Eviction proceedings begin to move travellers on from Baiter Park

Travellers on Baiter car park earlier this week

Travellers on Baiter car park earlier this week

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COUNCIL officials have started proceedings to evict a group of travellers that moved from a car park at Poole’s Baiter Park onto the adjoining public open space.

Four caravans, that moved onto the car park earlier this week, were driven onto the main parkland sometime between Thursday night and this morning.

On Friday, a Borough of Poole spokesman said: “Because of this, direction orders will be served on all caravans later today in anticipation of going to court to seek and eviction order early next week.

“There’s been no change in the number of vans. The site is tidy and will continue to be monitored as part of the legal process for the removal of the travellers.”

Meanwhile, four traveller caravans and one motor home remain parked-up on land adjacent to Staples car park and Christopher Crescent, Fleetsbridge, Poole.

Earlier this week residents had complained of traveller vehicles at this site parked right up against the gardens of elderly neighbours. Toilets and a skip have been provided at the Fleetsbridge encampment in accordance with the latest Borough of Poole policy.

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

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5:01pm Fri 18 Jul 14

dvdr says...

Don't move them - block them in, and closely at that! If the poor little dears have to walk everywhere, and cannot use their fancy vehicles (all of which will, we hope, be legal, taxed and insured and with current MOT), then once they have paid any legal parking fees they can be allowed to leave. Until then, let them walk!
Don't move them - block them in, and closely at that! If the poor little dears have to walk everywhere, and cannot use their fancy vehicles (all of which will, we hope, be legal, taxed and insured and with current MOT), then once they have paid any legal parking fees they can be allowed to leave. Until then, let them walk! dvdr
  • Score: 18

7:22pm Fri 18 Jul 14

fireflier says...

A nice grouping of those huge, interlocking, concrete blocks they use to set up contra-flow systems on the motorway would make a lovely security wall to make sure these visitors to Poole are snug in the area where they choose to park up.

Oh!.......they want to drive vehicles in and out! Well..tough! It will cost £k to dismantle the barrier I'm afraid!
A nice grouping of those huge, interlocking, concrete blocks they use to set up contra-flow systems on the motorway would make a lovely security wall to make sure these visitors to Poole are snug in the area where they choose to park up. Oh!.......they want to drive vehicles in and out! Well..tough! It will cost £k to dismantle the barrier I'm afraid! fireflier
  • Score: 14

4:51am Sat 19 Jul 14

mimi55 says...

fireflier wrote:
A nice grouping of those huge, interlocking, concrete blocks they use to set up contra-flow systems on the motorway would make a lovely security wall to make sure these visitors to Poole are snug in the area where they choose to park up.

Oh!.......they want to drive vehicles in and out! Well..tough! It will cost £k to dismantle the barrier I'm afraid!
Much too radical for the wringing wet police and council. They are far too busy anyway thinking up new ways to ensure that these poor souls in their
50k plus 'caravans'have their every need catered to for free
[quote][p][bold]fireflier[/bold] wrote: A nice grouping of those huge, interlocking, concrete blocks they use to set up contra-flow systems on the motorway would make a lovely security wall to make sure these visitors to Poole are snug in the area where they choose to park up. Oh!.......they want to drive vehicles in and out! Well..tough! It will cost £k to dismantle the barrier I'm afraid![/p][/quote]Much too radical for the wringing wet police and council. They are far too busy anyway thinking up new ways to ensure that these poor souls in their 50k plus 'caravans'have their every need catered to for free mimi55
  • Score: 3

7:53am Sat 19 Jul 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Wheel clamp them, £750 release fee, if not paid within 1 week send in the bailiffs .... simple!
Wheel clamp them, £750 release fee, if not paid within 1 week send in the bailiffs .... simple! fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 4

8:01am Sat 19 Jul 14

bourne free says...

They have move about 500M towards whitecliffe now saturday morning !
They have move about 500M towards whitecliffe now saturday morning ! bourne free
  • Score: 5

4:53pm Sat 19 Jul 14

sea poole says...

bourne free -They are really taking the proverbial Mick! I thought the council had put barriers to stop them accessing Baiter Park, but doing NOTHING to deter them from entering the car park. How on earth were they able to get round the recently-erected barriers onto the park?
bourne free -They are really taking the proverbial Mick! I thought the council had put barriers to stop them accessing Baiter Park, but doing NOTHING to deter them from entering the car park. How on earth were they able to get round the recently-erected barriers onto the park? sea poole
  • Score: 3

8:12pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Peroni says...

sea poole wrote:
bourne free -They are really taking the proverbial Mick! I thought the council had put barriers to stop them accessing Baiter Park, but doing NOTHING to deter them from entering the car park. How on earth were they able to get round the recently-erected barriers onto the park?
They can do as they wish.....
Police officers have stood next to the gates when they cut the locks off in previous years and done nothing to stop them, as in Branksome they just pulled the barrier away and the police let them.
I think an ID system would be appropriate, if they are ethnic then proove it and if they are not mobile nomads ( and have 1 or 1 houses in Ireland or here) then confiscate the vehicle they are in now ,if they are committing an offence, like parking in a car park free of charge like everyone else has to pay for !
In Poole now we the tax payers are supplying them toilets lol.
What about the site at Mannings Heath road ....£1.5 million to refurb ,on top of all this .........our services are stripped ,our verges are uncut ,yet the council spend millions on prevention ... Like £250,000 on rocks at Whitecliff ,yet if they cut a lock off it's ok ? So why waste our money !!
Police are as useful as a chocolate teapot in a desert !
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: bourne free -They are really taking the proverbial Mick! I thought the council had put barriers to stop them accessing Baiter Park, but doing NOTHING to deter them from entering the car park. How on earth were they able to get round the recently-erected barriers onto the park?[/p][/quote]They can do as they wish..... Police officers have stood next to the gates when they cut the locks off in previous years and done nothing to stop them, as in Branksome they just pulled the barrier away and the police let them. I think an ID system would be appropriate, if they are ethnic then proove it and if they are not mobile nomads ( and have 1 or 1 houses in Ireland or here) then confiscate the vehicle they are in now ,if they are committing an offence, like parking in a car park free of charge like everyone else has to pay for ! In Poole now we the tax payers are supplying them toilets lol. What about the site at Mannings Heath road ....£1.5 million to refurb ,on top of all this .........our services are stripped ,our verges are uncut ,yet the council spend millions on prevention ... Like £250,000 on rocks at Whitecliff ,yet if they cut a lock off it's ok ? So why waste our money !! Police are as useful as a chocolate teapot in a desert ! Peroni
  • Score: 3

8:42pm Sat 19 Jul 14

ashleycross says...

They are definitely travellers. I met a couple of them today exercising dogs.
Very nice polite people.
They are definitely travellers. I met a couple of them today exercising dogs. Very nice polite people. ashleycross
  • Score: 1

10:36pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Steds1 says...

People of Poole SHOULD NOT have to PAY PARKING FEES until these "travellers" have gone and perhaps never have to pay parking again?

REASONING: We are ALL "Travellers" if we drive, cycle, or use public transport all forms of "travel" but apparently if you are a “Traveller” you no longer need to pay to park your vehicles.

BENEFITS: Council save wages for Parking Officers, these savings can be used towards the clean up after the “Travellers” go off on their "travels"

TO ALL YOU Caravan, Motor-home, Tent owners, don’t book expensive sites to pitch up, “travel” down to the local Baiters Car Park or nearby field, with beautiful sea views, toilet facilities etc. all for FREE!! Just make sure when asked you say, "I am a traveller passing through on my travels"

"Traveller" is an old term which used to be applied to what we now know as Sales People, Representatives or BDM's etc, all paying Tax, (Council, Road and Personal), we all make NI contributions, we also pay for the up-keep of these places for our use and indeed, the enjoyment for other people that contribute in the same way, why should we pay for “freeloaders” to enjoy these things?

Do "Travellers" make any contribution towards, Tax, Council Tax, NI Contributions, Site/Parking Fees? They have "rights"? "rights" should be earned and if given, they can also be removed, I pay a fortune for mine!

I have no problem with the true "Romany Gypsies" but the term "Traveller" should not be applied to them.
People of Poole SHOULD NOT have to PAY PARKING FEES until these "travellers" have gone and perhaps never have to pay parking again? REASONING: We are ALL "Travellers" if we drive, cycle, or use public transport all forms of "travel" but apparently if you are a “Traveller” you no longer need to pay to park your vehicles. BENEFITS: Council save wages for Parking Officers, these savings can be used towards the clean up after the “Travellers” go off on their "travels" TO ALL YOU Caravan, Motor-home, Tent owners, don’t book expensive sites to pitch up, “travel” down to the local Baiters Car Park or nearby field, with beautiful sea views, toilet facilities etc. all for FREE!! Just make sure when asked you say, "I am a traveller passing through on my travels" "Traveller" is an old term which used to be applied to what we now know as Sales People, Representatives or BDM's etc, all paying Tax, (Council, Road and Personal), we all make NI contributions, we also pay for the up-keep of these places for our use and indeed, the enjoyment for other people that contribute in the same way, why should we pay for “freeloaders” to enjoy these things? Do "Travellers" make any contribution towards, Tax, Council Tax, NI Contributions, Site/Parking Fees? They have "rights"? "rights" should be earned and if given, they can also be removed, I pay a fortune for mine! I have no problem with the true "Romany Gypsies" but the term "Traveller" should not be applied to them. Steds1
  • Score: 4

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