A family of travellers have been accused of depriving children of a play area after setting up camp on a community field.
The Loveridge family moved five caravans on to the playing field next to St John’s Close, Colchester at around 7.30pm on Monday evening.Convenient timing, indeed…
Angry residents believe with the Easter Holidays just beginning it is the worst time the family could have chosen to pitch up.Still, surely the police can….
A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We had a number of calls about their presence but there appears to be no offences for us to deal with.”Have you actually looked?
I mean, it’s just possible that this is one of the tiny percentage of ‘traveller groups’ that has fully roadworthy and taxed cars, healthy well-treated and legally-owned animals and no criminal records, but then until you check, how will you know?
After all, you’re quick enough on the mark when it isn’t a member of a protected species, according to a commenter:
brainyjean, Colchester says...
Is there a law for them and a law for us
A member of my family and his friend erected a small igloo tent in the field (we live nearby) and 2 police officers come to my home and to them and said they must take it down as they were breaking the law they told us there is a bylaw that NOBODY sleeps in this field overnight so why is it that caravans, tents,lorries,van,dogs and god knows how many people are allowed to set up camp and all of a sudden its NOT breaking the lawFunny, isn’t it? Mind you, given that it's Essex police, is anyone surprised at apparent gross incompetence and even worse, disdain for any consequences?
Not me, that's for sure.