Travellers leave Thatcham ... and a mess behind

Bathroom appliances left dumped behind cemetery

John Herring


John Herring


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Travellers leave Thatcham .... and a mess behind

Travellers have left a site in Thatcham and everything, including a sink, in their wake. 

Around 10 vehicles arrived on West Berkshire Council owned land behind Thatcham Cemetery and Pimpernel Place yesterday (Monday).

They have since moved on but have left piles of rubbish behind them.

A toilet, sink, bath tub, a vacuum cleaner and waste were among the items dumped on the grass close to the cemetery. 

One resident said that he couldn't believe his eyes and described the scene as "a hell of a mess."

He added that he had been kept awake by travellers dogs barking during the night. 

The resident said that the police had been called but they had only been able to move them away from houses. 

The group of travellers in Thatcham follows a group leaving a small piece of grassland near Newbury Retail Park on Sunday evening.


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  • The G

    The G

    24/08/2016 - 08:08

    There's been a few car break-in's when the travellers settled in Newbury - Coincidence?


  • ali152

    23/08/2016 - 18:06

    As a local resident I was very impressed with the local authorities and the speed this was dealt with.


  • Louise


    23/08/2016 - 16:04

    Police /WBC officials who attended should have van/car registrations which presumably have UK registered addresses, save for ones from Republic. Will illegality be ignored for fear of staff being classed as persecuting minority? An example should be made as their sort seem to do this every place they invade.


  • Hammerthebookie

    23/08/2016 - 16:04

    They will never catch the travellers who left the mess .This is only one of three truck loads that they left behind. The other two are garden waste mixed with rubble , bricks etc;


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