Travellers in Girton Road car park

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sydres
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Travellers in Girton Road car park

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It appears travellers have returned to the Girton Road car park.

Councillors / Council - can their removal be dealt with PROMPTLY this time to avoid the mess, attempted burglaries and general nuisance caused last time.
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Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

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No sign of them today.

Stuart
sophie
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Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

Post by sophie »

There is a small group parked up in the Bell Green retail park car park in front of the former Toys R Us store. I think 2 caravans and 2 or 3 camper van/mobile home vehicles. Apparently they arrived last night.
John H
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Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

Post by John H »

There is an Irish Tinkers' community now parked up on the public road i.e. Kangley Bridge Road. I wonder what Penfold's make of it since they usually park a gridlock of HGVs there.
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Penfold's? Who they?
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alywin wrote:Penfold's? Who they?
I suggest you take a wander down Kangley Bridge Road and find out. You could, alternatively, look them up on the web.
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Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

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If you google "Penfolds Kangley Bridge Road" the top hit is this thread, and there's no result which explains who they might be. I don't know about alywin, but I don't have time to wander down there in the next couple of days, so could someone illuminate us please?
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Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

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If it's of any help I Googled Penfold and got this result: https://goo.gl/images/3TibvU
Hope it helps.
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Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

Post by Parker1970 »

Sideofham wrote:If it's of any help I Googled Penfold and got this result: https://goo.gl/images/3TibvU
Hope it helps.
Best. Penfold. EVER.

I concur, a google search does not reveal anything so the earlier comment was rather misplaced :)

I did find a Penfolds housing development but it said Sydenham, Leamington Spa :)
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Penlaw… a slip of the wrist
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Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

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They have gone now. I suspect the police car that was sniffing around was the precursor to removal steps. They were, after all, on the public highway... Around three or four tons of rubbish left behind.
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Post by Cllr Curran »

You may be aware that travellers have pitched up and occupied Girton Road Car Park since Sunday. I have spoken to officers and they tell me they are trying to get the police to issue a "section 61" notice asap for clearance. Meanwhile, Lewisham's Legal Department are in the process of obtaining a possession order. I am hoping that this will be issued asap, possibly tomorrow.

Councillor Liam Curran
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pip
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Post by pip »

Thanks for keeping us informed.
syd-gal
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Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

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Apparently they are back in Sainsburys car park at Bell Green today.
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Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

Post by JRW »

I didn't see them there this afternoon, so I presume they are delighting another community.....

They may have been disappointed to find that Kier has barricaded the entrance to the Livesey with two security guards' cars. They are posted there around the clock, to stop the travellers returning. In addition, SGN has also fortified the gasholder site with concrete barriers, preventing vehicles from driving in.
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