Sunday, 28 April 2013

Travellers Not Moving

The extended family of Irish travellers who took over the old Worcester Park Tavern car park are still there despite telling the blog they would be moving on early last week. See previous report here. (Is anyone really surprised?)

There are now six caravans there, in a new arrangement and the pile of rubbish behind the concrete barrier is growing quite large.

This time they told the blog that they now don’t know when they will be moving on. “It could be tomorrow, it could be anytime. We just don’t know.”

Apparently the reason for staying put is that it is difficult for them to find another place to go, but they eventually want to head up to Edinburgh.

My guess is they’ll go on extracting the urine until someone forces them to do otherwise.

Update Sunday 12th May (11pm ish)

I've been to have a look - Yes they have gone. There are now no caravans on the site. All that is left is a pile of rubbish larger than the one in this picture. They could have gone to Beddington Park. Thanks to 'Guest' and also the other person who contacted me.

11 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

TheBridge said...

What's wrong with them staying if no-one else is using the place?

James said...

Because they will leave lots of rubbish, including human waste, attracting rats to the surrounding houses. Will also then most likely burgle the houses nearby, stealing copper pipes and make the area look like a sh*thole... These are not law abiding charming folk. If they want to live in Worcester Park do an honest days work, pay some council tax to use the amenities and buy a sodding house.

guest said...

well today i was shopping in waitrose and i over heard a couple of the girls and boy talking then running out stealing what looked like sandwichs nice people...

A said...

...and you followed them back to the Worcester Pub to confirm that they are in fact the travellers living on that site, prior to making these potentially libelous comments?

Justme? said...

Trespass and fly tipping for a start

a said...

well they was talking about the travellers site actualy otherwise i would not comment

Jeff said...

It's high time these dossers at the former Worcester Park pub site were moved on, what do we have a police force for? They are trashing the site. We. Pay millions in taxes to provide proper sites with toilets and washing facilities for gypsies and travellers who pay no taxes themselves. Yet they still prefer to camp in totally unsuitable locations turning them into unhygienic eye-sores. In any other country in the w rld other than soft touch Britain the local community would confront these parasite and, er, encourage them to return to the reservations we pay for. I don't want them in Worcester Park, who do they think they are? What's the UKIP policy on travellers?

Parkerilla said...

I really don't understand what's happening here, the pub is owned by The Spirit Group a massive, aggresive business with an inhouse legal department who should have been all over this problem like a rash.But they're still there despite the potential squatters rights nightmare if no attempt is made to move them on. In contrast about ten years ago travellers set up camp on the grassed area directly opposite the pub on the other side of the road and within a few hours there was (literally) nailed to a tree in front of their camp a writ "The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames vs Persons (Names Unknown) currently occupying the land ....etc" and the next day they were gone. The current situation is baffling.

Dave said...

I've just filled out their contact form (The Spirit Group that is, not the "travellers"!) at


If enough people 'make enquiries' maybe they will take some action.


All credit to RBK for taking prompt action regarding Malden Green, although strictly speaking they don't own the land - as far as I know it is former Common land, which eventually became 'waste of the parish' (no religious implication) which was 'adopted' by Malden & Coombe council. I only mention this because I believe, but cannot prove, that there has been some 'encroachment' on Malden Green, and shall keep a 'watching brief' on the area adjacent to The Worcester when development eventually takes place.

guest said...

i think they may have left not to sure as i saw two caravans and a van leaving the worcester on saturday evening not to sure

James said...

Looks like they've gone! Hooray. Hopefully the owners will block it off to prevent any more pikey invasions.

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