WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12328 Members
65 Forums
73257 Topics
989198 Posts
79 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
70 registered (alan128, 13 invisible), 1395 Guests and 283 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 1192
Washing machine 241
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 231
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 178
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 141
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 114
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 108
Ant and Dec 101
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 90
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 89
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by Excoriator
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Dilly
12:16 PM
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by lincle
12:03 PM
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE 40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
10:25 AM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
11:37 PM
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by Mark
01:25 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by lansyp
10:22 AM
Unilever's Power Stations
by Jimbo620
08:18 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#610120 - 27th Oct 2011 4:49pm Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral
Frog_Eyes
Unregistered


A FAMILY of travellers face being removed from an area of derelict land after Wirral Council started proceedings to evict them.
There are currently four caravans on the land behind Birkenhead North train station and spokesman for the group, Tommy Johnson, said they had nowhere else to go.
He said prior to arriving in Birkenhead they had been on land at sites in Liverpool, Crosby and Skelmersdale.
Mr Johnson said they had been largely welcomed by local people 'who pop down for a cup of tea and biscuit and chat' and added that one of their family was an elderly woman with a heart condition.
He said they were aware the local authority was seeking to move them on but insisted: 'We have no where to go. If the council can find us somewhere we will gladly go there.'
Charlie Wright, who is their nearest neighbour, said he was glad to see the travellers and added: 'I've told them fill the fields with caravans. They are brilliant people, no trouble.
'The local kids have been playing with their kids and I told them to bring other travellers and fill the fields.'
He said the land had been left derelict for years despite repeated council promises to build new housing there.
He added: 'The travellers might as well use it because the council aren't going to build anything at this rate.'
Mr Johnson and another traveller John Docherty said they were not aware of any other travellers seeking to move there.
A council spokesman said: 'The council has begun the process of regaining possession of the land on which this encampment has been established.
'In the meantime, we will continue to assist representatives of other agencies in assessing and managing any welfare needs.'

THE ECHO

Top
Google Ads
#610180 - 27th Oct 2011 5:53pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
AlexB Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 13th Sep 2011
Posts: 1867
Loc: Wirral
Am I the only one thinking that a group of gypos in their caravans is likely making that area look a little better?

Let them stay, I say. They're letting most people live in that area for free, why not them!?

Especially if they're doing no harm.
_________________________
I'm just a muppet.

Top
#610190 - 27th Oct 2011 6:01pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
Frog_Eyes
Unregistered


When I seen them on the land yesterday I was thinking why not let them stay there, I bet they have more respect than some of the locals.. they would make the Place look better than its look for the past how many years. And if the the locals are happy then why not...

Top
#610192 - 27th Oct 2011 6:03pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
CrocodileDundee
Unregistered


As I was reading this I was thinking, what harm are they doing? Why does the council really want the land back? They aren't doing a damn thing with it!
If they aren't stealing the lead off the roofs then leave them to it, I say!

Top
#610193 - 27th Oct 2011 6:04pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
Tombraider Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 18th Jul 2011
Posts: 7600
Loc: Peace
Good point Croc thumbsup
_________________________
A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. Dutch Proverb








Top
#610195 - 27th Oct 2011 6:05pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
AlexB Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 13th Sep 2011
Posts: 1867
Loc: Wirral
I guess they have to be seen to be fair across the board with these things.
_________________________
I'm just a muppet.

Top
#610196 - 27th Oct 2011 6:07pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
gypsyjune Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Feb 2010
Posts: 3312
Loc: birkenhead
Yes i totally agree with you croc ,you know John docherty he is related to the one off big brother

Top
#610203 - 27th Oct 2011 6:20pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: AlexB]
CrocodileDundee
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: AlexB
I guess they have to be seen to be fair across the board with these things.

If only they were though! Layabouts getting free accomodation but little old ladies being thrown out of care homes due to closures, if they WERE fair across the board then items like these wouldn't make the News!

Top
#610213 - 27th Oct 2011 6:36pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
parkgater Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 28th Dec 2008
Posts: 117
Loc: United Kingdom
You will soon find the novelty will wear off when the buckets of human waste end up close to where you live,dreadful,disgusting awful.

Top
#610271 - 27th Oct 2011 7:34pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
Yeh they can stay. But how long will it be until crime increases in the area and their waste is everywhere on the site because they have nowhere else to take it?

I completely disagree with letting them stay, it defeats the object. Why should I pay mortgage, tax and other fees to do my bit for the economy when they can live for free and have the sympathy of people?

Top
#610308 - 27th Oct 2011 7:57pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
Lord_of_the_M53 Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 25th Aug 2011
Posts: 466
Loc: omni-present
crime increase in birkenhead north?
_________________________
always watching

Top
#610311 - 27th Oct 2011 8:00pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: BennyBoy]
parkgater Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 28th Dec 2008
Posts: 117
Loc: United Kingdom
WELL NOTED.

Top
#610340 - 27th Oct 2011 8:25pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
An increase is an increase. Why should we pay for them!

It really annoys me thats all

Top
#610388 - 27th Oct 2011 9:18pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: Lord_of_the_M53]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 16021
Loc: New Brighton
I
Originally Posted By: Lord_of_the_M53
crime increase in birkenhead north?


Lmao laugh
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#610391 - 27th Oct 2011 9:20pm Re: Travellers move on to derelict land in Wirral [Re: ]
Tombraider Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 18th Jul 2011
Posts: 7600
Loc: Peace
Originally Posted By: CrocodileDundee
Originally Posted By: AlexB
I guess they have to be seen to be fair across the board with these things.

If only they were though! Layabouts getting free accomodation but little old ladies being thrown out of care homes due to closures, if they WERE fair across the board then items like these wouldn't make the News!
whatold ladies thrown out the care homes shocked


Edited by Tombraider (27th Oct 2011 9:21pm)
_________________________
A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. Dutch Proverb








Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
For Sale & Free
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Wanted roof box
by monsterz4
19th Jun 2017 10:32am
Featured Member
Registered: 12th Aug 2005
Posts: 512
Newest Members
Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03, SamphireGreen
12328 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 4:44am
Sunset Sat 9:45pm
Local Time Sat 7:58pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .