Travellers near Newport Stadium promise to move before Half Marathon

First published in Gwent news

TRAVELLERS who have set camp in a Newport council car park have indicated they intend to leave by tomorrow.

Four motorhomes were seen at the Newport Stadium car park yesterday afternoon.

Newport council said it was aware of the issue and said it was an unauthorised encampment.

Officers visited the site on Monday and the temporary residents have indicated they intent to leave by Friday, a spokeswoman said.

"Community Safety Wardens are doing regular patrols of the site and officers will continue to monitor the situation," she added.

Its not thought the camp will have any impact on the Newport Half Marathon, which starts at Newport Stadium on Sunday.

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5:58pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Woodgnome says...

That;s jolly decent of the travellers to vacate their illegal camp at a time of their choosing.
That;s jolly decent of the travellers to vacate their illegal camp at a time of their choosing. Woodgnome
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10:54pm Thu 28 Feb 13

displayed says...

"That's jolly decent of the travellers to vacate their illegal camp at a time of their choosing"

Not to mention the mess they'll leave behind!
"That's jolly decent of the travellers to vacate their illegal camp at a time of their choosing" Not to mention the mess they'll leave behind! displayed
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4:16am Fri 1 Mar 13

Keith P says...

Why are the authorities so passive in removing "unauthorised encampments"? A few bulldozers would send the right message
Why are the authorities so passive in removing "unauthorised encampments"? A few bulldozers would send the right message Keith P
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8:17am Fri 1 Mar 13

Spotofboverj says...

Ok there going but then u got the cost of clearing up the rubbish and any damage they left because I don't think there going to sweep up
Ok there going but then u got the cost of clearing up the rubbish and any damage they left because I don't think there going to sweep up Spotofboverj
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9:25am Fri 1 Mar 13

Mervyn James says...

Not travellers, squatters, environmental vandals, and tax dodgers surely ?
Not travellers, squatters, environmental vandals, and tax dodgers surely ? Mervyn James
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11:38am Fri 1 Mar 13

portforever says...

for so called travellers they never seem to travel very far from newport,like the post above says more like squatters. give them the bill for the crap they leave behind or just take there cars from them to cover the cost. but forgot i bet thats against there human rights or some rubbish like that. notice the self made site on the way to the gwent levells has a portable loo there, bet we paying for that as welll as picking up there rubbish every 2 weeeks, are they paying council tax like the rest of us ,,,
for so called travellers they never seem to travel very far from newport,like the post above says more like squatters. give them the bill for the crap they leave behind or just take there cars from them to cover the cost. but forgot i bet thats against there human rights or some rubbish like that. notice the self made site on the way to the gwent levells has a portable loo there, bet we paying for that as welll as picking up there rubbish every 2 weeeks, are they paying council tax like the rest of us ,,, portforever
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1:25pm Fri 1 Mar 13

displayed says...

I take it they're stiill there, I thought so!
I take it they're stiill there, I thought so! displayed
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2:04pm Fri 1 Mar 13

maninundy's says...

How strange setting up camp just before a big event...who betting the council will be paying them to move...
How strange setting up camp just before a big event...who betting the council will be paying them to move... maninundy's
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5:15pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Magor says...

Why does the council not put barriers up to stop caravans getting on their car parks like other councils do.
Why does the council not put barriers up to stop caravans getting on their car parks like other councils do. Magor
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5:24pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Floppy backed says...

Magor wrote:
Why does the council not put barriers up to stop caravans getting on their car parks like other councils do.
Too simple! and it would stop unsavoury night visits.
[quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: Why does the council not put barriers up to stop caravans getting on their car parks like other councils do.[/p][/quote]Too simple! and it would stop unsavoury night visits. Floppy backed
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8:04pm Fri 1 Mar 13

D Taylor says...

There are barriers and heavy boulders at Newport Stadium. They were installed following the travellers previous visit.
There are barriers and heavy boulders at Newport Stadium. They were installed following the travellers previous visit. D Taylor
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8:28pm Fri 1 Mar 13

ccc49 says...

portforever wrote:
for so called travellers they never seem to travel very far from newport,like the post above says more like squatters. give them the bill for the crap they leave behind or just take there cars from them to cover the cost. but forgot i bet thats against there human rights or some rubbish like that. notice the self made site on the way to the gwent levells has a portable loo there, bet we paying for that as welll as picking up there rubbish every 2 weeeks, are they paying council tax like the rest of us ,,,
Why cannot council officials take photos of the site as soon as they become aware of the occupation together with the vehicle reg. numbers? Then compare the site when they leave and the cost of any cleanup could be invoiced to the vehicle owners. Probably too simple
[quote][p][bold]portforever[/bold] wrote: for so called travellers they never seem to travel very far from newport,like the post above says more like squatters. give them the bill for the crap they leave behind or just take there cars from them to cover the cost. but forgot i bet thats against there human rights or some rubbish like that. notice the self made site on the way to the gwent levells has a portable loo there, bet we paying for that as welll as picking up there rubbish every 2 weeeks, are they paying council tax like the rest of us ,,,[/p][/quote]Why cannot council officials take photos of the site as soon as they become aware of the occupation together with the vehicle reg. numbers? Then compare the site when they leave and the cost of any cleanup could be invoiced to the vehicle owners. Probably too simple ccc49
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12:31am Sat 2 Mar 13

Strider says...

Actually I hope they do stay and leave rubbish, disrupting..

Just to see the extreme left wing internet Tough Guys and Pro Gipsy Councillors who always tell us "They just want to integrate but nobody gives them a chance" try to weasel there way out of that..

N
Actually I hope they do stay and leave rubbish, disrupting.. Just to see the extreme left wing internet Tough Guys and Pro Gipsy Councillors who always tell us "They just want to integrate but nobody gives them a chance" try to weasel there way out of that.. N Strider
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9:06am Sat 2 Mar 13

coalpicker says...

We do not need Nazi's in the council to
deal with Roma, but we do desperately
need councillors with Y-Fronts and a back bone .
We do not need Nazi's in the council to deal with Roma, but we do desperately need councillors with Y-Fronts and a back bone . coalpicker
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8:46pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Limestonecowboy says...

ccc49 wrote:
portforever wrote: for so called travellers they never seem to travel very far from newport,like the post above says more like squatters. give them the bill for the crap they leave behind or just take there cars from them to cover the cost. but forgot i bet thats against there human rights or some rubbish like that. notice the self made site on the way to the gwent levells has a portable loo there, bet we paying for that as welll as picking up there rubbish every 2 weeeks, are they paying council tax like the rest of us ,,,
Why cannot council officials take photos of the site as soon as they become aware of the occupation together with the vehicle reg. numbers? Then compare the site when they leave and the cost of any cleanup could be invoiced to the vehicle owners. Probably too simple
Very unlikely to be successful where would the vehicles be registered? their travellers.
[quote][p][bold]ccc49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]portforever[/bold] wrote: for so called travellers they never seem to travel very far from newport,like the post above says more like squatters. give them the bill for the crap they leave behind or just take there cars from them to cover the cost. but forgot i bet thats against there human rights or some rubbish like that. notice the self made site on the way to the gwent levells has a portable loo there, bet we paying for that as welll as picking up there rubbish every 2 weeeks, are they paying council tax like the rest of us ,,,[/p][/quote]Why cannot council officials take photos of the site as soon as they become aware of the occupation together with the vehicle reg. numbers? Then compare the site when they leave and the cost of any cleanup could be invoiced to the vehicle owners. Probably too simple[/p][/quote]Very unlikely to be successful where would the vehicles be registered? their travellers. Limestonecowboy
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