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Travellers Set Up Site At Royston Park

Tuesday May 15 2012




A GROUP of travellers have set up a site near Royston Park, We Are Barnsley has learned.

A caravan of travellers set up pitches at the football fields at Royston Park yesterday afternoon (Monday, May 14.).

We Are Barnsley understands that residents have complained to the council and police about the unofficial traveller site in a bid to get them moved on.

A council spokesman said: "Barnsley Council is aware of the travellers being on site at Royston Park and the matter is being addressed."

* Image uploaded to Facebook, courtesy of Tracy Greenfield *

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Reply Posted by Shaun on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 10:53
I like how the photograph was taken from a distance. I didn't want to take my camera up there either!

What can be done about them? They need to be gone!

Reply Posted by Cozreece on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 11:05
Well i cant get my breath they have no respect for nowt setting up camp in a public park PULL YOUR FINGER OUT MR POLICE MAN ;-( 

Reply Posted by Tracymgreenfield on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 11:06
Haha it was actually my mates photo. Lets just say everything on Park view is now getting nailed down lol 

Reply Posted by Orr90 on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 11:31
its also right next to the play park where are kids play after school !!!!!!!!! 

Reply Posted by Shaun on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 11:32
Something needs to be done and quickly.

Reply Posted by Sandylea on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 13:35
its not a traveller site its a park

Reply Posted by Loz on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 15:08
Live and let live! I live on Park View and so long as they don't leave a big mess when they leave then I don't mind....They aren't actually doing any harm and may just be passing through, its their way of life and to be fair there are plenty of unsavoury people living in Royston that put even the travellers to shame!

Reply Posted by Shaun on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 16:13
There are designated areas within Barnsley and the surrounding areas for travellers. This is a local, communal, community area. They should be removed immediately. 

Reply Posted by liam cordon on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 17:12
Gonna be rubbish and toilet stuff all over the park in a few days !!

Reply Posted by Fed up of this. on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 19:36
Being offended on behalf of other people is condescending. They have no right to be on that land and should be removed by any means.

Reply Posted by on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 20:27
Correct. Don't let it become another Crays Hill.

Reply Posted by on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 20:28
Or rather they did.

Reply Posted by on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 20:30
They did a similar trick on Pogmoor ground and it took a while to shift em. Then the Council had to clear all the crap they left behind.

Reply Posted by on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 20:34
First the council will have to get an eviction order, then the do gooders will start making a noise and hold up the eviction, then there will be hell on from the residents then the travellers will barracade themselves in and throw things, then the Royston lads will take a hand and all hell will break lose. Best of it is there are legal sites for them in the area.

Reply Posted by Guest on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 20:56
I have lived near travellers my whole life and even know a few and I have never had or heard of anything being stolen by them. They once asked if they could take some items I had put out for the bin men but they knocked on my door and were very polite. I agree they should not have parked on a public patch but for them to be slated like this is not fair at all. If they leave a mess and rob your house then by all means have your say but until that happens butt out and get a grip!

Reply Posted by Guest on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 20:57
Why did you not want to take a camera up? Because it's rude to take their photo like they are animals in a zoo?

Reply Posted by Shaun on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 21:03
I photograph all kinds of things, none of which are animals in a zoo. They chose to live their lives on public property, spoiling it for everyone. Photography however, is not a crime.

Reply Posted by Squiresjulie on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:13
its not travellers you need to watch its resident druggies we live in fear off, every1 is talking like they are DOGS infact they are kind human beings and deserve the right to bring there family up in the uk following whatever culture they follow!!!! we are (you are) persicuting already? ? they only moved on yesterday! give them time to actually piss you off before pulling them down! i know many travellers and they have more manners than others in the barnsley area and they respect there familys and elders,we could learn lessons from them..........

Reply Posted by Squiresjulie on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:13
its not travellers you need to watch its resident druggies we live in fear off, every1 is talking like they are DOGS infact they are kind human beings and deserve the right to bring there family up in the uk following whatever culture they follow!!!! we are (you are) persicuting already? ? they only moved on yesterday! give them time to actually piss you off before pulling them down! i know many travellers and they have more manners than others in the barnsley area and they respect there familys and elders,we could learn lessons from them..........

Reply Posted by Cozreece on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:13
The gypsys that live near you must be like the ones on big fat gypsy wedding cos the ones that regularly call round the streets were i live do nowt but nick and not only things also animals!!! they think they should be able to do what they want and it aint fair THEY NEED TO BE MOVED the mere fact they moved on to public area shows the LACK OF RESPECT they have knowing that no one will front them out because of the reputation they have ;-( and i am not racist at all but THE SOONER THERE GONE THE BETTER in my view .

Reply Posted by Cozreece on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:13
The gypsys that live near you must be like the ones on big fat gypsy wedding cos the ones that regularly call round the streets were i live do nowt but nick and not only things also animals!!! they think they should be able to do what they want and it aint fair THEY NEED TO BE MOVED the mere fact they moved on to public area shows the LACK OF RESPECT they have knowing that no one will front them out because of the reputation they have ;-( and i am not racist at all but THE SOONER THERE GONE THE BETTER in my view .

Reply Posted by Squiresjulie on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:16
its druggies that are the theifs!do you know owt about travellers they are your local scrap man and coal men,y no working for a living! wot do you do???? dole????

Reply Posted by Squiresjulie on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:16
its druggies that are the theifs!do you know owt about travellers they are your local scrap man and coal men,y no working for a living! wot do you do???? dole????

Reply Posted by on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:20
there are not enough designated sites for Travellers to live and yes to the person who said these comments are racist - they are and there is information on here to incite racial harassment. Live and let live. If the council put a skip there they will put the rubbish in it and if there is a portable toilet it will be used. The Children Act 1989/2004 gives any children Travelling with this group the legal and human right to access to fresh water, sanitation and refuse storage - so come on Barnsley Council - give them their rights.
They will be evicted but the process takes some days but while they are there all this harassment will only fuel the fire - leave them alone unless they directly bothering you!

Reply Posted by Shaun on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:37
Again this is another do-gooder that is more interested in the well fair of others than their own community. Why should we (the council) pay for a skip and facilities for them when they are pitched up in an area that they are not allowed? The fact that they need evicting means that they're breaking the law; why is this any different to breaking any other law? If I earn money without paying tax then I go to jail; I am not rewarded for this with free use of land, "fresh water, sanitation and refuse storage"! I walk my dog on the park but now feel intimidated by the travellers (not because they're travellers) so I can't use the communal space.

Being offended on someone else's behalf is condescending.

Reply Posted by Shaun on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:39
You're entirely missing the point and you're getting offended on behalf of someone else.

Reply Posted by maz on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:43
dont you think the police should get rid of the drugies and other so and so first

Reply Posted by Shaun on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 06:55
The problem of the druggies has been going on for a long time and certainly needs to be addressed. However, this is a short term problem that something could be done about quickly. I understand that this is their way of life but we already have provisions for these people but for whatever reason they're not there. They are not allowed to pitch up in this area.

Reply Posted by Lotti_butlins on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 07:08
I libe in royston and find this.very bad to hear . As for traverlers been ok hmm my brotherinlaw was attacked n beaten on a night out by travelers why ... Because they were simply bored yes bored !! Sorry but i agree if a law is being broken they are criminals and they need to be punished ...end off!

Reply Posted by guest on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 07:22
all the council have to do is shut the gates put 20 ton of muck in front of them and leave them there, when thay cant get there vans out they will want to leave we have become far too soft on these people and human rights have to be earned and paid for if yoy dont contribute you dont get any

Reply Posted by Guest on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 07:32
Just seen one drop his trousers and take a dump behind his van i dont suppose you will want to clean that mess up when they have gone !!!!!

Reply Posted by Rach on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 07:39
not all travellers are criminals, its just their stereotype, such as blondes are thick, there not all the same you know, they are probably doing their best to raise their children, if they are stoping others using the services then fair enough but surely everyone got taught to SHARE when they were younger lol xXx

Reply Posted by Guest on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 09:45
@4fba6ffe8231b2b9a163a9abc559122a:disqus 
 - you have used the word condescending a number of times however I do not think you understand it's meaning as it is infact you who is being conderscending.

Definition for condescension:
Web definitions:the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior.

con·de·scend·ing/ˌkändəˈsendiNG/
Adjective:Acting in a way that betrays a feeling of patronizing superiority.
(of an action) Demonstrating such an attitude.Are you not the one being arrogant about the rights of a traveller and considering them inferior? Are you not the one being patronizing to everyone who is, and has the right to, demonstrate their opinion because you feel your opinion is superior? Bazzinga punk!

Reply Posted by Shaun on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 09:55
I'm not saying that they're inferior and I'm not trying to remove anyones rights. Legally, they're not aloud to be there; otherwise, why is actions being put in place to remove them? Anyone breaking the law should stop doing so and if they don't they should be punished.

… Bazzinga

Reply Posted by WhoopWhoop on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 12:02
Woohoo! http://www.wearebarnsley.com/news-archive/extra-police-patrols-for-unofficial-traveller-site/#.T7OSjCe93_s.twitter

Reply Posted by Harryw79 on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 13:29
i have just walked past them with r lass and our baby, we have survived no issues!! they are there illegally though and there on cricket pitch and its cricket season!! ger um out!! bet they leave a right mess when they go which will have to paid for by council, which is funded by us tax payers not happy.

Reply Posted by Yella on Thursday May 17 2012 at 11:53
Quality WAB remove my post, nice hint of racism from you there

Reply Posted by Paulrodgerson on Friday May 18 2012 at 12:31
Theyve already started to move up the street and setting up on Oak wood field..I have nothing against traveller community but it winds me up that they can just park anywhere , setup camp sites and leave everything a mess ... i dont know if anyones been up to juntion 32 neer marons shopping store its full of caravans and tents anyone would think its a circus.  We pay our taxes to use these areas and keep them clean and safe for everyone. If we where to exstend our garden and it accidentally went onto some land the council would be round like a shot asking for money to use that land. Its not fair on the community that we have to work around other people all the time and not get the same privilages of that they do. The travelling way of life is a choice !!! so why carnt they get a house and pay taxes like everyone else or maybe even buy some land  !!!.
There are plenty of legal sites around yourkshire for them to go.... I dont mind if there here a couple of days before they go somehwere else but they will be uproar if they stay. its taken a long time for royston to be develloped into a nicer airea with new parks and sites, we dont want these turning in camp site's.
All these do gooder's wind me up, lets see how they like it when we start liveing at the bottom of there garden, digging up holes , leaveing there rubbish allover. And anyone who says this dousent happen is a hyppocrit ,look at the old sites near stairfoot, their sh*t holes and we are left to clean it up.