no need for the Authorities to pussyfoot around and fail to uphold the law. If someone breaks motoring laws, they can't take you to the European Court and accuse you of Human Rights offences for prosecuting them. We really need to take the Councils and Police to task for their failures, and ask the Government to amend the legislation to exclude people who choose to "travel" in the UK because they are prevented from doing so in their native Ireland, from rules intended to prevent discrimination against Romany people .
I don't have a major issue with people who have a travelling lifestyle. I have only come into close contact with them twice in my lifetime - in the 70s I went to court in Dorchester when I was caught speeding to see what happened, and spent a morning with a group of Romanies who were being prosecuted for parking up on Dorset County Council highway verges, and again in the 90s at the time of the Christchurch by election when I was asked to deliver leaflets to the residents living in mobile homes on their own land behind St Catherine's Hill until the council vindictively expelled them. It seems to me that what we face these days is very different. Groups of Irish people who (if the TV is to be believed) have homes in the Republic of Ireland, and permanent sites within the UK (the recent Baiter group came from Huddersfield) decide to come on holiday to our area and (illegally) camp on generally public open spaces which are provided for recreation. Whether they cooperate with the Authorities in respect of litter, toilets, etc or not, they are just taking a free holiday. I understand that their rights to pursue a travelling lifestyle in their native Ireland are seriously curtailed by the Law. It seems to me that our Public Authorities refuse to engage with the law when dealing with travellers, whether that law relates to trespass, malicious damage, motoring offences (I passed 2 large caravans towed by vans nose to tail on the M27 failing to display rear number plates on Saturday when returning from football) or whatever. If the police have the time and inclination to stop an American car in Dorset and investigate the status of its air horns, surely they can also check the vehicle status of "visitors" to the County. Being Irish does not make you an oppressed minority. There is no need for the Authorities to pussyfoot around and fail to uphold the law. If someone breaks motoring laws, they can't take you to the European Court and accuse you of Human Rights offences for prosecuting them. We really need to take the Councils and Police to task for their failures, and ask the Government to amend the legislation to exclude people who choose to "travel" in the UK because they are prevented from doing so in their native Ireland, from rules intended to prevent discrimination against Romany people . RRYFS55
  • Score: 19

11:28am Wed 6 Aug 14

Rocketdog says...

Bunch of dirty b******s that's all I can say. I have a caravan and I don't expect to be cleaned up after I have stayed somewhere and most caravans have toilets in them nowadays so I cant get my head round why they have to deficate everywhere as surely it must be easier to go to the toilet in the comfort of your own van than to crap in a public place, makes me laugh as they expect the respect & to be provided with a place to stay?? What a weird bunch of people, they aren't proper travellers they are filthy vermin.
Bunch of dirty b******s that's all I can say. I have a caravan and I don't expect to be cleaned up after I have stayed somewhere and most caravans have toilets in them nowadays so I cant get my head round why they have to deficate everywhere as surely it must be easier to go to the toilet in the comfort of your own van than to crap in a public place, makes me laugh as they expect the respect & to be provided with a place to stay?? What a weird bunch of people, they aren't proper travellers they are filthy vermin. Rocketdog
  • Score: 13

11:56am Wed 6 Aug 14

MCAME1989 says...

Hang on a minute!
I pay council tax for my bins to be emptied!
Who is going to foot the bill to empty the skips?
Hang on a minute! I pay council tax for my bins to be emptied! Who is going to foot the bill to empty the skips? MCAME1989
  • Score: 8

12:10pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Five comments removed because we, the tax paying public, feel discriminated against when it comes to the differences in the way we are treated compared to these disgusting freeloaders, so much for free speech.
There is no such thing as FREE speech. Why do people persist in thinking they can say just whatever they like?
Oh Please, we are all aware that some things should not be said but these comments that were removed had no offensive language what to ever, there were no racist overtones what so ever, they were removed,i suspect, because the council and police were criticised so much about their soft approach.
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Five comments removed because we, the tax paying public, feel discriminated against when it comes to the differences in the way we are treated compared to these disgusting freeloaders, so much for free speech.[/p][/quote]There is no such thing as FREE speech. Why do people persist in thinking they can say just whatever they like?[/p][/quote]Oh Please, we are all aware that some things should not be said but these comments that were removed had no offensive language what to ever, there were no racist overtones what so ever, they were removed,i suspect, because the council and police were criticised so much about their soft approach. Hessenford
  • Score: 3

12:30pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

MCAME1989 wrote:
Hang on a minute!
I pay council tax for my bins to be emptied!
Who is going to foot the bill to empty the skips?
We will.
[quote][p][bold]MCAME1989[/bold] wrote: Hang on a minute! I pay council tax for my bins to be emptied! Who is going to foot the bill to empty the skips?[/p][/quote]We will. Hessenford
  • Score: 0

12:32pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

Rocketdog wrote:
Bunch of dirty b******s that's all I can say. I have a caravan and I don't expect to be cleaned up after I have stayed somewhere and most caravans have toilets in them nowadays so I cant get my head round why they have to deficate everywhere as surely it must be easier to go to the toilet in the comfort of your own van than to crap in a public place, makes me laugh as they expect the respect & to be provided with a place to stay?? What a weird bunch of people, they aren't proper travellers they are filthy vermin.
They probably do crap in their own van but as their not connected to the sewage system where do you think they empty it.
[quote][p][bold]Rocketdog[/bold] wrote: Bunch of dirty b******s that's all I can say. I have a caravan and I don't expect to be cleaned up after I have stayed somewhere and most caravans have toilets in them nowadays so I cant get my head round why they have to deficate everywhere as surely it must be easier to go to the toilet in the comfort of your own van than to crap in a public place, makes me laugh as they expect the respect & to be provided with a place to stay?? What a weird bunch of people, they aren't proper travellers they are filthy vermin.[/p][/quote]They probably do crap in their own van but as their not connected to the sewage system where do you think they empty it. Hessenford
  • Score: 1

1:11pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Hessenford wrote:
Rocketdog wrote:
Bunch of dirty b******s that's all I can say. I have a caravan and I don't expect to be cleaned up after I have stayed somewhere and most caravans have toilets in them nowadays so I cant get my head round why they have to deficate everywhere as surely it must be easier to go to the toilet in the comfort of your own van than to crap in a public place, makes me laugh as they expect the respect & to be provided with a place to stay?? What a weird bunch of people, they aren't proper travellers they are filthy vermin.
They probably do crap in their own van but as their not connected to the sewage system where do you think they empty it.
I have found a great location for all these sponging dirty campers - check out this location in Bing Maps: 50.652533, -1.801051
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocketdog[/bold] wrote: Bunch of dirty b******s that's all I can say. I have a caravan and I don't expect to be cleaned up after I have stayed somewhere and most caravans have toilets in them nowadays so I cant get my head round why they have to deficate everywhere as surely it must be easier to go to the toilet in the comfort of your own van than to crap in a public place, makes me laugh as they expect the respect & to be provided with a place to stay?? What a weird bunch of people, they aren't proper travellers they are filthy vermin.[/p][/quote]They probably do crap in their own van but as their not connected to the sewage system where do you think they empty it.[/p][/quote]I have found a great location for all these sponging dirty campers - check out this location in Bing Maps: 50.652533, -1.801051 Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 0

1:12pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Rocketdog wrote:
Bunch of dirty b******s that's all I can say. I have a caravan and I don't expect to be cleaned up after I have stayed somewhere and most caravans have toilets in them nowadays so I cant get my head round why they have to deficate everywhere as surely it must be easier to go to the toilet in the comfort of your own van than to crap in a public place, makes me laugh as they expect the respect & to be provided with a place to stay?? What a weird bunch of people, they aren't proper travellers they are filthy vermin.
They probably do crap in their own van but as their not connected to the sewage system where do you think they empty it.
I have found a great location for all these sponging dirty campers - check out this location in Bing Maps: 50.652533, -1.801051
I have found a great location for all these sponging dirty campers - check out this location in Bing Maps: 50.652533, -1.801051
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocketdog[/bold] wrote: Bunch of dirty b******s that's all I can say. I have a caravan and I don't expect to be cleaned up after I have stayed somewhere and most caravans have toilets in them nowadays so I cant get my head round why they have to deficate everywhere as surely it must be easier to go to the toilet in the comfort of your own van than to crap in a public place, makes me laugh as they expect the respect & to be provided with a place to stay?? What a weird bunch of people, they aren't proper travellers they are filthy vermin.[/p][/quote]They probably do crap in their own van but as their not connected to the sewage system where do you think they empty it.[/p][/quote]I have found a great location for all these sponging dirty campers - check out this location in Bing Maps: 50.652533, -1.801051[/p][/quote]I have found a great location for all these sponging dirty campers - check out this location in Bing Maps: 50.652533, -1.801051 Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 0

1:22pm Wed 6 Aug 14

kangaroo_joey says...

Julie Bagwell, resident and independent chairman of the Hamworthy Safer Team said "The field looks awful, it’s a real state. The travellers are going to get the blame for it, but the council should have done more.

“The travellers shouldn’t get all the blame for the rubbish, as they’ve bagged it all up, but there just hasn’t been anywhere for them to put it.”


Now am I the only one that finds these comments laughable, why is it the councils responsibility to provide them somewhere to put their rubbish? They have broken to law and shouldnt be there in the first place, why should the tax payer have to pay for these disgusting people to have plenty of skips to put their rubbish in, they're lucky to get 2. We shouldnt have to panda to these peoples needs, they shouldnt be there in the first place.
Julie Bagwell, resident and independent chairman of the Hamworthy Safer Team said "The field looks awful, it’s a real state. The travellers are going to get the blame for it, but the council should have done more. “The travellers shouldn’t get all the blame for the rubbish, as they’ve bagged it all up, but there just hasn’t been anywhere for them to put it.” Now am I the only one that finds these comments laughable, why is it the councils responsibility to provide them somewhere to put their rubbish? They have broken to law and shouldnt be there in the first place, why should the tax payer have to pay for these disgusting people to have plenty of skips to put their rubbish in, they're lucky to get 2. We shouldnt have to panda to these peoples needs, they shouldnt be there in the first place. kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 2

1:31pm Wed 6 Aug 14

JustForPoole says...

Could someone at the Echo please explain why my comment made this morning has been removed? A public reply on here will suffice for now!!!
Could someone at the Echo please explain why my comment made this morning has been removed? A public reply on here will suffice for now!!! JustForPoole
  • Score: 0

1:52pm Wed 6 Aug 14

JustForPoole says...

Hessenford wrote:
Carolyn43 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Five comments removed because we, the tax paying public, feel discriminated against when it comes to the differences in the way we are treated compared to these disgusting freeloaders, so much for free speech.
There is no such thing as FREE speech. Why do people persist in thinking they can say just whatever they like?
Oh Please, we are all aware that some things should not be said but these comments that were removed had no offensive language what to ever, there were no racist overtones what so ever, they were removed,i suspect, because the council and police were criticised so much about their soft approach.
Thank you Hessenford and Carolyn43.... as they were my comments ... I do appreciate what you have said ... and stated so correctly ... I have asked for a reason but don`t expect to get one from the Echo as they just act as a law unto themselves!!!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Five comments removed because we, the tax paying public, feel discriminated against when it comes to the differences in the way we are treated compared to these disgusting freeloaders, so much for free speech.[/p][/quote]There is no such thing as FREE speech. Why do people persist in thinking they can say just whatever they like?[/p][/quote]Oh Please, we are all aware that some things should not be said but these comments that were removed had no offensive language what to ever, there were no racist overtones what so ever, they were removed,i suspect, because the council and police were criticised so much about their soft approach.[/p][/quote]Thank you Hessenford and Carolyn43.... as they were my comments ... I do appreciate what you have said ... and stated so correctly ... I have asked for a reason but don`t expect to get one from the Echo as they just act as a law unto themselves!!! JustForPoole
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Wed 6 Aug 14

askquestion says...

at least Poole court seemed to act a bit quicker than those in Bournemouth. welcome to this holiday resort folks ! drug factories, dirty filthy so called travellers. the woods around the area need to be closed off for the duration as excrement has been tossed in them from the lazy caravan dwellers. such a shame that they cannot easilty invade the lower gardens or the beach roads. maybe, just maybe, then the powers ? that should be, would move them pretty **** quick.

as for those who defend these people, as they complain there arent enough skips provided by the local tax payers. why dont you offer to clean up for them ? or have them use your bathroom ? then toss the filth on your floor as they dont know what toilets are for !
at least Poole court seemed to act a bit quicker than those in Bournemouth. welcome to this holiday resort folks ! drug factories, dirty filthy so called travellers. the woods around the area need to be closed off for the duration as excrement has been tossed in them from the lazy caravan dwellers. such a shame that they cannot easilty invade the lower gardens or the beach roads. maybe, just maybe, then the powers ? that should be, would move them pretty **** quick. as for those who defend these people, as they complain there arent enough skips provided by the local tax payers. why dont you offer to clean up for them ? or have them use your bathroom ? then toss the filth on your floor as they dont know what toilets are for ! askquestion
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5:04pm Wed 6 Aug 14

O'Reilly says...

MCAME1989 wrote:
Hang on a minute!
I pay council tax for my bins to be emptied!
Who is going to foot the bill to empty the skips?
You and all the other Council Tax payers....isn't life grandy - dandy?
[quote][p][bold]MCAME1989[/bold] wrote: Hang on a minute! I pay council tax for my bins to be emptied! Who is going to foot the bill to empty the skips?[/p][/quote]You and all the other Council Tax payers....isn't life grandy - dandy? O'Reilly
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5:15pm Wed 6 Aug 14

JustForPoole says...

That`s nearly four hours since I asked the Echo for a response ... of course not had one!!!! They are quick enough to act as judge and jury in removing comments though!!!
That`s nearly four hours since I asked the Echo for a response ... of course not had one!!!! They are quick enough to act as judge and jury in removing comments though!!! JustForPoole
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6:04pm Wed 6 Aug 14

ScoobyPoo says...

Poole Council, I've got to clear some rubbish out of the garden next week. As a actual contributor to Poole Borough Council (through my council tax), would you mind please leaving a skip for me at the front of my house for a week. They are so expensive to hire..
Poole Council, I've got to clear some rubbish out of the garden next week. As a actual contributor to Poole Borough Council (through my council tax), would you mind please leaving a skip for me at the front of my house for a week. They are so expensive to hire.. ScoobyPoo
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