Turlin Moor Rec 'to be cleaned' after travellers leave as council obtains eviction order

Council obtain order to evict travellers from Turlin Moor as site left in 'poor' condition

Council obtain order to evict travellers from Turlin Moor as site left in 'poor' condition

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TWENTY-eight caravans and motorhomes parked on Turlin Moor Recreational Ground will have to move by tomorrow, say Borough of Poole.

Poole council went to court this morning to obtain a court order which has been served on the unauthorised encampment and the owners of the vehicles will have to move off by 12noon.

A spokesperson for Borough of Poole also said that the site is in a ‘poor’ condition and will be cleaned after the group have left.

Peter Haikin, regulatory services manager for Borough of Poole, told Daily Echo on Tuesday that while skips have been provided to keep the area tidy, a ‘significant amount’ of waste had been dropped on the site.

He added: “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.”

Julie Bagwell, a resident and independent chairman of the Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team, says that fears have been raised among residents as to where the caravans and motorhomes from the Turlin Moor site may turn up to next.

She added: “Until the travellers have all left the park, we do not know how quickly or how long it will take for the council to clear up the site.

“The skips should have been brought in on Friday last week, rather than leaving it until the Monday, as the travellers have been bagging it up and placing it on a pile. However, with the wind and a large group of seagulls attacking it, the rubbish has blown across the rec.

“The main issue is that we don’t know where they will go next, but if it is the site near Rockley Park, the residents could be in for worse conditions than at the moment.

“The residents have complained of dogs barking and fighting, the electric generators constantly running, and trees being cut down to make more room.”

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1:35pm Wed 6 Aug 14

crystal-coast says...

More rubbish for them to clean up when they leave. Also if there is anti-social behaviour why arent the police giving them fines like they do everywhere else. Wonder where they will go next?
More rubbish for them to clean up when they leave. Also if there is anti-social behaviour why arent the police giving them fines like they do everywhere else. Wonder where they will go next? crystal-coast
  • Score: 18

2:04pm Wed 6 Aug 14

JustForPoole says...

They won`t go far because no-one has the ability to use a planned approach in preventing further outrages against our Tax paying society ... not the Council, not the Police and not the forever absent PCC Mr Disappearing Underhill!!!
They won`t go far because no-one has the ability to use a planned approach in preventing further outrages against our Tax paying society ... not the Council, not the Police and not the forever absent PCC Mr Disappearing Underhill!!! JustForPoole
  • Score: 20

2:55pm Wed 6 Aug 14

loftusrod says...

Memel to the council and police (yet again) - when they leave, follow them and stop them getting in to the next site.
Memel to the council and police (yet again) - when they leave, follow them and stop them getting in to the next site. loftusrod
  • Score: 12

3:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

bourne free says...

Quick shut both the bridges and escort them to the stream fair ?
Quick shut both the bridges and escort them to the stream fair ? bourne free
  • Score: 8

3:22pm Wed 6 Aug 14

cunone says...

So where did the other comments go. I did not see anything that was offensive.
I will re-state what I said earlier
Had Poole Council approved the temporary transit camps they would not have met the demand and the travellers would say they want to be together so would not have used Marshes End. Good job we saved £250k.
As there has been offences committed why has no action been taken.
We need changes to the laws but we also need the existing laws enforced
So where did the other comments go. I did not see anything that was offensive. I will re-state what I said earlier Had Poole Council approved the temporary transit camps they would not have met the demand and the travellers would say they want to be together so would not have used Marshes End. Good job we saved £250k. As there has been offences committed why has no action been taken. We need changes to the laws but we also need the existing laws enforced cunone
  • Score: 15

3:42pm Wed 6 Aug 14

crystal-coast says...

loftusrod wrote:
Memel to the council and police (yet again) - when they leave, follow them and stop them getting in to the next site.
I agree! Follow them or escort them out the county
[quote][p][bold]loftusrod[/bold] wrote: Memel to the council and police (yet again) - when they leave, follow them and stop them getting in to the next site.[/p][/quote]I agree! Follow them or escort them out the county crystal-coast
  • Score: 13

3:43pm Wed 6 Aug 14

folkprotector says...

Let's see what happens tomorrow. Will they move ahead of the deadline or will they stay? If they stay any action taken by the authorities is going set the tone for the rest of the summer. Voters are watching!
Let's see what happens tomorrow. Will they move ahead of the deadline or will they stay? If they stay any action taken by the authorities is going set the tone for the rest of the summer. Voters are watching! folkprotector
  • Score: 8

4:40pm Wed 6 Aug 14

skydriver says...

They should be made to clear up their mess or load them with a hefty, I mean hefty, fine.
Much the same as anyone else who drop litter etc in the streets or highway. So why is this not enforced ? Or are there different rule for these people.?
So reasonable question let's have an answer from police or council, or perhaps a government minister.
They should be made to clear up their mess or load them with a hefty, I mean hefty, fine. Much the same as anyone else who drop litter etc in the streets or highway. So why is this not enforced ? Or are there different rule for these people.? So reasonable question let's have an answer from police or council, or perhaps a government minister. skydriver
  • Score: 12

5:10pm Wed 6 Aug 14

sea poole says...

Note that Cllr Dion is not being quoted when travellers cause anti-social behaviour...!
Note that Cllr Dion is not being quoted when travellers cause anti-social behaviour...! sea poole
  • Score: 5

5:18pm Wed 6 Aug 14

bourne free says...

cunone wrote:
So where did the other comments go. I did not see anything that was offensive.
I will re-state what I said earlier
Had Poole Council approved the temporary transit camps they would not have met the demand and the travellers would say they want to be together so would not have used Marshes End. Good job we saved £250k.
As there has been offences committed why has no action been taken.
We need changes to the laws but we also need the existing laws enforced
how do you know this then , the creekmoor nimbys have cause much misery for loads of people !
[quote][p][bold]cunone[/bold] wrote: So where did the other comments go. I did not see anything that was offensive. I will re-state what I said earlier Had Poole Council approved the temporary transit camps they would not have met the demand and the travellers would say they want to be together so would not have used Marshes End. Good job we saved £250k. As there has been offences committed why has no action been taken. We need changes to the laws but we also need the existing laws enforced[/p][/quote]how do you know this then , the creekmoor nimbys have cause much misery for loads of people ! bourne free
  • Score: 9

5:26pm Wed 6 Aug 14

JustForPoole says...

loftusrod wrote:
Memel to the council and police (yet again) - when they leave, follow them and stop them getting in to the next site.
Well said loftusrod ..... the trouble is Mr Martin Underhill cannot be found which leaves the Police with no alternative but to try and enforce air horn legislation on cars to old for the legislation to apply to!!! That has totally confused the Police so they will stick to Plan A ... speeding tickets or Plan B ... coffee breaks!!! The Council couldn`t think up any plan other than to block in the wrong sites ready for next year!!! They call it "Lock Down" ... splitting my sides in laughter!
[quote][p][bold]loftusrod[/bold] wrote: Memel to the council and police (yet again) - when they leave, follow them and stop them getting in to the next site.[/p][/quote]Well said loftusrod ..... the trouble is Mr Martin Underhill cannot be found which leaves the Police with no alternative but to try and enforce air horn legislation on cars to old for the legislation to apply to!!! That has totally confused the Police so they will stick to Plan A ... speeding tickets or Plan B ... coffee breaks!!! The Council couldn`t think up any plan other than to block in the wrong sites ready for next year!!! They call it "Lock Down" ... splitting my sides in laughter! JustForPoole
  • Score: 6

6:30pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Carolyn43 says...

bourne free wrote:
cunone wrote:
So where did the other comments go. I did not see anything that was offensive.
I will re-state what I said earlier
Had Poole Council approved the temporary transit camps they would not have met the demand and the travellers would say they want to be together so would not have used Marshes End. Good job we saved £250k.
As there has been offences committed why has no action been taken.
We need changes to the laws but we also need the existing laws enforced
how do you know this then , the creekmoor nimbys have cause much misery for loads of people !
This is totally untrue. Many people around Poole, included the businesses adjacent to the site and people from outside the area lodged objections to the proposals in terms of suitability of the site. Joe Jones of the Gypsy Council said they would not use the site because of safety and pollution by traffic fumes, light and methane aspects and would move on to private land instead, which would have given the residents the same complaints as they have now. The Planning Committee agreed that the site was unsafe and unsuitable. All the comments and reasons for refusing planning permission are still available to view on the Poole web site. Check it out.

Besides which the 12 proposed pitches wouldn't have accommodated the 28 caravans and motor homes on Turlin Moor rec. Where do you think the other 16 would have gone?
[quote][p][bold]bourne free[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cunone[/bold] wrote: So where did the other comments go. I did not see anything that was offensive. I will re-state what I said earlier Had Poole Council approved the temporary transit camps they would not have met the demand and the travellers would say they want to be together so would not have used Marshes End. Good job we saved £250k. As there has been offences committed why has no action been taken. We need changes to the laws but we also need the existing laws enforced[/p][/quote]how do you know this then , the creekmoor nimbys have cause much misery for loads of people ![/p][/quote]This is totally untrue. Many people around Poole, included the businesses adjacent to the site and people from outside the area lodged objections to the proposals in terms of suitability of the site. Joe Jones of the Gypsy Council said they would not use the site because of safety and pollution by traffic fumes, light and methane aspects and would move on to private land instead, which would have given the residents the same complaints as they have now. The Planning Committee agreed that the site was unsafe and unsuitable. All the comments and reasons for refusing planning permission are still available to view on the Poole web site. Check it out. Besides which the 12 proposed pitches wouldn't have accommodated the 28 caravans and motor homes on Turlin Moor rec. Where do you think the other 16 would have gone? Carolyn43
  • Score: 3

7:17pm Wed 6 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Boris is looking for a safe seat .
Boris is looking for a safe seat . kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 3

7:25pm Wed 6 Aug 14

roamer200 says...

This just can't continue. The understandable frustration to us locals here or else where is going to end up at breaking point and someone getting hurt or killed. Please stop blaming the police it's the do gooder mentality of certain high profile people in this country that has led to this and the police being restrained. Go back thirty years and see how they would sort it.
This just can't continue. The understandable frustration to us locals here or else where is going to end up at breaking point and someone getting hurt or killed. Please stop blaming the police it's the do gooder mentality of certain high profile people in this country that has led to this and the police being restrained. Go back thirty years and see how they would sort it. roamer200
  • Score: 4

7:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Tomorrow s headlines The Irish camping club slip under the radar using stelph tecnoligy to evade police helicopter, traffic cops ,the ones in high viz ,driving burger collection cars.,councile officer and some bloke asleep in the back of a mini bus marked police commissioner. And set up home in a place that is in desperate need of some rubbish,makes you wonder who the clowns are in this circus
Tomorrow s headlines The Irish camping club slip under the radar using stelph tecnoligy to evade police helicopter, traffic cops ,the ones in high viz ,driving burger collection cars.,councile officer and some bloke asleep in the back of a mini bus marked police commissioner. And set up home in a place that is in desperate need of some rubbish,makes you wonder who the clowns are in this circus kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 3

8:06pm Wed 6 Aug 14

chrisii1991 says...

skydriver wrote:
They should be made to clear up their mess or load them with a hefty, I mean hefty, fine.
Much the same as anyone else who drop litter etc in the streets or highway. So why is this not enforced ? Or are there different rule for these people.?
So reasonable question let's have an answer from police or council, or perhaps a government minister.
The police dont do anything about those yobs littering in poole park
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: They should be made to clear up their mess or load them with a hefty, I mean hefty, fine. Much the same as anyone else who drop litter etc in the streets or highway. So why is this not enforced ? Or are there different rule for these people.? So reasonable question let's have an answer from police or council, or perhaps a government minister.[/p][/quote]The police dont do anything about those yobs littering in poole park chrisii1991
  • Score: 1

8:33pm Wed 6 Aug 14

mikeymagic says...

I'm sure the guy who was going to be fined for sounding his horn at a wedding feels like justice is being done. Spineless police! I may be cynical but it's always easier to trace a tax payer!!!
I'm sure the guy who was going to be fined for sounding his horn at a wedding feels like justice is being done. Spineless police! I may be cynical but it's always easier to trace a tax payer!!! mikeymagic
  • Score: 2

8:42pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

If i went to a council owned park with my family, cut off the padlock, drove onto the park, set up camp and trashed the place with litter i would be thrown into the cells. Why dont the police go down there and sort it out!
If i went to a council owned park with my family, cut off the padlock, drove onto the park, set up camp and trashed the place with litter i would be thrown into the cells. Why dont the police go down there and sort it out! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 5

9:26pm Wed 6 Aug 14

chrisii1991 says...

Chief-Wiggum wrote:
If i went to a council owned park with my family, cut off the padlock, drove onto the park, set up camp and trashed the place with litter i would be thrown into the cells. Why dont the police go down there and sort it out!
What exactly do we pay police for?
[quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: If i went to a council owned park with my family, cut off the padlock, drove onto the park, set up camp and trashed the place with litter i would be thrown into the cells. Why dont the police go down there and sort it out![/p][/quote]What exactly do we pay police for? chrisii1991
  • Score: 2

9:27pm Wed 6 Aug 14

60plus says...

There seems to be a law for them and one for innocent rate payers,the council will have to remember that we have a vote,let's pass a law that can get rid of them quickly,
There seems to be a law for them and one for innocent rate payers,the council will have to remember that we have a vote,let's pass a law that can get rid of them quickly, 60plus
  • Score: 3

9:30pm Wed 6 Aug 14

JustForPoole says...

chrisii1991 wrote:
Chief-Wiggum wrote:
If i went to a council owned park with my family, cut off the padlock, drove onto the park, set up camp and trashed the place with litter i would be thrown into the cells. Why dont the police go down there and sort it out!
What exactly do we pay police for?
Interrupting weddings in special cars with air horns or watching travellers entering our property!!! Not much else it seems!!!
[quote][p][bold]chrisii1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: If i went to a council owned park with my family, cut off the padlock, drove onto the park, set up camp and trashed the place with litter i would be thrown into the cells. Why dont the police go down there and sort it out![/p][/quote]What exactly do we pay police for?[/p][/quote]Interrupting weddings in special cars with air horns or watching travellers entering our property!!! Not much else it seems!!! JustForPoole
  • Score: 4

9:57pm Wed 6 Aug 14

poolequarter says...

Is this not a total joke???
Is this not a total joke??? poolequarter
  • Score: 1

10:17pm Wed 6 Aug 14

boardsandphotos says...

I've just seen a convoy of transit vans towing caravans (4 of them) at Branksome (Homebase) then turned off down past lidl heading down toward Penn Hill. This was at about 21:45 tonight.
I've just seen a convoy of transit vans towing caravans (4 of them) at Branksome (Homebase) then turned off down past lidl heading down toward Penn Hill. This was at about 21:45 tonight. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

11:18pm Wed 6 Aug 14

MJD says...

They lifted the gate of the hinges as the council did not pin them when installed. ;)
They lifted the gate of the hinges as the council did not pin them when installed. ;) MJD
  • Score: 1

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