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    Percy Thrower wrote:
    Susan Wardle wrote:
    Bolton News, why exactly are you allowing this hate speech? It is unlawful and pathetic.
    Just hit the "report this post" button if you find them offensive Susan.

    If they did say this out on the street they would either get a smack in the mouth or arrested, they think they've got away with it on here, for now they have! You're not anonymous you idiots, you can be tracked down very easily and not just by the police either.

    They are probably bitter because they are stuck in whatever circumstances and are jealous of the freedom of the whole traveller lifestyle.

    They are mainly a decent set of people, the police spend more on drunken idiots on one saturday night down bradshawgate than travellers cost us in a year.
    You need to get a sense of humour.also get a life whilst your at it"
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Travellers set up camp in Little Lever

Travellers set up camp in Little Lever

The travellers on Hilltop playing fields in Little Lever

The travellers on Hilltop playing fields in Little Lever

Travellers on the playing fields in Little Lever

Travellers on the playing fields in Little Lever

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A NEW group of travellers has set up camp at Hilltop playing fields in Little Lever this afternoon.

Five caravans and other vehicles have been spotted on the fields this afternoon, and a council officer has already visited the camp to serve them with a notice to leave.

It is understood the camp is travelling to the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, an annual gathering of travellers, which runs from June 5 to June 11.

Cllr Paul Richardson, Little Lever and Darcy Lever's newly elected UKIP councillor, said: “I have had several calls from local residents about this already.

“The traveller liaison officer from the town hall has been up straight away and I saw him handing out bits of paper to the people in the camp.

“We don’t want this in Little Lever - we have got a traveller camp site down in Hall Lane.

“There is no need for them to use the playing fields.”

Cllr Richardson said residents are concerned after the playing fields were visited by travellers four or five years ago and left it untidy when the camp moved on.

The Little Lever arrival follows a visit made by a group of travellers to Moss Bank Park on May 20.

Bolton Council issued them with a 24-hour notice to leave the area, prompting them to move to the car park of the former Homebase shop in Manchester Road on May 23.

They then briefly visited Leverhulme Park on May 24 before leaving Bolton.

A Bolton Council spokesman said: “A group of travellers has set up camp in Little Lever.

“We have served a notice to them to leave within 24 hours and if they do not we will be applying to the magistrates court for a summons.”

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