Residents' fears after caravans pitch up

Travellers had previously pitched up at land in Bocking

Travellers had previously pitched up at land in Bocking

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Worried residents are urging Essex County Council to switch on streetlights overnight after a group of travellers pitched up on a Braintree road.

Travelling families were evicted from land at Straits Mill in Covent Lane, Bocking, last Thursday morning by the landowner and it is believed the same group have moved to the green space in Mill Park Drive in Braintree the same day.

Seven caravans, one camper van and various cars and pick-up trucks are understood to have pitched up.

Residents living nearby are now urging Essex County Council to keep the streetlights on overnight in a bid to increase security on the street.

Since going to press, the caravans have moved.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.

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5:15pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

So the caravans have moved, so it's not a story....
So the caravans have moved, so it's not a story.... Jack222
  • Score: -5

5:31pm Mon 14 Jul 14

/@|_|@\ says...

"Travellers" my foot: vagrants; itinerants; bums; whatever you want to call 'em (including pikeys or gypsies). To call these peripatetic miscreants a psuedo-polite and euphemistic "traveller" is doing both them and society in general a disservice. They are parasites and leave a trail of detritus in their wake.
"Travellers" my foot: vagrants; itinerants; bums; whatever you want to call 'em (including pikeys or gypsies). To call these peripatetic miscreants a psuedo-polite and euphemistic "traveller" is doing both them and society in general a disservice. They are parasites and leave a trail of detritus in their wake. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 11

8:28pm Mon 14 Jul 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Just switch the lights back on and be done with it.

We don't want any of them tripping over in the dark and suing us do we?
Just switch the lights back on and be done with it. We don't want any of them tripping over in the dark and suing us do we? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 4

8:35am Tue 15 Jul 14

Bhudeeka says...

get these filth out of Essex completely if someone was made redundant and genuninely lost theire home this same lot would them throw them on the scrapheap and not help them at all now get this lot out of Essex
get these filth out of Essex completely if someone was made redundant and genuninely lost theire home this same lot would them throw them on the scrapheap and not help them at all now get this lot out of Essex Bhudeeka
  • Score: 4

7:41am Wed 16 Jul 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
get these filth out of Essex completely if someone was made redundant and genuninely lost theire home this same lot would them throw them on the scrapheap and not help them at all now get this lot out of Essex
You are not by any chance being driven by your own tormented subconscious in wishing upon these people a fate strangely akin to that which caused you to come to these shores yourself are you Bhudeeka?

Your poisonous overzealous xenophobic ranting does nothing to either inform any logical argument or indeed help the situation in any way.

Maybe you should consider seeking ‘detoxification’ in order to drain some of the all-pervading venom that seems to have such a deleterious influence your whole psyche.

(Christian by any chance? If so, time for a shufti at 1 Peter 3:8 perhaps)
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: get these filth out of Essex completely if someone was made redundant and genuninely lost theire home this same lot would them throw them on the scrapheap and not help them at all now get this lot out of Essex[/p][/quote]You are not by any chance being driven by your own tormented subconscious in wishing upon these people a fate strangely akin to that which caused you to come to these shores yourself are you Bhudeeka? Your poisonous overzealous xenophobic ranting does nothing to either inform any logical argument or indeed help the situation in any way. Maybe you should consider seeking ‘detoxification’ in order to drain some of the all-pervading venom that seems to have such a deleterious influence your whole psyche. (Christian by any chance? If so, time for a shufti at 1 Peter 3:8 perhaps) OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

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