Court date set for travellers eviction bid

Travellers move onto greenbelt land off A406

Travellers move onto greenbelt land off A406

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A bid to evict travellers from green belt land will be considered at a court hearing next week.

Up to 10 caravans and campervans moved onto the site off the A406, which is owned by Blackhorse Ventures Ltd, a sister company of C&S Builders Merchants Ltd, about a month ago. 

Security guards are currently guarding the entrance to the site opposite Sainsbury's in Walthamstow Avenue, behind Waltham Forest Muslim Cemetery. 

Manager Mohinder Sumal, of C&S Builders Merchants in Blackhorse Lane, confirmed the company is due in court on Tuesday.

He said: "I understand they've been there for about a month but we were only made aware of them about a week-and-a-half ago." 

Mr Sumal said attempts have been made to build on the land, but these had been rejected by Waltham Forest council.      

He also said the company will be implementing “heavy curbs” to protect the site in the future.

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5:34pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Some smart vehicles there, why are they plotted up when they should be travelling? They seem to scavenge an area, leave pikes of rubbish then leg it. They are 'floaters' in life, seem to want it both ways, permanent base and travelling whenever it suits them and make a mockery of the system.

In recent years have been given fragile legitimacy through odious programmes like ' My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' and the awful Sally Bercow's mysterious friendship with the well known Bare Knuckle Fighter Paddy whathisname. All fun and frolics on TV, when the truth of it is they are difficult and troublesome, leaving destruction wherever they go.
Some smart vehicles there, why are they plotted up when they should be travelling? They seem to scavenge an area, leave pikes of rubbish then leg it. They are 'floaters' in life, seem to want it both ways, permanent base and travelling whenever it suits them and make a mockery of the system. In recent years have been given fragile legitimacy through odious programmes like ' My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' and the awful Sally Bercow's mysterious friendship with the well known Bare Knuckle Fighter Paddy whathisname. All fun and frolics on TV, when the truth of it is they are difficult and troublesome, leaving destruction wherever they go. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 16

9:19pm Fri 15 Aug 14

tjw422 says...

It/s about time there was a zero tolerance stance taken about this problem.
I have observed, over the last 20 years or so at various sites from Borehamwood to Woodford, the total disregard of other peoples property.
The worst case was when around 80 families descended on 2 sites in Borehamwood, defacated in front of office workers, turned the site into a total rubbish-strewn stinking area, before leaving it as a total rubbish tip for others to clear up. Unfortunately, we all have an elected whimp-like authority attitude towards these people, where a short, sharp kick up the **** forceful intervention would benefit us ratepayers far better.
It/s about time there was a zero tolerance stance taken about this problem. I have observed, over the last 20 years or so at various sites from Borehamwood to Woodford, the total disregard of other peoples property. The worst case was when around 80 families descended on 2 sites in Borehamwood, defacated in front of office workers, turned the site into a total rubbish-strewn stinking area, before leaving it as a total rubbish tip for others to clear up. Unfortunately, we all have an elected whimp-like authority attitude towards these people, where a short, sharp kick up the **** forceful intervention would benefit us ratepayers far better. tjw422
  • Score: 14

7:22pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Note the piles of rubbish in the back field.
Note the piles of rubbish in the back field. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: 5

8:02pm Sat 16 Aug 14

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

What positive contribution do travellers make to the community ?
What positive contribution do travellers make to the community ? MICHAEL MCGOUGH
  • Score: 8

4:57pm Thu 21 Aug 14

silent.eyes says...

MICHAEL MCGOUGH wrote:
What positive contribution do travellers make to the community ?
Dodgy block paving & reporting non damaged roof tiles
[quote][p][bold]MICHAEL MCGOUGH[/bold] wrote: What positive contribution do travellers make to the community ?[/p][/quote]Dodgy block paving & reporting non damaged roof tiles silent.eyes
  • Score: 1

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