‘Impound their vehicles,’ says the narrator. Travelers set up camp on a school playing field, causing a ruckus.
TRAVELERS have built up a massive illegal camp on a school playing field, infuriating residents in the area.
Despite the height barrier being closed, a huge number of caravans arrived on land belonging to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, on Tuesday night. The school claims that it is collaborating with authorities to have the group removed.
Residents in the town, which is situated outside the peaceful Peak District, are concerned that the visitors would leave garbage and even human waste behind. According to Derbyshire Live, this was the case following a similar camping near the school’s sixth form centre almost three years ago.
One mother wrote on Facebook, “It’s the trash they leave behind.”
Another message reads, “Impound all their automobiles.”
“Just don’t leave a trail of ruin for the taxpayers to pick up the tab,” says a third.
“I hope they don’t leave their human waste and soiled wipes all over the place for everyone’s sake,” says another.
After the summer holidays, more than 1,300 students will return to the school, which has an Ofsted rating of Good, on September 7.
“We are working with the relevant authorities to remedy and remove the group of people who have accessed our school fields,” said Scott Garrity, the head teacher.
“We appreciate the members of the public who quickly alerted us to the issue.”
The school is thought to be collaborating with the police and the Conservative-controlled Derbyshire Dales District Council to settle the situation.