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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4:00pm Mon 2 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

Its ok they are working for united utilities laying tarmac on a private road..
Its ok they are working for united utilities laying tarmac on a private road.. allan111111
  • Score: 24

5:09pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Wolfie190 says...

Ooh those loveable Irish chaps again.
Ooh those loveable Irish chaps again. Wolfie190
  • Score: 6

5:29pm Mon 2 Jun 14

soup153 says...

Be some outstanding warrants to issue there.
Be some outstanding warrants to issue there. soup153
  • Score: 10

6:22pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

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

Yes i've seen them on a tv documentary and in the national news each year, racing their horses and traps about on main roads at appleby ( thinking they are in a ben hur film ) putting other peoples lives at risk as well as the horses.
I've no concern about the travelers lives though, but you see it each year trading their horses. ( probably for scrap metal this years as horsemeat has no more value :-)
"It is understood the camp is travelling to the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, an annual gathering of travelers, which runs from June 5 to June 11" Yes i've seen them on a tv documentary and in the national news each year, racing their horses and traps about on main roads at appleby ( thinking they are in a ben hur film ) putting other peoples lives at risk as well as the horses. I've no concern about the travelers lives though, but you see it each year trading their horses. ( probably for scrap metal this years as horsemeat has no more value :-) Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 9

7:19pm Mon 2 Jun 14

waynagain says...

Having them in Little Lever can only make property values increase.
Having them in Little Lever can only make property values increase. waynagain
  • Score: 12

7:44pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Ernagy2 says...

I hope the liaison officer handing out the piece of paper showed a map where 'Hall Lane' is. Maybe they could use Sat Nav. Maybe we could direct them to where our good friend Cliff Morris is. I'm sure he would love to have the travelers outside his residence. He could give them a right Bolton welcome.
I hope the liaison officer handing out the piece of paper showed a map where 'Hall Lane' is. Maybe they could use Sat Nav. Maybe we could direct them to where our good friend Cliff Morris is. I'm sure he would love to have the travelers outside his residence. He could give them a right Bolton welcome. Ernagy2
  • Score: 16

8:56pm Mon 2 Jun 14

127001 says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
I hope the liaison officer handing out the piece of paper showed a map where 'Hall Lane' is. Maybe they could use Sat Nav. Maybe we could direct them to where our good friend Cliff Morris is. I'm sure he would love to have the travelers outside his residence. He could give them a right Bolton welcome.
I hear that Mr. Morris has erected his beer garden tent for the summer. All welcome.
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: I hope the liaison officer handing out the piece of paper showed a map where 'Hall Lane' is. Maybe they could use Sat Nav. Maybe we could direct them to where our good friend Cliff Morris is. I'm sure he would love to have the travelers outside his residence. He could give them a right Bolton welcome.[/p][/quote]I hear that Mr. Morris has erected his beer garden tent for the summer. All welcome. 127001
  • Score: 4

9:55pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bolton First says...

I would rather have travellers than politicians anyday.
I would rather have travellers than politicians anyday. Bolton First
  • Score: -5

12:40am Tue 3 Jun 14

Sickandtiredoffit says...

Handing out pieces of paper. What do they wipe with them !
Handing out pieces of paper. What do they wipe with them ! Sickandtiredoffit
  • Score: 2

1:32am Tue 3 Jun 14

Susan Wardle says...

Bolton News, why exactly are you allowing this hate speech? It is unlawful and pathetic.
Bolton News, why exactly are you allowing this hate speech? It is unlawful and pathetic. Susan Wardle
  • Score: -19

12:54pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Gore Seer says...

Perhaps Its Time For Bolton Council To Evict Those Static Caravans, So AS The Real Romney Travelers Have Spaces To Park, And Limit All Travelers That That Stay There To A Month Then Move On, I Do Realise Its Rocket Science.
Perhaps Its Time For Bolton Council To Evict Those Static Caravans, So AS The Real Romney Travelers Have Spaces To Park, And Limit All Travelers That That Stay There To A Month Then Move On, I Do Realise Its Rocket Science. Gore Seer
  • Score: 3

9:10pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Percy Thrower says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Susan Wardle[/bold] wrote: Bolton News, why exactly are you allowing this hate speech? It is unlawful and pathetic.[/p][/quote]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. Percy Thrower
  • Score: -2

10:11pm Tue 3 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

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
[quote][p][bold]Percy Thrower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Susan Wardle[/bold] wrote: Bolton News, why exactly are you allowing this hate speech? It is unlawful and pathetic.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]You need to get a sense of humour.also get a life whilst your at it allan111111
  • Score: 3

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