MONDAY MORNING DEADLINE SET FOR CLIFF PARADE TRAVELLERS

The innocent parties in all this are the traveller children - some of whom were barefooted

The innocent parties in all this are the traveller children – some of whom were barefooted

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has embarked upon legal action to remove the 5 families and their 6 caravans which are currently – and the Vale claims illegally – camped on the new part of the Cliff Parade Car park in Penarth.

On Thursday at 14:30 Vale of Glamorgan officials – in consultation with the police – had given the travellers a deadline of 24 hours by which they were required to leave the car park  – but that  deadline was not observed

Now a new deadline of 10:00 on Monday April 25th has been set in a legal letter which has been fixed – along with a helpful map – to posts nearest to the caravans

The letter which has been posted up at the car park is addressed to "persons unknown"

The Vale Council letter which has been posted up at the car park is addressed to “persons unknown”

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s letter and accompanying map has been is written by Richard Price, Principal Lawyer for Operational Manager, Legal Services and is addressed to “persons unknown”.

It reads :-

Dear Sirs

Cliff Walk Car Park and Miniature Golf Course, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan

I have been instructed to give you notice to leave the area known as Cliff Walk Car Park and Miniature Golf Course in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan and surrounding area by 10.00am Monday 25th April 2016. Your occupation is an unauthorised encampment on land that is owned by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, as shown on the attached plan and outlined in red.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council cannot ‘tolerate’ an encampment at this location because it is a very busy car park used in conjunction with the tourist area of Penarth. If you do not leave the land by 10.00am on the 25th April 2016, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will commence court proceedings to ensure your removal from the land. The cost of those proceedings will be sought against you.

Please Note You are required to remove all caravans, vehicles, personal possessions and leave general domestic waste bagged and located ready for refuse collection.

It is noted that similar proceedings were instigated against you in respect of your unauthorised occupation of land on 9th October 2015 at a car park known as Nell’s Point, Barry Island Barry. An order for possession has previously been obtained in respect of this occupation and you are hereby advised that you should not occupy any of r car park within the Vale of Glamorgan Council area

Yours faithfully  Richard Price Principal Lawyer for Operational Manager, Legal Services

Quite how the council’s lawyer can be so certain the Penarth encampment comprises the same people who camped on Nell’s Point last year isn’t clear.

Penarth Police and Community Service Officers are paying regular visits to the car park

Penarth Police and Community Service Officers are paying regular visits to the car park

Penarth Police have been carrying out regular patrols of the area.

Today there were children – two of them barefoot – playing on the wire-mesh-and-chipping surface of the car park.

The Vale Council’s large red warning-notice proclaiming that the car park had been closed because of the unauthorised encampment had been turned at right angles to that motorists entering the car park could not read it.

With a packed Esplanade and a busy children’s event being held at the Kymin every car park space was taken on the sea front – but when visiting motorists drove into the most-empty Cliff Parade car park, they tended to look at the caravans and then turn around and leave.

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16 Responses to MONDAY MORNING DEADLINE SET FOR CLIFF PARADE TRAVELLERS

  1. Gordon says:

    So pleased to see the Vale council acting so swiftly. It’s a shame they couldn’t have acted so quickly to move the travellers illegally camped at Hayes Road Sully

  2. Martin gossage says:

    Does the council own a water cannon?

    • Martin gossage says:

      Yes a water cannon for when that refused to leave .it’s the only language these people understand.

      • penarthblog says:

        The use of water cannon has to be approved by the Home Secretary and that is very unlikely in a situation like this. Maybe you would also like the police to be armed with riot shields and sub machine guns as well to deal with this? Clearly you are over reacting.

      • snoggerdog says:

        i think i read in one of the papers that boris bought second hand water cannons from abroad,but theresa may banned their use.

  3. Alan King says:

    I wonder if the police will be standing by to stop the untaxed (and therefore uninsured) vehicles when they hit the road.

    I bet they do not leave by the deadline – they will leave it until the last possible minute of the legal process, and leave the Council taxpayer to clear up their mess.

  4. Mark Foster says:

    I walk past that car park every day and there are never any cars parked there, so its another Vale of Glamorgan white elephant. Its also high visibility unlike the one in Sully, there’s an election coming up and Alun Michael’s mates all live in those ugly houses in Plymouth Road facing the putting green. Thats why he had to act.

    • Martin gossage says:

      What time do you walk past 4am? If there are no cars there why do I regularly encounter idiots driving out the wrong way ? And let’s say it isn’t used.. Does that mean it can be turned over to a group of squatters just like that.?

  5. Martin gossage says:

    No water cannon? OK fire bombs .

  6. Parcel says:

    “Now a new deadline of 10:00 on Monday April 25th has been set in a legal letter which has been fixed – along with a helpful map – to posts nearest to the caravans”

    “Please Note You are required to remove all caravans, vehicles, personal possessions and leave general domestic waste bagged and located ready for refuse collection.”

    Oh really, O’Reilly.

    Do you think they are gonna start obeying the law after failing to do so previously….

  7. Tom says:

    Tick tock

  8. sjleworthy says:

    have they gone yet?

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