Ac­tion is over­due to stop trav­ellers

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

DEAR Editor, When are we going to do some­thing to stop trav­ellers do­ing ex­actly what they want to do? They break the locks of gates and leave all of their rub­bish be­hind when they move on. No com­mu­nity de­serves this.

How much is it cost­ing the coun­cil to clean up after them and how much is it cost­ing in wast­ing valu­able po­lice time? It is be­com­ing a mas­sive prob­lem and it needs sort­ing be­fore it gets out of hand.

We all know that the coun­cil and po­lice follow a joint pro­to­col which some­times works. I just feel that some­times we need to look at the res­i­dents and the com­mu­nity that it af­fects. In my ward of Long­bridge we have, on a few oc­ca­sions, seen first hand the after-ef­fects of what they leave in our com­mu­nity.

The law needs to change and any de­cent res­i­dent who cares for his or her com­mu­nity would want it to. Coun­cil­lor Andy Cartwright, Long­bridge ward

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