News - North Bournemouth Traveller Update

NEW - 26th June 2012

NEW - 26th June 2012

E-mail Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
26th June 2012
RE: North Bournemouth Traveller Update

Gary.

Thank you, can I ask as to why the police are not using S61 of the Police Eviction powers as they did at Wallisdown, after all we have a children's play provision within the park, once a notice is served on them that then should cover all areas of the Borough, again like the last Government nothing here ever changes, only more stress for our staff and costly cleaning up procedure. [am holding back on words that I would love to use] am copying in our two MPs.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail from Gary Josey, Director of Housing Landlord and Parks, Bournemouth Borough Council to North Bournemouth Councillors
26th June 2012
North Bournemouth Traveller Update

Dear Ward Councillors: Kinson North & South, Wallisdown & Winton West, Redhill & Northbourne, Throop & Muscliffe.

The unauthorised traveller encampment that arrived at BH Live Pelhams on Sunday (from Duck Lane) is in court next Monday. This group typically move ahead of eviction. If successful in court on Monday we are required to give at least 24 hours notice and also require court bailiff availability to conduct the eviction itself.

Police Intelligence confirms our own view that the group intend to remain in the North Bournemouth Area. Nature Reserves are particularly vulnerable.

Parks staff are currently looking at open space access points in your ward. We may need to reinforce padlock enclosures and enhance bunds or provide more rock deterrents. We would ask that everyone remains vigilant and reports any incidents of unusual behaviour or visible damage to locks immediately. However with sufficient heavy plant access can be forced; we are attempting to provide reasonable resistance as a deterrent.

In normal hours please contact Kayte Budd on 451629. Out of hours or weekend please phone 451145. Both of these numbers can be given to the public.

Police have also reported giving a section 59 caution to one traveller for misuse of a vehicle.

Duck Lane clear up is in progress.

Thank you,

Gary Josey
Director of Housing Landlord and Parks, Bournemouth Borough Council