Travellers hit back as eviction deadline looms for Anlaby camp

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Travellers hit back as eviction deadline looms for Anlaby camp

Travellers hit back as eviction deadline looms for Anlaby camp
2021-07-16 04:00:00
A travellers' organisation has spoken against the “settled versus nomadic” divide after a camp pitched up in Anlaby. The Friends, Families and Travellers group said “everyone deserves somewhere to live” after 30 to 40 caravans pitched up in near Anlaby's St Thomas More Primary School. Read more: Residents living 'absolute nightmare' as travellers remain in Anlaby The group added longer term solutions were needed so local residents no longer have to “bear the brunt” of unauthorised encampments. An East Riding Council spokesperson said they were currently taking “appropriate steps” to remove the encampment, off First Lane following the arrival of Travellers on Sunday, July 11. It comes as Cllr Viv Padden, of Tranby ward where the Travellers pitched up, said residents should avoid the area if possible. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. He added there had been no reports of trouble so far except concerns over the noise from barking dogs. But residents told Hull Live some in the encampment had been playing loud music and doing doughnuts in cars on Thursday. The council has served an eviction notice to the Travellers, with tomorrow the deadline to leave. Cllr Padden said residents should not accept offers from Travellers to do jobs if approached. The ward member said: “They don't seem so bad at the moment, I've been up to the encampment and there were dogs barking and running around. Check public notices near you “I've spoken to residents about it and I've told them not to go on the field, they wouldn't be able to let their pets off leads because the Travellers' dogs are roaming around. “I'd also tell residents not to give work to them if they offer it. “The council was in the process of putting some moving bollards in to stop Travellers getting on the field but they have been removed. Watch to find out more about Travellers and the law: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “Council officers have given us a comprehensive breakdown of what's going on there at the moment.” The Friends, Families and Travellers spokesperson said they understood the impact such encampments had on residents who “care for their communities”. But they added the solution was not to blame the Travellers themselves. Travellers have set up camp on a field in Anlaby (Image: Hull Live) The spokesperson said: “We encourage local residents to ask serious questions of their local authorities. “Roadside camps often occur due to a severe lack of safe stopping places, which ultimately leads to people having nowhere suitable to stop. “In turn, evicting people who stop on unsuitable land will simply force them to stop in unsuitable land elsewhere, which does little to solve the root issue. “Creating more safe stopping places, such as sites, benefits everyone from the families who are forced to stop in unsuitable areas to local residents. “The solutions and buil

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