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Temporary traveller sites for Marshes End and Broadstone Way refused planning permission at crunch meeting

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    The planning meeting taking place this morning at Poole’s Lighthouse Theatre has been lodged by the council’s own environmental and consumer protection services.
  • Committee members will be debating and voting on plans for two temporary stopping sites for travellers and gypsies.
  • These two separate proposals are for 12 pitches at Marshes End, Creekmoor, and four pitches at land north of the B&Q car park, Broadstone Way.
  • Officials have argued that by having designated temporary stopping places within the borough, they hope to avoid a repeat of last summer that saw a number of unauthorised encampments encroach on the town’s parks and open spaces.
  • However, full council decide in eight days time whether to take the latest £400,000 offer for Marshes End site in Creekmoor.

Comments


Dibbles2 9:24am Thu 20 Mar 14

Funny how this meeting was arranged to coincide with school runs and people working. I can see from the picture that the meeting is represented by the older generation and this does not give a true picture of what people want.

Score: 9
Carolyn43 9:29am Thu 20 Mar 14

Dibbles2 wrote…


Funny how this meeting was arranged to coincide with school runs and people working. I can see from the picture that the meeting is represented by the older generation and this does not give a true picture of what people want.

Exactly. The local councillors did their best to get it moved to the evening for just those reasons, but the council dug it's heels in. Obviously they were scared of a big turnout and wanted to keep the number who could attend to a minimum. The pensioners have either driven there or have paid to use the bus.

Score: 8
ashleycross 9:46am Thu 20 Mar 14

It is mainly people with children who suffer because we don't have a site at present so the children's play areas and recreation grounds are used as sites.

Score: 1
justme20092009 10:05am Thu 20 Mar 14

in other words its a room full of idiots talking rubbish,,thats poole council for you

Score: -1
ashleycross 11:17am Thu 20 Mar 14

Lack of consultation-tell me about it. I don't remember being consulted as someone whose local play areas and recreation grounds are currently being used as temporary sites. This site would have been built years ago if the needs of children and people who exercise had been taken into account.
The regular closure of children's play areas in Poole because we don't have any travellers' sites breaches children's rights under EU law to play areas in built up areas like Poole.

Score: 3
speedy231278 11:24am Thu 20 Mar 14

So, now the first one has been rejected, do we assume the councillors will now be sacked?

Score: 10
Carolyn43 11:29am Thu 20 Mar 14

Atkinson and Eades will be apoplectic!
.......
Still, Atkinson won't have to worry about the police not guaranteeing her safety in Creekmoor as she was. She might have to worry about a vote of no confidence in her leadership though.

Score: 8
pete woodley 11:30am Thu 20 Mar 14

When it comes to losing their council seats and expenses,most councillors will turn.Who can trust them,"say one thing,do another".

Score: 7
Carolyn43 11:37am Thu 20 Mar 14

speedy231278 wrote…


So, now the first one has been rejected, do we assume the councillors will now be sacked?

They can't be sacked as councillors - that can only happen at the ballot box. They can be expelled or suspended from their political party for serious misdeeds. They can be sacked from the cabinet or a committee if the leader thinks they have gone against the cabinet or their party policy.
.......
We might be looking at a whole new planning committee.

Score: 4
PooleFirst 11:42am Thu 20 Mar 14

Elaine Atkinson has shown great leadership in this, at least it can now be said that the vote was open and fair, before with Cllr Butt there was a clear conflict of interests.
This is now democratic, it may not be what everyone wants but it is democratic.

Score: -16
nickynoodah 11:42am Thu 20 Mar 14

justme20092009 wrote…


in other words its a room full of idiots talking rubbish,,thats poole council for you

Do you mean like knobdirt George.

Score: -6
Tony Trent 11:42am Thu 20 Mar 14

I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.

Score: -33
PooleFirst 11:44am Thu 20 Mar 14

and, The planning committee is made up of all parties, as it should be, no one can influence it from above. you would have to have all the political parties agreeing on the same thing, and I dont think that has ever happened

Score: 7
Dr Strangelove 11:45am Thu 20 Mar 14

They better not sell off the land, more asset stripping by the tories!

Score: 0
mimi55 11:47am Thu 20 Mar 14

Am still waiting for a reply from relevant Gov Dept (since 18th Feb) as to
WHY they allow Travellers to be above the laws the rest of us have to obey.
If not, there would not be an issue with them parking on playgrounds etc, as
the police could kick them off immediately.

Score: 14
DorsetFerret 11:47am Thu 20 Mar 14

Congratulations to Creekmoor ward councillors, residents and those on the planning committee who voted for common sense. Let's hope that this is the end of this proposal and look forward to some resignations for miss- management and waste of tax payers money.

Score: 12
moleman 11:50am Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.

If you had been to the meeting this morning and heard from the people representing businesses and residents in the area, then you would be in full command of the facts and understand the details of the planning application and why it was impossible to vote for the TSP in Marshes End.
Please try and make a factual point rather than blather on.

Score: 23
Dr Strangelove 11:52am Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.

Yes but the sites show contempt for the people of those wards! Its OK for the wealthy people to have "not in my back yard" and force it on the rest of us. Whats wrong with luscombe valley as a site massive amount of land there???

Score: 7
speedy231278 11:53am Thu 20 Mar 14

Carolyn43 wrote…


speedy231278 wrote…


So, now the first one has been rejected, do we assume the councillors will now be sacked?
They can't be sacked as councillors - that can only happen at the ballot box. They can be expelled or suspended from their political party for serious misdeeds. They can be sacked from the cabinet or a committee if the leader thinks they have gone against the cabinet or their party policy.
.......
We might be looking at a whole new planning committee.

So, if they're not in the cabinet, can their decision actually be binding, or can the council just ignore them, like the 20K people who have objected to the so called 'Noddy Train' removal?

Score: 2
DorsetFerret 11:53am Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.

Not sure which meeting you attended. I thought the 'mob' was quite well behaved considering the emotive issue concerned. Not their fault the planning department wasn't convincing with their evidence, or the process by which this application ended up here was flawed from the start.

Score: 18
Tony Trent 11:54am Thu 20 Mar 14

speedy231278 wrote…


So, now the first one has been rejected, do we assume the councillors will now be sacked?

Why?

Score: -4
john wimborne 11:54am Thu 20 Mar 14

I do not see the need to have any temperary stopping places .
It is not the law !
All that need to be done is to have a change in the law so public or private land owners can get a eviction order the same day

Score: 15
PooleFirst 11:55am Thu 20 Mar 14

it is very unfortunate that we have a situation where the only way to move travellers on from one site quickly ie whitecliff, Baiter etc. is for us to build another site for them, this is wrong in my eyes but this is a central government issue/europe human rights issue, but as always it ends up being the problem of the locals and the local council, I fully understand what the council were trying to do here and it was the right course of action with the law as it is,,, but surely its the law that is wrong, if people put as much effort into changing that at a national level, as they did over this local issue, then perhaps we wouldnt be looking to have yet another travellers site

Score: 13
PooleFirst 11:59am Thu 20 Mar 14

john wimborne wrote…


I do not see the need to have any temperary stopping places .
It is not the law !
All that need to be done is to have a change in the law so public or private land owners can get a eviction order the same day

yes !!!! your right,, but thats a national issue, the local council have to work within the existing laws,,, they have no power to change them.
If we have a local site, then when traverlers turn up on Baiter Whitecliff or where ever, then the police have the power to move them on within 24 hours, if they dont move, then can be arrested, BUT, if we dont have a local site to move them to, then we have to go down the injunction route which takes weeks, and then they just move onto the next park along the road and the whole process has to start again,, its madness,, but thats the law

Score: 9
mimi55 12:03pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.

Where do you live. Perhaps you can suggest a suitable site nearby. As you
say it would go un-noticed, wouldn't be a problem or you, would it??

Score: 11
suzigirl 12:04pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.

and where do you live Mr Trent?

Score: 11
PooleFirst 12:11pm Thu 20 Mar 14

lets be honest,,, no one wants a site anywhere in the town,, perhaps a national campaign to change the laws on moving trespassers on should be look into. The problem we have is no politician would touch it for fear of being labelled a raciest, its a funny old world we have morphed into..

Score: 13
Tony Trent 12:11pm Thu 20 Mar 14

PooleFirst wrote…


it is very unfortunate that we have a situation where the only way to move travellers on from one site quickly ie whitecliff, Baiter etc. is for us to build another site for them, this is wrong in my eyes but this is a central government issue/europe human rights issue, but as always it ends up being the problem of the locals and the local council, I fully understand what the council were trying to do here and it was the right course of action with the law as it is,,, but surely its the law that is wrong, if people put as much effort into changing that at a national level, as they did over this local issue, then perhaps we wouldnt be looking to have yet another travellers site

A sensible comment that sums things up well. The problem is that few people care until it threatens, or is speculated that it would threaten, their own situation. There are plenty of people that claim to have an easy solution, but the solution is usually wrong or creates other problems. We only supported the proposal after a lot of thought. There is work going on in the background to manage parts of the problem in other ways, but the Marshes End proposal was deliverable this year (providing it had not then moved on to a call in by the Planning Inspectorate or court). The current situation means that in less than a month the whole cycle will start again, and no doubt be urged to "do something"!

Score: -5
Dr Strangelove 12:14pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The more you look at this the more it seems the offer to buy the land is very convenient! If it is sold off wonder which councillors approve it?

Score: 4
Carolyn43 12:14pm Thu 20 Mar 14

mimi55 wrote…


Am still waiting for a reply from relevant Gov Dept (since 18th Feb) as to
WHY they allow Travellers to be above the laws the rest of us have to obey.
If not, there would not be an issue with them parking on playgrounds etc, as
the police could kick them off immediately.

I contacted Robert Symes a while ago, and he said that we subscribe to the European Act on Human Rights that says ethnic minorities can continue with the lifestyle associated with it, and we also have laws on equality in this country. That's why we recognise them as a separate ethnic minority and why Ireland does not - Ireland does not subscribe to the Human Rights Act. In fact travellers are campaigning to get recognised in Ireland.
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Now perhaps the council will select another site which is more suitable in terms of contamination, flooding and safety - such as the site on the opposite south side of the A350 and which doesn't appear to interfere with anyone, and was rejected from the original 90 without reasons given.

Score: 2
Tony Trent 12:21pm Thu 20 Mar 14

mimi55 wrote…


Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.
Where do you live. Perhaps you can suggest a suitable site nearby. As you
say it would go un-noticed, wouldn't be a problem or you, would it??

We don't have a large out of sight site like Marshes End, but we already accomodate a traveller camp nearby. Experience shows you can't mix the different groups on one site, and the site we have is working well. We also have a sizeable settled traveller community (at least two families in the road I live in) so I think we "do our bit". When the heat of the whole debate evaporates you will realise how you've been manipulated by propaganda. This TSP would have operated virtually unoticed. Now we have to spend even more of your money finding another way to deal with the problem under the limitations of the law. A bad day for common sense!

Score: -8
speedy231278 12:23pm Thu 20 Mar 14

As an aside, is a primary school child writing the updates on this?

"There is only about 30 people"
"Its official"

Score: 1
PooleFirst 12:23pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Dr Strangelove wrote…


The more you look at this the more it seems the offer to buy the land is very convenient! If it is sold off wonder which councillors approve it?

it will be all the councillors, at a special FULL council meeting on the 28th on this month, one member one vote, to decide,, democratic as it should be, and with Poole, having no one political party in a majority, it really will be democratic....
But I am sure some people will find a reason to moan about the outcome whatever it is.

And, I bet you this offer to buy the land disappears now that the planning has been turned down, or at least the offer will be reduced a lot,, property developers are more skilled and have no rules to follow like to council, so they can, and will play dirty.

Score: 6
apm1954 12:26pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


mimi55 wrote…


Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.
Where do you live. Perhaps you can suggest a suitable site nearby. As you
say it would go un-noticed, wouldn't be a problem or you, would it??
We don't have a large out of sight site like Marshes End, but we already accomodate a traveller camp nearby. Experience shows you can't mix the different groups on one site, and the site we have is working well. We also have a sizeable settled traveller community (at least two families in the road I live in) so I think we "do our bit". When the heat of the whole debate evaporates you will realise how you've been manipulated by propaganda. This TSP would have operated virtually unoticed. Now we have to spend even more of your money finding another way to deal with the problem under the limitations of the law. A bad day for common sense!

cllr trent

Score: 2
apm1954 12:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

mimi55 wrote…


Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.
Where do you live. Perhaps you can suggest a suitable site nearby. As you
say it would go un-noticed, wouldn't be a problem or you, would it??

cllr trent

Score: 1
Teddy 1 12:42pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Now ask b&q if they would like to buy the land near their car park. A nice little earner for the council. Thank you sincerely to the residents for attending the meeting and ensuring the locals were heard clearly.

As an aside - Cllr trent...just answer the question you keep being asked!

Score: 5
ADST_2008 12:46pm Thu 20 Mar 14

apm1954 wrote…


mimi55 wrote…

Tony Trent wrote…

I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.
Where do you live. Perhaps you can suggest a suitable site nearby. As you say it would go un-noticed, wouldn't be a problem or you, would it??
cllr trent

Are you calling the concerned residents of Creekmoor a Mob? I take that as a personal insult!

Score: 6
ADST_2008 12:49pm Thu 20 Mar 14

It’s probably a good time for the leader to go before we lose more councillors!

Score: 3
PooleFirst 12:58pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ADST_2008 wrote…


It’s probably a good time for the leader to go before we lose more councillors!

whats it got to do with the leader ???

The leader lead, had no vote on the matter and let the relevant committee vote how it wanted to,, thats what a leader is supposed to do...

Score: -3
Carolyn43 1:00pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Teddy 1 wrote…


Now ask b&q if they would like to buy the land near their car park. A nice little earner for the council. Thank you sincerely to the residents for attending the meeting and ensuring the locals were heard clearly.

As an aside - Cllr trent...just answer the question you keep being asked!

Only part of the land is owned by Poole - the rest is owned by Dorset County Council who said that Poole could use it.
.......
I don't live in Creekmoor or Broadstone, but did read everything on the planning applications. In addition Judy Butt did ask Joe Jones and a settled traveller residing in Creekmoor for their opinion on Marshes End. Both rejected them for suitability due to contamination and safety.
.......
Perhaps the council will now discuss sites regarding suitability with the intended users before charging in on another application. We might not want travellers in Poole, but if they're going to come, it would be as well to make sure they'll use a designated site rather than pitching up on private land, which will be no better than on council land.

Score: 5
DorsetFerret 1:22pm Thu 20 Mar 14

apm1954 wrote…


mimi55 wrote…


Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.
Where do you live. Perhaps you can suggest a suitable site nearby. As you
say it would go un-noticed, wouldn't be a problem or you, would it??
cllr trent

Look Councillor Trent up on BoP web site.

Score: 5
The Liberal 1:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

So they've finally realised that it isn't a suitable site and would satisfy neither local residents nor travellers. Why on earth did it take so long?

Score: 9
Lightsabre 1:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Massive thanks and congratulations are due to Judy Butt and her team of leaflet droppers and campaigners. I'm pretty sure that without them these sites would have been approved.

Judy was treated despicably by Elaine Atkinson when she was sacked from the cabinet for standing up for local residents. She should be applauded for her actions. Everyone living in Creekmoor is fortunate to have her (and no, I'm not her husband!).

Score: 9
Isosceles 1:31pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Can anyone connected with the 'travellers' say why they are not prepared to use one of the many, many caravan sites that already exist in this and other counties in the UK?
Please, other commenters should not reply - I just want to see IF there is any response from the 'travellers' who apparently don't want to travel.

Score: 4
N Smith 1:36pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Fantastic news

Score: 4
Tony Trent 1:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Teddy 1 wrote…


Now ask b&q if they would like to buy the land near their car park. A nice little earner for the council. Thank you sincerely to the residents for attending the meeting and ensuring the locals were heard clearly.

As an aside - Cllr trent...just answer the question you keep being asked!

Unlike others I am not an anonymous contributor and don't hide my address from public record (which I think several councillors do), but for the purposes of this forum it's Wallisdown. All our open spaces are SSSI or immediately behind homes (or both). Marshes End by contrast was almost hidden from view except from the adjacent bussinesses. It was probably the best site for a TSP, though the list of 90 sites has never been shared with us mortals so there may be a surprise. If the site had gone ahead then in a short while people would have been asking what all the fuss was about. I think I will leave that there as I now have to get a Plan B looked at to minimise the problems, and eventually present it to the decision makers.

Score: -5
mimi55 1:42pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Carolyn43 wrote…


mimi55 wrote…


Am still waiting for a reply from relevant Gov Dept (since 18th Feb) as to
WHY they allow Travellers to be above the laws the rest of us have to obey.
If not, there would not be an issue with them parking on playgrounds etc, as
the police could kick them off immediately.
I contacted Robert Symes a while ago, and he said that we subscribe to the European Act on Human Rights that says ethnic minorities can continue with the lifestyle associated with it, and we also have laws on equality in this country. That's why we recognise them as a separate ethnic minority and why Ireland does not - Ireland does not subscribe to the Human Rights Act. In fact travellers are campaigning to get recognised in Ireland.
.....
Now perhaps the council will select another site which is more suitable in terms of contamination, flooding and safety - such as the site on the opposite south side of the A350 and which doesn't appear to interfere with anyone, and was rejected from the original 90 without reasons given.

Still cannot understand why they are considered above the law. Have been
reading recently about legal child marraiges in some countries(of girls to older men), some girls as young as eight. Could these men move to this
Country and claim it their human right to be married to children? A very
extreme example, I know, but I cannot understand why the Gov interprets
'human rights' in this case as a reason to disobey the laws. Wish I had the cash to launch a legal challenge against this whole issue

Score: 5
Charlie Farnsbarns 1:58pm Thu 20 Mar 14

speedy231278 wrote…


As an aside, is a primary school child writing the updates on this? "There is only about 30 people" "Its official"

Is this "revelant"?

Score: 3
pete woodley 2:13pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


Teddy 1 wrote…


Now ask b&q if they would like to buy the land near their car park. A nice little earner for the council. Thank you sincerely to the residents for attending the meeting and ensuring the locals were heard clearly.

As an aside - Cllr trent...just answer the question you keep being asked!
Unlike others I am not an anonymous contributor and don't hide my address from public record (which I think several councillors do), but for the purposes of this forum it's Wallisdown. All our open spaces are SSSI or immediately behind homes (or both). Marshes End by contrast was almost hidden from view except from the adjacent bussinesses. It was probably the best site for a TSP, though the list of 90 sites has never been shared with us mortals so there may be a surprise. If the site had gone ahead then in a short while people would have been asking what all the fuss was about. I think I will leave that there as I now have to get a Plan B looked at to minimise the problems, and eventually present it to the decision makers.

Tony,you are quite right to point out that you do not hide behind a user name,that is to be admired,as on this site too many have a lot to say anonymously, or should we say cowardly way.The residents of creekmoor have nothing to be proud of,and have acted as bullies.

Score: -21
Lightsabre 2:14pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Charlie Farnsbarns wrote…


speedy231278 wrote…


As an aside, is a primary school child writing the updates on this? "There is only about 30 people" "Its official"
Is this "revelant"?

Yes it is.

Score: 4
DorsetFerret 2:15pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


Teddy 1 wrote…


Now ask b&q if they would like to buy the land near their car park. A nice little earner for the council. Thank you sincerely to the residents for attending the meeting and ensuring the locals were heard clearly.

As an aside - Cllr trent...just answer the question you keep being asked!
Unlike others I am not an anonymous contributor and don't hide my address from public record (which I think several councillors do), but for the purposes of this forum it's Wallisdown. All our open spaces are SSSI or immediately behind homes (or both). Marshes End by contrast was almost hidden from view except from the adjacent bussinesses. It was probably the best site for a TSP, though the list of 90 sites has never been shared with us mortals so there may be a surprise. If the site had gone ahead then in a short while people would have been asking what all the fuss was about. I think I will leave that there as I now have to get a Plan B looked at to minimise the problems, and eventually present it to the decision makers.

Not only do you sound autocratic in tone but clearly you're out of touch with residents in general. You should be supporting an example of due democratic process and not complaining of the outcome just because it didn't suit your needs.

As for being unaware of the other ninety site o0ptions, it begs the question what are we paying you for? All you have to do is type in 'travellers consultants' on your own web page and up will come the reports, they have been there for months.

You have some very nice spare land just a little way up the road from Talbot Village, it would make an ideal TTS.

Score: 19
pete woodley 2:22pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Who is the pompous "dorset ferret"

Score: -14
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N Smith 2:33pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


Teddy 1 wrote…


Now ask b&q if they would like to buy the land near their car park. A nice little earner for the council. Thank you sincerely to the residents for attending the meeting and ensuring the locals were heard clearly.

As an aside - Cllr trent...just answer the question you keep being asked!
Unlike others I am not an anonymous contributor and don't hide my address from public record (which I think several councillors do), but for the purposes of this forum it's Wallisdown. All our open spaces are SSSI or immediately behind homes (or both). Marshes End by contrast was almost hidden from view except from the adjacent bussinesses. It was probably the best site for a TSP, though the list of 90 sites has never been shared with us mortals so there may be a surprise. If the site had gone ahead then in a short while people would have been asking what all the fuss was about. I think I will leave that there as I now have to get a Plan B looked at to minimise the problems, and eventually present it to the decision makers.

You obviously don't get it, it's not only about the visual aspect of these sites.Its about the crime and the nature of these people who have NO respect for the law.

Score: 11
N Smith 2:36pm Thu 20 Mar 14

pete woodley wrote…


Tony Trent wrote…


Teddy 1 wrote…


Now ask b&q if they would like to buy the land near their car park. A nice little earner for the council. Thank you sincerely to the residents for attending the meeting and ensuring the locals were heard clearly.

As an aside - Cllr trent...just answer the question you keep being asked!
Unlike others I am not an anonymous contributor and don't hide my address from public record (which I think several councillors do), but for the purposes of this forum it's Wallisdown. All our open spaces are SSSI or immediately behind homes (or both). Marshes End by contrast was almost hidden from view except from the adjacent bussinesses. It was probably the best site for a TSP, though the list of 90 sites has never been shared with us mortals so there may be a surprise. If the site had gone ahead then in a short while people would have been asking what all the fuss was about. I think I will leave that there as I now have to get a Plan B looked at to minimise the problems, and eventually present it to the decision makers.
Tony,you are quite right to point out that you do not hide behind a user name,that is to be admired,as on this site too many have a lot to say anonymously, or should we say cowardly way.The residents of creekmoor have nothing to be proud of,and have acted as bullies.

I take it Pete you would welcome one of these sites by your house then ?

Score: 12
pete woodley 2:42pm Thu 20 Mar 14

If they want to put one on west howe they are welcome.

Score: -3
N Smith 2:50pm Thu 20 Mar 14

pete woodley wrote…


If they want to put one on west howe they are welcome.

and how do you think the rest of the population on West Howe would react to that?

Score: 10
pete woodley 2:55pm Thu 20 Mar 14

N smith, why are you asking so many questions who do you think you are.Are you somebody important,or do you just think you are.

Score: -13
ADST_2008 3:05pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.

This decision was thrown out today due to reasoned arguments and the councillors seeing sense, calling the residents of Creek moor a mob is inappropriate, an apology is required or you perhaps you should resign?

Score: 13
N Smith 3:09pm Thu 20 Mar 14

pete woodley wrote…


N smith, why are you asking so many questions who do you think you are.Are you somebody important,or do you just think you are.

You seem to have a lot to say about the people of Creekmoor being bullies and how by going through a democratic process they shouldn't be proud of themselves by getting the planning permission refused. Your words not mine.I believe those residents should be proud of themselves today and I congratulate them .By the way I don't live in Creekmoor .

Score: 20
ADST_2008 3:13pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ADST_2008 wrote…


Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.
This decision was thrown out today due to reasoned arguments and the councillors seeing sense, calling the residents of Creek moor a mob is inappropriate, an apology is required or you perhaps you should resign?

Perhaps the Leader and Tony Trent should go..................
.and yes I am a Creekmoor resident and proud to be one!

Score: 6
DorsetFerret 3:15pm Thu 20 Mar 14

pete woodley wrote…


Who is the pompous "dorset ferret"

Someone that appreciates reasond argument and constructive debate. Not your scene?

Score: 16
ADST_2008 3:19pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Where was the leader of the Council while this important decision was being made in the Borough today?

Score: 6
Red Leader 1 3:21pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Council website today indicates that they will continue to manage unauthorised encampments in Poole. Excuse me for not holding my breath!
The clear message to our travelling friends is come on down, and they will probably bring some more of their friends to enjoy their seaside holiday f.o.c.
The prospect of an enforced '24 hour removal' to a site they they themselves regard as unsuitable may just have proved to be a disincentive to target Poole in such numbers in the first place. We will never know.
Opposition from the closest residents in this case was understandable but the failure of our officials and Councillors to get this matter sorted for once and for all is certainly not. What has been the cost of this failure I wonder?

Score: 1
DorsetFerret 3:24pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Red Leader 1 wrote…


The Council website today indicates that they will continue to manage unauthorised encampments in Poole. Excuse me for not holding my breath!
The clear message to our travelling friends is come on down, and they will probably bring some more of their friends to enjoy their seaside holiday f.o.c.
The prospect of an enforced '24 hour removal' to a site they they themselves regard as unsuitable may just have proved to be a disincentive to target Poole in such numbers in the first place. We will never know.
Opposition from the closest residents in this case was understandable but the failure of our officials and Councillors to get this matter sorted for once and for all is certainly not. What has been the cost of this failure I wonder?

So far, between £350 and £400 K I would hazard a guess.

Score: 3
nickynoodah 3:25pm Thu 20 Mar 14

leave George alone
hes 79 you know
have you not heard of senile dementia bought on by dimi opium smoking.

Score: 0
Mad Karew 3:34pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent you are extremely close to overstepping the mark as a Councillor , Creekmoor residents are not a mob that intimidated the planning committee, perhaps you would like to suggest this to the Chair of the meeting. The audience was amazing, how dare you say they were a mob you are a disgrace..
If you don't like the decision then take it up with the planning committee who made the decision not the residents whom you blame!
PooleFirst you have obviously been on Mars for the last 6 weeks, the leader had led, yes she certainly has, that is all of us all up the garden path, wasted council tax payers money and precious officer time in so doing, and destroyed the work of a fair hard working Portfolio Holder in Cllr Butt, but had she listened to her and her Ward collaegues in early Jan when she warned Atkinson this would happen she would have saved a lot of false hope for the non TSP ward residents, pain for the TSP ward residents and the people of Poole the embarrassment of having her for a so called leader.
Resign now, anyone else feel this same?

Score: 8
pete woodley 3:35pm Thu 20 Mar 14

nickynoodah wrote…


leave George alone
hes 79 you know
have you not heard of senile dementia bought on by dimi opium smoking.

If my so called dementia gets worse,should i go and live in creekmoor as a lot of the residents there seem to be worse than me, and i would feel at home.

Score: -11
mimi55 3:46pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Mad Karew wrote…


Tony Trent you are extremely close to overstepping the mark as a Councillor , Creekmoor residents are not a mob that intimidated the planning committee, perhaps you would like to suggest this to the Chair of the meeting. The audience was amazing, how dare you say they were a mob you are a disgrace..
If you don't like the decision then take it up with the planning committee who made the decision not the residents whom you blame!
PooleFirst you have obviously been on Mars for the last 6 weeks, the leader had led, yes she certainly has, that is all of us all up the garden path, wasted council tax payers money and precious officer time in so doing, and destroyed the work of a fair hard working Portfolio Holder in Cllr Butt, but had she listened to her and her Ward collaegues in early Jan when she warned Atkinson this would happen she would have saved a lot of false hope for the non TSP ward residents, pain for the TSP ward residents and the people of Poole the embarrassment of having her for a so called leader.
Resign now, anyone else feel this same?

I have noticed something rather odd - the Cllrs most determined to push
through the Creekmoor TSP, including the lady who voted in favour today,
all represent wards rather close to the (in my opinion) obvious site - Penn Hill car park - how uncanny???

Score: 3
calamity carney 4:04pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ADST_2008 wrote…


It’s probably a good time for the leader to go before we lose more councillors!

Why should the leader step down? It's most of the conservative councillors who should have resigned over this!

Score: 4
speedy231278 4:06pm Thu 20 Mar 14

N Smith wrote…


pete woodley wrote…


If they want to put one on west howe they are welcome.
and how do you think the rest of the population on West Howe would react to that?

Probably like neanderthals as usual.

Score: 0
pacamar 4:08pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


Teddy 1 wrote…


Now ask b&q if they would like to buy the land near their car park. A nice little earner for the council. Thank you sincerely to the residents for attending the meeting and ensuring the locals were heard clearly.

As an aside - Cllr trent...just answer the question you keep being asked!
Unlike others I am not an anonymous contributor and don't hide my address from public record (which I think several councillors do), but for the purposes of this forum it's Wallisdown. All our open spaces are SSSI or immediately behind homes (or both). Marshes End by contrast was almost hidden from view except from the adjacent bussinesses. It was probably the best site for a TSP, though the list of 90 sites has never been shared with us mortals so there may be a surprise. If the site had gone ahead then in a short while people would have been asking what all the fuss was about. I think I will leave that there as I now have to get a Plan B looked at to minimise the problems, and eventually present it to the decision makers.

I wouldn't look forward to getting too many votes at the next council elections if I were you. People are not as stupid as you seem to believe they are, and can easily recognise someone who is capable of wasting such huge amounts of tax payers money with no concern whatsoever.
Furthermore, it is obvious from your comments that despite the Planning Committee rejecting the proposal, you still believe that you are right and everyone else is wrong.
Your job is to accept the decision and get on with all the other issues which you were elected to deal with, not waste time whinging and whining because a decision went against you!

Score: 9
calamity carney 4:09pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Mad Karew wrote…


Tony Trent you are extremely close to overstepping the mark as a Councillor , Creekmoor residents are not a mob that intimidated the planning committee, perhaps you would like to suggest this to the Chair of the meeting. The audience was amazing, how dare you say they were a mob you are a disgrace..
If you don't like the decision then take it up with the planning committee who made the decision not the residents whom you blame!
PooleFirst you have obviously been on Mars for the last 6 weeks, the leader had led, yes she certainly has, that is all of us all up the garden path, wasted council tax payers money and precious officer time in so doing, and destroyed the work of a fair hard working Portfolio Holder in Cllr Butt, but had she listened to her and her Ward collaegues in early Jan when she warned Atkinson this would happen she would have saved a lot of false hope for the non TSP ward residents, pain for the TSP ward residents and the people of Poole the embarrassment of having her for a so called leader.
Resign now, anyone else feel this same?

No mr Trent has not overstepped the mark. But your "sounding" like a swivelled eyed loon!

Score: -1
kangaroo_joey 4:17pm Thu 20 Mar 14

As someone posted in an earlier thread here quoted is 5 democratic questions that Tony Benn wanted to ask a powerful person-
1-What power have you got?
2-Where did you get it from?
3-In whose interests do you exercise it?
4-To whom are you accountable?
5-How can we get rid of you?

Very apt for some of these councillors to remember.

Score: 4
mimi55 4:18pm Thu 20 Mar 14

apm1954 wrote…


Tony Trent wrote…


mimi55 wrote…


Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.
Where do you live. Perhaps you can suggest a suitable site nearby. As you
say it would go un-noticed, wouldn't be a problem or you, would it??
We don't have a large out of sight site like Marshes End, but we already accomodate a traveller camp nearby. Experience shows you can't mix the different groups on one site, and the site we have is working well. We also have a sizeable settled traveller community (at least two families in the road I live in) so I think we "do our bit". When the heat of the whole debate evaporates you will realise how you've been manipulated by propaganda. This TSP would have operated virtually unoticed. Now we have to spend even more of your money finding another way to deal with the problem under the limitations of the law. A bad day for common sense!
cllr trent

If the planning officers had actually done a proper job, this would never
have got as far as the committee. e.g. saying the site would not be overlooked without even bothering to check?? Money would have been better
spent putting in blocking measures at places popular with Travellers. As to
propaganda, I don;t live in Creekmoor, but have spoken to those who do,
and heard their reasonably put concerns. HAVE YOU?

Score: 5
susi.m 4:21pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent lives on the Alderney /Wallisdown border. He is a Councillor for Alderney.
All Councillors (except of Creekmore ones) were very relieved when they thought that the Irish Travellers were going to put over in Creekmore. Its now all up in the air again.
Fair play to Tony though, for being honest about his views - most Councillors would hide behind the scenes. He should be admired for being open even if one does not agree with what he is saying.

Score: 6
Pete Light 4:22pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Cllr Tony Trent: Disgusting comments on the residents of Oakdale.

I'm grateful to those who did attend today as I live less than 100m from the secondary site and have a young son and wife that regularly walk across the bay near both sites so I'm absolutely relieved this has been rejected!

Great work and thanks to Judy Butt as echoed by some other posters.

Score: 3
mimi55 4:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

calamity carney wrote…


Mad Karew wrote…


Tony Trent you are extremely close to overstepping the mark as a Councillor , Creekmoor residents are not a mob that intimidated the planning committee, perhaps you would like to suggest this to the Chair of the meeting. The audience was amazing, how dare you say they were a mob you are a disgrace..
If you don't like the decision then take it up with the planning committee who made the decision not the residents whom you blame!
PooleFirst you have obviously been on Mars for the last 6 weeks, the leader had led, yes she certainly has, that is all of us all up the garden path, wasted council tax payers money and precious officer time in so doing, and destroyed the work of a fair hard working Portfolio Holder in Cllr Butt, but had she listened to her and her Ward collaegues in early Jan when she warned Atkinson this would happen she would have saved a lot of false hope for the non TSP ward residents, pain for the TSP ward residents and the people of Poole the embarrassment of having her for a so called leader.
Resign now, anyone else feel this same?
No mr Trent has not overstepped the mark. But your "sounding" like a swivelled eyed loon!

That should be "you're" - and if what Mad Karew wrote makes him or her
sound like a swivelled eyed loon to you , then I guess that must be taken as
a compliment.

Score: -4
pete woodley 4:37pm Thu 20 Mar 14

speedy231278 wrote…


N Smith wrote…


pete woodley wrote…


If they want to put one on west howe they are welcome.
and how do you think the rest of the population on West Howe would react to that?
Probably like neanderthals as usual.

Now thats over the top ,i live there and my knuckles dont touch the pavement, mind you ,i have short arms.

Score: 5
calamity carney 4:57pm Thu 20 Mar 14

What's all this rubbish about the leader stepping down. The creek moor and oakdale councillors should stand down.

Score: -6
calamity carney 5:12pm Thu 20 Mar 14

What's all this rubbish about the leader stepping down. The creek moor and oakdale councillors should stand down resign. Stand again in an election see what happens. It looks like Poole people will get some more councillors!

Score: 1
PooleFirst 5:15pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Mad Karew wrote…


Tony Trent you are extremely close to overstepping the mark as a Councillor , Creekmoor residents are not a mob that intimidated the planning committee, perhaps you would like to suggest this to the Chair of the meeting. The audience was amazing, how dare you say they were a mob you are a disgrace..
If you don't like the decision then take it up with the planning committee who made the decision not the residents whom you blame!
PooleFirst you have obviously been on Mars for the last 6 weeks, the leader had led, yes she certainly has, that is all of us all up the garden path, wasted council tax payers money and precious officer time in so doing, and destroyed the work of a fair hard working Portfolio Holder in Cllr Butt, but had she listened to her and her Ward collaegues in early Jan when she warned Atkinson this would happen she would have saved a lot of false hope for the non TSP ward residents, pain for the TSP ward residents and the people of Poole the embarrassment of having her for a so called leader.
Resign now, anyone else feel this same?

You clearly haven't a clue, Judy Butt was portfolio holder, therefore she had a conflict of interest as she was both leading and opposing the same item, dont forget it was HER not the leader that lead this whole program on finding a site and implementing it, she was the leader on that.
She then turned around and changed her mind after leading it for so long because she got so much stick from the residents. So if anyone should be resigning then it is defiantly Judy Butt...
It is also interesting to remember that Judy Butt never wanted to be a councillor originally, back when she was first elected the conservatives couldn't get enough candidates to stand, she said she would stand just so people had someone to vote for, as long as she didnt win, that was her condition for standing at Creekmoor, she then won due to the work of the other candidates, she didnt even know she had won as she wasn't at the count, so she didnt make any acceptance speech, I think it was a day or two before she found out she was a councillor,,, so if you are looking for someone that has mislead the public look no further,, the accidental councillor...

Score: -1
sea poole 5:18pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Someone asked where was Cllr Atkinson today? Apparently, she was advised by police that she shouldn't attend as her safety couldn't be guaranteed. I think it would be interesting to enquire which officer gave her that advice, his/her rank, number and follow-up such an inflammatory statement...if it was said at all...!

Score: 1
PooleFirst 5:24pm Thu 20 Mar 14

sea poole wrote…


Someone asked where was Cllr Atkinson today? Apparently, she was advised by police that she shouldn't attend as her safety couldn't be guaranteed. I think it would be interesting to enquire which officer gave her that advice, his/her rank, number and follow-up such an inflammatory statement...if it was said at all...!

i think you misunderstand the role of a council leader, its not to actually be there at these things and it certainly isn't to vote on them or try to influence them, its to ensure that the correct process is followed and then to let the relevant committees and councillors have a free vote on the matter, as happened here today,, that's how the democratic process is supposed to work.

Judy Butt was originally in charge of this process, until she lost her nerve, if she had stayed put and seen this through, the same outcome would have happened, and she would still have her job,,, I bet she is feeling a little silly today..

Score: -3
Jo__Go 5:25pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ashleycross wrote…


It is mainly people with children who suffer because we don't have a site at present so the children's play areas and recreation grounds are used as sites.

Yawn... Same old moan from ashleycross who doesn't seem to grasp, or care, that one of the sites 'chosen' is right next to a well used skate park, and would deny the kids of Creekmoor and Oakdale use of that space from Easter to September.

Score: 3
cunone 5:30pm Thu 20 Mar 14

I would now to Judy Butt reinstated to the cabinet as it is clear her objection to the scheme were upheld this morning.

The Council went ahead and cleared the site speculatively therefore the Council has been spending our money recklessly. The cost of the surveys and application plus hiring the Art Centre have all been paid for by the rate payer. I would guess the best part of £50k has been spent on all of this. Who authorised the expenditure. I would assume it was the Mayor and Leader of the Council. Therefore can we expect them to stand down from their positions within the Council and perhaps let Judy lead the cabinet

Score: -2
PooleFirst 5:30pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Jo__Go wrote…


ashleycross wrote…


It is mainly people with children who suffer because we don't have a site at present so the children's play areas and recreation grounds are used as sites.
Yawn... Same old moan from ashleycross who doesn't seem to grasp, or care, that one of the sites 'chosen' is right next to a well used skate park, and would deny the kids of Creekmoor and Oakdale use of that space from Easter to September.

lets be honest,,, there isnt ANY suitable site, no body really wants a site in the town, it all feel like its being forced on us, when in reality we could do with a bit of national government spine to change the laws on all this.

Score: 10
pete woodley 5:32pm Thu 20 Mar 14

PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.

Score: -7
PooleFirst 5:33pm Thu 20 Mar 14

cunone wrote…


I would now to Judy Butt reinstated to the cabinet as it is clear her objection to the scheme were upheld this morning.

The Council went ahead and cleared the site speculatively therefore the Council has been spending our money recklessly. The cost of the surveys and application plus hiring the Art Centre have all been paid for by the rate payer. I would guess the best part of £50k has been spent on all of this. Who authorised the expenditure. I would assume it was the Mayor and Leader of the Council. Therefore can we expect them to stand down from their positions within the Council and perhaps let Judy lead the cabinet

JUDY BUTT was in charge of all this, until a couple of weeks ago she was the one that lead all this, it was HER job,

Score: 0
DorsetFerret 5:34pm Thu 20 Mar 14

PooleFirst wrote…


Mad Karew wrote…


Tony Trent you are extremely close to overstepping the mark as a Councillor , Creekmoor residents are not a mob that intimidated the planning committee, perhaps you would like to suggest this to the Chair of the meeting. The audience was amazing, how dare you say they were a mob you are a disgrace..
If you don't like the decision then take it up with the planning committee who made the decision not the residents whom you blame!
PooleFirst you have obviously been on Mars for the last 6 weeks, the leader had led, yes she certainly has, that is all of us all up the garden path, wasted council tax payers money and precious officer time in so doing, and destroyed the work of a fair hard working Portfolio Holder in Cllr Butt, but had she listened to her and her Ward collaegues in early Jan when she warned Atkinson this would happen she would have saved a lot of false hope for the non TSP ward residents, pain for the TSP ward residents and the people of Poole the embarrassment of having her for a so called leader.
Resign now, anyone else feel this same?
You clearly haven't a clue, Judy Butt was portfolio holder, therefore she had a conflict of interest as she was both leading and opposing the same item, dont forget it was HER not the leader that lead this whole program on finding a site and implementing it, she was the leader on that.
She then turned around and changed her mind after leading it for so long because she got so much stick from the residents. So if anyone should be resigning then it is defiantly Judy Butt...
It is also interesting to remember that Judy Butt never wanted to be a councillor originally, back when she was first elected the conservatives couldn't get enough candidates to stand, she said she would stand just so people had someone to vote for, as long as she didnt win, that was her condition for standing at Creekmoor, she then won due to the work of the other candidates, she didnt even know she had won as she wasn't at the count, so she didnt make any acceptance speech, I think it was a day or two before she found out she was a councillor,,, so if you are looking for someone that has mislead the public look no further,, the accidental councillor...

There is some truth in what you say, she was an early instigator/ enthusiast for a travellers site. However, it wasn't until Eades did a dodgy deal and put Creekmoor on the map (remember his ward was a preferred choice for a site, whereas Creekmoor had been discounted) that she came out fighting. Can't knock her for doing her job in the end. Congratulate her for her efforts. Poole could do with a few more councillors like her.

Score: 9
DorsetFerret 5:37pm Thu 20 Mar 14

pete woodley wrote…


PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.

Peter, no problem being anonymous as long as your not abusive. Just because you use your name doesn't mean you can be rude..

Score: 6
PooleFirst 5:42pm Thu 20 Mar 14

pete woodley wrote…


PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.

I would like to think its because people just dont understand the process and just give knee jerk responses to an issue without actually understanding that issue in depth.
Lets be honest, NO ONE wants a traveller site, anywhere, but at the moment, the police cant move travellers on (without first going through the courts) if we dont have this transit site,, so when this summer we end up playing chase with the travellers as they move from Baiter to Recreation Road, to Creekmoor everyone will moan that nothing is being done,, but not understanding that this was a pre emptive move to stop all that... But the real solution would be if government changed the trespass law and gave the Police the right to move trespassers off without having to seek a court order...
I do think its mainly lack of understanding of the existing legislation thats the problem with people on here, they just want to point the finger at one person and say its your fault,, resign,,, no wonder no one wants to be a councillor... dont blame them.

Score: 4
PooleFirst 5:48pm Thu 20 Mar 14

DorsetFerret wrote…


PooleFirst wrote…


Mad Karew wrote…


Tony Trent you are extremely close to overstepping the mark as a Councillor , Creekmoor residents are not a mob that intimidated the planning committee, perhaps you would like to suggest this to the Chair of the meeting. The audience was amazing, how dare you say they were a mob you are a disgrace..
If you don't like the decision then take it up with the planning committee who made the decision not the residents whom you blame!
PooleFirst you have obviously been on Mars for the last 6 weeks, the leader had led, yes she certainly has, that is all of us all up the garden path, wasted council tax payers money and precious officer time in so doing, and destroyed the work of a fair hard working Portfolio Holder in Cllr Butt, but had she listened to her and her Ward collaegues in early Jan when she warned Atkinson this would happen she would have saved a lot of false hope for the non TSP ward residents, pain for the TSP ward residents and the people of Poole the embarrassment of having her for a so called leader.
Resign now, anyone else feel this same?
You clearly haven't a clue, Judy Butt was portfolio holder, therefore she had a conflict of interest as she was both leading and opposing the same item, dont forget it was HER not the leader that lead this whole program on finding a site and implementing it, she was the leader on that.
She then turned around and changed her mind after leading it for so long because she got so much stick from the residents. So if anyone should be resigning then it is defiantly Judy Butt...
It is also interesting to remember that Judy Butt never wanted to be a councillor originally, back when she was first elected the conservatives couldn't get enough candidates to stand, she said she would stand just so people had someone to vote for, as long as she didnt win, that was her condition for standing at Creekmoor, she then won due to the work of the other candidates, she didnt even know she had won as she wasn't at the count, so she didnt make any acceptance speech, I think it was a day or two before she found out she was a councillor,,, so if you are looking for someone that has mislead the public look no further,, the accidental councillor...
There is some truth in what you say, she was an early instigator/ enthusiast for a travellers site. However, it wasn't until Eades did a dodgy deal and put Creekmoor on the map (remember his ward was a preferred choice for a site, whereas Creekmoor had been discounted) that she came out fighting. Can't knock her for doing her job in the end. Congratulate her for her efforts. Poole could do with a few more councillors like her.

she is actually an appalling councillor as this whole episode has shown, she should have seen her job through, the same conclusion would have been made, so the site still wouldn't have been given permission but she would have then shown herself to be a professional rather than the fool she has made herself out to be. I suspect she will lose her seat at the next election, and a good job too, get someone in that is actually committed to the job. doesnt matter what party they are from, just as long as they are committed.

Score: 0
DorsetFerret 5:55pm Thu 20 Mar 14

PooleFirst wrote…


pete woodley wrote…


PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.
I would like to think its because people just dont understand the process and just give knee jerk responses to an issue without actually understanding that issue in depth.
Lets be honest, NO ONE wants a traveller site, anywhere, but at the moment, the police cant move travellers on (without first going through the courts) if we dont have this transit site,, so when this summer we end up playing chase with the travellers as they move from Baiter to Recreation Road, to Creekmoor everyone will moan that nothing is being done,, but not understanding that this was a pre emptive move to stop all that... But the real solution would be if government changed the trespass law and gave the Police the right to move trespassers off without having to seek a court order...
I do think its mainly lack of understanding of the existing legislation thats the problem with people on here, they just want to point the finger at one person and say its your fault,, resign,,, no wonder no one wants to be a councillor... dont blame them.

With all due respect I believe you are missing the point. (a) You are quite right in saying 'nobody wants a TTS in Poole but (b) This process has been miss-managed from the start. The Council leader has to accept responsibility for that. Just because someone stood up to her doesn't give her the freedom to act in a dictatorial manner, nor does it mean she is right. If the current law is a bad one, then lobby parliament to improve it or wait until they revise it next year. The police have the current powers to move travellers on, give them the freedom to do it.

Score: 6
PooleFirst 6:03pm Thu 20 Mar 14

DorsetFerret wrote…


PooleFirst wrote…


pete woodley wrote…


PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.
I would like to think its because people just dont understand the process and just give knee jerk responses to an issue without actually understanding that issue in depth.
Lets be honest, NO ONE wants a traveller site, anywhere, but at the moment, the police cant move travellers on (without first going through the courts) if we dont have this transit site,, so when this summer we end up playing chase with the travellers as they move from Baiter to Recreation Road, to Creekmoor everyone will moan that nothing is being done,, but not understanding that this was a pre emptive move to stop all that... But the real solution would be if government changed the trespass law and gave the Police the right to move trespassers off without having to seek a court order...
I do think its mainly lack of understanding of the existing legislation thats the problem with people on here, they just want to point the finger at one person and say its your fault,, resign,,, no wonder no one wants to be a councillor... dont blame them.
With all due respect I believe you are missing the point. (a) You are quite right in saying 'nobody wants a TTS in Poole but (b) This process has been miss-managed from the start. The Council leader has to accept responsibility for that. Just because someone stood up to her doesn't give her the freedom to act in a dictatorial manner, nor does it mean she is right. If the current law is a bad one, then lobby parliament to improve it or wait until they revise it next year. The police have the current powers to move travellers on, give them the freedom to do it.

the Police DONT have the powers, that is the point,, and do you really think government is going to listen to little council in Poole.

As for leaders, the leader appoints people to take certain jobs and be in charge of them, one person cant be expected to run absolutely everything, that person was Judy Butt, she did all the work on this, then at the last moment went against her OWN work, crazy situation.

Score: -2
breamoreboy 7:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

mimi55 wrote…


Am still waiting for a reply from relevant Gov Dept (since 18th Feb) as to
WHY they allow Travellers to be above the laws the rest of us have to obey.
If not, there would not be an issue with them parking on playgrounds etc, as
the police could kick them off immediately.

I would be inclined to give Travellers a very warm welcome. Molotov cocktails can be made very cheaply, a better option than having councils throughout the country having them thrown off of land, only to see them move a half mile up the road. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Score: 0
DorsetFerret 8:45pm Thu 20 Mar 14

PooleFirst wrote…


DorsetFerret wrote…


PooleFirst wrote…


pete woodley wrote…


PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.
I would like to think its because people just dont understand the process and just give knee jerk responses to an issue without actually understanding that issue in depth.
Lets be honest, NO ONE wants a traveller site, anywhere, but at the moment, the police cant move travellers on (without first going through the courts) if we dont have this transit site,, so when this summer we end up playing chase with the travellers as they move from Baiter to Recreation Road, to Creekmoor everyone will moan that nothing is being done,, but not understanding that this was a pre emptive move to stop all that... But the real solution would be if government changed the trespass law and gave the Police the right to move trespassers off without having to seek a court order...
I do think its mainly lack of understanding of the existing legislation thats the problem with people on here, they just want to point the finger at one person and say its your fault,, resign,,, no wonder no one wants to be a councillor... dont blame them.
With all due respect I believe you are missing the point. (a) You are quite right in saying 'nobody wants a TTS in Poole but (b) This process has been miss-managed from the start. The Council leader has to accept responsibility for that. Just because someone stood up to her doesn't give her the freedom to act in a dictatorial manner, nor does it mean she is right. If the current law is a bad one, then lobby parliament to improve it or wait until they revise it next year. The police have the current powers to move travellers on, give them the freedom to do it.
the Police DONT have the powers, that is the point,, and do you really think government is going to listen to little council in Poole.

As for leaders, the leader appoints people to take certain jobs and be in charge of them, one person cant be expected to run absolutely everything, that person was Judy Butt, she did all the work on this, then at the last moment went against her OWN work, crazy situation.

Wrong again 1. When can the Police move them on?

The Police may activate their powers under section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 to require gypsies/travellers to leave.

The Police are able to activate these powers where they are satisfied that two or more more people are trespassing on the land, and the landowner has taken reasonable steps to make them leave (and they have failed to do so). In addition, one of the following also has to apply:

•damage has been caused to the land or property, or


•threatening / abusive / insulting behaviour has been used against the occupier, his family or agent, or


•the trespassers have six or more vehicles.


Any enforcement of section 61 requires considerable resourcing and consideration has to be given to having sufficient police officers available etc., which may in itself take some time to arrange.

It's not the police that have no powers. It' your local authority that stops them. 2. The leaders job is to lead. If they get it wrong they take the can.

Score: 3
DorsetFerret 9:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

PooleFirst wrote…


DorsetFerret wrote…


PooleFirst wrote…


pete woodley wrote…


PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.
I would like to think its because people just dont understand the process and just give knee jerk responses to an issue without actually understanding that issue in depth.
Lets be honest, NO ONE wants a traveller site, anywhere, but at the moment, the police cant move travellers on (without first going through the courts) if we dont have this transit site,, so when this summer we end up playing chase with the travellers as they move from Baiter to Recreation Road, to Creekmoor everyone will moan that nothing is being done,, but not understanding that this was a pre emptive move to stop all that... But the real solution would be if government changed the trespass law and gave the Police the right to move trespassers off without having to seek a court order...
I do think its mainly lack of understanding of the existing legislation thats the problem with people on here, they just want to point the finger at one person and say its your fault,, resign,,, no wonder no one wants to be a councillor... dont blame them.
With all due respect I believe you are missing the point. (a) You are quite right in saying 'nobody wants a TTS in Poole but (b) This process has been miss-managed from the start. The Council leader has to accept responsibility for that. Just because someone stood up to her doesn't give her the freedom to act in a dictatorial manner, nor does it mean she is right. If the current law is a bad one, then lobby parliament to improve it or wait until they revise it next year. The police have the current powers to move travellers on, give them the freedom to do it.
the Police DONT have the powers, that is the point,, and do you really think government is going to listen to little council in Poole.

As for leaders, the leader appoints people to take certain jobs and be in charge of them, one person cant be expected to run absolutely everything, that person was Judy Butt, she did all the work on this, then at the last moment went against her OWN work, crazy situation.

Whoops sorry, I'm forgetting current conservative policy. Re Councillor Atkinson. Don't admonish her for failure, let's give her a nice big bonus instead . There, that's put things right.

Score: 3
cromwell9 9:28pm Thu 20 Mar 14

THats what you get for voting for the LIB DEMS,The EU party,
NOT in the traditional British way of life ,
BEWARE,

Score: 0
Teddy 1 10:10pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


Teddy 1 wrote…


Now ask b&q if they would like to buy the land near their car park. A nice little earner for the council. Thank you sincerely to the residents for attending the meeting and ensuring the locals were heard clearly.

As an aside - Cllr trent...just answer the question you keep being asked!
Unlike others I am not an anonymous contributor and don't hide my address from public record (which I think several councillors do), but for the purposes of this forum it's Wallisdown. All our open spaces are SSSI or immediately behind homes (or both). Marshes End by contrast was almost hidden from view except from the adjacent bussinesses. It was probably the best site for a TSP, though the list of 90 sites has never been shared with us mortals so there may be a surprise. If the site had gone ahead then in a short while people would have been asking what all the fuss was about. I think I will leave that there as I now have to get a Plan B looked at to minimise the problems, and eventually present it to the decision makers.

But you can get sight of the list through a freedom of information request. The council then have 21days to pass this information to you or risk a fine from the ICO. I fail to see how the council could argue the releasing of this information was not in the public interest. Please do the echo a favour ad get this list....I fail tl understand how you can look at other siites or indeed the ones rejected today without looking at the other 90 sites. Maybe you have taken others opinions as the panacea?

Score: 1
speedy231278 10:04am Fri 21 Mar 14

pete woodley wrote…


PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.

How does anyone know you aren't using an assumed name? Text on a screen is just faceless conversation. For all anyone knows, you could be Councillor Beesley and I could be Dave Wells!

Score: 3
PooleFirst 1:29pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Well I work for Poole Council that's why I use a screen name, I see so much from the inside that the press and the public dont,, after a few years of working around these people you get a feel for the good ones and the bad ones, there are both types in all parties.
Perhaps councillors should not be in a political party ? how did that come around anyway ? why cant councillors just be local residents that want to do the best for the town without towing a party line, or whats nearer the truth, just trying to point score off each other.

Score: 2
Ebb Tide 4:50pm Fri 21 Mar 14

PooleFirst wrote…


Well I work for Poole Council that's why I use a screen name, I see so much from the inside that the press and the public dont,, after a few years of working around these people you get a feel for the good ones and the bad ones, there are both types in all parties.
Perhaps councillors should not be in a political party ? how did that come around anyway ? why cant councillors just be local residents that want to do the best for the town without towing a party line, or whats nearer the truth, just trying to point score off each other.

It is always a puzzle to me. Must have something to do with getting pamphlets prepared and delivered to the electorate. Not an easy task.

Score: 2
Ebb Tide 4:53pm Fri 21 Mar 14

DorsetFerret wrote…


PooleFirst wrote…


DorsetFerret wrote…


PooleFirst wrote…


pete woodley wrote…


PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.
I would like to think its because people just dont understand the process and just give knee jerk responses to an issue without actually understanding that issue in depth.
Lets be honest, NO ONE wants a traveller site, anywhere, but at the moment, the police cant move travellers on (without first going through the courts) if we dont have this transit site,, so when this summer we end up playing chase with the travellers as they move from Baiter to Recreation Road, to Creekmoor everyone will moan that nothing is being done,, but not understanding that this was a pre emptive move to stop all that... But the real solution would be if government changed the trespass law and gave the Police the right to move trespassers off without having to seek a court order...
I do think its mainly lack of understanding of the existing legislation thats the problem with people on here, they just want to point the finger at one person and say its your fault,, resign,,, no wonder no one wants to be a councillor... dont blame them.
With all due respect I believe you are missing the point. (a) You are quite right in saying 'nobody wants a TTS in Poole but (b) This process has been miss-managed from the start. The Council leader has to accept responsibility for that. Just because someone stood up to her doesn't give her the freedom to act in a dictatorial manner, nor does it mean she is right. If the current law is a bad one, then lobby parliament to improve it or wait until they revise it next year. The police have the current powers to move travellers on, give them the freedom to do it.
the Police DONT have the powers, that is the point,, and do you really think government is going to listen to little council in Poole.

As for leaders, the leader appoints people to take certain jobs and be in charge of them, one person cant be expected to run absolutely everything, that person was Judy Butt, she did all the work on this, then at the last moment went against her OWN work, crazy situation.
Whoops sorry, I'm forgetting current conservative policy. Re Councillor Atkinson. Don't admonish her for failure, let's give her a nice big bonus instead . There, that's put things right.

Bingo might appeal too !

Score: 1
pete woodley 7:30pm Fri 21 Mar 14

speedy231278 wrote…


pete woodley wrote…


PooleFirst,careful or you will be more unpopular than me for speaking the truth.the disgusting replies i get clearly show the type of people that have been agitating on this issue,like tony trent has said they stay anonymous.
How does anyone know you aren't using an assumed name? Text on a screen is just faceless conversation. For all anyone knows, you could be Councillor Beesley and I could be Dave Wells!

For a start i am more honest than Beesley,and not as tubby as Dave.come on speedy,give me a clue who you are.

Score: 0
pete woodley 7:38pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Ebb Tide wrote…


PooleFirst wrote…


Well I work for Poole Council that's why I use a screen name, I see so much from the inside that the press and the public dont,, after a few years of working around these people you get a feel for the good ones and the bad ones, there are both types in all parties.
Perhaps councillors should not be in a political party ? how did that come around anyway ? why cant councillors just be local residents that want to do the best for the town without towing a party line, or whats nearer the truth, just trying to point score off each other.
It is always a puzzle to me. Must have something to do with getting pamphlets prepared and delivered to the electorate. Not an easy task.

It is a hard job to pay for and get nearly 4,000 leaflets out, and still try to speak to the public,not to mention being followed around and being abused by the opposition including a councillor.but some of us do it for nowt,not to get big expenses,if we win.Thats when its great to have friends,to help.

Score: 0
Jo__Go 8:46pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Tony Trent wrote…


I will now suggest that when the travellers turn up at one of our parks and valuable open spaces that residents complaints are re-directed to those who whipped up the anti. The Marshes End site would have been virtually unoticed by nearby residents (once the hype had died down), and would not have affected local bussinesses. I cannot say the same about our local parks and greens. This is a travesty and an example of bad decisions being made under pressure from what ammounts to a mob.

Cllr Trent, you should be, and I hope you are, ashamed of such a comment.

A significant number of residents, standing up to an attempt by certain councillors to bully others (and, I suspect, officers), and to railroad and suborn a democratic process, is not 'a mob' - it's democracy in action. If I remember my local government correctly, the bulk of it's history is enshrined in various Representation of the People Acts. The current Leader and Cabinet appear to believe instead in the Who Gives a Monkeys About the Residents Act.

Later comments suggest that you had a hand in the process of selecting Marshes End, and maybe you were hacked off that it was rejected; I suggest that when tempers cool you look again at the suitability of the site. It was simply a non-starter from day 1.

It's also impossible for Creekmoor residents to forget the appalling decision of the last Lib Dem administration that left us with a green field covered in tarmac to service a demand for park and ride that never existed, and was never financially sustainable. There is a strong suspicion that Eades pushed through these proposals on the back of his manifest dislike of Creekmoor; may be ill-founded, but nonetheless it is very much believed.

Score: 4
Jo__Go 8:54pm Sat 22 Mar 14

pete woodley wrote…


nickynoodah wrote…

leave George alone hes 79 you know have you not heard of senile dementia bought on by dimi opium smoking.
If my so called dementia gets worse,should i go and live in creekmoor as a lot of the residents there seem to be worse than me, and i would feel at home.

We have a nice plot of contaminated flood zone you can pitch your caravan on - oh wait, no you can't!

Score: 3
Ebb Tide 12:37pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Jo__Go wrote…


pete woodley wrote…


nickynoodah wrote…

leave George alone hes 79 you know have you not heard of senile dementia bought on by dimi opium smoking.
If my so called dementia gets worse,should i go and live in creekmoor as a lot of the residents there seem to be worse than me, and i would feel at home.
We have a nice plot of contaminated flood zone you can pitch your caravan on - oh wait, no you can't!

So due process was seen to be given to the two sites selected. Now for the other 88 !

Guess the 2014 sporadic visitations will cause even more bother - unless, of course, the law is changed or interpreted differently.

Score: -1

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