Clear-up continues as travellers move

TRAVELLERS who caused havoc for Bolton businesses as they set up camp have moved on.

Police became involved after the group set up camp at Riverside industrial estate, just a few hundred yards down the road from their previous site in Waters Meeting Road, Astley Bridge .

They have now parked up further down Waters Meeting Road and are continuing to leave mess for landowners and Bolton Council to clean up.

The 20 caravans and 25 cars moved from Riverside Industrial Estate to Total Fitness.

They arrived at Riverside on Thursday night and moved away on Sunday after police served them with a notice.

Before that they had been at Endeavour House for several days.

A nearby business owner said: “The site has been strewn with rubbish, so there is a bit of a clean-up job to do.”

Insp Wayne Readfern, from Bolton East neighbourhood policing team, said: “We are working with the landowners and the council.

“We are monitoring the travellers’ movements closely, taking their lifestyle into consideration and trying to prevent crime and disorder.”

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10:19am Tue 4 Sep 12

oftbewildered says...

is the mess they leave not tantamount to fly tipping? Why is there no involvement (legal or voluntary) with the travellers re clearing up after them
is the mess they leave not tantamount to fly tipping? Why is there no involvement (legal or voluntary) with the travellers re clearing up after them oftbewildered

11:51am Tue 4 Sep 12

hotandspicy says...

give them all a letter telling them they are starting work on Monday for all the local businesses with national insurance numbers and tax codes, you will never see them again
give them all a letter telling them they are starting work on Monday for all the local businesses with national insurance numbers and tax codes, you will never see them again hotandspicy

2:34pm Tue 4 Sep 12

lindlandl says...

Maybe all the people who were vehemently defending this poor, innocent, beleaguered minority, so hard done to by intolerant people, would like to go and clear their mess up. Thought not.
Maybe all the people who were vehemently defending this poor, innocent, beleaguered minority, so hard done to by intolerant people, would like to go and clear their mess up. Thought not. lindlandl

8:23pm Tue 4 Sep 12

dougie kay says...

taking their life style into consideration the council states. Their life style usually take the form of of a group of nomadic fly tippers, wandering from post office to post office. Following the routes taken by the migratory path of their benefit payments. Often travelling as far as ten miles a week if not shorter
taking their life style into consideration the council states. Their life style usually take the form of of a group of nomadic fly tippers, wandering from post office to post office. Following the routes taken by the migratory path of their benefit payments. Often travelling as far as ten miles a week if not shorter dougie kay

9:30pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Citizen Cane says...

If you tip-off HMRC that there are tax evaders on Waters Meeting Road, they are obliged to investigate : try it, sit back and enjoy.
If you tip-off HMRC that there are tax evaders on Waters Meeting Road, they are obliged to investigate : try it, sit back and enjoy. Citizen Cane

12:46am Wed 5 Sep 12

Nibelung says...

But but they're the salt of the earth ask our police and politicians... not that they're scared of these feral irish animals or anything.
But but they're the salt of the earth ask our police and politicians... not that they're scared of these feral irish animals or anything. Nibelung

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