Council workers clear rubbish from Slades Farm as travellers move to Turlin Moor

Travellers move to Turlin Moor but leave 'large' amount of rubbish and waste at Slades Farm

Workers on site at Slades Farm on Friday morning

Clear-up operation begins as travellers leave Slades Farm

Clear-up operation begins as travellers leave Slades Farm - with new camp set up at Turlin Moor

Travellers at Turlin Moor

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A CLEAN-UP operation has begun after a group of travellers left Slades Farm last night.

A court order to remove the travellers from Slades Farm was obtained by Bournemouth council on Thursday afternoon.

Some of the travellers are believed to set-up camp at Turlin Moor on Thursday night. 

Officers from Borough of Poole are on their way to the site.

A spokesman for the council confirmed that legal proceedings to move them on would be started immediately.

She said some of the campervans and caravans within the group were believed to have come from the Slades Farm camp.

As reported in the Daily Echo yesterday, the number of caravans and camper vans at the site, which first started arriving last Friday, had doubled to 24 by yesterday.

Security guards were tasked with manning the entrance to the site after the travellers managed to gain access.

This morning council workers have been at the site clearing rubbish.

Two van loads have been so far been filled with rubbish.

Andy McDonald, parks manager, said:“Officers attended Slades Farm first thing this morning to make the area safe and are currently in the process of clearing the site.

"There has been a considerable amount of waste left behind following the unauthorised encampment.”

Cllr Anne Filer tweeted this afternoon to praise the council workers at Slades Farm: "These guys are real heroes. A horrible job & thanks to all involved. Pity the travellers don't clear up after themselves!"

 


 

In the New Forest, police were called to Bolton's Bench at Lyndhurst, where a "small encampment" moved onto the site on Thursday night.

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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9:10am Fri 1 Aug 14

crystal-coast says...

Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!!
Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!! crystal-coast
  • Score: 70

9:18am Fri 1 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.
Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour. cromwell9
  • Score: 37

9:33am Fri 1 Aug 14

Dilligaf08 says...

The police know the sites they are going to use so why not have something in place to stop them before they gain access?? Bloody useless!!
The police know the sites they are going to use so why not have something in place to stop them before they gain access?? Bloody useless!! Dilligaf08
  • Score: 60

9:37am Fri 1 Aug 14

p.smith1958 says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.
Don't worry you can moan about UKIP next yr....... enjoy ......
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.[/p][/quote]Don't worry you can moan about UKIP next yr....... enjoy ...... p.smith1958
  • Score: -4

9:38am Fri 1 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

crystal-coast wrote:
Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!!
They don't give a flying f*** for anything or anybody.
That's why they laugh at us all.
[quote][p][bold]crystal-coast[/bold] wrote: Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!![/p][/quote]They don't give a flying f*** for anything or anybody. That's why they laugh at us all. BIGTONE
  • Score: 64

9:43am Fri 1 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

More of our hard earned money down the drain, why don't councils wake up and smell the coffee, this has been going on for far to long.
More of our hard earned money down the drain, why don't councils wake up and smell the coffee, this has been going on for far to long. Hessenford
  • Score: 58

9:46am Fri 1 Aug 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

crystal-coast wrote:
Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!!
If they did that they would never leave as they don't know what clean means.
[quote][p][bold]crystal-coast[/bold] wrote: Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!![/p][/quote]If they did that they would never leave as they don't know what clean means. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: 30

9:47am Fri 1 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

And so the charade goes on.......

I saw at Slades this morning not only their rubbish and sh!t but also a lot of garden waste has been dumped there so someone got a good deal out of their visit, unless the travellers had been tending to the boarders of the park in way of payment for their stay?.......no I thought not! ;)
And so the charade goes on....... I saw at Slades this morning not only their rubbish and sh!t but also a lot of garden waste has been dumped there so someone got a good deal out of their visit, unless the travellers had been tending to the boarders of the park in way of payment for their stay?.......no I thought not! ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 41

9:49am Fri 1 Aug 14

High Treason says...

Free rubbish removal for them and the council wanted to charge me £50 to collect an old freezer.
Free rubbish removal for them and the council wanted to charge me £50 to collect an old freezer. High Treason
  • Score: 84

9:50am Fri 1 Aug 14

retry69 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
And so the charade goes on.......

I saw at Slades this morning not only their rubbish and sh!t but also a lot of garden waste has been dumped there so someone got a good deal out of their visit, unless the travellers had been tending to the boarders of the park in way of payment for their stay?.......no I thought not! ;)
They have been doing garden work local though saw the trucks going in with the cuttings.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: And so the charade goes on....... I saw at Slades this morning not only their rubbish and sh!t but also a lot of garden waste has been dumped there so someone got a good deal out of their visit, unless the travellers had been tending to the boarders of the park in way of payment for their stay?.......no I thought not! ;)[/p][/quote]They have been doing garden work local though saw the trucks going in with the cuttings. retry69
  • Score: 24

10:00am Fri 1 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

High Treason wrote:
Free rubbish removal for them and the council wanted to charge me £50 to collect an old freezer.
Well you missed a trick there then didn't you, the travellers would have done it for a tenner ;)
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Free rubbish removal for them and the council wanted to charge me £50 to collect an old freezer.[/p][/quote]Well you missed a trick there then didn't you, the travellers would have done it for a tenner ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 34

10:09am Fri 1 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

I hope the cost of doing so comes out of the pot earmarked for setting up a transit camp somewhere in the county? Then, when it's all been spent on clearing up their crap, there'll be nothing left to waste on setting one up.
I hope the cost of doing so comes out of the pot earmarked for setting up a transit camp somewhere in the county? Then, when it's all been spent on clearing up their crap, there'll be nothing left to waste on setting one up. speedy231278
  • Score: 24

10:15am Fri 1 Aug 14

The Liberal says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.
I don't know why you're trying to make a political point out it. Last time I looked, we had a Conservative-led government and Bournemouth had a Conservative council.
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.[/p][/quote]I don't know why you're trying to make a political point out it. Last time I looked, we had a Conservative-led government and Bournemouth had a Conservative council. The Liberal
  • Score: 22

10:17am Fri 1 Aug 14

60plus says...

Seen them going there last night,police where following them why didn't they stop them making camp?.
Seen them going there last night,police where following them why didn't they stop them making camp?. 60plus
  • Score: 29

10:19am Fri 1 Aug 14

sunny1966 says...

VOTE UKIP and lets have these >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> OUT
VOTE UKIP and lets have these >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> OUT sunny1966
  • Score: 19

10:25am Fri 1 Aug 14

Dilligaf08 says...

60plus wrote:
Seen them going there last night,police where following them why didn't they stop them making camp?.
That is ridiculous! The police would have seen them illegally entering so why not arrest them there and then??
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: Seen them going there last night,police where following them why didn't they stop them making camp?.[/p][/quote]That is ridiculous! The police would have seen them illegally entering so why not arrest them there and then?? Dilligaf08
  • Score: 35

10:27am Fri 1 Aug 14

sunny1966 says...

Yet another reason not to vote Con, Lib Dem Lab in the next Gen Election Wake up smell the coffee
Yet another reason not to vote Con, Lib Dem Lab in the next Gen Election Wake up smell the coffee sunny1966
  • Score: 9

10:34am Fri 1 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

Here you go Echo, i've got a story for you to report on. Next month once they've all cleared off back to where they've come from whey do you do some proper investigative journalism and run a feature on being a traveller?
Get one of your reporters to go undercover and break into one of our parks with a caravan and then report on what happens? Will you get arrested?, vehicle towed away?, a fine for criminal damage and trespass?
Come on Echo do some proper journalism we want to know if this is just special treatment for the travellers or can we all go away for a weeks holiday for free?
Here you go Echo, i've got a story for you to report on. Next month once they've all cleared off back to where they've come from whey do you do some proper investigative journalism and run a feature on being a traveller? Get one of your reporters to go undercover and break into one of our parks with a caravan and then report on what happens? Will you get arrested?, vehicle towed away?, a fine for criminal damage and trespass? Come on Echo do some proper journalism we want to know if this is just special treatment for the travellers or can we all go away for a weeks holiday for free? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 49

10:37am Fri 1 Aug 14

dobrojoe says...

Wheelclamps!
Wheelclamps! dobrojoe
  • Score: 19

10:42am Fri 1 Aug 14

Sir Cliff East says...

dobrojoe wrote:
Wheelclamps!
Angle grinders !
[quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: Wheelclamps![/p][/quote]Angle grinders ! Sir Cliff East
  • Score: 15

10:47am Fri 1 Aug 14

hamworthygirl says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.
Its been the same for years travellers used to park on brooks tip in lake road for years, so its not a new thing. They do get moved on quicker now i guess we can expect them at hamworthy park soon then.
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.[/p][/quote]Its been the same for years travellers used to park on brooks tip in lake road for years, so its not a new thing. They do get moved on quicker now i guess we can expect them at hamworthy park soon then. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 11

10:47am Fri 1 Aug 14

The Liberal says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Here you go Echo, i've got a story for you to report on. Next month once they've all cleared off back to where they've come from whey do you do some proper investigative journalism and run a feature on being a traveller?
Get one of your reporters to go undercover and break into one of our parks with a caravan and then report on what happens? Will you get arrested?, vehicle towed away?, a fine for criminal damage and trespass?
Come on Echo do some proper journalism we want to know if this is just special treatment for the travellers or can we all go away for a weeks holiday for free?
According to the law, you should indeed be able to get away with it. There's no special law for travellers… supposedly. I'd really like to see someone try it to find out, so come on Echo.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Here you go Echo, i've got a story for you to report on. Next month once they've all cleared off back to where they've come from whey do you do some proper investigative journalism and run a feature on being a traveller? Get one of your reporters to go undercover and break into one of our parks with a caravan and then report on what happens? Will you get arrested?, vehicle towed away?, a fine for criminal damage and trespass? Come on Echo do some proper journalism we want to know if this is just special treatment for the travellers or can we all go away for a weeks holiday for free?[/p][/quote]According to the law, you should indeed be able to get away with it. There's no special law for travellers… supposedly. I'd really like to see someone try it to find out, so come on Echo. The Liberal
  • Score: 21

10:51am Fri 1 Aug 14

smhinto says...

If joe Public had left his or her litter. A fine for fly-tipping will quickly follow you.
.
But this lot always seem to get away with it. AGAIN!!
If joe Public had left his or her litter. A fine for fly-tipping will quickly follow you. . But this lot always seem to get away with it. AGAIN!! smhinto
  • Score: 16

10:52am Fri 1 Aug 14

DorsetFerret says...

Take their rubbish to the new illegal) encampment and deposit in front and behind their vans, they would have to move it then.
Take their rubbish to the new illegal) encampment and deposit in front and behind their vans, they would have to move it then. DorsetFerret
  • Score: 19

10:52am Fri 1 Aug 14

dorsetjack says...

The definition of madness is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results. If you want different then do not vote Con/Lib/Lab,
you would only get the same results.
The definition of madness is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results. If you want different then do not vote Con/Lib/Lab, you would only get the same results. dorsetjack
  • Score: 6

10:52am Fri 1 Aug 14

Nickydoonah says...

60plus wrote:
Seen them going there last night,police where following them why didn't they stop them making camp?.
naahh
you just made that up you know it is
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: Seen them going there last night,police where following them why didn't they stop them making camp?.[/p][/quote]naahh you just made that up you know it is Nickydoonah
  • Score: -11

10:59am Fri 1 Aug 14

Carolyn43 says...

speedy231278 and sunny1966, it's got nothing to do with Dorset - Poole and Bournemouth are unitary authorities and have to sort it out for themselves.

Eric Pickles has said there's no reason why the two borough can't share a transit site, but there isn't anywhere suitable in either borough for one. They can't be sent to the one in Dorset - that's nothing o do with Bournemouth or Poole.
speedy231278 and sunny1966, it's got nothing to do with Dorset - Poole and Bournemouth are unitary authorities and have to sort it out for themselves. Eric Pickles has said there's no reason why the two borough can't share a transit site, but there isn't anywhere suitable in either borough for one. They can't be sent to the one in Dorset - that's nothing o do with Bournemouth or Poole. Carolyn43
  • Score: 5

11:02am Fri 1 Aug 14

Noel. says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Free rubbish removal for them and the council wanted to charge me £50 to collect an old freezer.
Well you missed a trick there then didn't you, the travellers would have done it for a tenner ;)
A tenner? You were done.

I left an old fridge on my drive and booked Bournemouth Council to collect it. By the time they turned up a few days later the travellers had already helped themselves.

I suppose I should have reported the theft to the police, but it saved me the collection fee,
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Free rubbish removal for them and the council wanted to charge me £50 to collect an old freezer.[/p][/quote]Well you missed a trick there then didn't you, the travellers would have done it for a tenner ;)[/p][/quote]A tenner? You were done. I left an old fridge on my drive and booked Bournemouth Council to collect it. By the time they turned up a few days later the travellers had already helped themselves. I suppose I should have reported the theft to the police, but it saved me the collection fee, Noel.
  • Score: 15

11:03am Fri 1 Aug 14

bourne free says...

Who wants the twin sails bridge fixed now / shut both the bridges , keep them out of Poole !
Who wants the twin sails bridge fixed now / shut both the bridges , keep them out of Poole ! bourne free
  • Score: 28

11:09am Fri 1 Aug 14

Sprocketsdad says...

Why are gypsy/travellers who have permanent homes in Essex ,claiming housing benefit,with vehicles registered to addresses in that area,who choose to come south for 2/3 month allowed to be treated any different to the rest of us?
Why are gypsy/travellers who have permanent homes in Essex ,claiming housing benefit,with vehicles registered to addresses in that area,who choose to come south for 2/3 month allowed to be treated any different to the rest of us? Sprocketsdad
  • Score: 33

11:22am Fri 1 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

I still think when they camp that should become the landfill while they are there.
I still think when they camp that should become the landfill while they are there. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 12

11:22am Fri 1 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

crystal-coast wrote:
Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!!
Or bag it up and then dump where they next set up
[quote][p][bold]crystal-coast[/bold] wrote: Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!![/p][/quote]Or bag it up and then dump where they next set up bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 10

11:23am Fri 1 Aug 14

chrisii1991 says...

Whos paying for it? US
Whos paying for it? US chrisii1991
  • Score: 10

11:26am Fri 1 Aug 14

justme20092009 says...

best place for them they fit in well
best place for them they fit in well justme20092009
  • Score: 0

11:27am Fri 1 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

Come on people we all know the police are far too busy prosecuting people with melodic air horns than dealing with the travellers constant breach of the law ,come on dorset constabulary grow some balls do your jobs or are you too scared to confront the travellers in fear of real trouble
Come on people we all know the police are far too busy prosecuting people with melodic air horns than dealing with the travellers constant breach of the law ,come on dorset constabulary grow some balls do your jobs or are you too scared to confront the travellers in fear of real trouble alasdair1967
  • Score: 26

11:28am Fri 1 Aug 14

yet_another_one says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.
I think you will find that HM Government is bound by regulations from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg - not as you say Lib Dems or Labour.
Why do you not state that equally, the Conservatives are impotent on such matters?
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that HM Government is bound by regulations from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg - not as you say Lib Dems or Labour. Why do you not state that equally, the Conservatives are impotent on such matters? yet_another_one
  • Score: 7

11:40am Fri 1 Aug 14

John T says...

The Liberal wrote:
cromwell9 wrote:
Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.
I don't know why you're trying to make a political point out it. Last time I looked, we had a Conservative-led government and Bournemouth had a Conservative council.
Almost exactly my thoughts, except I would add that Poole has also had a Conservative led Council for over 10 years.
Cromwell, I see that the Slades Farm dwellers left a nice bicycle with their other crap. I should see if you can persuade that nice Conservative Bournemouth Council to let you have it, so that you can 'get on yer bike' and toddle off and wage your Civil War somewhere else!
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.[/p][/quote]I don't know why you're trying to make a political point out it. Last time I looked, we had a Conservative-led government and Bournemouth had a Conservative council.[/p][/quote]Almost exactly my thoughts, except I would add that Poole has also had a Conservative led Council for over 10 years. Cromwell, I see that the Slades Farm dwellers left a nice bicycle with their other crap. I should see if you can persuade that nice Conservative Bournemouth Council to let you have it, so that you can 'get on yer bike' and toddle off and wage your Civil War somewhere else! John T
  • Score: 10

11:50am Fri 1 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

The Liberal wrote:
cromwell9 wrote:
Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.
I don't know why you're trying to make a political point out it. Last time I looked, we had a Conservative-led government and Bournemouth had a Conservative council.
I think they were making a reference to historical aspects and the council's are bound by law. All political parties are responsible.
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.[/p][/quote]I don't know why you're trying to make a political point out it. Last time I looked, we had a Conservative-led government and Bournemouth had a Conservative council.[/p][/quote]I think they were making a reference to historical aspects and the council's are bound by law. All political parties are responsible. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 8

11:50am Fri 1 Aug 14

fafafa says...

These costs should be covered by the government's foreign aid bill.
These costs should be covered by the government's foreign aid bill. fafafa
  • Score: 3

11:57am Fri 1 Aug 14

on-the-sunny-side says...

ive got nowhere to park my camper van. maybe I should join the irish caravan club
ive got nowhere to park my camper van. maybe I should join the irish caravan club on-the-sunny-side
  • Score: 14

12:32pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Marty Caine says...

I realise that some senseless judge give them ethnic rights and this is the reason why a court order has to be obtained to get them to move but where is the line on what other laws they do not have to abide by because of that. Surely it does not give them the legal right to litter and foul areas like they have been doing. If they break any laws that they can be arrested for then they need to be arrested and the police are wrong not to do so.

If the police and council stopped bending over backwards for them they may then decide its not such a good place to come to.
I realise that some senseless judge give them ethnic rights and this is the reason why a court order has to be obtained to get them to move but where is the line on what other laws they do not have to abide by because of that. Surely it does not give them the legal right to litter and foul areas like they have been doing. If they break any laws that they can be arrested for then they need to be arrested and the police are wrong not to do so. If the police and council stopped bending over backwards for them they may then decide its not such a good place to come to. Marty Caine
  • Score: 20

12:41pm Fri 1 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

'Security guards were tasked with manning the entrance to the site after the travellers managed to gain access.'
.
So basically they're still stood there to get paid even though they're incapable of doing their job?! Typical bmth Council mockery.
'Security guards were tasked with manning the entrance to the site after the travellers managed to gain access.' . So basically they're still stood there to get paid even though they're incapable of doing their job?! Typical bmth Council mockery. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 11

1:18pm Fri 1 Aug 14

zabadoo says...

I feel very sorry for the workers having to clear up after them , they seem to get forgotten in all this. It must be a very unpleasant task.
I feel very sorry for the workers having to clear up after them , they seem to get forgotten in all this. It must be a very unpleasant task. zabadoo
  • Score: 23

1:20pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Sprocketsdad says...

The useless plod know where most of the travellers actually live because most of their vehicles are legitimately registered surely a DVLC/PNC check like they do with the rest of us when we commit a small infringement
The useless plod know where most of the travellers actually live because most of their vehicles are legitimately registered surely a DVLC/PNC check like they do with the rest of us when we commit a small infringement Sprocketsdad
  • Score: 6

1:27pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Dilligaf08 says...

justme20092009 wrote:
best place for them they fit in well
Idiot
[quote][p][bold]justme20092009[/bold] wrote: best place for them they fit in well[/p][/quote]Idiot Dilligaf08
  • Score: -7

1:28pm Fri 1 Aug 14

ds corfemullen says...

Why are we surprised they left rubbish behind. They do it every time they leave somewhere.
Why are we surprised they left rubbish behind. They do it every time they leave somewhere. ds corfemullen
  • Score: 13

2:25pm Fri 1 Aug 14

DansAFCB says...

When they break in the council should fix it thus blocking the exit so when they come to damaging it to get out nick them and tell them the vehicles and caravans are impounded and will not released until they leave and paid a mighty fine for unlawful parking on private land. All it takes is a contractual parking notice as seen in supermarket car parks etc.... They won't hurry back then
When they break in the council should fix it thus blocking the exit so when they come to damaging it to get out nick them and tell them the vehicles and caravans are impounded and will not released until they leave and paid a mighty fine for unlawful parking on private land. All it takes is a contractual parking notice as seen in supermarket car parks etc.... They won't hurry back then DansAFCB
  • Score: 4

2:39pm Fri 1 Aug 14

saynomore says...

Cllr Anne Filer tweeted this afternoon to praise the council workers at Slades Farm: "These guys are real heroes. A horrible job & thanks to all involved. Pity the travellers don't clear up after themselves

Well stop wringing you hands and actually do something about it along with the rest of the useless council.
Cllr Anne Filer tweeted this afternoon to praise the council workers at Slades Farm: "These guys are real heroes. A horrible job & thanks to all involved. Pity the travellers don't clear up after themselves Well stop wringing you hands and actually do something about it along with the rest of the useless council. saynomore
  • Score: 7

2:46pm Fri 1 Aug 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

yet_another_one wrote:
cromwell9 wrote:
Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.
I think you will find that HM Government is bound by regulations from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg - not as you say Lib Dems or Labour.
Why do you not state that equally, the Conservatives are impotent on such matters?
Ireland is also bound by these regulations but have our problems ,,,, its all down to UK politically correct negative IQ jobsworths gold plating them. Nothing to do with Europe
[quote][p][bold]yet_another_one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Great place the UK .Thankyou Lib Dems /Labour.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that HM Government is bound by regulations from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg - not as you say Lib Dems or Labour. Why do you not state that equally, the Conservatives are impotent on such matters?[/p][/quote]Ireland is also bound by these regulations but have our problems ,,,, its all down to UK politically correct negative IQ jobsworths gold plating them. Nothing to do with Europe fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 2

2:47pm Fri 1 Aug 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Ment to say don't have our problems!
Ment to say don't have our problems! fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 1

2:54pm Fri 1 Aug 14

O'Reilly says...

Sprocketsdad wrote:
Why are gypsy/travellers who have permanent homes in Essex ,claiming housing benefit,with vehicles registered to addresses in that area,who choose to come south for 2/3 month allowed to be treated any different to the rest of us?
Because they are smarter than the average 'officials' they come into contact with.
[quote][p][bold]Sprocketsdad[/bold] wrote: Why are gypsy/travellers who have permanent homes in Essex ,claiming housing benefit,with vehicles registered to addresses in that area,who choose to come south for 2/3 month allowed to be treated any different to the rest of us?[/p][/quote]Because they are smarter than the average 'officials' they come into contact with. O'Reilly
  • Score: 2

2:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

adspacebroker says...

Right THAT'S IT.........Atkinson.
....it's Jaffa Cakes at dawn!
Right THAT'S IT.........Atkinson. ....it's Jaffa Cakes at dawn! adspacebroker
  • Score: -3

3:14pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Quakers2 says...

Shame they did not take Cameron over to Turlin Moor to show him first hand.

Is it true that if 100000 sign a petition then the subject has to be discussed in Parliament? How do you start one? Surely this is an easy target to reach and is action. Its not the Echo's job to provide a solution so little value in ranting the same old cr*p on here.

Second Point - Poole Council put aside nearly £250000 to protect open spaces but have only spent £35000. Who has sneakily hidden the rest and for what purpose? I know it was for the 6 "vulnerable" sites but if these are now sorted then use the rest of the cash to protect Turlin Moor and Ham Park.

or is there any truth in the rumour that the Council wanted them on Turlin Moor to keep them away from other sites? I hear the Police would have stopped the access but Council staff let it happen!! Now that is something the Echo could follow up.
Shame they did not take Cameron over to Turlin Moor to show him first hand. Is it true that if 100000 sign a petition then the subject has to be discussed in Parliament? How do you start one? Surely this is an easy target to reach and is action. Its not the Echo's job to provide a solution so little value in ranting the same old cr*p on here. Second Point - Poole Council put aside nearly £250000 to protect open spaces but have only spent £35000. Who has sneakily hidden the rest and for what purpose? I know it was for the 6 "vulnerable" sites but if these are now sorted then use the rest of the cash to protect Turlin Moor and Ham Park. or is there any truth in the rumour that the Council wanted them on Turlin Moor to keep them away from other sites? I hear the Police would have stopped the access but Council staff let it happen!! Now that is something the Echo could follow up. Quakers2
  • Score: 2

3:30pm Fri 1 Aug 14

north dorset AFCB says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
crystal-coast wrote:
Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!!
Or bag it up and then dump where they next set up
Steam Fair site !!!
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crystal-coast[/bold] wrote: Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!![/p][/quote]Or bag it up and then dump where they next set up[/p][/quote]Steam Fair site !!! north dorset AFCB
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Gastines3 says...

If Council Masters had any brains ,they could have diverted P.M.Cameron and his pal away from the Royal Marines site into the middle of the Travellers.Could have been a much more interesting afternoon for them and their security team!!!
If Council Masters had any brains ,they could have diverted P.M.Cameron and his pal away from the Royal Marines site into the middle of the Travellers.Could have been a much more interesting afternoon for them and their security team!!! Gastines3
  • Score: 5

3:40pm Fri 1 Aug 14

djd says...

north dorset AFCB wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
crystal-coast wrote:
Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!!
Or bag it up and then dump where they next set up
Steam Fair site !!!
If you wait for them to clear it up they'll never leave.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]north dorset AFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crystal-coast[/bold] wrote: Make them clear it up!! Tell them that before they leave they have to have it the way it was when they arrived!!![/p][/quote]Or bag it up and then dump where they next set up[/p][/quote]Steam Fair site !!![/p][/quote]If you wait for them to clear it up they'll never leave. Good riddance to bad rubbish. djd
  • Score: 1

3:45pm Fri 1 Aug 14

RRYFS55 says...

Sprocketsdad wrote:
Why are gypsy/travellers who have permanent homes in Essex ,claiming housing benefit,with vehicles registered to addresses in that area,who choose to come south for 2/3 month allowed to be treated any different to the rest of us?
The ones at Baiter last week were from Huddersfield.
[quote][p][bold]Sprocketsdad[/bold] wrote: Why are gypsy/travellers who have permanent homes in Essex ,claiming housing benefit,with vehicles registered to addresses in that area,who choose to come south for 2/3 month allowed to be treated any different to the rest of us?[/p][/quote]The ones at Baiter last week were from Huddersfield. RRYFS55
  • Score: 3

3:55pm Fri 1 Aug 14

goatty says...

Give them a permanent camp site in the sewerage works. Its the only place that fits their lifestyle.
Should class by paperwork all these open spaces as belonging to the military.....then our troops can guard against illegal entry. Wonder how many of scum would dare to cross the lines???
Give them a permanent camp site in the sewerage works. Its the only place that fits their lifestyle. Should class by paperwork all these open spaces as belonging to the military.....then our troops can guard against illegal entry. Wonder how many of scum would dare to cross the lines??? goatty
  • Score: 6

4:03pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Here you go Echo, i've got a story for you to report on. Next month once they've all cleared off back to where they've come from whey do you do some proper investigative journalism and run a feature on being a traveller?
Get one of your reporters to go undercover and break into one of our parks with a caravan and then report on what happens? Will you get arrested?, vehicle towed away?, a fine for criminal damage and trespass?
Come on Echo do some proper journalism we want to know if this is just special treatment for the travellers or can we all go away for a weeks holiday for free?
You're wasting your time if you think the Echo will do ANYTHING that might be construed as being anti-traveller. Pretending to be one for a story would no doubt upset the poor little blighters and in the time it takes to move a boulder and break a padlock the Echo would be employing their expensive lawyers against some jumped up BS race/human rights charge!

The Editor of this rag is every bit as anonymous and spineless as the Police and authorities when it comes to defending the rights of the local community against these nomadic filth. It's obvious that something needs to be done from a legal perspective and a local newspaper should be at the forefront of a high profile campaign for laws to be changed so that travellers would face the same punishment for breaking the law as the rest of us if we acted in the disgusting way they do.

So once again Echo, when are you and your part-time Editor (who's based in Weymouth) going to grow a pair and actually do something useful for your readers and the community?
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Here you go Echo, i've got a story for you to report on. Next month once they've all cleared off back to where they've come from whey do you do some proper investigative journalism and run a feature on being a traveller? Get one of your reporters to go undercover and break into one of our parks with a caravan and then report on what happens? Will you get arrested?, vehicle towed away?, a fine for criminal damage and trespass? Come on Echo do some proper journalism we want to know if this is just special treatment for the travellers or can we all go away for a weeks holiday for free?[/p][/quote]You're wasting your time if you think the Echo will do ANYTHING that might be construed as being anti-traveller. Pretending to be one for a story would no doubt upset the poor little blighters and in the time it takes to move a boulder and break a padlock the Echo would be employing their expensive lawyers against some jumped up BS race/human rights charge! The Editor of this rag is every bit as anonymous and spineless as the Police and authorities when it comes to defending the rights of the local community against these nomadic filth. It's obvious that something needs to be done from a legal perspective and a local newspaper should be at the forefront of a high profile campaign for laws to be changed so that travellers would face the same punishment for breaking the law as the rest of us if we acted in the disgusting way they do. So once again Echo, when are you and your part-time Editor (who's based in Weymouth) going to grow a pair and actually do something useful for your readers and the community? Minty Fresh
  • Score: 10

6:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

TheDistrict says...

It does not matter where these **** Nomads come from they abuse our open spaces, they foul our open spaces, and intimidate the general public in many ways. This is why they should be removed from wherever they set up illegal camps and moved back from whence they came. Why should we have to put up with it every year.
It does not matter where these **** Nomads come from they abuse our open spaces, they foul our open spaces, and intimidate the general public in many ways. This is why they should be removed from wherever they set up illegal camps and moved back from whence they came. Why should we have to put up with it every year. TheDistrict
  • Score: 3

6:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

TheDistrict says...

It does not matter where these **** Nomads come from they abuse our open spaces, they foul our open spaces, and intimidate the general public in many ways. This is why they should be removed from wherever they set up illegal camps and moved back from whence they came. Why should we have to put up with it every year.
It does not matter where these **** Nomads come from they abuse our open spaces, they foul our open spaces, and intimidate the general public in many ways. This is why they should be removed from wherever they set up illegal camps and moved back from whence they came. Why should we have to put up with it every year. TheDistrict
  • Score: 1

9:50pm Fri 1 Aug 14

navisco says...

It would be quite easy to ferment some quantity of old fish and dog excrement in a barrel. In this heat it would be unbearable to smell. Someone could very easily drop a bag of it near or over the travellers caravans. They would move
It would be quite easy to ferment some quantity of old fish and dog excrement in a barrel. In this heat it would be unbearable to smell. Someone could very easily drop a bag of it near or over the travellers caravans. They would move navisco
  • Score: 1

4:41am Sat 2 Aug 14

Old Boscombe Lad says...

What a bunch of losers! Get a job. Do something useful.
What a bunch of losers! Get a job. Do something useful. Old Boscombe Lad
  • Score: -1

8:57am Sat 2 Aug 14

spooki says...

Duh. Most of the people here could have told you that headline a week ago. That is exactly why no one wants them around.
Duh. Most of the people here could have told you that headline a week ago. That is exactly why no one wants them around. spooki
  • Score: -1

9:58am Sat 2 Aug 14

LittleMissRoadRage says...

They cut through the chain on the gate at Turlin Moor and broke in in broad daylight and when the police turned up they just stood and watched them enter the site. If I'd have vandalised the gate I would have been arrested so why aren't they?
They cut through the chain on the gate at Turlin Moor and broke in in broad daylight and when the police turned up they just stood and watched them enter the site. If I'd have vandalised the gate I would have been arrested so why aren't they? LittleMissRoadRage
  • Score: 1

2:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Niel says...

Sprocketsdad wrote:
The useless plod know where most of the travellers actually live because most of their vehicles are legitimately registered surely a DVLC/PNC check like they do with the rest of us when we commit a small infringement
It's hard to be sure which transh!t is which when the ANPR system reports it in 4 different areas of the UK at the same time though...
[quote][p][bold]Sprocketsdad[/bold] wrote: The useless plod know where most of the travellers actually live because most of their vehicles are legitimately registered surely a DVLC/PNC check like they do with the rest of us when we commit a small infringement[/p][/quote]It's hard to be sure which transh!t is which when the ANPR system reports it in 4 different areas of the UK at the same time though... Niel
  • Score: 0

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