by Ian Shires on 1 August, 2017
Last night the travellers left their unauthorised encampment on Bentley Haye off Bentley Lane in Short Heath. They have destroyed the bund mound at the entrance and left behind a field scared by tyre tracks and strewn with rubbish. Is it any wonder there is little or no sympathy for their nomadic lifestyle.
The council has secured the site and a clean up is set to begin. Liberal Democrat councillors have suggested that the council should stop cutting the grass on the field and allow it to return to a meadow. It would be more environmentally friendly and would allow the access point off Bentley Lane to be permanently sealed off removing the threat of unauthorised encampments for good on this particular site. The idea seams to be gaining some support from local residents on the Manor Farm Estate.5 Comments