WARNING TO LOCAL LAND OWNERS TO SECURE PROPERTIES
We originally reported about yet another illegal encampment of travellers that broke into the Elvetham Heath area almost two weeks ago, causing damage to the area as they barged their way through grass verges and hedges to access the site.
Since that time they have set up camp, forcing yet another cat and mouse game to have them evicted. The local private land owners (Calthorpe Estates) have now secured a court hearing date (today), with the hope of serving them notice straight afterwards.
Of course if the attempts to move the travellers on are successful, there is a warning that they may well try to access other local areas (as they have done before) and that all local landowners should be vigilant and take care to secure any open areas.
As usual their visit to the area has resulted in damage and chaos, something left to local Councils and landowners to clear up in what appears to be a vicious circle.
Previous visits have also seen damage to property and resulted in all kinds of mess being left behind, from discarded rubbish to human waste. How much longer before greater steps are taken to ensure this won’t happen again?
Below: Photos showing the damage that travellers have done to the land on Elvetham Heath. Photo credits: Zoe Peach.
Below: Hart District Council Gypsy and Traveller FAQs
[tnc-pdf-viewer-iframe file=”https://forfleetssake.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/hart-district-council-gypsies-and-travellers-faqs-2019.pdf” width=”800″ height=”1100″ download=”false” print=”true” fullscreen=”true” share=”false” zoom=”true” open=”false” pagenav=”true” logo=”false” find=”true” current_view=”true” rotate=”true” handtool=”true” doc_prop=”true” toggle_menu=”true” language=”en-US” page=”” default_zoom=”auto” pagemode=””]
Update as of 6.50pm on the 10th October. The travellers are now believed to have left Elvetham Heath.
Below: Eviction notice posted at Elvetham Heath. Photo credit: Zoe Peach.
SHARE AND COMMENT
Did you enjoy this post? You can like and share it below. If you have thoughts or opinions to share, we’d love to hear from you too…so please leave a comment!