Travellers evicted by Waltham Forest Council

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

TRAVELLERS were evicted from public land after Waltham Forest Council secured a court order to force them to move on.

The group arrived in Ive Farm Playing Fields in Leyton on November 26, and council officers found the authority’s locks had been broken and replaced.

Social workers carried out health and welfare checks on the families before giving them application forms for a permanent traveller site.

The council then approved the formal eviction process on December 10, and the travellers were given seven days to leave.

When they had not left by December 19, officers obtained a court order from Stratford Magistrates Court and the travellers left peacefully, without the police needing to intervene.

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7:57pm Fri 21 Dec 12

davidtc56 says...

And so it goes on. Taxpayers money wasted again. Why on earth did Labour ever agree let these people in?
And so it goes on. Taxpayers money wasted again. Why on earth did Labour ever agree let these people in? davidtc56
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11:16pm Fri 21 Dec 12

E-ten trifles says...

I dont think they agreed to anytning but they have left a wonderful bit of land that could have been used by the local families derelict for a very long time
I dont think they agreed to anytning but they have left a wonderful bit of land that could have been used by the local families derelict for a very long time E-ten trifles
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11:43pm Fri 21 Dec 12

SXH says...

Whever they go they do damage, they squatted in an empty house opposite mine which someone had just bought, damaged locks, by pass gas and electric made neighbours life hell, also on the lookout on other proprties empty,
non of them work or pay their way in society if they did i would not mind, but its the damage they leave behind and get everything free while we all have to pay
Whever they go they do damage, they squatted in an empty house opposite mine which someone had just bought, damaged locks, by pass gas and electric made neighbours life hell, also on the lookout on other proprties empty, non of them work or pay their way in society if they did i would not mind, but its the damage they leave behind and get everything free while we all have to pay SXH
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11:47pm Fri 21 Dec 12

SXH says...

P.S it took police 2 days to get them out, plus they made threats to the agent of returing to do damage to the property, the community had to pull together and were alert of them returning.
P.S it took police 2 days to get them out, plus they made threats to the agent of returing to do damage to the property, the community had to pull together and were alert of them returning. SXH
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8:54am Sat 22 Dec 12

UKIP-local says...

I think E-ten trifles may have misunderstood davidtc56, but I cannot speak for him and I do not know him. I suspect he was referring to the open-door policy promoted by Labour and still in place whereby unlimited numbers of new residents were allowed to come here, regardless of their economic and social purposes.

Some Labour run councils are promoting their generous treatment of Roma in local languages in order to encourage Romanians and Bulgarians to come here when current immigration restrictions expire in January.

I guess there will be an even bigger need soon for health and welfare checks on "traveller" camps. By the way, why are self-styled "travellers" so keen to stay in places were they have no right to be; shouldn't they keep moving on? And why always near London and big cities when they are meant to be lovers of the open road? Just wondered.
I think E-ten trifles may have misunderstood davidtc56, but I cannot speak for him and I do not know him. I suspect he was referring to the open-door policy promoted by Labour and still in place whereby unlimited numbers of new residents were allowed to come here, regardless of their economic and social purposes. Some Labour run councils are promoting their generous treatment of Roma in local languages in order to encourage Romanians and Bulgarians to come here when current immigration restrictions expire in January. I guess there will be an even bigger need soon for health and welfare checks on "traveller" camps. By the way, why are self-styled "travellers" so keen to stay in places were they have no right to be; shouldn't they keep moving on? And why always near London and big cities when they are meant to be lovers of the open road? Just wondered. UKIP-local
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12:03pm Sat 22 Dec 12

E-ten trifles says...

I saw the graffitied caravans and the people who lived in them and I think they were more new age travellers, they were not roma style caravans, Nothing to do with immigrants , more likely young british people, many of the other travellers around Hackney and Waltham Forest are Irish travellers but have lived in london all their lives ,The Bulgarians and Romanians I meet here are not travellers and work hard in often low paid jobs that other people dont want to do so .what I think is awful is that the green space of ive farm is not used and fenced off
I saw the graffitied caravans and the people who lived in them and I think they were more new age travellers, they were not roma style caravans, Nothing to do with immigrants , more likely young british people, many of the other travellers around Hackney and Waltham Forest are Irish travellers but have lived in london all their lives ,The Bulgarians and Romanians I meet here are not travellers and work hard in often low paid jobs that other people dont want to do so .what I think is awful is that the green space of ive farm is not used and fenced off E-ten trifles
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5:39pm Sat 22 Dec 12

SXH says...

These were Romanians more women and kids, about 30 in a house, none of them worked, men hide when police are around.
These were Romanians more women and kids, about 30 in a house, none of them worked, men hide when police are around. SXH
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10:19am Sun 23 Dec 12

myopinioncounts says...

They break locks to get onto land they have no right to be on and Social Workers turn up to see that they are OK!
Why is it still necessary to go to the expense of getting a court order to remove these people? They should be removed immediately and if they believe they have been removed illegally then let them take the case to court at their expense - no legal aid!
They break locks to get onto land they have no right to be on and Social Workers turn up to see that they are OK! Why is it still necessary to go to the expense of getting a court order to remove these people? They should be removed immediately and if they believe they have been removed illegally then let them take the case to court at their expense - no legal aid! myopinioncounts
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