BAILIFFS ENFORCE COURT ORDER TO EVICT CLIFF PARADE TRAVELLERS

"Goodbye Penarth - maybe we'll be back one day ". The first of the traveller caravans moves out after tonight's 18:00 deadline

“Goodbye Penarth – maybe we’ll be back one day “. The first of the traveller caravans moves out after tonight’s 18:00 deadline

Three county court bailiffs have tonight enforced the eviction of five traveller families who’d set up camp on Wednesday last week on the newly extended area of the Cliff Parade car park in Penarth.

The bailiffs working for Gallowglass Security and  dressed in police-style black stab-proof vests – gave  the travellers a deadline of 18:00 by which they had to leave the area .

Having given the travellers a deadline the team of bailiffs waitede paitientlyi n their cars whilst relunctantly the travellers eventually bowed to the inevitable and got back on the road

Having given the travellers a deadline the team of bailiffs in an assortment of vehicles waits patiently  whilst-reluctantly-the travellers eventually bowed to the inevitable and got back on the road again.

The bailiffs – who are technically officers of the court – waited in their cars as the time ticked down towards the deadline. They did not need to take any physical action.

The travellers’ children went for one last play on swings and slides of the nearby playground –  a facility they’ve much enjoyed during their illegal six-day stay at Cliff Walk – before being summoned back to the caravans for an early supper prior to their enforced evening journey.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s action followed a county court hearing this morning in  Cardiff at which a court order was issued “sanctioning removal of the travellers from the site “.

With the bailiffs in attendance the travellers decided there was no option but to leave Penarth

With the bailiffs in attendance the travellers decided there was no option but to leave Penarth

Last week the council had fixed an open letter addressed to “persons unknown” giving the  travellers 24 hours to move on . It was ignored.

Yesterday the travellers were notified of this morning’s county court hearing in Cardiff which they were invited to attend – but did not.

The comings and goings of the travellers had been closely watched all week by many of the residents at the Waverley Care Home which overlooks the car park and some residents were at their windows to see the six caravans leave.

The travellers left behind most of their rubbish in black bags. Except for empty gas containers and a couple of folding deckchairs.

The travellers left behind most of their rubbish in black bags except for empty gas containers and a couple of folding deckchairs.

The travellers had played for time right up to the 18:00 deadline and only after six o’clock did they eventually hitch up their caravans and begin to move out – leaving behind several black bags of refuse and some scattered slices of bread – presumably for the seagulls.

It’s not known where they were headed

The travellers left one of their vehicles behind

The travellers left one of their vehicles behind

One of their cars – a Citroen Xsara that arrived with them –  appears to have been abandoned at the car park – possibly because its road tax has  expired.

The Vale Council says a cleansing team is to be sent in to “clean up any mess that has been left and it is planned that the car park will be back to normal use during Wednesday morning”. 

 

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10 Responses to BAILIFFS ENFORCE COURT ORDER TO EVICT CLIFF PARADE TRAVELLERS

  1. Peter Church says:

    Good riddance!
    That’s my council tax money they have had to spend.

  2. jtr69 says:

    What a selfish lot. Living up to their name as professional Litterbugs. Good riddance to these rudderless scumbags. You should see the state that they have left the place in – it would make your blood boil. Gas bottles, dirty nappies, broken furniture etc.. they have zero regard for others least of all the environment.

  3. Parcel says:

    Coming to a car park nr you,until the eavy mob move em on………..

  4. Ratepayer. says:

    VOG. Such a Caring Bunch. Providing 24hr Toilets and Running Water.(Closed At Night Again Now ) I Am Sure By Now This Car Park By The Sea Will Be On A 2016 Travellers Place To Visit. Get Your Act Together And Smell The C..Collection Of Waste Left Behind. Before We Are Invaded Again.

    • Jim says:

      Perhaps time to install a much-needed barrier at this car park…

      • CelticMan says:

        Agreed – and get people to park here when gates are open and not clog Cliff Parade. Would also stop the yobs who do doughnuts and other anti social things late at night.

  5. AK says:

    The car will probably disappear overnight!

  6. Fishhenge says:

    Irish social housing?

  7. Ron Foxton says:

    They didn’t get far… Sanatorium rd, Canton to be precise. Swift legal action and a few large bodies had them moved off the private land they’d forced entry onto by Saturday afternoon. The now familiar ‘poyles a’shoyte’ and a few gas cylinders the only evidence of their encampment.

    Coming to a municipal green space near you soon…

  8. Dale says:

    I just read this article (and the replies) and it seems to me like it is a battle of the good guys versus the baddies.

    The good guys are the residents replying to this thread. And the bad guys are those low-life travellers, downright spoiling the area they stay, with their inconsiderate, filthy living.

    In my opinion it really is a shame that folk have to be moved on again and again because of hounding from authorities, because of their regulations and demands.

    Here in Cardiff the council revamped an area (Rover way) especially for travelling folk to settle. The complex is adequate and the council also get their fees from the residents.

    Overcrowding in your area, maybe? Well, who really is to blame for that? Where there are folk there are numbers and in numbers, is there £ profit £ to be made? So maybe reconsider these travellers from a land close to ours and who are looking for a better life and to settle down.

    Is it possible councils could create appropriate spaces with appropriate facilities (many run down/neglected council owned areas much available throughout the land) for the travellers to live normal like you and I (or trying to) who already reside in the UK.

    In Ely (Greenfarm road) one morning residents arose to discover a few travelling caravans parked on a small (quite large actually) piece of waste (although, grass cut regularly) green opposite their homes and right next to the cemetery. Now this place was not ideal for the travellers, and to the residents, was now considered an eyesore. Within 24 hours (roughly) the travellers were forced off the land via the council policies and third parties. Today, the council put up barriers to stop any future transportation occurring, and thoughtfully put swings and roundabouts there to facilitate the local youngsters.

    I know it must be awful annoying to live in a beautiful area in a beautiful house, and to see travelling folk just come along and spoil the entire place (besides disregard of trashing and such,) but really, are the travelling folk to blame?

    I think the country is already influxed with folk wishing to make it here, in the UK, even though travellers stem from many parts of the world. Going through the appropriate procedures, each person is accounted for. Maybe it is this non-discovery of folk travelling here without notification and cannot be accounted for.

    Where you are not accounted for, there is no profit.

    So, do we live in a free country who do have our human rights, at heart?

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