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Front page news today... amongst other things it says "....It is understood they are heading for Silver Lane, Risley where they will stay until a suitable site can be found for them."   :evil:  So does that mean a suitable site around here or somewhere else ?

http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/articles/18715/1/Travellers-invade-village-green---news-update/Page1.html

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It seems they are not the only group either (unless these are part of of the others and they got lost)

Cheshire Police Alert email from yesterday afternoon

This is a message sent via Cheshire Police Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Good afternoon,  I can confirm that approximately five travellers caravans have arrived on land situated off Grosvenor Grange, Woolston Grange Industrial estate. The authorities are aware and will take the appropriate action to have them removed. Any anti social behaviour should be reported to the Police via calling 101.


 
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It seems they are not the only group either (unless these are part of of the others and they got lost)

 

Cheshire Police Alert email from yesterday afternoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just call 101 & they will turn up when they have nothing better to do. 

I must say though we had some turned up near us last Christmas  & they wrong footed the council in fine style.....they bought the land at auction & moved in over the Christmas period when the council was closed for official matters. They had however applied to eventually erect houses on the site but are still living in the most magnificent mobile homes you have ever seen. I think it may be a 99 year eventuality to build on the site but they do seem decent hard working people & keep the place tidy.

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Maybe they could turn the Stockton Heath tip site into a permanent traveller site.... now that would prompt some flak!!

You shouldn't joke about things like that Baz as we've just been to the local shop not far from Stockton Heath and unless I'm mistaken the filthy (ie very dirty and scruffy) young lads outside with their kids, waiting for all their young ladies who were inside, were travellers.  Hard to mistake the accent really but 'maybe' they weren't.  Definately not ones from the permanent camp at Walton though as we see most of those in the shops and they are quite smart and are actually quite nice people.  They never cause any trouble but they have been there for years and the chap who runs/own the site takes no messing.

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 They are all on their way to a wedding on Anglesey, there are believed to be more on the way.   An error in the front page report, local people cleared up the site not council workmen.

Well Anglesey from Warrington towing a van at legal speed only takes about 2 hours so they should have been made to keep going AFTER picking up all their own crap !!

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but they won't Dizzy because they have human rights and councils and the authorities bend over backwards to help them (unless they happen to be camped on a village green somewhere).... why weren't they not only escorted off the green, but escorted completely out of the town boundaries by the police?

 

Allowing them to move a few hundred yards up the road smacks a bit of "well that got them off here anyway" kind of attitude

 

Time they took a tough stand against these thugs and thieves that call themselves travellers.... they only travel to find new places to steal from.

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If they left a mess which needed cleaning up after them (having only been there a matter of hours!) how come they aren't being prosecuted for littering?

 

Don't you have to have a permanent address to be served with prosecution?  Travellers, like every section of the community, can be good, bad or indifferent.  I remember as a child having a group of travellers camped on derelict land a few hundred yards from our house.  My mother was the only resident who would  help them by filling up two big canisters with fresh water each day.  A little boy who was about the same age as me (10 or 11) came to collect them and one day invited me to see his caravan.  I was very impressed.  It was clean and tidy and had a TV!  When they left, the 'lead' caravan stopped them all outside our house to thank us for helping them. I have, of course, over many years also seen the disgraceful state that temporary sites can be left in and I do worry about their treatment of their animals.  I have also, when teaching, had traveller children in my class.  Once again, some families were lovely and really interested in their children's education while others were apathetic and occasionally abusive - just like families who live in houses!

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