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b.o.liking
b.o.liking
05 Dec 2014 22:37

How is  it the new site at will not get used by  and why was it built for people that don't contribute to the T.D.C,. coffer's.

What  waste of money and who as the Tw-T that thought it up?  

Lynne
Lynne
06 Dec 2014 06:49

What site? Where?

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Duckileaks
Duckileaks
06 Dec 2014 09:31

I think he means the travellers site at Haldon

michaelclayson
michaelclayson
06 Dec 2014 09:46

If so, the £1million came from government.

 

Still a lot if money, but at least paid by taxpayers across the Uk, not just in Teignbridge.

Bardwell
Bardwell
06 Dec 2014 13:15

Money that could have been saved if TDC had taken a firm line some ten years ago.

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OLD FART
OLD FART
06 Dec 2014 15:02

I assume the year round warden costing £26k is to be paid from the payments received from the leases etc being paid by the travellers on the site!

 

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/New-age-8217-forest-travellers-camp-set-close-1/story-25069068-detail/story.html

flo
flo
06 Dec 2014 20:33

Damian le Bas, editor of Travellers Times, who has met and worked with people at Haldon, said the new site was “not fit” for new age travellers, many of whom work as travelling showpeople.

He said it’s design – hard standing and wash blocks - ignored the “political or cultural aspect to the way of life” followed by the group, who like to live in a low impact way, often in woods, converting vans or horse boxes and using compost toilets.

Low impact?  He's having a laugh isn't he?

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OLD FART
OLD FART
07 Dec 2014 08:27

@flo - i think he means low impact to them, because all they do is destroy natural beauty spots and leave tons of junk strewn around for the taxpayer to cover the cost of the cleanup and the legal cost of having them moved on. i may be wrong though!

b.o.liking
b.o.liking
07 Dec 2014 10:32


Sorry about being not specific and yes i was talking about Haldon. Mr Clayson comments that the money was paid by English taxpayers well thats alright

then, because trying for some people to get any benefits from Teignbridge or any other agency is damn near impossible.

As for Flo's quote from Damian le Bas the fitting of gold taps may be more in keeping. You just couldn't make it up.

Oh yes you can.

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