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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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