UPDATE: Creekmoor travellers: half of group move on as council gets legal process underway

Creekmoor travellers: half of group move on as council gets legal process underway

Creekmoor travellers: half of group move on as council gets legal process underway

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AROUND half of a group of caravans and motorhomes based on the park and ride site in Creekmoor have moved off the land.

Borough of Poole have confirmed that there are now 10 caravans left on the site, after a group first headed onto the carpark on the evening of Thursday, August 7.

A spokesperson said that the legal process was underway and the required health and welfare checks have been carried out.

They added: “Skips and toilets are still in place to prevent damage to the environment and reduce the subsequent clean-up costs.

“This is a closed site and hence the travellers are not hindering any planned public events or prevent the use of parking or recreational space.”

Creekmoor ward councillor Judy Butt said that the early concerns from residents are that half of the travellers have moved off to head to the Dorset Steam Fair, while the rest will stay behind to 'keep' the site.

She added: “There is also some litter and rubbish on the site but we don’t know to what extent yet.

"It’s all about securing the site once the travellers have all left or at least delaying them at as little cost to the council as possible.

"We have asked for some boulders or some concrete blocks to go on the outside of the fence, which we are hoping will happen.

"Transportation services have been great and said that they will repair any damage to the site, such as any holes in the fence, once all of the travellers have vacated the site."

She added: "Hopefully an eviction order will be granted at the end of this week or at least early next week."

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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10:32am Wed 20 Aug 14

AmsterdamMan says...

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  • Score: -8

10:41am Wed 20 Aug 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

Oh dear, where are they going to turn up now?
Oh dear, where are they going to turn up now? Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: 10

11:09am Wed 20 Aug 14

crispy_pants says...

Saw them travelling in the Wimborne direction at the top of Gravel Hill last night. Very strange site to see a large convoy of vans and caravans on the road at 20:45.
Saw them travelling in the Wimborne direction at the top of Gravel Hill last night. Very strange site to see a large convoy of vans and caravans on the road at 20:45. crispy_pants
  • Score: 6

2:53pm Wed 20 Aug 14

joeinpoole says...

Did they actually cause a nuisance to Creekmoor residents as was widely feared?
Did they actually cause a nuisance to Creekmoor residents as was widely feared? joeinpoole
  • Score: -4

2:57pm Wed 20 Aug 14

DorsetFerret says...

joeinpoole wrote:
Did they actually cause a nuisance to Creekmoor residents as was widely feared?
No more than they did to any other residential area they decided to set up camp illegally. This wasn't the issue or principle at stake..
[quote][p][bold]joeinpoole[/bold] wrote: Did they actually cause a nuisance to Creekmoor residents as was widely feared?[/p][/quote]No more than they did to any other residential area they decided to set up camp illegally. This wasn't the issue or principle at stake.. DorsetFerret
  • Score: 8

3:47pm Wed 20 Aug 14

DiggerRuss says...

After just driving past the p and r I don't know why skips were provided. Those that left have left rubbish all over the site.

I would say the actually tip looks cleaner!
After just driving past the p and r I don't know why skips were provided. Those that left have left rubbish all over the site. I would say the actually tip looks cleaner! DiggerRuss
  • Score: 5

4:27pm Wed 20 Aug 14

peterm8264 says...

DiggerRuss wrote:
After just driving past the p and r I don't know why skips were provided. Those that left have left rubbish all over the site.

I would say the actually tip looks cleaner!
and they have pushed over the supplied portaloos,discusting
[quote][p][bold]DiggerRuss[/bold] wrote: After just driving past the p and r I don't know why skips were provided. Those that left have left rubbish all over the site. I would say the actually tip looks cleaner![/p][/quote]and they have pushed over the supplied portaloos,discusting peterm8264
  • Score: 4

6:45pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Carolyn43 says...

Judy Butt, a Creekmoor resident and Shaun Robson were on Radio Solent this morning. Shaun Robson said that they had been left alone because they hadn't caused problems as had also happened in other areas of Poole where they had behaved, and categorically stated that the park and ride will not become a traveller site because it will form park of the Poole transport plan and is in the green belt.

One question that does not seem to have been asked of the European Court of Human Rights is why are the human rights of one group (travellers) is allowed to interfere with the human rights of another (the residents of any area in which they set up camp). I'd like to know the answer to that, as I;m sure many others would too.

I said in reply to a letter in your say, that I did some research and travellers are a countrywide problem.

The Derbyshire Telegraph of 18th August reported travellers recorded using their universal key - bolt cutters - and that nothing was done:

"On our website a week ago, we carried CCTV footage which showed travellers gaining entry to land in Spondon. They were wielding bolt cutters and, if they did not use them to get through the chained gate, it was an optical illusion of which TV magician Dynamo would be proud.

If that had been a couple of Chadd lads caught on video, would they have been charged by police? Yet, as far as we can establish, no charges for criminal damage have been instigated against the intruders."

Derbyshire has designated sites, but apparently not enough so they still have the problems we have (as we would also still have had if the two TSPs had gone ahead) - police are just as ineffective and the council goes through the same lengthy procedure as Poole and Bournemouth to get evictions.
Judy Butt, a Creekmoor resident and Shaun Robson were on Radio Solent this morning. Shaun Robson said that they had been left alone because they hadn't caused problems as had also happened in other areas of Poole where they had behaved, and categorically stated that the park and ride will not become a traveller site because it will form park of the Poole transport plan and is in the green belt. One question that does not seem to have been asked of the European Court of Human Rights is why are the human rights of one group (travellers) is allowed to interfere with the human rights of another (the residents of any area in which they set up camp). I'd like to know the answer to that, as I;m sure many others would too. I said in reply to a letter in your say, that I did some research and travellers are a countrywide problem. The Derbyshire Telegraph of 18th August reported travellers recorded using their universal key - bolt cutters - and that nothing was done: "On our website a week ago, we carried CCTV footage which showed travellers gaining entry to land in Spondon. They were wielding bolt cutters and, if they did not use them to get through the chained gate, it was an optical illusion of which TV magician Dynamo would be proud. If that had been a couple of Chadd lads caught on video, would they have been charged by police? Yet, as far as we can establish, no charges for criminal damage have been instigated against the intruders." Derbyshire has designated sites, but apparently not enough so they still have the problems we have (as we would also still have had if the two TSPs had gone ahead) - police are just as ineffective and the council goes through the same lengthy procedure as Poole and Bournemouth to get evictions. Carolyn43
  • Score: 2

10:13pm Wed 20 Aug 14

peterm8264 says...

But , isn't it funny that it takes 3 days to get a removal order for whitecliffe , yet it takes a week for creekmoor . the council is sitting on its laurels , council employees are not worth there salaries because they do not research the laws of this country when there is a problem , wise up your jobs could be done by a 10yr old better than you are doing
But , isn't it funny that it takes 3 days to get a removal order for whitecliffe , yet it takes a week for creekmoor . the council is sitting on its laurels , council employees are not worth there salaries because they do not research the laws of this country when there is a problem , wise up your jobs could be done by a 10yr old better than you are doing peterm8264
  • Score: 3

7:42pm Thu 21 Aug 14

fairandsquared says...

Seeing as you mention Whitecliffe you are comparing apples and pears. Whitecliffe happens to be a Fields in Trust park and we have worked hard to make that happen. Its an open space for children to play, dog walkers, cricketers, footballers and right by the sea. So any camps violate people using it. What does the park and ride at Creekmoor interfere with??? that is why it takes longer. And for your information, we had them for about 2 weeks last year... not 3 days.
Seeing as you mention Whitecliffe you are comparing apples and pears. Whitecliffe happens to be a Fields in Trust park and we have worked hard to make that happen. Its an open space for children to play, dog walkers, cricketers, footballers and right by the sea. So any camps violate people using it. What does the park and ride at Creekmoor interfere with??? that is why it takes longer. And for your information, we had them for about 2 weeks last year... not 3 days. fairandsquared
  • Score: -1

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