Celebrations may be short

Celebrations may be short

Celebrations may be short

First published in Opinion

RESIDENTS in one part of Poole are jubilant today. But the mood may not be so good within a few weeks.

Attempts by council leaders to find temporary sites for travellers were aimed at preventing a repeat of the expensive chaos caused by illegal camps in Poole last summer at places like Baiter, Whitecliff and Branksome. Providing such transit sites would enable police and the court to enforce quicker action.

If the gypsy and traveller issue is ever going to be sorted, then a site will have to be found. Anyone who thinks otherwise is burying their head in the sand.

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12:19pm Fri 21 Mar 14

DorsetFerret says...

Wonderful, now tell us something we don't know! - Or, put forward some new and workable proposals.
Wonderful, now tell us something we don't know! - Or, put forward some new and workable proposals. DorsetFerret
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11:49pm Fri 21 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Echo opinion is dead right,the "not in my backyard" protesters care nothing about anyone but themselves,and some councillors have clearly shown they are looking after their own interests in keeping their council seats and their easily earned expenses.
Echo opinion is dead right,the "not in my backyard" protesters care nothing about anyone but themselves,and some councillors have clearly shown they are looking after their own interests in keeping their council seats and their easily earned expenses. pete woodley
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8:35am Tue 25 Mar 14

Carolyn43 says...

Any site that's chosen has got to be able to do the job and cater for large encroachments. The two considered were both too small. Travellers would still have been camped on open spaces when the sites were full. 16 spaces would not have been sufficient.
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The sites also broke every condition laid down by the government in terms of safety, pollution, access, etc.
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What some people can't seem to grasp is that it wasn't Creekmoor residents who stopped these sites being used, but the members of the council's planning committee (NOT all from one party or area of Poole) which considered all the arguments for and against the sites and concluded that planning permission shouldn't be granted.
Any site that's chosen has got to be able to do the job and cater for large encroachments. The two considered were both too small. Travellers would still have been camped on open spaces when the sites were full. 16 spaces would not have been sufficient. ...... The sites also broke every condition laid down by the government in terms of safety, pollution, access, etc. ...... What some people can't seem to grasp is that it wasn't Creekmoor residents who stopped these sites being used, but the members of the council's planning committee (NOT all from one party or area of Poole) which considered all the arguments for and against the sites and concluded that planning permission shouldn't be granted. Carolyn43
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