Wokingham Town and Evendons Neighbourhood Action Group

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Travellers Update 4 May 2015

Posted by Stephen Newton on May 13, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Update 4 May 2015


One or our residents, Stephen Newton, represented the NAG at a meeting with other NAG chairs


and the Thames Valley Chief Constable, Rob Frances.


The issue of Blagrove Lane was raised at this meeting and it is worth noting the following points:


- The presence of the travellers and occupation of the field is a Civil dispute not a criminal


one. Even in light of the injunction, it's still a civil matter. The Police therefore have no


powers to move them on.


-  The police stand ready to react to any criminal activity by any party or parties. It was again


confirmed that the Police have increased the patrols and presence in the lane to help


support the neighbourhood and to have a strong visible presence


- The reported incident of a Police Woman being harassed and requiring backup when the


travellers arrived is unsubstantiated. The Chief Constable Rob Frances has personally looked


into this and spoken to everyone and checked logs. No officer reports any incident and there


is no log of a call for backup.



Our thanks to Stephen for this update and please continue to take the usual precautions to keep


both yourself and your property safe.


Kind Regards


John Walker Ken Rowlands


Chairman EARA Chairman NAG

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