Plans submitted for Piddlehinton traveller site

Plans submitted for Piddlehinton traveller site

Plans submitted for Piddlehinton traveller site

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PLANS have been submitted for a traveller site at Piddlehinton near Dorchester.

Dorset County Council has submitted a planning application for a temporary site for up to 25 caravans for three years.

The site proposed, on land adjacent to the Piddlehinton Enterprise Park, was used as a temporary site in the summer of 2012 when the county hosted the Olympic sailing events.

The council has submitted an application because a countywide plan for permanent sites in Dorset, which it has been working on in conjunction with other local councils, is not expected to be ready for adoption until late 2016 at the earliest.

The Piddlehinton site will be in operation for six months a year until August 2017 and will provide the authorities with a facility where they can direct those who set up unauthorised encampments around the county.

It would become the second traveller site in operation in the village, which already has a permanent site.

Local county councillor Jill Haynes said she understood that a transit site was needed and Dorset did need somewhere to move unauthorised campers on to.

However, she questioned whether Piddlehinton was the right location for this site and vowed that if it is to go ahead she will be pushing for all available security measures to be put in place to alleviate the concerns of local residents and businesses.

Coun Haynes said: “As far as I’m concerned we do, I believe, have to have a site but I would rather it was not at Piddlehinton and I want security measures if we do have the site to make sure it is not an affliction on local residents.”

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12:59pm Tue 11 Feb 14

shy talk says...

So with this new temporary site. This gives the police full powers to move travellers on who set up unauthorised encampments to the site.

Do the police still have full powers to move unauthorised encampments if the site is full?
So with this new temporary site. This gives the police full powers to move travellers on who set up unauthorised encampments to the site. Do the police still have full powers to move unauthorised encampments if the site is full? shy talk
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1:41pm Tue 11 Feb 14

cosmick says...

So if you want to come to Dorset park in a car park then someone will move you to the site. I dont know if that will be the police the L/A or the landowners.
I would rather that these travellers had NO site in DORSET then they could go and carry out there acts of theft, shoplifting, and conning OAP,s out of cash somewhere else, also we would not have to clear there rubbish that they would put on the site where they live and farmers gates all over the area.
So if you want to come to Dorset park in a car park then someone will move you to the site. I dont know if that will be the police the L/A or the landowners. I would rather that these travellers had NO site in DORSET then they could go and carry out there acts of theft, shoplifting, and conning OAP,s out of cash somewhere else, also we would not have to clear there rubbish that they would put on the site where they live and farmers gates all over the area. cosmick
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10:58pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

I've recently been reading up on PROPER Gypsies - otherwise known as Romanies - and have found that there was, apparently, little in the way of justified complaints from the settled community or Gorgios. Trouble only started in a meaningful way with the advent of Irish Travellers and, I suppose, the New-Age Travellers, who may be largely the same thing. Certainly it was Saxon-looking travellers who caused so much hassle in Weymouth a few years ago, with their kids riding quad-bikes along the footpaths through Radipole Lake NATURE Reserve, and who, I am reliably informed, stamped two Gulls to death on the carpark. Now that I know a little more about the groups, I do NOT believe true Romanies would have behaved in this deplorable, nose-thumbing way. Years ago, the Benham family and another family who may have been called Rawlings, used to camp on top of Ridgeway, and I never heard of THEM perpetrating any nonsense - apart from anything else,they were keen to avoid any trouble with the gav vers (Police). Unfortunately, the Romanies have been blamed of late for the misdeeds of Irish Travellers/Tinkers, who, in the main, have scant respect for anything or anybody. True Romanies were of swarthy aspect, with black hair, since they originated, centuries ago, in NW India, and ought not to be confused with more recent, somewhat unruly arrivals on our shores - from the WEST, who tend to have a typical Saxon look about them, with their fair skins and hair....
I've recently been reading up on PROPER Gypsies - otherwise known as Romanies - and have found that there was, apparently, little in the way of justified complaints from the settled community or Gorgios. Trouble only started in a meaningful way with the advent of Irish Travellers and, I suppose, the New-Age Travellers, who may be largely the same thing. Certainly it was Saxon-looking travellers who caused so much hassle in Weymouth a few years ago, with their kids riding quad-bikes along the footpaths through Radipole Lake NATURE Reserve, and who, I am reliably informed, stamped two Gulls to death on the carpark. Now that I know a little more about the groups, I do NOT believe true Romanies would have behaved in this deplorable, nose-thumbing way. Years ago, the Benham family and another family who may have been called Rawlings, used to camp on top of Ridgeway, and I never heard of THEM perpetrating any nonsense - apart from anything else,they were keen to avoid any trouble with the gav vers (Police). Unfortunately, the Romanies have been blamed of late for the misdeeds of Irish Travellers/Tinkers, who, in the main, have scant respect for anything or anybody. True Romanies were of swarthy aspect, with black hair, since they originated, centuries ago, in NW India, and ought not to be confused with more recent, somewhat unruly arrivals on our shores - from the WEST, who tend to have a typical Saxon look about them, with their fair skins and hair.... Harpya Orkinus
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