Council starts court action over eviction

Travellers refuse to leave Peel Hall Park

The travellers on Peel Hall Park

Travellers refuse to leave Peel Hall Park

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WARRINGTON Borough Council has started court action against travellers on Peel Hall Park after they refused to leave.

The council issued a ‘direction to leave’ notice, but that has been ignored by the travellers.

A spokesman said: “Following reports travellers had moved to Peel Hall Park, officers visited the site the same day and started the eviction process with the ‘direction to leave notice’.

“As they have not complied with this notice the council will be continuing with court action for an eviction.”

There are currently around seven caravans in the park, with neighbours claiming waste is being dumped.

Mary Burke lives on Grasmere Avenue and said: “Since they arrived, a load of settees have been left in the pond.

“I tend to take my dog out in the evening, and I’m not following my usual route as I feel intimidated.

“I don’t like tarring everyone with the same brush, but then you see the pond.

“We are concerned that more travellers will arrive.

“I hope the eviction notice is put into place and they will go.”

Insp Chris Adkins, from Warrington East NPU, said the travellers were the same group seen on Woolston Park last week.

They moved to Crab Lane in Fearnhead, and then Peel Hall Park.

As the park is council-owned, eviction is a civil procedure.

Police say they can only become involved if anything criminal happens.

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5:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Reader says...

Touring caravans like theirs don't usually have removable settees they have fixed ones which fold out into beds so maybe someone else has dumped them in the pond thinking they will get the blame.
Even if the travellers did have some to dump I'd have thought they would have dumped theirs on route rather than carry them round and dump where they have camped up ;)
Clever again going onto council owned land so the police can't get involved.
Now can they please just SOD OFF and leave Warrington alone !!
Touring caravans like theirs don't usually have removable settees they have fixed ones which fold out into beds so maybe someone else has dumped them in the pond thinking they will get the blame. Even if the travellers did have some to dump I'd have thought they would have dumped theirs on route rather than carry them round and dump where they have camped up ;) Clever again going onto council owned land so the police can't get involved. Now can they please just SOD OFF and leave Warrington alone !! Reader
  • Score: 14

6:05pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

Reader wrote:
Touring caravans like theirs don't usually have removable settees they have fixed ones which fold out into beds so maybe someone else has dumped them in the pond thinking they will get the blame.
Even if the travellers did have some to dump I'd have thought they would have dumped theirs on route rather than carry them round and dump where they have camped up ;)
Clever again going onto council owned land so the police can't get involved.
Now can they please just SOD OFF and leave Warrington alone !!
The travelers offer rubbish removal at a cost to unsuspecting members of the public. In turn they just dump the rubbish anywhere to avoid paying at tips as a trader as they should do. Maybe when these little camps appear the council and trading standards should locate covert CCTV in the areas most likely to be used as a dump. I've seen trading standards do it on tv . They have no regard for town folk and are just scammers on the move . Tax payers left to carry the can again !
[quote][p][bold]Reader[/bold] wrote: Touring caravans like theirs don't usually have removable settees they have fixed ones which fold out into beds so maybe someone else has dumped them in the pond thinking they will get the blame. Even if the travellers did have some to dump I'd have thought they would have dumped theirs on route rather than carry them round and dump where they have camped up ;) Clever again going onto council owned land so the police can't get involved. Now can they please just SOD OFF and leave Warrington alone !![/p][/quote]The travelers offer rubbish removal at a cost to unsuspecting members of the public. In turn they just dump the rubbish anywhere to avoid paying at tips as a trader as they should do. Maybe when these little camps appear the council and trading standards should locate covert CCTV in the areas most likely to be used as a dump. I've seen trading standards do it on tv . They have no regard for town folk and are just scammers on the move . Tax payers left to carry the can again ! Daz@SankeyviaOrford
  • Score: 23

9:05am Wed 30 Jul 14

arnold.bishop@ntlworld.com says...

If fly tipping is an offence then surely police can get involved
If fly tipping is an offence then surely police can get involved arnold.bishop@ntlworld.com
  • Score: 12

12:27pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

arnold.bishop@ntlwor
ld.com
wrote:
If fly tipping is an offence then surely police can get involved
They can, if they have witnesses or some firm evidence, however even if the police know it's the gypo's (which they probably do). Hard evidence and getting them to court would be quite a task.
[quote][p][bold]arnold.bishop@ntlwor ld.com[/bold] wrote: If fly tipping is an offence then surely police can get involved[/p][/quote]They can, if they have witnesses or some firm evidence, however even if the police know it's the gypo's (which they probably do). Hard evidence and getting them to court would be quite a task. Daz@SankeyviaOrford
  • Score: 7

2:17pm Wed 30 Jul 14

fedster says...

more taxpayers money being used to get a removal order
I think all this money spent on travelers should come out of the councilors wages not the tax payers, maybe then they will sort things out faster
more taxpayers money being used to get a removal order I think all this money spent on travelers should come out of the councilors wages not the tax payers, maybe then they will sort things out faster fedster
  • Score: 9

7:27pm Wed 30 Jul 14

local man says...

do elected councilors get wages ? I thought it was for expenses and the love of the party :)
Now council directors and managers - they should be stumping up ...
do elected councilors get wages ? I thought it was for expenses and the love of the party :) Now council directors and managers - they should be stumping up ... local man
  • Score: 6

7:33pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Laboursupporteraswas says...

Who owns the land? Once the travellers are on site dump large barriers around the exit points to prevent the travellers leaving. Use surveillance to monitor behaviour. I guarantee at some stage the law will be broken and our police can then get involved. Check all road tax, insurance, MOT's etc. Disable the vehicles until all fees are paid and documents available for inspection. If they foul the area then it is a criminal offence. If they have children who are not in school that is another offence. If they begin to damage the land that is an offence. The list would be endless and there would be no excuse for non-action.

Make life as uncomfortable for the travellers as it can be and perhaps the lure of Warrington will be less attractive in the future.
Who owns the land? Once the travellers are on site dump large barriers around the exit points to prevent the travellers leaving. Use surveillance to monitor behaviour. I guarantee at some stage the law will be broken and our police can then get involved. Check all road tax, insurance, MOT's etc. Disable the vehicles until all fees are paid and documents available for inspection. If they foul the area then it is a criminal offence. If they have children who are not in school that is another offence. If they begin to damage the land that is an offence. The list would be endless and there would be no excuse for non-action. Make life as uncomfortable for the travellers as it can be and perhaps the lure of Warrington will be less attractive in the future. Laboursupporteraswas
  • Score: 8

11:54am Fri 1 Aug 14

The Maestro says...

Daz@SankeyviaOrford wrote:
arnold.bishop@ntlwor

ld.com
wrote:
If fly tipping is an offence then surely police can get involved
They can, if they have witnesses or some firm evidence, however even if the police know it's the gypo's (which they probably do). Hard evidence and getting them to court would be quite a task.
It's the council who deal with fly tipping, if the police witness it they have to pass it into WBC to prosecute
[quote][p][bold]Daz@SankeyviaOrford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arnold.bishop@ntlwor ld.com[/bold] wrote: If fly tipping is an offence then surely police can get involved[/p][/quote]They can, if they have witnesses or some firm evidence, however even if the police know it's the gypo's (which they probably do). Hard evidence and getting them to court would be quite a task.[/p][/quote]It's the council who deal with fly tipping, if the police witness it they have to pass it into WBC to prosecute The Maestro
  • Score: 1

10:13pm Fri 1 Aug 14

toffeeman_4ever says...

Aint it funny how when they get to orford, the bizzies don't want to know........ that tells you what you need to know about how poeple in orford are viewed!! its out of order!!!
Aint it funny how when they get to orford, the bizzies don't want to know........ that tells you what you need to know about how poeple in orford are viewed!! its out of order!!! toffeeman_4ever
  • Score: -2

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