If proof were necessary of the folly of the Councils approach in its choice of sites, Send has in the last week received some unwelcome guests camping on the recreation ground. The resultant mess and distress to local residents and businesses is now thankfully coming to an end, and we are pleased to report that Send Parish Council have successfully managed the situation and removed the trespassers. There is of course a big clean-up operation underway, involving GBC refuse disposal, Fly-tipped rubbish and human waste, as well as broken glass etc on the Children’s Playground. Ripley Parish Council were forced to take steps to prevent the occupation of Ripley Green, closing it to “Ride London” spectators as was planned.
All this after only one week occupation! The stupidity of placing so many Traveller Pitches in Ripley and Send must now be obvious, even to the most obtuse Borough Councillor. Any Plan that retains these proposals could therefore be considered to have some other motivation.