AND so the circus goes on. It’s August and the merry dance that travellers have been leading the police and local authorities is now in full swing.

Groups have moved from Slades Farm to Turlin Moor and then to Baiter in Poole, Canford Cliffs and Cotlands Road in the centre of Bournemouth.

Always one step ahead of the legal process. We share the frustration of local residents who see double standards in the way the law is applied, mounting costs which they will pick up and the state impotent in the face of travellers who do exactly what they want.

The silence over a solution is deafening.