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Travellers Remain At Locke Park

Thursday August 21 2014

TRAVELLERS remain in Locke Park - a week after arriving.

Accusations have been made of threatening behaviour and cars driving on the park's grass, leaving dog walkers and local residents bemused that nothing has been done to remove them.

It is believed the group managed to unfasten a lock linking two barriers next to the car park.

A council spokesperson said: "We are aware of the encampment and are working with South Yorkshire Police to resolve any issues."

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Reply Posted by Kate on Thursday August 21 2014 at 09:39
They were here the same time last year for about a week. Didn't seem to cause too much bother when we were at the park

Reply Posted by kate on Thursday August 21 2014 at 09:42
u sud get them al removed same as any of us park on double yellows or owt wi get fined and clamped but police darnt tackle them if some1 from round here put a. caravan on there n wa livin there police would have had it removed

Reply Posted by happy camper on Thursday August 21 2014 at 10:02
Can us in the caravan and camping club spend a free weekend there as well? Our would the police remove us?

Reply Posted by Tom on Thursday August 21 2014 at 10:35
It makes me laugh, i cant even get in car park with my car as it's too tall for barrier and they cut 2 padlocks ( pretty sure that's criminal damage) and go on field cause disturbance and tear it all up (saw it yesterday, tyre marks up and down place) and nothing is done. i know it's pointless arresting them but cant we do on the spot fines or something like that so it's immediate for the damage they always cause?

I'm not saying all Gypsy's are bad, however you don't do yourself any favors do you Portia? you say your not that bad... but you admit you are a little bad... everyone else would get done over for all what's done. why don't you do more for the community's you stay in? maybe plant or weed some of the beds that get ransacked to fill your window boxes. If for once you left an area looking better than when you arrived people opinions would change.

PS Sorry couldn't resist, grammar, I mean Jesus gypsy gal Portia, again not doing yourself any favors.

Reply Posted by Jay on Thursday August 21 2014 at 20:13
sorry, just thought id comment about "on the spot fines" lol they dont pay tax, council tax road tax anything, you really think they will pay o the spot fines lol? your right though!

Reply Posted by Collet on Thursday August 21 2014 at 10:57
Wher are the traffic wardens and there mobile traffic controller,I'm not sure but I think they only work 9 till 5 dishing out fines to people who pay rates and taxes, easy money for the council,your nothing but a rotten over paid useless set of creeps. Gypsies should be forcibly removed compounded and made pay like every body else,there the only type of people who seemingly are above the law.

Reply Posted by bananas on Thursday August 21 2014 at 11:10
whats point in saying owt. council, police no what crack is. for years they av been leaving there rubbish, using untaxed cars,pickups. intimidating people. when they av moved to there next dumping ground the council will order a skip and clear there mess up again again and again.

Reply Posted by Butcher on Thursday August 21 2014 at 12:33
Sod it arrest them all. Impound vehicles. Be amazed how many warrants will be outstanding.

Reply Posted by Sambo Davis on Thursday August 21 2014 at 12:37
They don't fine them, because they can't enforce it if they do. They have no permanent address, so they can't send the fine enforcements to them when they inevitably don't pay, where as regular people the councils can send enforcement letters to and harass if you don't pay.

Reply Posted by Rog on Thursday August 21 2014 at 14:32
Barnsley Council are a disgrace. Stay a minute over your parking ticket, £60 fine, drop litter £100 fine...but tackle the travellers...ohh no..This is what should happen. Fine them for criminal damage, and charge them for cleaning up the mess, and don't let them leave till they pay, and if they don't send in the debt collectors like you would do to anybody else.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday August 21 2014 at 15:04
Britain has become a haven for the lawless, we can't fine them, can't deport them, unless you happen to be a tax-paying citizen that is, then they can come down on you like a ton of bricks.

Reply Posted by bfg on Thursday August 21 2014 at 15:31
Looking at some of the outfits they have ie top of the range campers and caravans am sensing that they could well have been funded by ill gotten gains?

Reply Posted by 4ft11andshrinking on Thursday August 21 2014 at 17:20
This country of ours will eventually become a toilet full of s**t, no doubt about it!

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday August 21 2014 at 17:24
I agree,I had to park in a carpark that had been used by travellers for 10 daysish. The mess they left was vile,and don't even mention the smell of crap! It was just horrendous. I try to think live and let live,but by god!

Reply Posted by Dave on Thursday August 21 2014 at 18:49
No point in blaming Council , looks like they are all being made redundant, no one ever answers phone now, I have some mates who work for them who say about half them will lose their jobs soon - what and who can we blame now - we are stuffed now, it look.s like a free for all , God help us, when I was a kid in Barnsley people were proud of this town!

Reply Posted by Jay on Thursday August 21 2014 at 20:20
i agree, fine them force em out, and repossess their vehicles, that's what would happen to us, we would get done for criminal damage, and done for being on public property or something if we camped on there. and we WOULD get moved on, so, they need to get down their, repossess every non taxed vehicle, and fine them for the damage, then they will move on and if they dont, they can go back and repossess **** for the fine until they decide to leave! i dont get why they act like there's nothing they can do! In fact the police suck full stop, i have had a courier steal £150 off me but because he wont admit in writing that he has stolen the money the police wont do anything and im supposed to take it to court, bet if i did that thought they'd be straight on at me, its constant double ******* standards load of ****!!!!! This country needs to grow some ******* balls!

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday August 21 2014 at 22:52
Are they there waiting for work on the Tuby bank holiday event?

Reply Posted by Bill on Friday August 22 2014 at 00:40
I love how all the do gooders blame the council and the Police....it's not the council or Police who bring in the laws, they have to abide by them just like anyone else. Unless someone has witnessed a gypsy cutting the padlocks or causing the damage and willing to put pen to paper then how do you expect the Police to arrest them for it? You know too well they will only turn round and say they had already been cut off. I'm guessing some of you people have been down there to see the padlocks cut??? Does that mean you are also suspects for the crime or would you say No guv it wasn't me it was already like that? Jay the Police suck? I'm guessing your one of the people who hate them but will be the first to ask for their help when you feel it's needed. As for the stolen £150 did he actually steal it from your person? Or is it a missing parcel? If the latter and he's saying he's delivered it and your saying he hasn't is that not an issue for the company to sort out or a civil dispute rather than criminal?

Reply Posted by bananas on Friday August 22 2014 at 09:30
come on then mr councillors. tell us wot crack is.?

Reply Posted by Me, here, now on Friday August 22 2014 at 10:00
Surely if they`ve damaged the locks that`s not only criminal damage but also trespass. That alone should be grounds to have them removed immediately, anybody else would have been arrrested. The Police are frightened to death of gypsies and Barnsley Council love them to ramp up their PC correctness. Perhaps they should set up `camp` next to Sir Steve and his cronies and then see how quickly they`re moved on.

Reply Posted by Barry's Dog on Friday August 22 2014 at 11:53
I've seen human faeces in the park for the first time during the time they've been there. Why can't they bag it like I have to do with my dog? Disgusting! : (

Reply Posted by anon on Friday August 22 2014 at 13:12
It is disgusting @barrys dog. My daughter in law saw one actually "doing" the business on her way to work when they parked at brierley. He was happily squating there in full view of passing drivers! They don't care a sod! She called the police, haha, not sure what became of the report.

Reply Posted by urb on Friday August 22 2014 at 13:18
Maybe they just drove in the back gates that are always open.

Reply Posted by dickie on Saturday August 23 2014 at 12:47
I wouldn't mind doing a gypsy lass, they are fit as **** with all that fake tan

Reply Posted by Barry's Dog on Sunday August 24 2014 at 10:38
They've gone now, what can we complain about now? I don't pay my council tax to have nothing to complain about!

Reply Posted by Fed Up on Wednesday August 27 2014 at 12:04
They arrived on the car park on New Street opposite the clinic last night. Unfortunately this is private land so the council are powerless. Wonder how long they will be there terrorising the local residents and shoppers entering Barnsley.