UPDATE: Notice Served on Southport Traveller site

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Update: Wednesday 17 August

UPDATE: Notice Served at Southport Traveller Site

Sefton Council has again served notice on the on the former Birkdale Deaf School.

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UPDATE Saturday 13 August 2016

The land owner has again made another attempt at blocking the travellers into the former Birkdale Deaf School. This time tones of rubble has been dropped off in the entry/exit to the site.

A Lancaster road resident said: “Nothing like poking the wasps nest hey!”

Updates to follow.


UPDATE 10pm, Friday 12 August 2016

Resident are saying that the Lancaster road traveller problem at the old deaf school site is now ‘out of control’

A Lancaster road resident took the photograph yesterday afternoon and posted it on OTSNews.co.uk Facebook page He said: ” One of the kids poohing on the street in broad daylight and then chucking soiled paper onto the pavement.

ots-gpsie-poohOTSNews.co.uk reporters have to today attended camp and spoke with the contractors working for the land owner and the travelers.

The Contractors said: Police and the council have failed to shift them after the 48 hour notice. Police have attended the scene on three occasions today. We will weld the gates over the entrance if we have too!”

The travellers have responded by saying  “Weld the gates and then we will smash the truck up and set fire to it!”

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UPDATE – Thursday 11, 8pm

Gypsies/Travellers smash down Birkdale Deaf School blockade

The travellers have now smashed up the blockade that was set up earlier this evening in order to keep them in.

Hundreds more have now joined them. Children are shouting [email protected] off to anyone walking near camp.

A resident told OTSNews.co.uk “Why have the police and Council let this happen?”

“We feel so let down and intimidated!.”

Original: Gypsies blocked into the former Birkdale Deaf School (Thursday 11 Aug 2016)

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Gypsies/Travellers set up site on the former Birkdale Deaf School Monday 8 August 2016.

A resident said: “The owner of the deaf school arranged for the blocks to be put in place to stop them getting out – the police came along incase it kicked off!”

“The travellers will have to go to court to get the blocks moved – so they could be here for a while.Gypsie site southport


Updates to follow on OTSNews.co.uk

Meanwhile in Oxford Road….

Travellers move on to prestigious Southport location

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