AIBU to go and ask travellers to behave?

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3MenAndMe Sat 31-Aug-13 07:53:20

This may be longish..........
So they've descended onto our playfield,neighbouring with my house yesterday,I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw loads of caravans 7.30 in the morning and I didn't hear a thing(the main gate is next to my house,window open and was waking few times to my 10 week old)..

The police and thr council was there at 10am and said that they are at the process of removing them,however they are still here.Personally, I have nothing against them,their lives must be really hard....
BUT......
- I can't take my LO for a walk in the pram(it feels really intimidating
-I can't walk my dogs without a lead anymore(they have couple of small dogs who chased mine yesterday,I have the feeling they are not vaccinated etc.)
-My older boys usedto play there with their mates,riding bikes and I just feel it is not safe anymore

BUT THE WORST is the noise (music in the car till 5am),constant souting,lack of respect towards residents,shitting everywhere and coming to my house at 9 pm asking for flipping lighter (or just checking who is in the house).

Sorry for the rant,I'm a bit sleep deprived and it makes my PND worse...

Yanbu it all sounds grim. Amazed with the no flaming yet though wink

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 09:17:31

some travellers wont use the site here well we have 2 within a few miles of each other some dont feel safe old feuds etc it is not all happy apparently , anyway just keep complaining to the police and council on monday call enviromental (sp) about the poo I don't care if they dont use their caravan toilets that is bloody disgusting,

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 09:18:11

enviromental(sp again) health*

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 31-Aug-13 09:18:50

Agent: as I understand it there is not the same requirement in England to have traveller sites. I've never known any problems with travellers in scotland though there is a site quite close to where I live - I wonder if it is worse in England as they have nowhere to go?

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 09:21:43

Oh it is a shame they don't have site requirements in England, we never have any bother with travellers they just fight amongst themselves

trice Sat 31-Aug-13 09:22:34

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SubliminalMassaging Sat 31-Aug-13 09:23:14

just waiting for all the do gooders to start flaming you! when I posted about my experience with travellers the amount of people who basically said we should let them get on with it because it's their culture was shocking

It seems to me you can excuse/justify just about anything in the UK these days so long as you can say it's part of an ethinic minority's 'culture.'

LookingForwardToVino Sat 31-Aug-13 09:23:35

Ewww

They sound awful and in your shoes I would be very angry about the intimidation and shit (actual shit shock )

But please don't go over to them, they could make your life hell (much more than they already are doing)

Just keep calling the police and encouraging neighbours to do the same.

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 09:25:25

I was shot down on another thread about human shite apparently where else were they meant to go shock

rainbowfeet Sat 31-Aug-13 09:25:31

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SubliminalMassaging Sat 31-Aug-13 09:25:48

Personally, I have nothing against them,their lives must be really hard....

Let's see if you still feel that way by the time they've moved on.....

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 09:27:43

I watched a programme last night about english irish travellers and Irish Irish travellers (not sure if the OP travellers are Irish) anyway the Irsh Irish travellers are disgusted at how some who live in England behave

GemmaTeller Sat 31-Aug-13 09:28:20

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LookingForwardToVino Sat 31-Aug-13 09:30:33

I might be being a bit thick but....

Why don't they get arrested for that?

I'm pretty sure if I hopped in my Dad's 4x4 and started towing boulders out of the park I would be!

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 09:32:14

if they settle they need to be evicted if they dont move on right away not sure why they don't get arrested though

JobsComfortBlanket Sat 31-Aug-13 09:35:14

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WeAllHaveWings Sat 31-Aug-13 09:35:28

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NonnoMum Sat 31-Aug-13 09:35:54

As far as I know, councils DO provide sites in England.

But that didn't stop some travellers rocking up on a school field this summer in our county...

SubliminalMassaging Sat 31-Aug-13 09:36:56

I saw that too MrsJay but I was also pretty disgusted with elements of how they behaved. The way that family revelled in a glorified their reputation for violence and fighting was revolting - right down to the little kids posturing and acting threatening for the cameras, conditioned from a really early age. I can have no respect whatsoever for that.

And then they had the cheek to complain that they were discriminated against by being banned from every pub in the town!

SubliminalMassaging Sat 31-Aug-13 09:37:57

sorry I say that again. confused

The way that family revealed in, and glorified their reputation for violence.

Damnautocorrect Sat 31-Aug-13 09:41:18

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neunundneunzigluftballons Sat 31-Aug-13 09:41:21

Ah great another one so soon after the last one. Anyone commiting anti social behaviour should be dealt with by the law and the laws should be strong enough to deal with these types of behaviour. Overt racism as per too many to mention posts in this thread is vile behaviour too. Both communities have their issues.

FrigginRexManningDay Sat 31-Aug-13 09:41:36

Travellers trashed the green area at the back of our row of houses a couple of years ago. It was destroyed. Can they not impound their cars and caravans until they pay for the damage and cost of the clean up after them?

SilverApples Sat 31-Aug-13 09:41:36

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NiceTabard Sat 31-Aug-13 09:42:18

We have had travellers set up on public / common land around here a couple of times.

The process seems to be that the police / whoever it is gets a court order to remove them, and that gets delivered or whatever, and then if they don't move on they get evicted. It seems to take a couple of weeks or so.

If you feel intimidated then I think you should steer clear TBH.

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