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Travellers Set Up Camp At Locke Park

Monday October 21 2013




A GROUP of travellers set up camp at Locke Park.

Four caravans appeared on the basketball courts next to the car park on Thursday morning.

A resident on Keresforth Hall Road said it was the second group to pitch up since August.

She added: "They come and go. There was a group here in August and they were here for about four weeks but I don't know if it's the same ones or not.

"They haven't been a nuisance yet, but you watch, there will be six more tomorrow."

Another man can see the travellers from his windowand said they should not be on the park.

He added: "It must be a horrible life, not knowing where you're going. They will be here for a few days until they get moved on to somewhere else where they're not wanted, before being moved on again.

"I feel a bit sorry for them."

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Reply Posted by Richard on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:35
Why would anyone feel sorry for them? It's a lifestyle choice.

They have no fixed address, so the police and tax man find it hard to keep up with them. They generally leave a mess behind for someone else to clean up.

Why on earth would anyone want people like that on your own doorstep?

Reply Posted by as well on Tuesday October 29 2013 at 14:09
All donations kindly received.

Reply Posted by T on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:36
There won't be any 'Ballers' playing this week then...

Reply Posted by faulty on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:36
av nothing against travellers but if it was one of us that pitched a tent up for night police would have us straight off

Reply Posted by T on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:50
It's because your not using the 'pikey' accent. Offer to tarmac their drive or shout 'rang 'n' bone' or something then you may have a shot with the tent! ;-)

Reply Posted by anon on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:38
they'll b moved on but they'll leave there trail of rubbish thrown all over the park n wonder y no1 wants em there mayb if they treated the places they stop at with a little more respect n leave it how they find it then mayb ppl wudnt mind as much hope they are gone soon as it will put tax payin ppl off enjoying Locke park while these free loaders uptip it n ruin it like every other place they land at

Reply Posted by X on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:51
Travellers are humans just like the rest of us they just live differently everyone things they are theifs and criminal but they are not all like that if barnsley counsil would give them an appropriate piece of land then maybe they would settle but instead the discriminate just as others do it's awful as some of them are just trying to set up to look after there family's just because they don't live in a house doesn't mean they are not human, think people want to take a long look at there own life's before judging the travellers

Reply Posted by T on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:56
So what is the land down near 'The Fleets' at Smithies? This just a posh 'Travelers' Park where no other Traveler can visit? I think that's provided by the council.

Also I hope your not instigating that the council are obliged to provide a 'free' place for them to park because it costs me £133 a month for my council tax and I want it for free.

Reply Posted by Grammar police on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:37
For future reference, X, your post would be in English (and with punctuation) as follows:
Travellers are humans just like the rest of us. They just live differently. Everyone thinks they are thieves and criminals, but they are not all like that. If barnsley council would give them an appropriate piece of land then maybe they would settle, but instead they discriminate just as others do. It's awful, as some of them are just trying to set up to look after their families - just because they don't live in a house doesn't mean they are not human. I think people want to take a long look at their own lives before judging the travellers.

Reply Posted by T on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:49
That made me chuckle, I love people who try and argue a case with bad spelling, punctuation and grammar. It just doesn't work.

Reply Posted by Phil on Monday October 21 2013 at 13:11
Perfect reply, the lack of punctuation and incorrect spelling is inexcusable.

Reply Posted by Grammar police police. on Monday October 21 2013 at 14:13
1) You should probably have a semicolon between "...the rest of us." and "They just live...".
2) No comma between "criminals" and "but".
3) No comma between "settle" and "but".
4 No comma between "awful" and "as".
5) The dash between "families" and "just" should be replaced with a full stop.

Reply Posted by annoyed on Monday October 21 2013 at 18:39
Why should they be given land? I'd love a piece of land to build a house on but I can't see that happening. They might be human but I've never met a traveller that has paid their way. If they want a permanent abode they should have to pay council tax like everyone else.

Reply Posted by B on Monday October 21 2013 at 19:33
Totally agree 'annoyed'. Why do 'do gooders' always think they are stating the obvious when suggesting travellers get free land for them to settle? They should pay their way like everyone else. Old folk that can't afford to heat their homes this winter - that's where the help should go!!!!!

Reply Posted by to grammer PRICK on Tuesday October 29 2013 at 10:18
FULL STOP OVER AND OUT.

Reply Posted by D on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:01
Travellers are humans yes and they choose their own lifestyle just like everyone else. If I want to move house the council don't provide me with a house! Why should they give travellers something?!. There are lots of camp sites all over the country where the travellers could stay!, however these have to be paid for don't they so this is why they are not used.
They could easily bag up their rubbish and drop it into the local dump! Again they choose to leave it.
They earn their own reputation by their own actions, people don't make this stuff up!. We would all be better off for keeping every penny we earn not paying taxes rent mortgages bills etc etc. but most of us have to live in the real world as bad as it is'nb

Reply Posted by annoyed on Monday October 21 2013 at 18:41
Could not agree more!

Reply Posted by princesspink on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:01
Gypsies,Tramps and Thieves we don't want em near our homes their nowt but vermin end of!!

Reply Posted by tr on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:08
X. Nise spellink :(

Reply Posted by June on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:08
Hope it's sorted quickly and they are moved on before the Locke Park Bonfire

They may need a place to stay but spoiling some of the few free sports facilities in the borough is beyond selfish

Move on

Reply Posted by Semiscot on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:29
They should use them as Guy Fawkes' on the bloody bonfire. Just throw one on every so often.v

Reply Posted by FUCKMEPINK. on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:13
THE NICEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD,LEAVE THEM ALONE.

Reply Posted by Dirty gypos on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:29
I take it you're a gypo then?

Reply Posted by as well on Monday October 21 2013 at 16:52
no,its LOL all his post are rude and pointless,EVERY POST AS CAPS LOCK ON,HE DONT KNOE HOW TO TURN OFF,FOOL

Reply Posted by max on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:15
if I could be bothered to rough it for a few days, I'd go up there n pitch my tent until the police told me to move on. How long do you think it would take them to arrest me ?? Me being a none traveler that is..

Reply Posted by T on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:19
Offer them tarmac. You'll gain a few days.

Reply Posted by y on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:18
X why dont you put tgem up in your yard. I spent yrs with them and you will have nothing left in a week . Those nice caravans dont come cheap and do you know any companys that employ gypsys. Nuf said .

Reply Posted by Matt on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:19
X let them plot on your land then if your all for it.. See how they treat it and your house/neighbourhood.. Then come and tell us the result and your opinion on them

Reply Posted by thetruth on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:20
its these type of gypsies that con old ladies pretending to be official ,water /gasman ect alot of them are drug addicts if you see mess they leave behind there are needles ,dirty nappies the lot,they dont care about anyone only themselves and they move around for work and will pinch anything to survive ,alot of them are drug dealers and not to be trusted

Reply Posted by Jan on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:21
The other week I went on a coach trip and got talking to a lady who was a traveller. She was lovely and she worked and paid her taxes.I told her about the travellers who kept coming to the area and she nearly blew her top. In HER words not mine she said "they are not travellers , they are dirty filthy Pykies that p--s, sh-t make a disgusting mess on other peoples property show no respect and give true travellers a bad name". I just sat there with my jaw dropped, She said " Do not judge" Ok I wont now I know :O

Reply Posted by :-/ on Monday October 21 2013 at 12:10
I can see were X is coming from, but a fee does need to be put into place, as we also do have to pay rent, council tax etc but is there any need to politically correct a persons spelling??? To me it seems that the majority of you think you are better than everybody else, these posts are to inform you of what is happening in the Barnsley community. NOT bully or pull down other members if your community who also have an opinion whether they can or cannot spell is not if importance!

Reply Posted by Ashamed on Monday October 21 2013 at 12:29
Some comments on here make me ashamed to be from Barnsley - you ignorant, closed minded people.
There are good and bad in any walk of life - do you not see homeowners, private renters, council tenants who dump crap all over and make areas look appalling ?? Are there no drug addicts alcoholics?? Are there no theives???
Plenty of people in the settled community don't pay tax as they are on full benefits

There are enough sites all over the country??? Erm don't think so they all have waiting lists a mile long so

Yes the basketball courts in Locke park are not a place they should be - there needs to be a designated transient site where they can come and go but how can the council provide this when every location they look at the locals are in uproar??

Reply Posted by john on Monday October 21 2013 at 12:43
@ashamed.have them in your back garden,or better still move away from Barnsley,WE DO NOT WANT THE PILE OF SHITE,

Reply Posted by anon on Monday October 21 2013 at 12:49
hear,hear, well said John!

Reply Posted by bob on Monday October 21 2013 at 12:49
T get down off your high horse. Just because someone has poor spelling / grammar does not mean that they cant have a valid argument.

Reply Posted by T on Monday October 21 2013 at 15:12
Ok mate, and I will do but do you have a step ladder I can borrow?

Reply Posted by gg on Monday October 21 2013 at 13:26
When they are moved on and the Council cleans their rubbish up they should take it to the new area they have moved on to and dump it there with them!!!

Reply Posted by dan on Monday October 21 2013 at 13:40
Does anyone know if there have gone yet because I have a trampoline and I don't want it took

Reply Posted by fred on Monday October 21 2013 at 14:40
they'll be gone before the bonfire because when Roger Tuby and his crew turn up they'll soon sort it out..... if fact let them stay till then, it would be fun to watch

Reply Posted by Sam on Monday October 21 2013 at 15:13
It will be absolute chaos! But fun to watch.

Reply Posted by Wendy on Monday October 21 2013 at 15:05
Way this government is going we will all be in Caravan's!!!

Reply Posted by Anon on Monday October 21 2013 at 15:17
When the travellers were last at Locke park they caused nothing but trouble, with police being powerless to help, they intimidated children and adults not only using the park facilities but in surrounding areas. How the hell did they get back on the park area, surely if the council know there's a problem with travellers it would be better use of our taxes to erect fences or boundary defenses, than to attend court however many times it take to evict them from illegal sites????

Reply Posted by Rigs on Monday October 21 2013 at 16:26
The law needs to get tougher so Police can act to move people on. I'm damn sure if I parked up there in my car and slept in it night after night I would get moved on. They finally changed the law and got tough with squatters and they should do the same for this. If they want somewhere to stay they can apply to the council like everyone else has too. Freeloaders they are, paying no taxes.

Reply Posted by lockparktraveller on Monday October 21 2013 at 17:07
Where not going no where and theres nothing you lot can do to stop us

Reply Posted by fdfaa on Monday October 21 2013 at 20:01
As if travelers have the internet, or computers. Or indeed, electricity

I'm going to go and throw bits of tree at your wagon.

Reply Posted by graze on Monday October 21 2013 at 17:09
not yet,but watch this space,,,soonnnnnnnnnnner than you think...

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Monday October 21 2013 at 21:40
typical mentality of barnsley people,if they not from barnsley then they wont be made to feel welcomed by the barnsley people,if they dont pay their like all the so called good barnsley people,then they dont the right to camp at all.typical barnsley mentality,

Reply Posted by rosie lee on Monday October 21 2013 at 21:44
Hana,Barnsley Bob, wind up merchant.

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Monday October 21 2013 at 21:46
if someone told me they were thinking of moving to barnsley ,id advise them too.

Reply Posted by nowt rong with them on Monday October 21 2013 at 22:02
I rent one of my feilds too travellers they pay me 5 pound per night per van there lovely people

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Monday October 21 2013 at 22:37
tories get them out,they are destroying britain with their half baked ideas and who suffers the most,we the common people,its because of the nazi tory party that we need food banks and its the same nazis thats stopping peoples money for the slightest thing and its because of the tories we are over run with muslims and other foreigners.how many muslims have you seen at the dole or on that a4e scheme?

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Monday October 21 2013 at 23:59
Grammar Police - Excellent post. Now there are some educated people on here who can manage to string a sentence together, for example, Purple Haze and Sid but the majority can't. Good luck to correcting spelling and grammar. You will be on here 24 hours a day!

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 00:04
Dear Ashamed - your views don't belong on WAB. Too educated, too willing to see both sides of an argument. I didn't notice a spelling mistake either. So will you take your fancy words like 'transient' down the Oxford Union!

Reply Posted by Grammar Fuzz on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 23:15
Y dunt fowk lern t spake rate, am tellin thi nar.

Reply Posted by Purple Haze on Thursday October 24 2013 at 17:01
I agree with the Grammar Police, just because we live in Barnsley does not mean that we have to sound thick or write a post that we cannot understand due to the awful text speak and or poor spelling. Let us all prove that Barnsley people are not dumb or undereducated.
As for gypsies/travellers or whatever you want to call them, they will leave a mess and will be aggressive and crime will go up in that area. I would not wish to have them near my home. Not racist talk but based on experience.

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Thursday October 24 2013 at 17:13
cant believe you lot of henpecked keyboard warriors are still complaining about the travellers .is it because you lead such dull sad lives that you are jealous of the freedom the travellers have?.

Reply Posted by billy boy on Thursday October 24 2013 at 17:22
bob(not from Barnsley) go away and stay away,your post are always negative about Barnsley,do not use the word Barnsley if you hate it that much,i would love to meet you when you are walking in the town center,i will give you a BARNSLEY CHOP,go away you little weasel,

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Thursday October 24 2013 at 17:35
i was under the understanding that wab was for barnsley people and seeing i was born,brought up in good old barnsley and to my utter shame still live in the drug capital of yorkshire,barnsley.i think i have every right be on wab.i say like it is,barnsley is the theives,alcoholics and druggies idea of a perfect heaven.

Reply Posted by billy boy. on Thursday October 24 2013 at 18:40
bob(not from Barnsley)the make everybody from Barnsley sound so thick and uneducated,your spelling and grammer make me feel you was DRAGGED UP,sorry not a lot going for you,you sad weasel,,,by the way I am born and bred in Barnsley and a lot of us are very well education,you numb nuts,,