UPDATE: Travellers leave Weymouth car park

Travellers pitch up in Weymouth car park

Luke Phillips and Michelle Williams clear up litter left behind by travellers

Some of the items left behind by travellers

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TRAVELLERS that pitched up in a Weymouth car park for the Easter weekend have now left, leaving behind a pile of rubbish.

The group, who are from Dublin, left the Swannery car park on Monday afternoon. They arrived at the site on Good Friday.

Eight caravans and around the same number of cars had been situated next to the RSPB Radipole Lake nature reserve.

Michelle Williams, centre manager at the RSPB Radipole Lake Nature Reserve, and Luke Phillips, information officer, cleaned the car park after they left.

Describing the rubbish, Luke said: “It’s a mixture of everything: lots of nappies which are rather unpleasant, broken pictures which are quite interesting, and lots of general litter as well.

“On top all the usual car park litter we get on a bank holiday, it’s quite a lot.”

Michelle did allow the group to use the centre’s private bin in an attempt to limit the amount of litter left behind.

She said the area needed more public waste bins.

Michelle said: “There are no bins in or around this area even after I had a meeting with the council last year, who promised me there would be bins in the car park. It hasn’t happened.”

Bill White, borough councillor for Radipole, said he was pleased to hear the group had moved on.

He said: “I’m delighted. I still think they have been occupying places where you or I would have to pay.

“They should pay the going rate and they should abide by the rules that you and I have to adhere to.”

Cllr White suggested plans for a traveller site at Piddlehinton near Dorchester could solve future problems.

Dorset County Council submitted a planning application for the site in February, which is on land adjacent to the Piddlehinton Enterprise Park.

Cllr White added: “I look forward to the facility being available. They will then be able to use that instead of unsuitable places.” Liz Carruthers, from Southill, said she was disappointed to see that the Swannery car park had been occupied.

She said: “I’m not happy about it and I can see there’s an increase in the rubbish already.”

Meanwhile, another Weymouth resident who wished to remain anonymous said: “There’s a plan to build a new site. That will give them somewhere to park. They’ve got to park somewhere, haven’t they?”

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11:06am Sun 20 Apr 14

staffs says...

Have they paid and displayed for all 25 spaces?
Have they paid and displayed for all 25 spaces? staffs
  • Score: 66

11:10am Sun 20 Apr 14

The Muffler says...

Councillor Bil White said "Most people feel they get treated differently compared to the treatment of a settled community"

Of course they do, that's why they won't be paying any parking charges, they won't take any notice of any restrictions on overnight stays and you can guarantee that there will be no sign of any parking wardens! I suggest anybody else who tries to park there will need to pay though.
Councillor Bil White said "Most people feel they get treated differently compared to the treatment of a settled community" Of course they do, that's why they won't be paying any parking charges, they won't take any notice of any restrictions on overnight stays and you can guarantee that there will be no sign of any parking wardens! I suggest anybody else who tries to park there will need to pay though. The Muffler
  • Score: 67

11:10am Sun 20 Apr 14

bigrand says...

Bet they haven't and I bet they don't get a fine either. Typical one rule for them
Bet they haven't and I bet they don't get a fine either. Typical one rule for them bigrand
  • Score: 65

11:20am Sun 20 Apr 14

shy talk says...

The council were quick to prosecute and fine John and Darren Hunt for breaching enforcement notices. I wonder what action if any, the council will take with the “Travellers” in this case.
The council were quick to prosecute and fine John and Darren Hunt for breaching enforcement notices. I wonder what action if any, the council will take with the “Travellers” in this case. shy talk
  • Score: 62

11:28am Sun 20 Apr 14

MrTomSmith says...

Pity they didn't park in the Condor Car Park, blocking the entrance.
Pity they didn't park in the Condor Car Park, blocking the entrance. MrTomSmith
  • Score: -13

11:33am Sun 20 Apr 14

weymouthresident says...

Maybe they should be clamped for not paying for parking. The clamps will be removed once they've coughed up and cleaned up! Having said that they probably wouldn't cough up and never clean up.

No wonder no-one wants them here.

Come on council, get a grip and grow some b***s and start acting for the good this town and its residents (yes, those of us who pay your expenses, etc) instead of trying to ruin it!
Maybe they should be clamped for not paying for parking. The clamps will be removed once they've coughed up and cleaned up! Having said that they probably wouldn't cough up and never clean up. No wonder no-one wants them here. Come on council, get a grip and grow some b***s and start acting for the good this town and its residents (yes, those of us who pay your expenses, etc) instead of trying to ruin it! weymouthresident
  • Score: 82

11:54am Sun 20 Apr 14

arlbergbahn says...

Echo not putting up its usual warning that they're a protected species, and if you say anything about them it's Hate Speech and the Gestapo will be round?
Echo not putting up its usual warning that they're a protected species, and if you say anything about them it's Hate Speech and the Gestapo will be round? arlbergbahn
  • Score: 30

12:28pm Sun 20 Apr 14

ksmain says...

weymouthresident wrote:
Maybe they should be clamped for not paying for parking. The clamps will be removed once they've coughed up and cleaned up! Having said that they probably wouldn't cough up and never clean up.

No wonder no-one wants them here.

Come on council, get a grip and grow some b***s and start acting for the good this town and its residents (yes, those of us who pay your expenses, etc) instead of trying to ruin it!
That is a good idea.

The LAW needs to be enforced here. Firstly ask them for the daily fee for parking on the spot. If they don't pay up - clamp and tow them away until they do. Yes - I know it will cost - but it is the principle here. And I would say that if the Council don't enforce it then ALL THE RESIDENTS OF WEYMOUTH then have the right to refuse to pay for any car parking fees on that land on the basis of discrimination.

If these 'travellers' look well-heeled then they can afford to pay.

The Council need to grow some BALLS - they didn't appear to show any when dealing with Condor!
[quote][p][bold]weymouthresident[/bold] wrote: Maybe they should be clamped for not paying for parking. The clamps will be removed once they've coughed up and cleaned up! Having said that they probably wouldn't cough up and never clean up. No wonder no-one wants them here. Come on council, get a grip and grow some b***s and start acting for the good this town and its residents (yes, those of us who pay your expenses, etc) instead of trying to ruin it![/p][/quote]That is a good idea. The LAW needs to be enforced here. Firstly ask them for the daily fee for parking on the spot. If they don't pay up - clamp and tow them away until they do. Yes - I know it will cost - but it is the principle here. And I would say that if the Council don't enforce it then ALL THE RESIDENTS OF WEYMOUTH then have the right to refuse to pay for any car parking fees on that land on the basis of discrimination. If these 'travellers' look well-heeled then they can afford to pay. The Council need to grow some BALLS - they didn't appear to show any when dealing with Condor! ksmain
  • Score: 55

12:40pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

A recent TV feature about *Irish Travellers* - mainly from Rathkeale, Co. Limerick, showed how they rip off the old and the vulnerable, not only in the UK, but across Europa and - astonishingly - in the US and Australia, too. People who are reluctant to pay thousands of pounds for shoddy, inadequate and unnecessary *work* are threatened and intimidated until they DO cough up. The program further mentioned involvement in the reprehensible trafficking of Rhino horn and Elephant ivory, although very little was revealed on this particular topic. The current visitors to the Swannery Carpark, I understand, have been respectful and polite, and THAT, of course, counts for a lot. However, travellers in previous years have been quite the reverse, and, when our visitors have moved on on Monday, it will be interesting to see whether we are to be honored with a visit from the roughneck element later in the year, in which case a little kindly but persuasive pressure to depart may well be in order..
A recent TV feature about *Irish Travellers* - mainly from Rathkeale, Co. Limerick, showed how they rip off the old and the vulnerable, not only in the UK, but across Europa and - astonishingly - in the US and Australia, too. People who are reluctant to pay thousands of pounds for shoddy, inadequate and unnecessary *work* are threatened and intimidated until they DO cough up. The program further mentioned involvement in the reprehensible trafficking of Rhino horn and Elephant ivory, although very little was revealed on this particular topic. The current visitors to the Swannery Carpark, I understand, have been respectful and polite, and THAT, of course, counts for a lot. However, travellers in previous years have been quite the reverse, and, when our visitors have moved on on Monday, it will be interesting to see whether we are to be honored with a visit from the roughneck element later in the year, in which case a little kindly but persuasive pressure to depart may well be in order.. Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 15

1:15pm Sun 20 Apr 14

portlandboy says...

Well at least Weymouth Council hasn't deterred EVERYONE from coming back after the traffic problems and mis-management of the Olympic visitors.
This is our legacy - make the most of it.
Well at least Weymouth Council hasn't deterred EVERYONE from coming back after the traffic problems and mis-management of the Olympic visitors. This is our legacy - make the most of it. portlandboy
  • Score: 19

3:49pm Sun 20 Apr 14

sunny1966 says...

the council and the other authority's here in Dorset are spineless to do anything with these people. they are to busy promoting police boxes and playing all pink and fluffy, no back bone never will have come on UKIP lets get some discipline back in this country And be able to call it Great Britain again
the council and the other authority's here in Dorset are spineless to do anything with these people. they are to busy promoting police boxes and playing all pink and fluffy, no back bone never will have come on UKIP lets get some discipline back in this country And be able to call it Great Britain again sunny1966
  • Score: 23

4:02pm Sun 20 Apr 14

fancyabrew says...

Gypsie liason officer can't have been doing her job over the last X number of years. They still keep turning up!
Gypsie liason officer can't have been doing her job over the last X number of years. They still keep turning up! fancyabrew
  • Score: 19

4:33pm Sun 20 Apr 14

wurzelbasher says...

These people are bad news wherever they go because they have absolutely no respect for anyone or anything this side of the Irish Sea. The best deterrent would be to herd them into a remote compound and then block the gate with a heavy boulder and let them walk home. See if they return then....!!
These people are bad news wherever they go because they have absolutely no respect for anyone or anything this side of the Irish Sea. The best deterrent would be to herd them into a remote compound and then block the gate with a heavy boulder and let them walk home. See if they return then....!! wurzelbasher
  • Score: 19

4:38pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

They aren't actually real Gypsies - the true Romanies are mostly black-haired and derive from people who migrated from NW India way back in the 14th C. So-called Irish Travellers all seem to look Saxon to me - mostly fair hair and blue eyes..
They aren't actually real Gypsies - the true Romanies are mostly black-haired and derive from people who migrated from NW India way back in the 14th C. So-called Irish Travellers all seem to look Saxon to me - mostly fair hair and blue eyes.. Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 11

5:03pm Sun 20 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

now then, we have a father and son saving unfortunate creatures victimised and persecuted by the authorities, perhaps these people are paying the same authorities backhanders, the real reason would be more like they are afraid of taking THEM on - DOUBLE STANDARDS ?????
now then, we have a father and son saving unfortunate creatures victimised and persecuted by the authorities, perhaps these people are paying the same authorities backhanders, the real reason would be more like they are afraid of taking THEM on - DOUBLE STANDARDS ????? oldbrock
  • Score: 17

5:06pm Sun 20 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

sunny1966 wrote:
the council and the other authority's here in Dorset are spineless to do anything with these people. they are to busy promoting police boxes and playing all pink and fluffy, no back bone never will have come on UKIP lets get some discipline back in this country And be able to call it Great Britain again
if they were helping animals they would throw the book at them, they aint REAL gypsies they are co artist didecoys who give the REAL ROMANY a VERY bad name
[quote][p][bold]sunny1966[/bold] wrote: the council and the other authority's here in Dorset are spineless to do anything with these people. they are to busy promoting police boxes and playing all pink and fluffy, no back bone never will have come on UKIP lets get some discipline back in this country And be able to call it Great Britain again[/p][/quote]if they were helping animals they would throw the book at them, they aint REAL gypsies they are co artist didecoys who give the REAL ROMANY a VERY bad name oldbrock
  • Score: 5

5:09pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

Eu laws force this on us, lack of backbone in our three political parties allow them to flaunt the laws the rest of us have to obey.

VOTE UKIP
Eu laws force this on us, lack of backbone in our three political parties allow them to flaunt the laws the rest of us have to obey. VOTE UKIP Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 28

5:15pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

Personally, I don't give three hurrahs in Honolulu as to whether or not the council extract any lucre from these people - the issue, for me, is their behavior, and since, thus far, it's been beyond reproach, then fine.
On the other hand, we were visited by some real roughneck travellers a few years ago who, I am told, rode quadbikes all through the Nature Reserve, and also stomped a couple of Gulls to death for amusement. THOSE are the kind of *people* we don't want darkening our doors again - the ones whose vocabulary doesn't seem to include the word *RESPECT* - for ANYONE !!!!
Personally, I don't give three hurrahs in Honolulu as to whether or not the council extract any lucre from these people - the issue, for me, is their behavior, and since, thus far, it's been beyond reproach, then fine. On the other hand, we were visited by some real roughneck travellers a few years ago who, I am told, rode quadbikes all through the Nature Reserve, and also stomped a couple of Gulls to death for amusement. THOSE are the kind of *people* we don't want darkening our doors again - the ones whose vocabulary doesn't seem to include the word *RESPECT* - for ANYONE !!!! Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 10

5:18pm Sun 20 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

The Muffler wrote:
Councillor Bil White said "Most people feel they get treated differently compared to the treatment of a settled community"

Of course they do, that's why they won't be paying any parking charges, they won't take any notice of any restrictions on overnight stays and you can guarantee that there will be no sign of any parking wardens! I suggest anybody else who tries to park there will need to pay though.
and anybody who helps animals too THEY get the almost full strength of the law thanks to a chief executive officer who has to justify his grossly inflated renumeration , that was attempted by going for soft targets like that father and son, this lot will play the racism card, even though they aint REAL gypsies or ROMANIES just people who don't want to payup like the rest of us have to aka COUNCIL TAX, therefore are they not a greater nuisance than the unfortunate father and son animal helpers who, to be truthful, got in the way of someone with a little power who spitefully used it for that purpose RATHER than for the good of the majority of the local inhabitants - typical politicians
[quote][p][bold]The Muffler[/bold] wrote: Councillor Bil White said "Most people feel they get treated differently compared to the treatment of a settled community" Of course they do, that's why they won't be paying any parking charges, they won't take any notice of any restrictions on overnight stays and you can guarantee that there will be no sign of any parking wardens! I suggest anybody else who tries to park there will need to pay though.[/p][/quote]and anybody who helps animals too THEY get the almost full strength of the law thanks to a chief executive officer who has to justify his grossly inflated renumeration , that was attempted by going for soft targets like that father and son, this lot will play the racism card, even though they aint REAL gypsies or ROMANIES just people who don't want to payup like the rest of us have to aka COUNCIL TAX, therefore are they not a greater nuisance than the unfortunate father and son animal helpers who, to be truthful, got in the way of someone with a little power who spitefully used it for that purpose RATHER than for the good of the majority of the local inhabitants - typical politicians oldbrock
  • Score: 15

5:50pm Sun 20 Apr 14

TenBobDylanThomasHardy says...

..and of course 'Real Gypsies' pay for car parking and waste disposal...pull the other one you suckers!
..and of course 'Real Gypsies' pay for car parking and waste disposal...pull the other one you suckers! TenBobDylanThomasHardy
  • Score: 26

7:57pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Bridders says...

Probably have been eating well all over the weekend ? Local duck population on the reserve will no doubt be less after the weekend ?
Probably have been eating well all over the weekend ? Local duck population on the reserve will no doubt be less after the weekend ? Bridders
  • Score: 17

9:15pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Dorsetseasider says...

I am confused, if I park in a council car park and don't put a ticket proving I have paid I get fined. How are they different? If they want to holiday in this town then they should pay, it is about time these people were treated the same as everyone else, they are not above the law.
I am confused, if I park in a council car park and don't put a ticket proving I have paid I get fined. How are they different? If they want to holiday in this town then they should pay, it is about time these people were treated the same as everyone else, they are not above the law. Dorsetseasider
  • Score: 38

10:05pm Sun 20 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

The lads from the Emerald isle are back then,has anyone told Maggie?
The lads from the Emerald isle are back then,has anyone told Maggie? westbaywonder
  • Score: -6

10:18pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Oldman of Charmouth says...

What's the problem, they have only arrived early for the Steam Fair at Stourpaine they will be gone in a few months and ,yet again, the local taxpayers will have to foot the bill for all the **** they leave behind. People of Weymouth do not fear your local councillors will deal with them............the same way they always do.
What's the problem, they have only arrived early for the Steam Fair at Stourpaine they will be gone in a few months and ,yet again, the local taxpayers will have to foot the bill for all the **** they leave behind. People of Weymouth do not fear your local councillors will deal with them............the same way they always do. Oldman of Charmouth
  • Score: 11

10:42pm Sun 20 Apr 14

marabout says...

What a liberty and what a useless council we have. If only we had been given the opportunity to vote for our selected councillor then we wouldn't have been left with this lot.....

Oh, hang on a minute
What a liberty and what a useless council we have. If only we had been given the opportunity to vote for our selected councillor then we wouldn't have been left with this lot..... Oh, hang on a minute marabout
  • Score: 10

7:46am Mon 21 Apr 14

lala1965 says...

Dorsetseasider wrote:
I am confused, if I park in a council car park and don't put a ticket proving I have paid I get fined. How are they different? If they want to holiday in this town then they should pay, it is about time these people were treated the same as everyone else, they are not above the law.
The problem is they have no address to send the fine to,so it is a waste of and money giving them a ticket, I agree with going down the route of clamping them but fear it will be going down the route of civil liberty rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]Dorsetseasider[/bold] wrote: I am confused, if I park in a council car park and don't put a ticket proving I have paid I get fined. How are they different? If they want to holiday in this town then they should pay, it is about time these people were treated the same as everyone else, they are not above the law.[/p][/quote]The problem is they have no address to send the fine to,so it is a waste of and money giving them a ticket, I agree with going down the route of clamping them but fear it will be going down the route of civil liberty rubbish. lala1965
  • Score: 4

9:53am Mon 21 Apr 14

cj07589 says...

Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
Eu laws force this on us, lack of backbone in our three political parties allow them to flaunt the laws the rest of us have to obey.

VOTE UKIP
Your are absolutely correct it's the **** EU that makes this issue far worse than it needs to be. Mind you saying that this lot are experts at playing the system. Look at the new fancy cars and caravans they have bet you this lot haven't paid any form of Central or local tax in their life time. Who are the idiots here? Well it's the idiots who continue to vote for more of the lie/limp/cons that's why things will never change anytime soon. Sold out to the rotten corrupt Britain hating EU!
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: Eu laws force this on us, lack of backbone in our three political parties allow them to flaunt the laws the rest of us have to obey. VOTE UKIP[/p][/quote]Your are absolutely correct it's the **** EU that makes this issue far worse than it needs to be. Mind you saying that this lot are experts at playing the system. Look at the new fancy cars and caravans they have bet you this lot haven't paid any form of Central or local tax in their life time. Who are the idiots here? Well it's the idiots who continue to vote for more of the lie/limp/cons that's why things will never change anytime soon. Sold out to the rotten corrupt Britain hating EU! cj07589
  • Score: 8

9:58am Mon 21 Apr 14

cj07589 says...

Dorsetseasider wrote:
I am confused, if I park in a council car park and don't put a ticket proving I have paid I get fined. How are they different? If they want to holiday in this town then they should pay, it is about time these people were treated the same as everyone else, they are not above the law.
I'd love to see you put a ticket on their cars then! You'd have to be one extremely brave person to do it, they moved in over the weekend because they know full well the council jobs worths won't be working. It's called playing us all for mugs why on earth trespassing on council or private land isn't made illegal is anybodies guess.
[quote][p][bold]Dorsetseasider[/bold] wrote: I am confused, if I park in a council car park and don't put a ticket proving I have paid I get fined. How are they different? If they want to holiday in this town then they should pay, it is about time these people were treated the same as everyone else, they are not above the law.[/p][/quote]I'd love to see you put a ticket on their cars then! You'd have to be one extremely brave person to do it, they moved in over the weekend because they know full well the council jobs worths won't be working. It's called playing us all for mugs why on earth trespassing on council or private land isn't made illegal is anybodies guess. cj07589
  • Score: 8

11:51am Mon 21 Apr 14

mrpickle says...

I have friends who are Irish and come over each year with their caravans but they stay in the holiday parks etc. As they say the only difference between them and the travellers are that certain travellers moving around in groups prey on the councils restricted cause of actions they can take by playing the minority groups card etc for free holidays. Many plan their summer outings before leaving home marking out the public and private areas they will invade and exchanging details with other travellers , so the easier it is then more of them will visit. So i all I can say is " WELCOME TO WEYMOUTH " and goodbye to the real visitors who spend money which are put off.
I have friends who are Irish and come over each year with their caravans but they stay in the holiday parks etc. As they say the only difference between them and the travellers are that certain travellers moving around in groups prey on the councils restricted cause of actions they can take by playing the minority groups card etc for free holidays. Many plan their summer outings before leaving home marking out the public and private areas they will invade and exchanging details with other travellers , so the easier it is then more of them will visit. So i all I can say is " WELCOME TO WEYMOUTH " and goodbye to the real visitors who spend money which are put off. mrpickle
  • Score: 7

12:48pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Billy1mate says...

Install a manned, barrier and kiosk at the entrance to all of the Council car park and man them for 24 hours from Thursday before Easter until bank holiday Monday & all other Bank Holidays weekends. Once the pikeys realise they cannot get in they'll bother another town. Then the **** Liason Officer non job can become just that a non job.
Install a manned, barrier and kiosk at the entrance to all of the Council car park and man them for 24 hours from Thursday before Easter until bank holiday Monday & all other Bank Holidays weekends. Once the pikeys realise they cannot get in they'll bother another town. Then the **** Liason Officer non job can become just that a non job. Billy1mate
  • Score: 7

1:18pm Mon 21 Apr 14

cosmick says...

Well come on UKIP is against this sort of taking the p***, . These people must obey the rules if they do not action MUST BE TAKEN, The WPBC are bloody useless. Other councils are ready for this every bankholiday.
Why not have paperwork signed ready for the lowlifes dated and issued with a copper for support. O i forgot we only have a few pcso ,s there no good .
Well come on UKIP is against this sort of taking the p***, . These people must obey the rules if they do not action MUST BE TAKEN, The WPBC are bloody useless. Other councils are ready for this every bankholiday. Why not have paperwork signed ready for the lowlifes dated and issued with a copper for support. O i forgot we only have a few pcso ,s there no good . cosmick
  • Score: 5

2:03pm Mon 21 Apr 14

portlandboy says...

Billy1mate wrote:
Install a manned, barrier and kiosk at the entrance to all of the Council car park and man them for 24 hours from Thursday before Easter until bank holiday Monday & all other Bank Holidays weekends. Once the pikeys realise they cannot get in they'll bother another town. Then the **** Liason Officer non job can become just that a non job.
Why not simply install a barrier that drops flat to the ground after a ticket has been purchased?
Or sit the ****Liaison Officer at a kiosk all over the Bank Holidays to make sure that the travellers are liaised with ON ARRIVAL and that all parking fees are collected before entry
[quote][p][bold]Billy1mate[/bold] wrote: Install a manned, barrier and kiosk at the entrance to all of the Council car park and man them for 24 hours from Thursday before Easter until bank holiday Monday & all other Bank Holidays weekends. Once the pikeys realise they cannot get in they'll bother another town. Then the **** Liason Officer non job can become just that a non job.[/p][/quote]Why not simply install a barrier that drops flat to the ground after a ticket has been purchased? Or sit the ****Liaison Officer at a kiosk all over the Bank Holidays to make sure that the travellers are liaised with ON ARRIVAL and that all parking fees are collected before entry portlandboy
  • Score: 7

2:28pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ddynammo says...

So, to clarify, if you say you are a "minority group" you are legally allowed to park in a Council car park for free because its a EU ruling? If true this is absurd. If not true, I endorse the sentiment of everyone's feelings that they should be forced to pay for every parking space for every hour they spend there. Are private car parks not included within the law? They always seem to target Council ones. If private land is treated differently, perhaps the management should be contracted out or land leased out to private landlords.
So, to clarify, if you say you are a "minority group" you are legally allowed to park in a Council car park for free because its a EU ruling? If true this is absurd. If not true, I endorse the sentiment of everyone's feelings that they should be forced to pay for every parking space for every hour they spend there. Are private car parks not included within the law? They always seem to target Council ones. If private land is treated differently, perhaps the management should be contracted out or land leased out to private landlords. ddynammo
  • Score: 5

3:14pm Mon 21 Apr 14

portlandboy says...

Is there any reason why the council can't close the car park temporarily and have a number of boulders tipped across the entrance/exit. I doubt they will want to be shut in any more than we want them there in the first place. But the council could then move the blockade after the fees, including any extra costs, have been paid up. Who would these people turn to for help if it happened?
Is there any reason why the council can't close the car park temporarily and have a number of boulders tipped across the entrance/exit. I doubt they will want to be shut in any more than we want them there in the first place. But the council could then move the blockade after the fees, including any extra costs, have been paid up. Who would these people turn to for help if it happened? portlandboy
  • Score: 5

3:39pm Mon 21 Apr 14

cosmick says...

We just need a council with balls!
THIS LOT HAS NONE.
We just need a council with balls! THIS LOT HAS NONE. cosmick
  • Score: 7

3:39pm Mon 21 Apr 14

thetiger says...

This does mean that in the future if anyone gets a ticket for 'overstaying' (or don't pay at all) a perfectly legitimate claim of discrimination may made against the council. The fact the issue is recorded and dated in the press is proof enough. Nice.
This does mean that in the future if anyone gets a ticket for 'overstaying' (or don't pay at all) a perfectly legitimate claim of discrimination may made against the council. The fact the issue is recorded and dated in the press is proof enough. Nice. thetiger
  • Score: 8

7:46pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

Zero backbone in our governments or local councils, happy to persecute our own but let EU law run all over us and leave us powerless.

VOTE UKIP !
Zero backbone in our governments or local councils, happy to persecute our own but let EU law run all over us and leave us powerless. VOTE UKIP ! Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 8

8:25pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ildd says...

Quote from the Dorset Echo's article: * Meanwhile, another Weymouth resident who wished to remain anonymous said: “There’s a plan to build a new site. That will give them somewhere to park. They’ve got to park somewhere, haven’t they?” *

Indeed. I suggest the best place for them to park would be Dublin. Permanently.
Quote from the Dorset Echo's article: * Meanwhile, another Weymouth resident who wished to remain anonymous said: “There’s a plan to build a new site. That will give them somewhere to park. They’ve got to park somewhere, haven’t they?” * Indeed. I suggest the best place for them to park would be Dublin. Permanently. ildd
  • Score: 9

8:28am Tue 22 Apr 14

Jimmytheone says...

Slightly off course however on Good Friday an elderly friend local oap fancied a sit in the sun and a cup of tea from the beach hut by the pier bandstand which he and his late wife did for years. I said i have an hour lets do it. He was delighted.Could i park anywhere. NO i guessed so however but the yellow lines in front the guest houses were partly empty i parked and he had his treat made his month whilst i continually watched the car as i was told by a hotel owner the traffic warden sweeps quicker than seagulls for his easy money.The point iof this post is i was born in Weymouth & so was the oap i felt like a criminal whilst drinking my mug of tea YET did the gypsies care NO and where was the swooping traffic warden in Radipole Park drive?? Sorry about the ramble but it sums up the fairness of the system if you abide by the law.
Slightly off course however on Good Friday an elderly friend local oap fancied a sit in the sun and a cup of tea from the beach hut by the pier bandstand which he and his late wife did for years. I said i have an hour lets do it. He was delighted.Could i park anywhere. NO i guessed so however but the yellow lines in front the guest houses were partly empty i parked and he had his treat made his month whilst i continually watched the car as i was told by a hotel owner the traffic warden sweeps quicker than seagulls for his easy money.The point iof this post is i was born in Weymouth & so was the oap i felt like a criminal whilst drinking my mug of tea YET did the gypsies care NO and where was the swooping traffic warden in Radipole Park drive?? Sorry about the ramble but it sums up the fairness of the system if you abide by the law. Jimmytheone
  • Score: 6

12:14pm Tue 22 Apr 14

koeterwaals says...

Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
Eu laws force this on us, lack of backbone in our three political parties allow them to flaunt the laws the rest of us have to obey.

VOTE UKIP
It has nothing whatsoever to do with EU law, as can be seen by the way other countries (such as France and Germany) do not put up with the bad behaviour exhibited by certain groups.
If I recall correctly, it was actually the last UK Labour government that passed the laws that gave the travelling community special 'rights' (i.e the ability to ignore the laws that the ordinary folk have to follow).
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: Eu laws force this on us, lack of backbone in our three political parties allow them to flaunt the laws the rest of us have to obey. VOTE UKIP[/p][/quote]It has nothing whatsoever to do with EU law, as can be seen by the way other countries (such as France and Germany) do not put up with the bad behaviour exhibited by certain groups. If I recall correctly, it was actually the last UK Labour government that passed the laws that gave the travelling community special 'rights' (i.e the ability to ignore the laws that the ordinary folk have to follow). koeterwaals
  • Score: -1

4:37pm Tue 22 Apr 14

JACKC says...

What we all SHOULD have done is... park near them, without a parking ticket and as there is no warden with any interest in these people, no one would get a ticket eh?
What we all SHOULD have done is... park near them, without a parking ticket and as there is no warden with any interest in these people, no one would get a ticket eh? JACKC
  • Score: 3

6:47pm Tue 22 Apr 14

skye2491 says...

The warden's didn't take long to slap a ticket on my car travelers have their own laws the police don't do sod all
The warden's didn't take long to slap a ticket on my car travelers have their own laws the police don't do sod all skye2491
  • Score: 0

4:40pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Polyvista says...

Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.?
Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.? Polyvista
  • Score: 0

7:41pm Thu 24 Apr 14

cj07589 says...

Polyvista wrote:
Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.?
They usual have no place of abode so what's the point in fining them if its enforceable. Experts at circumnavigating the system and making a mockery of the law.
[quote][p][bold]Polyvista[/bold] wrote: Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.?[/p][/quote]They usual have no place of abode so what's the point in fining them if its enforceable. Experts at circumnavigating the system and making a mockery of the law. cj07589
  • Score: 1

2:13pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JamesYoung says...

cj07589 wrote:
Polyvista wrote:
Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.?
They usual have no place of abode so what's the point in fining them if its enforceable. Experts at circumnavigating the system and making a mockery of the law.
Well, if my car isn't roadworthy, the police can take it away and crush it.....
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Polyvista[/bold] wrote: Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.?[/p][/quote]They usual have no place of abode so what's the point in fining them if its enforceable. Experts at circumnavigating the system and making a mockery of the law.[/p][/quote]Well, if my car isn't roadworthy, the police can take it away and crush it..... JamesYoung
  • Score: 1

4:49pm Fri 25 Apr 14

cj07589 says...

JamesYoung wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
Polyvista wrote:
Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.?
They usual have no place of abode so what's the point in fining them if its enforceable. Experts at circumnavigating the system and making a mockery of the law.
Well, if my car isn't roadworthy, the police can take it away and crush it.....
Argh yes James but your not a persecuted minority are you? You have to admire them in the fact they are 'untouchable'
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Polyvista[/bold] wrote: Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.?[/p][/quote]They usual have no place of abode so what's the point in fining them if its enforceable. Experts at circumnavigating the system and making a mockery of the law.[/p][/quote]Well, if my car isn't roadworthy, the police can take it away and crush it.....[/p][/quote]Argh yes James but your not a persecuted minority are you? You have to admire them in the fact they are 'untouchable' cj07589
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Sat 26 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

bigrand wrote:
Bet they haven't and I bet they don't get a fine either. Typical one rule for them
yes, the pair of animal rescuers got the full, well, almost full weight of the law but these? are they doing the CEOs driveway for nowt???? we did see they had gone when we arrived on MODAY 4pm at the ROYAL, the point is, rubbish, as predicted was left but some kind deluded persons covered for them, so the symptoms were covered but the disease rages
[quote][p][bold]bigrand[/bold] wrote: Bet they haven't and I bet they don't get a fine either. Typical one rule for them[/p][/quote]yes, the pair of animal rescuers got the full, well, almost full weight of the law but these? are they doing the CEOs driveway for nowt???? we did see they had gone when we arrived on MODAY 4pm at the ROYAL, the point is, rubbish, as predicted was left but some kind deluded persons covered for them, so the symptoms were covered but the disease rages oldbrock
  • Score: 1

6:47pm Sat 26 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

cj07589 wrote:
JamesYoung wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
Polyvista wrote:
Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.?
They usual have no place of abode so what's the point in fining them if its enforceable. Experts at circumnavigating the system and making a mockery of the law.
Well, if my car isn't roadworthy, the police can take it away and crush it.....
Argh yes James but your not a persecuted minority are you? You have to admire them in the fact they are 'untouchable'
"persecuted minority" and by the state they leave places in I wonder why????? NOT! TRUE GYPSIES are a persecuted minority these are just Irish parasites and will carry on cocking a snook to all and sundry until the circle turns and they come back again - an insult to the COUNCIL TAX payers of Weymouth, perhaps the money has to be saved to persecute another animal rescue outfit.........
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Polyvista[/bold] wrote: Couldn't the Police be persuaded to give each and every one of their vehicles a thorough check for legality, Insurance, Tax etc.?[/p][/quote]They usual have no place of abode so what's the point in fining them if its enforceable. Experts at circumnavigating the system and making a mockery of the law.[/p][/quote]Well, if my car isn't roadworthy, the police can take it away and crush it.....[/p][/quote]Argh yes James but your not a persecuted minority are you? You have to admire them in the fact they are 'untouchable'[/p][/quote]"persecuted minority" and by the state they leave places in I wonder why????? NOT! TRUE GYPSIES are a persecuted minority these are just Irish parasites and will carry on cocking a snook to all and sundry until the circle turns and they come back again - an insult to the COUNCIL TAX payers of Weymouth, perhaps the money has to be saved to persecute another animal rescue outfit......... oldbrock
  • Score: 1

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