Travellers move off Cliviger farmer's field

FLASHBACK The travellers at the site

FLASHBACK The travellers at the site

First published in Cliviger Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

TRAVELLERS who set up camp on a farmer's field in Cliviger have moved on.

Police served a notice on the group of around eight caravans and trailers on land belonging to Foxstones Farm, between Foxstones Lane and Red Lees Road.

They were given a deadline to leave the site by 2.30pm yesterday and they complied.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “The group were issued with a section 61 notice and left the site when asked to do so.”

Travellers who set up camp on the site of the former Towneley High School have yet to leave, despite attempts by the council to evict them.

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5:18pm Sun 24 Jul 11

davidinburnley says...

Good! Where are they going to blight next?
Good! Where are they going to blight next? davidinburnley
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5:28pm Sun 24 Jul 11

duggie123 says...

lock up your shed, thieves are on the move
lock up your shed, thieves are on the move duggie123
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7:42am Mon 25 Jul 11

stan the man says...

Recently had a experience with these so called travellers my-self, horrendous!!!
Recently had a experience with these so called travellers my-self, horrendous!!! stan the man
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12:00pm Mon 25 Jul 11

bikerjohn_uk says...

Unfortunately in this case, the landowner is his own worst enemy - he is notorious locally for allowing his boundaries and access points to fall into disrepair, and will do anything before he'll spend money on putting them to rights - gates are only propped in the openings and not locked, walls are tumble-down and only backed up by wire fencing. Compared to the land on the opposite side of the road which has high, well maintained walls, substantial gates which are properly hung and securely locked and now defensive ditches to prevent vehicular access, and it's a traveller's dream come true. Also, it should be noted that I had been prepared to give this group the benefit of the doubt, because in the main they had seemed to be mind their own business, but as usual my faith was misplaced - the filth left behind had to be seen to be believed, and why when given the facilities in modern caravans and motorhomes they had to visit the local pub toilets to perform their ablutions (and in one case something less savoury) I'll never know. Suffice it to see I think most local residents are glad to see the back of them.
Unfortunately in this case, the landowner is his own worst enemy - he is notorious locally for allowing his boundaries and access points to fall into disrepair, and will do anything before he'll spend money on putting them to rights - gates are only propped in the openings and not locked, walls are tumble-down and only backed up by wire fencing. Compared to the land on the opposite side of the road which has high, well maintained walls, substantial gates which are properly hung and securely locked and now defensive ditches to prevent vehicular access, and it's a traveller's dream come true. Also, it should be noted that I had been prepared to give this group the benefit of the doubt, because in the main they had seemed to be mind their own business, but as usual my faith was misplaced - the filth left behind had to be seen to be believed, and why when given the facilities in modern caravans and motorhomes they had to visit the local pub toilets to perform their ablutions (and in one case something less savoury) I'll never know. Suffice it to see I think most local residents are glad to see the back of them. bikerjohn_uk
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1:32pm Mon 25 Jul 11

useyourhead says...

It was pointed out on 'that' program they don't use the loo in the van, The reason being it's where they live and it's too dirty.
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Fine to leave it in the open for the kind clean up crew though, or use other public facilities. They really don't do themselves many favours in trying to convince the country that they are innocent victims of prejudice.
It was pointed out on 'that' program they don't use the loo in the van, The reason being it's where they live and it's too dirty. - Fine to leave it in the open for the kind clean up crew though, or use other public facilities. They really don't do themselves many favours in trying to convince the country that they are innocent victims of prejudice. useyourhead
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2:45pm Mon 25 Jul 11

bikerjohn_uk says...

useyourhead wrote:
It was pointed out on 'that' program they don't use the loo in the van, The reason being it's where they live and it's too dirty.
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Fine to leave it in the open for the kind clean up crew though, or use other public facilities. They really don't do themselves many favours in trying to convince the country that they are innocent victims of prejudice.
That must make me a REAL skank then - when I go on holiday with my caravan, I always use the loo in the van and not the ones provided on site...
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: It was pointed out on 'that' program they don't use the loo in the van, The reason being it's where they live and it's too dirty. - Fine to leave it in the open for the kind clean up crew though, or use other public facilities. They really don't do themselves many favours in trying to convince the country that they are innocent victims of prejudice.[/p][/quote]That must make me a REAL skank then - when I go on holiday with my caravan, I always use the loo in the van and not the ones provided on site... bikerjohn_uk
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9:16pm Mon 25 Jul 11

BIGGLESTOE says...

Hold on there pal, so are you calling me a REAL skank too?
Hold on there pal, so are you calling me a REAL skank too? BIGGLESTOE
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11:03am Tue 26 Jul 11

bikerjohn_uk says...

BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Hold on there pal, so are you calling me a REAL skank too?
If the cap fits!! Only joking, now where did I put my tarmacing shovel...
[quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: Hold on there pal, so are you calling me a REAL skank too?[/p][/quote]If the cap fits!! Only joking, now where did I put my tarmacing shovel... bikerjohn_uk
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10:45am Wed 27 Jul 11

pendleton says...

They've just arrived in Barrowford!
They've just arrived in Barrowford! pendleton
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10:47am Wed 27 Jul 11

pendleton says...

Eeek!
Eeek! pendleton
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