Council taking enforcement action against travellers on Sewardstone Road

Travellers move onto rugby field

Travellers move onto rugby field

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Action is being taken to remove a group of travellers who have gained access to council-owned land overnight. 

It is understood the travellers broke into the field in Sewardstone Road and changed the padlock chain. 

Chingford Rugby Club (CRC) in Waltham Way rent the pitches from Waltham Forest council, which says it is aware of the trespass and have a security team on-site, including a guard dog handler.  

The video below shows the authorities breaking a chain to access the site and approach the travellers.

Around six caravans have been parked in a circle formation across two pitches and children can be seen running around and playing. 

A council spokesman said: "We are aware of the situation and already have security on site.

"Enforcement action is underway and will be progressed as quickly as possible."

CRC manager Daniel Michael said he hopes the travellers are removed in time for training. 

He said: "Police phoned last night and told me they had broken in. The gate was secured, padlocked and shut. 

"We need them out as soon as possible. 

"Luckily our game tomorrow is at Woodford Rugby Club but the pitches are needed on Sunday for our different age group training sessions. 

"Hopefully they will be gone before the start of the weekend."

 

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1:18pm Fri 5 Sep 14

DaveInTheForest says...

Did the rozzers help them on to the land like they did in Loughton recently?
Did the rozzers help them on to the land like they did in Loughton recently? DaveInTheForest
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9:05pm Sun 7 Sep 14

Lisa Fisher1 says...

I know for a fact some of these tinkers are Johnny Donhou's family, they're all gypsies. Before he pegged it of a Crack overdose & he also had HEP B, he told me around 1993/1994 he got a worker of his called Shaun to fire his then Common Gate pub in Walthamstow for insurance money, he then re furbed the pub & gave it the moronic name of Couples! How evil can you get? Not only is he a fraudster, that building could have exploded & some poor innocent person walking by that is decent & does an honest days living, not robbing people like Donhou, could have been killed. We are all so pleased he's dead Karma got the RUNT at long last. By the way we have Donhou taped on my Dictaphone regarding the fire confession. If any of his brown nosers don't like the truth then come to see me at 22 Morgan Way, Woodford Bridge. Lisa Fisher
I know for a fact some of these tinkers are Johnny Donhou's family, they're all gypsies. Before he pegged it of a Crack overdose & he also had HEP B, he told me around 1993/1994 he got a worker of his called Shaun to fire his then Common Gate pub in Walthamstow for insurance money, he then re furbed the pub & gave it the moronic name of Couples! How evil can you get? Not only is he a fraudster, that building could have exploded & some poor innocent person walking by that is decent & does an honest days living, not robbing people like Donhou, could have been killed. We are all so pleased he's dead Karma got the RUNT at long last. By the way we have Donhou taped on my Dictaphone regarding the fire confession. If any of his brown nosers don't like the truth then come to see me at 22 Morgan Way, Woodford Bridge. Lisa Fisher Lisa Fisher1
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7:28am Mon 8 Sep 14

Kingcreole says...

More money the tax payer has to pay more houses broken into more cars broken in to . All human **** on pitches where young kids train and play ,but let's protect guilty and scum and all the people that get there rubbish cleared from these people shame on you
More money the tax payer has to pay more houses broken into more cars broken in to . All human **** on pitches where young kids train and play ,but let's protect guilty and scum and all the people that get there rubbish cleared from these people shame on you Kingcreole
  • Score: 3
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