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Extra Police Patrols For Unofficial Traveller Site

Wednesday May 16 2012

EXTRA police patrols have been put in place around an unofficial traveller site that has set up in Royston - as council officers work to move it on.

The traveller site appeared on the outskirts of the park on Monday evening and - although many residents say it is not causing a problem, the site is an unofficial one.

Coun Tim Cheetham said: “Officers from Barnsley Council and South Yorkshire Police have visited the traveller encampment in Royston Park and are gathering the information required to resolve the situation.

“The council, working closely with the police, is taking action to remove the travellers from the park as soon as possible.

“Police presence in the area has been increased for the time being to allay any public concerns and respond quickly to matters, should they occur."

Any residents who have concerns are advised in the first instance to call the police on 101 or 112 or the council’s gypsy and traveller liaison officer on 772573.

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Reply Posted by Nicholaslloyd59 on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 11:56
Y don't you just let them be they don't stay long and they don't do any think to any one I believe that the council and the police are just making trouble for the residents if it was that much of a problem y don't the council put more sites up for them?

Reply Posted by WhoopWhoop on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 12:52
You do realise that they're breaking the law by being there don't you?

Also, you do realise that the council making sites for them cost *YOU* money!

Reply Posted by Info on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 13:41
 Doo yer loike dags?

Reply Posted by Ceribennett74 on Wednesday May 16 2012 at 18:40
I dnt really see a proble let them be different wen we av to axceptd the igramtes n nt av a say on were they go r dmt go

Reply Posted by Joanne Pete on Thursday May 17 2012 at 11:47
they not hurting any1 all because they are travelllers they get a bad name leave them be they not hurtingany1 

Reply Posted by Me on Thursday May 17 2012 at 13:30
To all the people who are saying"leave them alone", are you going to clean all their rubbish up after they have left?

Reply Posted by Becky 'Dinky' Bamforth on Thursday May 17 2012 at 16:37
Well I havent been to the park but I have heard they've already made it a sh*t tip by digging up the floor and not allowing children to play on the park. They are trespassing.