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The travellers who camped at Lydiard Park last week

The travellers who camped at Lydiard Park last week

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HUNDREDS of travellers are expected to arrive in Swindon today to attend a family funeral and will be given access to the vacant Groundwell Park and Ride site.

The traveller liaison office has been speaking to those involved with the funeral and expect around 500 to be in attendance.

In the past week groups have been reported taking up residence in Lydiard Park and Shaw Forest Park, and the council has offered use of the derelict park and ride site as numbers increase.

The majority of the visitors are expected to be travelling by car for the day, and any caravans will have use of the Penhill site.

Swindon Council leader Coun David Renard said the situation would be monitored by the liason office and police but he did not anticipate any disruption. He said: “The traveller liason office has been advised that there will be a funeral taking place on Monday with around 500 people expected to attend the event.

“It is hard to be specific about numbers, but their view is the vast majority are likely to be arriving and departing by car on the day. We are not sure how many will be using caravans. It could be a small number, but these are the contingency arrangements put in place.

“The reason the site is suitable is it needs a hard standing and an enclosed area that is reasonably secure. I know at least one of the ward councillors is fairly relaxed about it.

“The police will be informed and involved, and the council’s traveller liason officer will be monitoring it very closely. I would expect them to be fair but robust.

“These traveller communities often do not deserve the reputation put upon them by those who do not behave properly.”

Coun Paul Baker, (Lab, Penhill and Upper Stratton), said he has no issues with the decision provided the area remains clean and the council is not left with a bill.

He said: “There is not much we can do if the council let them do it. As long as they try to look after the place I don’t see any problems with it. There are not many other places they can go.

“They are obviously expecting quite a few to turn up. They have been liaising with the family and a lot are going to be arriving by car on Monday, but more will be coming with their caravans because they have to.

“I will have no issues with it as long as they tidy up afterwards, because they have quite a reputation for leaving places dirty.”

Coun Baker said firm plans needed to be drawn up for the derelict site after and idea to transfer waste from the Averies fire to the location was rejected.

He said: “We need something concrete and on paper because otherwise it will just carry on being used as a dumping ground. A lot of ideas have been floated but we are always told they don’t have the money.”

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8:25am Mon 1 Sep 14

Always Grumpy says...

As they have been 'invited' onto council property, good luck in trying to clear them all out. Brighton's enlightened Green council did just that and had dreadful problems trying to get rid of all these people.
Who's going to be paying to clear up their usual mess? Oh, that will be us then, the council tax payers.
As they have been 'invited' onto council property, good luck in trying to clear them all out. Brighton's enlightened Green council did just that and had dreadful problems trying to get rid of all these people. Who's going to be paying to clear up their usual mess? Oh, that will be us then, the council tax payers. Always Grumpy
  • Score: 45

8:57am Mon 1 Sep 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

Should be sold off.
Should be sold off. A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 13

9:16am Mon 1 Sep 14

Cooking_by_smoke_alarm says...

Coun Paul Baker, (Lab, Penhill and Upper Stratton), said he has no issues with the decision provided the area remains clean and the council is not left with a bill.

And if they are left with a clean up bill, who pays?
Yep, you've guessed it, the folks who pay their council tax dutifully year in year out.
Coun Paul Baker, (Lab, Penhill and Upper Stratton), said he has no issues with the decision provided the area remains clean and the council is not left with a bill. And if they are left with a clean up bill, who pays? Yep, you've guessed it, the folks who pay their council tax dutifully year in year out. Cooking_by_smoke_alarm
  • Score: 33

9:24am Mon 1 Sep 14

mrwoo says...

Me and Blondie came down to Swindon at the weekend to see my offspring and to watch the footie. I paid £110 for hotels but now I know the council will provide accommodation for free. After all her being a mad wee jock it would be racist for them not to.
Me and Blondie came down to Swindon at the weekend to see my offspring and to watch the footie. I paid £110 for hotels but now I know the council will provide accommodation for free. After all her being a mad wee jock it would be racist for them not to. mrwoo
  • Score: 33

9:41am Mon 1 Sep 14

swinres says...

To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday.

They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip.
To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday. They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip. swinres
  • Score: 39

9:59am Mon 1 Sep 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

Swindon Borough Clownschool strikes again 😜
Swindon Borough Clownschool strikes again 😜 Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: -2

10:10am Mon 1 Sep 14

Mukkin says...

Where's Wildwesterner? More likely working on the gate waving them in, muppet :-D
Where's Wildwesterner? More likely working on the gate waving them in, muppet :-D Mukkin
  • Score: 3

10:47am Mon 1 Sep 14

mug? says...

No wonder they wanted to dump the Averies crap there!!! Then they could blame it all on the travelers!
No wonder they wanted to dump the Averies crap there!!! Then they could blame it all on the travelers! mug?
  • Score: 9

11:10am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alan Bast*rd says...

I presume police will be checking cars, vans and caravans etc to check they are not stolen and are taxed etc,etc?
I also presume arrests will be made due to the vandalism damage at Shaw park?
I presume police will be checking cars, vans and caravans etc to check they are not stolen and are taxed etc,etc? I also presume arrests will be made due to the vandalism damage at Shaw park? Alan Bast*rd
  • Score: 7

11:21am Mon 1 Sep 14

Neoconair says...

Alan Bast*rd wrote:
I presume police will be checking cars, vans and caravans etc to check they are not stolen and are taxed etc,etc?
I also presume arrests will be made due to the vandalism damage at Shaw park?
You assume incorrectly. Let's call it 'the Rotherham effect';
[quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: I presume police will be checking cars, vans and caravans etc to check they are not stolen and are taxed etc,etc? I also presume arrests will be made due to the vandalism damage at Shaw park?[/p][/quote]You assume incorrectly. Let's call it 'the Rotherham effect'; Neoconair
  • Score: 33

11:24am Mon 1 Sep 14

Sandor Clegane says...


Coun Paul Baker, (Lab, Penhill and Upper Stratton), said he has no issues


That's your Labour councillor talking. He doesn't see any problem with this.


traveller liason office


Your tax payment at work.

And, as usual, it can be traced back to Labour's Tony Blair government for the problems now faced by councils up and down the country.


The Labour Government pressured councils to make adequate provision for Gypsies, partly through the Housing Act 2004 and partly through Regional Spatial Strategies and Local Development Frameworks.


Of course, if you dare say anything negative about 'travellers' you can now, thanks to Labour, be convicted of racial aggravated abuse.
[quote] Coun Paul Baker, (Lab, Penhill and Upper Stratton), said he has no issues [/quote] That's your Labour councillor talking. He doesn't see any problem with this. [quote] traveller liason office [/quote] Your tax payment at work. And, as usual, it can be traced back to Labour's Tony Blair government for the problems now faced by councils up and down the country. [quote] The Labour Government pressured councils to make adequate provision for Gypsies, partly through the Housing Act 2004 and partly through Regional Spatial Strategies and Local Development Frameworks. [/quote] Of course, if you dare say anything negative about 'travellers' you can now, thanks to Labour, be convicted of racial aggravated abuse. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 27

11:25am Mon 1 Sep 14

swindondad says...

The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so.

It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any.

Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post.
The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so. It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any. Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post. swindondad
  • Score: 20

11:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

Captain T says...

Seeing as these travellers like to live in a total dump and enjoy nothing more than filth, let's dump the Averies waste on their caravans and cars. Then after they've all gone, let's all build houses on Lydiard and Shaw parks seeing as we no longer need planning permission nor pay any council tax. Swindon is offically a free for all!
Seeing as these travellers like to live in a total dump and enjoy nothing more than filth, let's dump the Averies waste on their caravans and cars. Then after they've all gone, let's all build houses on Lydiard and Shaw parks seeing as we no longer need planning permission nor pay any council tax. Swindon is offically a free for all! Captain T
  • Score: 12

11:36am Mon 1 Sep 14

Neoconair says...

swindondad wrote:
The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so.

It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any.

Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post.
They break the law frequently, but the authorities often use their 'discretion' and ignore it.
[quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so. It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any. Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post.[/p][/quote]They break the law frequently, but the authorities often use their 'discretion' and ignore it. Neoconair
  • Score: 34

12:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

swindondad says...

Neoconair wrote:
swindondad wrote:
The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so.

It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any.

Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post.
They break the law frequently, but the authorities often use their 'discretion' and ignore it.
I will admit to a growing level of frustration with both the police failing to report crimes and the courts failure to adequately punish those found guilty of crime.

The appearance that members of minority groups get a "soft ride" (see the Blackburn rape gang) can only lead to greater discord.
[quote][p][bold]Neoconair[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so. It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any. Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post.[/p][/quote]They break the law frequently, but the authorities often use their 'discretion' and ignore it.[/p][/quote]I will admit to a growing level of frustration with both the police failing to report crimes and the courts failure to adequately punish those found guilty of crime. The appearance that members of minority groups get a "soft ride" (see the Blackburn rape gang) can only lead to greater discord. swindondad
  • Score: 31

12:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Alan Bast*rd says...

swindondad wrote:
The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so.

It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any.

Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post.
They break plenty of laws.
Theft, fly tipping, tax avoidance off the top of my head.
[quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so. It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any. Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post.[/p][/quote]They break plenty of laws. Theft, fly tipping, tax avoidance off the top of my head. Alan Bast*rd
  • Score: 3

12:34pm Mon 1 Sep 14

house on the hill says...

One rule for one and one rule for another as always!
One rule for one and one rule for another as always! house on the hill
  • Score: 21

1:22pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Sandor Clegane says...

swindondad wrote:
Neoconair wrote:
swindondad wrote:
The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so.

It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any.

Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post.
They break the law frequently, but the authorities often use their 'discretion' and ignore it.
I will admit to a growing level of frustration with both the police failing to report crimes and the courts failure to adequately punish those found guilty of crime.

The appearance that members of minority groups get a "soft ride" (see the Blackburn rape gang) can only lead to greater discord.
It is a very sad state of affairs when the Left and Labour have made being potentially considered, 'racist' and much greater crime than widespread child rape.

But, then, this is the problem with the Left, they demonise everything they don't like and protect everything they do like, regardless of the consequences.

Their ideology has been a disaster for this country. Sadly, we all will now have to live with the abysmal consequences forever. ISIS on the British mainland will be the next big problem - and who knows how that'll end.

Such a shame that it's taken some people so long to finally wake up to the insidiously poisonous political agenda of the Left. What makes it even worse is that they spout their horrendous views under the pretense of 'caring'.
[quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neoconair[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: The lifestyle of the "travelers" is not one I would choose but as or until they break the law they should be free to do so. It is my understanding that the current law requires every local authority to provide a certain number of both temporary and permanent pitches, with this in mind if SBC has not yet got the requisite number of pitches then the old park & ride is as good a site as any. Sorry for the lack of emotion and venom in my post.[/p][/quote]They break the law frequently, but the authorities often use their 'discretion' and ignore it.[/p][/quote]I will admit to a growing level of frustration with both the police failing to report crimes and the courts failure to adequately punish those found guilty of crime. The appearance that members of minority groups get a "soft ride" (see the Blackburn rape gang) can only lead to greater discord.[/p][/quote]It is a very sad state of affairs when the Left and Labour have made being potentially considered, 'racist' and much greater crime than widespread child rape. But, then, this is the problem with the Left, they demonise everything they don't like and protect everything they do like, regardless of the consequences. Their ideology has been a disaster for this country. Sadly, we all will now have to live with the abysmal consequences forever. ISIS on the British mainland will be the next big problem - and who knows how that'll end. Such a shame that it's taken some people so long to finally wake up to the insidiously poisonous political agenda of the Left. What makes it even worse is that they spout their horrendous views under the pretense of 'caring'. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 13

1:53pm Mon 1 Sep 14

BWB says...

Alan Bast*rd wrote:
I presume police will be checking cars, vans and caravans etc to check they are not stolen and are taxed etc,etc?
I also presume arrests will be made due to the vandalism damage at Shaw park?
I mentiond this to a police officer. (untaxed /insured vehicles)
His answer was, We cant touch them because we wont know were they
will be to send summons + the vehicle could be registered to another
group of travelers. No fixed abode.
[quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: I presume police will be checking cars, vans and caravans etc to check they are not stolen and are taxed etc,etc? I also presume arrests will be made due to the vandalism damage at Shaw park?[/p][/quote]I mentiond this to a police officer. (untaxed /insured vehicles) His answer was, We cant touch them because we wont know were they will be to send summons + the vehicle could be registered to another group of travelers. No fixed abode. BWB
  • Score: 15

1:57pm Mon 1 Sep 14

MAC1967 says...

Most of our police force is now dealing with actual funeral in Blunsdon. Streets are chaos .
Most of our police force is now dealing with actual funeral in Blunsdon. Streets are chaos . MAC1967
  • Score: 12

2:08pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Neoconair says...

BWB wrote:
Alan Bast*rd wrote:
I presume police will be checking cars, vans and caravans etc to check they are not stolen and are taxed etc,etc?
I also presume arrests will be made due to the vandalism damage at Shaw park?
I mentiond this to a police officer. (untaxed /insured vehicles)
His answer was, We cant touch them because we wont know were they
will be to send summons + the vehicle could be registered to another
group of travelers. No fixed abode.
The Police have the power to seize untaxed and uninsured vehicles on the spot. No summons required.

They do that to anyone else who is so much as one day late renewing their insurance.
[quote][p][bold]BWB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: I presume police will be checking cars, vans and caravans etc to check they are not stolen and are taxed etc,etc? I also presume arrests will be made due to the vandalism damage at Shaw park?[/p][/quote]I mentiond this to a police officer. (untaxed /insured vehicles) His answer was, We cant touch them because we wont know were they will be to send summons + the vehicle could be registered to another group of travelers. No fixed abode.[/p][/quote]The Police have the power to seize untaxed and uninsured vehicles on the spot. No summons required. They do that to anyone else who is so much as one day late renewing their insurance. Neoconair
  • Score: 29

2:26pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Chrisg46 says...

swinres wrote:
To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday.

They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip.
Whereas at Lydiard, there is little if any sign that they were there, other than some tracks in the grass, i walked around the morning after they were gone and the only real sign was the patch where the pony was.

My thoughts are that they should be free to live their lives as they want to, but the law applies equally.
Damage to a site they were on? They should be liable as a group (Conspiracy to commit criminal damage?).
No insurance/tax? Confiscation of vehicle.
[quote][p][bold]swinres[/bold] wrote: To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday. They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip.[/p][/quote]Whereas at Lydiard, there is little if any sign that they were there, other than some tracks in the grass, i walked around the morning after they were gone and the only real sign was the patch where the pony was. My thoughts are that they should be free to live their lives as they want to, but the law applies equally. Damage to a site they were on? They should be liable as a group (Conspiracy to commit criminal damage?). No insurance/tax? Confiscation of vehicle. Chrisg46
  • Score: 1

3:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Oldtownmum says...

swinres wrote:
To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday.

They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip.
Yes, I heard from fellow dog walker this morning that they chopped up all the wooden signs. I assume it's their human right to destroy everything they come into contact with. And they wonder why no one wants them around!
[quote][p][bold]swinres[/bold] wrote: To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday. They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip.[/p][/quote]Yes, I heard from fellow dog walker this morning that they chopped up all the wooden signs. I assume it's their human right to destroy everything they come into contact with. And they wonder why no one wants them around! Oldtownmum
  • Score: 14

3:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Oldtownmum says...

swinres wrote:
To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday.

They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip.
Yes, I heard from fellow dog walker this morning that they chopped up all the wooden signs. I assume it's their human right to destroy everything they come into contact with. And they wonder why no one wants them around!
[quote][p][bold]swinres[/bold] wrote: To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday. They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip.[/p][/quote]Yes, I heard from fellow dog walker this morning that they chopped up all the wooden signs. I assume it's their human right to destroy everything they come into contact with. And they wonder why no one wants them around! Oldtownmum
  • Score: 11

3:27pm Mon 1 Sep 14

house on the hill says...

Chrisg46 wrote:
swinres wrote:
To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday.

They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip.
Whereas at Lydiard, there is little if any sign that they were there, other than some tracks in the grass, i walked around the morning after they were gone and the only real sign was the patch where the pony was.

My thoughts are that they should be free to live their lives as they want to, but the law applies equally.
Damage to a site they were on? They should be liable as a group (Conspiracy to commit criminal damage?).
No insurance/tax? Confiscation of vehicle.
If only life was that simple and the moon really was made out of cheese!
[quote][p][bold]Chrisg46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swinres[/bold] wrote: To all the apologist on the previous article about travellers at Lydiard park who were sympathetic to these people I went for a walk around shaw forest yesterday. They have chainsawed up bench seats, sawn down signs and many trees then left piles of rubbish including car mats, seats and a steel barbecue, enough to fill a very large skip.[/p][/quote]Whereas at Lydiard, there is little if any sign that they were there, other than some tracks in the grass, i walked around the morning after they were gone and the only real sign was the patch where the pony was. My thoughts are that they should be free to live their lives as they want to, but the law applies equally. Damage to a site they were on? They should be liable as a group (Conspiracy to commit criminal damage?). No insurance/tax? Confiscation of vehicle.[/p][/quote]If only life was that simple and the moon really was made out of cheese! house on the hill
  • Score: 8

4:33pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Hammer5 says...

Cooking_by_smoke_ala
rm
wrote:
Coun Paul Baker, (Lab, Penhill and Upper Stratton), said he has no issues with the decision provided the area remains clean and the council is not left with a bill.

And if they are left with a clean up bill, who pays?
Yep, you've guessed it, the folks who pay their council tax dutifully year in year out.
Councillor Paul Baker your statement proves you are an idiot and that's being kind!!!!
Paul baker you only support the council view because your in there pocket and have no backbone hence why you never do anything for your local community but talk!!!
[quote][p][bold]Cooking_by_smoke_ala rm[/bold] wrote: Coun Paul Baker, (Lab, Penhill and Upper Stratton), said he has no issues with the decision provided the area remains clean and the council is not left with a bill. And if they are left with a clean up bill, who pays? Yep, you've guessed it, the folks who pay their council tax dutifully year in year out.[/p][/quote]Councillor Paul Baker your statement proves you are an idiot and that's being kind!!!! Paul baker you only support the council view because your in there pocket and have no backbone hence why you never do anything for your local community but talk!!! Hammer5
  • Score: 10

5:37pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Mushymushy says...

Funny thing is this afternoon there were no pikies at the park and ride, they obviously didn't like the generosity being dished out by the council at our expensive.
Funny thing is this afternoon there were no pikies at the park and ride, they obviously didn't like the generosity being dished out by the council at our expensive. Mushymushy
  • Score: 8

5:41pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

All the campaigning by the Labour Parliamentary Candidate ( Mark Dempsey) and the local community, to stop the dumping of Averies waste at the site.
Now the Tory cabinet at Swindon Borough Clownschool give this "plan" the green light.
Politics at its absolute worst 😁
All the campaigning by the Labour Parliamentary Candidate ( Mark Dempsey) and the local community, to stop the dumping of Averies waste at the site. Now the Tory cabinet at Swindon Borough Clownschool give this "plan" the green light. Politics at its absolute worst 😁 Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: 2

6:57pm Mon 1 Sep 14

jamie brewer 2010 says...

LOOK THIS AS NOT GOT NOTHING DO WITH YOU IN COUNCIL LAND THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY LIKE THE THE LANDS THEY OWN NOT YOU LOT SNAKE ****
LOOK THIS AS NOT GOT NOTHING DO WITH YOU IN COUNCIL LAND THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY LIKE THE THE LANDS THEY OWN NOT YOU LOT SNAKE **** jamie brewer 2010
  • Score: -15

7:46pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Mushymushy says...

jamie brewer 2010 wrote:
LOOK THIS AS NOT GOT NOTHING DO WITH YOU IN COUNCIL LAND THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY LIKE THE THE LANDS THEY OWN NOT YOU LOT SNAKE ****
Ha ha ave u been smoking some fing
[quote][p][bold]jamie brewer 2010[/bold] wrote: LOOK THIS AS NOT GOT NOTHING DO WITH YOU IN COUNCIL LAND THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY LIKE THE THE LANDS THEY OWN NOT YOU LOT SNAKE ****[/p][/quote]Ha ha ave u been smoking some fing Mushymushy
  • Score: 10

7:51pm Mon 1 Sep 14

back_to_reality says...

MAC1967 wrote:
Most of our police force is now dealing with actual funeral in Blunsdon. Streets are chaos .
By 'dealing with' I guess you mean letting the 'travellers' do what they want, when they want, without fear of arrest or punishment, and at our (taxpayer's) expense?
[quote][p][bold]MAC1967[/bold] wrote: Most of our police force is now dealing with actual funeral in Blunsdon. Streets are chaos .[/p][/quote]By 'dealing with' I guess you mean letting the 'travellers' do what they want, when they want, without fear of arrest or punishment, and at our (taxpayer's) expense? back_to_reality
  • Score: 10

8:32pm Mon 1 Sep 14

faatmaan says...

if these people cannot respect others right to live in peace, why should society have to put up with PC, all loaded in favour of the miscreant, this was not the original purpose of this thinking and policy, it has been manipulated by do gooders to offset confronting the real problems with any group, time for it to be redefined where truth and fact replace assumptions of innocence based on hardship of years gone by and rights that are not allowed to be changed in law by democratically elected governments of any colour.
if these people cannot respect others right to live in peace, why should society have to put up with PC, all loaded in favour of the miscreant, this was not the original purpose of this thinking and policy, it has been manipulated by do gooders to offset confronting the real problems with any group, time for it to be redefined where truth and fact replace assumptions of innocence based on hardship of years gone by and rights that are not allowed to be changed in law by democratically elected governments of any colour. faatmaan
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Mukkin says...

jamie brewer 2010 wrote:
LOOK THIS AS NOT GOT NOTHING DO WITH YOU IN COUNCIL LAND THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY LIKE THE THE LANDS THEY OWN NOT YOU LOT SNAKE ****
He one of dem lol
[quote][p][bold]jamie brewer 2010[/bold] wrote: LOOK THIS AS NOT GOT NOTHING DO WITH YOU IN COUNCIL LAND THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY LIKE THE THE LANDS THEY OWN NOT YOU LOT SNAKE ****[/p][/quote]He one of dem lol Mukkin
  • Score: 5

11:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

tucker81 says...

You spelled thieving wrong
You spelled thieving wrong tucker81
  • Score: 1

7:33am Tue 2 Sep 14

leafy1 says...

mug? wrote:
No wonder they wanted to dump the Averies crap there!!! Then they could blame it all on the travelers!
They should still dump it there right on top of them.
[quote][p][bold]mug?[/bold] wrote: No wonder they wanted to dump the Averies crap there!!! Then they could blame it all on the travelers![/p][/quote]They should still dump it there right on top of them. leafy1
  • Score: 0

10:44am Tue 2 Sep 14

Titch1997 says...

These people are grieving for a very lovely woman and your slating them! You lot would soon say something if someone was slating your family/friends! Judgemental **** these days!!!
These people are grieving for a very lovely woman and your slating them! You lot would soon say something if someone was slating your family/friends! Judgemental **** these days!!! Titch1997
  • Score: -9

11:44am Tue 2 Sep 14

Neoconair says...

Titch1997 wrote:
These people are grieving for a very lovely woman and your slating them! You lot would soon say something if someone was slating your family/friends! Judgemental **** these days!!!
I think you mean 'slandering'. And it's 'you're'.
[quote][p][bold]Titch1997[/bold] wrote: These people are grieving for a very lovely woman and your slating them! You lot would soon say something if someone was slating your family/friends! Judgemental **** these days!!![/p][/quote]I think you mean 'slandering'. And it's 'you're'. Neoconair
  • Score: 1

1:45pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mikesgta says...

I cant understand why if I take my touring caravan anywhere I have to pay a hefty fee for every night I stay anywhere yet call them travellers and it a free pitch on the council and they will even clear up after them. I guess its are own fault living by rules and having morals.
I cant understand why if I take my touring caravan anywhere I have to pay a hefty fee for every night I stay anywhere yet call them travellers and it a free pitch on the council and they will even clear up after them. I guess its are own fault living by rules and having morals. mikesgta
  • Score: 2

8:49pm Tue 2 Sep 14

pippathecat says...

It seems stories about travellers get more comments than most stories on this site. I have seen travellers cause trouble so I'm definitely not defending but people should be able to live this lifestyle and be given the benefit of the doubt. We are very quick to judge. Look around non travellers aren't always honest people.
It seems stories about travellers get more comments than most stories on this site. I have seen travellers cause trouble so I'm definitely not defending but people should be able to live this lifestyle and be given the benefit of the doubt. We are very quick to judge. Look around non travellers aren't always honest people. pippathecat
  • Score: -2

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