THE ongoing issue with illegal traveller encampments setting up at various locations across Warrington seems to be going from bad to worse.
One can only presume they are picking up plenty of business in the area – or they wouldn’t visit so often.
So next time someone knocks on your door offering you a cut price deal – just think on about the possible consequences for some of your neighbouring areas.
Recent encampments include Silver Lane Risley, Dakota Park Chapelford, Woolston Park, Winwick Park and most recently Alban Retail Park on Winwick Road.
To be fair to Warrington Borough Council and Cheshire Police, they appear to be getting them to move on fairly quickly, thanks to the section 77 orders which can be served promptly.
Clearly there is a pressing need for a permanent solution and Warrington Borough Council need to deliver it sooner or later – realising wherever is suggested will be an unpopular decision.
A properly managed traveller facility is clearly needed somewhere in the borough – only then will there be any real chance of stopping the illegal encampments which continue to take up so much officer and police time.