Tanks on the lawn: A police van and a Vale of Glamorgan Council pickup truck drove onto the area of the Cliff Walk parking ground which appears to have been appropriated by the gipsies

There has been a further eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation this afternoon between the gipsies who are  illegally camped on the Cliff Walk parking ground – and the authorities.

Vale of Glamorgan Council officials – supported by Penarth police officers – today visited the territory occupied by the luxury caravans which have been camped on the site since Sunday.

A police van driving into the Cliff Walk car park to support Vale Council staff today . Half of the car park appears to have been appropriated by the illegal campers

With the police keeping an overview of the situation from the high cab of their large van, council officials proceeded to issue a formal communication to people in the illegal encampment  – by letter.

The council officials posted-up several copies of an official council warning letter addressed to “persons unknown” [ a.k.a. the gipsies]  written by Ceri Burnett, Operational Manager Legal Services .

Vale of Glamorgan Council officials install  copies of the council’s formal warning letter to the gipsies on posts within the car park area.The letter refers to the campers as “persons unknown”

The letter read “I have been instructed to give you notice to leave the area known as the Cliff Walk Car Park in the Vale of Glamorgan and surrounding area by 6pm on Tuesday 10th April 2018” 

The letter went on to say “The Vale of Glamorgan Council cannot ‘tolerate’ [sic] an encampment at this location because it is a very busy car park used in conjunction with the tourist area of Penarth”.

The warning letter from the Vale of Glamorgan Council posted around the Cliff Walk parking ground this afternoon

The letter goes on to tell the ‘persons unknown’ “If you do not leave the land by 6pm on Tuesday April 10th, [ it was already the afternoon of Wednesday April 11th] the Vale of Glamorgan Council will commence court proceedings to ensure your removal from the land. The cost of which proceedings will be sought against you” .




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  1. Nincompoop says:

    Oh dear the poor gypsy/travellers , my heart bleeds for them. There must be some sort of “diverse /persecuted ethnic support group” in the council these people can complain to. I’m sure they work hard and earn an honest living whilst paying council tax, etc etc. Let’s all do a whip around and help them on their way.

  2. Chris David says:

    Hmmm, well some may know the mysteries of the wanderlust and when “you” do you’ll get their number.

  3. Papa Lazarou says:

    You couldn’t make it up..vog council treading on eggshells.Police hiding around the corner.Pathetic.

  4. The Tax payer says:

    For Gods sake. It’s not that difficult to get the dates right. And this is a so called Op manger for legal services ???? On £40k plus a year and that’s without all the on costs that go with it.

  5. AK says:

    Vehicle should get towed and scrapped, whoever it belongs to.

    I’m sure as usual the ‘travellers’ will leave at the last gasp, and leave the mess for the tax payers to pay for.

  6. Joanne Williams says:

    I’ll have you know that I actually own BOTH number plates! I was
    merely popping on my new private plate yesterday when I got caught up in this whole pathetic debacle. So B3 VJO is NOT a false plate Mr Church.
    And AK .. my vehicle should not get towed and scrapped!
    You really should all get out more!!
    And as for Dave the reporter on this story.

  7. Peter Church says:

    Only in Penarth can you have people living in mobile homes on one side of the road and on the other residents are playing musical personnel number plates 🙂

  8. snoggerdog says:

    gypsys arrive at landoc hosp with horrific injuries—what happened to you poor souls “the vale came down on us like a ton of bricks”

  9. Chris David says:

    Fine as long as seeing they haven’t paid in they don’t get treated.

  10. Steven says:

    It looks like they are parking up at Cogan leisure centre car park. Four caravans plus every thing else and counting.

  11. Steven says:

    Oops now 6 caravans , children playing in vehicles. It’s going to be fun later when the car park gets busy!

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