big and tall nhl jerseys ‘It is not acceptable that communities are feeling threatened by travellers’ says Cambridgeshire MP
‘It is not acceptable that communities are feeling threatened by travellers’ says Cambridgeshire MPMPs weigh in on the traveller debateAnd over the last year, caravans have pitched up illegally on many more sites in the county, including Fulbourn, Papworth, Cambourne and at Cambridge Business and Research Park.
As well as causing disruption to communities,
there can often be a clean up bill as some groups leave behind piles of rubbish with a broken washing machine, a child’s bike and even van seats dumped in West Cambridge.
A broken washing machine was among the piles of rubbish left by travellers at the University West Cambridge site.
Advice from Cambridge City Council currently states that if gypsies or travellers are camped on council owned land the council can evict them, but if the encampment is on private land it is usually the landowner’s responsibility.
Meanwhile Cambridge police say they are committed to working with local councils to tackle the problem and has previously used powers under Section 61 of the Crime and Disorder Act to order unlawful encampments to disperse.
What’s being done to tackle the problem? Lucy Frazer, Conservative MP for South East Cambridgeshire, said she would continue to press the government for action on illegal traveller camps after raising the issue to Home Secretary Amber Rudd last week.
She said: “It is not acceptable that communities are feeling threatened by travellers’ encampments on private land.
“I have been in touch with the local police and the Police and Crime Commissioner over this issue which is of concern to a great number of constituents.