IT may be a while off yet, but the thoughts of some people are turning to the summer.
Nothing to do with holidays, but plans by local authorities to deal with the annual gypsy and traveller issue, after the major problems last year.
Both Poole and Dorset are preparing to set up transit facilities, although nothing is decided.
The planning process must run its course and we all know how unpredictable that can be.
Bournemouth Council’s position remains unchanged - there is no suitable site in the borough.
It remains to be seen whether this will comes back to bite it.