Legal action may be taken to remove travellers at Shipston Rugby Club


Legal action may be taken to remove an unauthorised traveller encampment set up at Shipston Rugby Club yesterday, according to its chairman.

The group of seven or eight caravans set up camp on land adjacent to the pitch last night and police have since attended the site.

Rugby Club chairman Dan Scobie confirmed that the Mayo Road Recreation Trust was exploring the legal avenues available for moving the group on and said their presence was proving uncomfortable for those running a nursery school close to the site.

  • kingcoil

    Hire a JCB it is cheaper

    • 1jamessmith1

      or just sell them a suitable field with suitable fascilaties so that they settle down

  • JD Hogg

    Time and time again this happens. Time and time again the wet liberals among us screech that the travellers are being discriminated against, that we should be compassionate, that they aren’t doing any harm… People are getting tired of this nonsense. The police and local authorities, who would think NOTHING of sending a bailiff to smash your door down to collect council tax, are totally powerless in the face of this blatant criminality.
    When they’ve moved on, I sincerely hope the Herald does a follow up report on the detritus they leave behind. It’s not uncommon for them to leave lorry loads of mess including human waste and hazardous building materials. There’s no reason to think this time will be any different.