Travellers Move on to Cherry Orchard Park

September 27, 2017 in News

The Echo News reports here, that 4 caravans have moved on to Cherry Orchard Park.

Not long ago, we faced the same problem here in Sweyne Park & Grange Ward but with a much larger number of travellers taking up residence on Grange playing fields. This caused a great deal of concern from residents with the legal process for eviction taking sometime to inact.

Reassuringly, the District Councils portfolio holder for Community has been quoted by the paper as saying ‘residents should not be concerned’

I’m not sure if this will give comfort to those living in the nearby vicinity, I know that I received a great many messages and calls from residents when travellers were on Grange playing fields.

Meanwhile a Rochford parish Councillor has reminded readers that a travellers site has been proposed for Rayleigh. Is this a case of NIMBYISM for Rochford Councillors?

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James Newport

Essex County Councillor for Rayleigh North, Rochford District Councillor for Downhall & Rawreth and Rayleigh Town Councillor for Sweyne.

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