Most people know very little about the 5,000-strong Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community in Devon. In fact you might be surprised to hear that the majority now live in houses rather than caravans.
It really dosent matter about providing them with designated sites. What matters is making them obey the law wherever they are. If they drive untaxed, uninsured vehicles on the roads, commit criminal danage and trespass, steal property and goods, flytip and participate in anti-social behaviour then they should be dealt with as would anybody else. Not just allowed to move onto the next place and carry on. They have been allowed to get away with it for far to long and now its time for councils and the police to be given more powers of prosecution with heavy fines and their vehicles and trailers impounded.
Torbay Council has spent £70,000 on measures to protect prime locations
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