A group of travellers arrived at the site over the weekend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The traveller site earlier today. The traveller site earlier today.

Travellers are to be evicted from a site opposite Walthamstow Stadium today.

At least 10 caravans and numerous vehicles arrived at the Chingford Road site on Saturday morning.

Travellers had been living at the site, formerly the stadium’s car park, for around a week in September before before they were moved on.

It is not clear if it is the same group.

A council spokesman said the authority had been in touch with the land owners and encouraged them to move the travellers on.

The spokesman confirmed that bailiffs were sent in a short while ago to remove the travellers.

Housing association London and Quadrant (L&Q) is building a housing estate on the Walthamstow Stadium site, while a bus depot is planned for the car park.

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3:47pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Stow Residents/Community Association says...

We are able to confirm that Police and Bailiffs were present on site today (Thursday). All the travellers had left the former Walthamstow Stadium Car Park by 3.30pm. Our Association continues to maintain good liaison with the landowners.
We are able to confirm that Police and Bailiffs were present on site today (Thursday). All the travellers had left the former Walthamstow Stadium Car Park by 3.30pm. Our Association continues to maintain good liaison with the landowners. Stow Residents/Community Association

7:20pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Stow Residents/Community Association wrote:
We are able to confirm that Police and Bailiffs were present on site today (Thursday). All the travellers had left the former Walthamstow Stadium Car Park by 3.30pm. Our Association continues to maintain good liaison with the landowners.
Are you the same Stow Residents Association that welcomed them with trays of teas and home made butter cream Victoria sponge cakes like you were welcoming Aliens from another planet landing in a space ship?

Reminds me of that edition of Dr WHO I think with David Tennent when the officials were out there welcoming creatures from outer space who then zapped them one by one in a ball of flames.
[quote][p][bold]Stow Residents/Community Association[/bold] wrote: We are able to confirm that Police and Bailiffs were present on site today (Thursday). All the travellers had left the former Walthamstow Stadium Car Park by 3.30pm. Our Association continues to maintain good liaison with the landowners.[/p][/quote]Are you the same Stow Residents Association that welcomed them with trays of teas and home made butter cream Victoria sponge cakes like you were welcoming Aliens from another planet landing in a space ship? Reminds me of that edition of Dr WHO I think with David Tennent when the officials were out there welcoming creatures from outer space who then zapped them one by one in a ball of flames. Billy Yerache

9:25pm Thu 5 Dec 13

WalthamWabbit says...

At least someone was making good use of that Barren Wasteland.
At least someone was making good use of that Barren Wasteland. WalthamWabbit

4:16pm Fri 6 Dec 13

ChazFinch says...

Ideal site for a permanent camp really,Good transport links,Supermarket nearby.
Seems silly to spend money evicting them just to leave a piece of waste land.
Ideal site for a permanent camp really,Good transport links,Supermarket nearby. Seems silly to spend money evicting them just to leave a piece of waste land. ChazFinch

6:51pm Fri 6 Dec 13

bishbosh says...

Had the joy of sitting in the other car park that is the Billet roundabout the other night. With another 800 new residents and a bus garage earmarked good luck to all who reside in the area. Some call this progress..it used to be a special part of London with the vibrancy of the dog track.
Had the joy of sitting in the other car park that is the Billet roundabout the other night. With another 800 new residents and a bus garage earmarked good luck to all who reside in the area. Some call this progress..it used to be a special part of London with the vibrancy of the dog track. bishbosh

2:43am Sat 7 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

bishbosh wrote:
Had the joy of sitting in the other car park that is the Billet roundabout the other night. With another 800 new residents and a bus garage earmarked good luck to all who reside in the area. Some call this progress..it used to be a special part of London with the vibrancy of the dog track.
Not for the dogs it was not. Was barbaric 'sport'.
[quote][p][bold]bishbosh[/bold] wrote: Had the joy of sitting in the other car park that is the Billet roundabout the other night. With another 800 new residents and a bus garage earmarked good luck to all who reside in the area. Some call this progress..it used to be a special part of London with the vibrancy of the dog track.[/p][/quote]Not for the dogs it was not. Was barbaric 'sport'. Billy Yerache

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