Traveller Trespass

With the Government likely to make it easier for Municipal bodies to remove illegal travellers it is likely that private sites will be targetted.  This is misery for the owner.

The travellers cannot be attributed more rights than anyone else and so the law needs to permit land owners the same rights as municipal bodies.

Essentially, illegal occupation of land is not trespass, it is theft.  It denies the owner the right to use and occupy the land himself and is therefore theft.  Theft is a criminal offence and the Police should remove the travellers.  Any damage to the land or adjoining premises is a criminal offence and the Police should act.

It is not right that the land owner should be required to enter into expensive legal procedings to evict travellers.

The landowners and general public pay for the Police Service and expect it to protect them and their property.

Currently, travellers can occupy anyone's land and the owner is left to fund the legal process and the eventual clean up.

NOT FAIR !

Why is this idea important?

With the Government likely to make it easier for Municipal bodies to remove illegal travellers it is likely that private sites will be targetted.  This is misery for the owner.

The travellers cannot be attributed more rights than anyone else and so the law needs to permit land owners the same rights as municipal bodies.

Essentially, illegal occupation of land is not trespass, it is theft.  It denies the owner the right to use and occupy the land himself and is therefore theft.  Theft is a criminal offence and the Police should remove the travellers.  Any damage to the land or adjoining premises is a criminal offence and the Police should act.

It is not right that the land owner should be required to enter into expensive legal procedings to evict travellers.

The landowners and general public pay for the Police Service and expect it to protect them and their property.

Currently, travellers can occupy anyone's land and the owner is left to fund the legal process and the eventual clean up.

NOT FAIR !

camping and caravan rallies

legislation does not take into account peoples rights when allowing camp sites to set up and farmers  to use fields for rallies.

anderby residents association would like the government to look into the following points 

residents rights to enjoy their homes

proximity of site to residents

will the site/rally be intrusive to neighbours

shared drive should always have the residents written agreement

also a 10 year clause exists for landowners to abuse their licence agreement, ie if a site agreed to a 15 van site, if they abuse the agreement  for 10years they get to keep the enlarged site. no justice in this clause whatsoever. the licence should be revoked and  re-appied as well as being fined for breach of agement

Why is this idea important?

legislation does not take into account peoples rights when allowing camp sites to set up and farmers  to use fields for rallies.

anderby residents association would like the government to look into the following points 

residents rights to enjoy their homes

proximity of site to residents

will the site/rally be intrusive to neighbours

shared drive should always have the residents written agreement

also a 10 year clause exists for landowners to abuse their licence agreement, ie if a site agreed to a 15 van site, if they abuse the agreement  for 10years they get to keep the enlarged site. no justice in this clause whatsoever. the licence should be revoked and  re-appied as well as being fined for breach of agement

Remove Gypsies/Travellers’ Status As A Racial Group

The status of travellers as a racial group is undermining measures to tackle the illegal actitivites of (some) of the members of this group, whether it's breaches of planning law, trespassing, or other anti-social actititives where the authorities have to wear "kit gloves" to deal with them, because of their status under equalities law.

Travelling is a lfestyle choice, not a race, regardless of how many generations have been doing it.

Why is this idea important?

The status of travellers as a racial group is undermining measures to tackle the illegal actitivites of (some) of the members of this group, whether it's breaches of planning law, trespassing, or other anti-social actititives where the authorities have to wear "kit gloves" to deal with them, because of their status under equalities law.

Travelling is a lfestyle choice, not a race, regardless of how many generations have been doing it.

Removal of travellers from land they have no right to use

Whilst there should be some level of protection for people who choose a less conventional lifestyle it should not be at the expense of others. I am not an expert in these laws so am unable to say precisely which laws need to be repealed but as it stands the balance needs readdressing and I suggest that making it less onerous for landowners to reclaim their land would be a suitable proposal for further consideration.

Why is this idea important?

Whilst there should be some level of protection for people who choose a less conventional lifestyle it should not be at the expense of others. I am not an expert in these laws so am unable to say precisely which laws need to be repealed but as it stands the balance needs readdressing and I suggest that making it less onerous for landowners to reclaim their land would be a suitable proposal for further consideration.

THE TRAVELLING COMMUNITY TO BE LIABLE TO THE SAME PLANNING LAWS AS THE REST OF US

THAT MEMBERS OF THE TRAVELLING COMMUNITY ARE SUBJECT TOO THE SAME PLANNING LAWS AS THE REST OF SOCIETY AND CANNOT PURCHASE LAND THEN WAIT UNTIL A BANK HOLIDAY W/E AND THEN BRING IN HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO LEVEL THE GROUND AND SET UP HOME.

I QUITE AGREE THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS, BUT THAT DOES NOT GIVE THEM THE RIGHT TOO BE ABOVE THE LAW.

IT WOULD SEEM AT THE MOMMENT THAT THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR IS TOTALLY BIASED TOWARDS THE TRAVELLERS, IF AN ORDINARY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC BREACHES PLANNING REGULATIONS THEY ARE FORCED TO TAKE DOWN OR RESTORE TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE, SO SURELY THIS SHOULD ALSO APPLY TOO TRAVELLERS. 

Why is this idea important?

THAT MEMBERS OF THE TRAVELLING COMMUNITY ARE SUBJECT TOO THE SAME PLANNING LAWS AS THE REST OF SOCIETY AND CANNOT PURCHASE LAND THEN WAIT UNTIL A BANK HOLIDAY W/E AND THEN BRING IN HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO LEVEL THE GROUND AND SET UP HOME.

I QUITE AGREE THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS, BUT THAT DOES NOT GIVE THEM THE RIGHT TOO BE ABOVE THE LAW.

IT WOULD SEEM AT THE MOMMENT THAT THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR IS TOTALLY BIASED TOWARDS THE TRAVELLERS, IF AN ORDINARY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC BREACHES PLANNING REGULATIONS THEY ARE FORCED TO TAKE DOWN OR RESTORE TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE, SO SURELY THIS SHOULD ALSO APPLY TOO TRAVELLERS. 

Travellers

We have Travellers that have cut through a chain and padlock and moved onto a football field used by a local club. It will require a court order to remove them from this site as the police claim there is no evidence of breaking an entry. This nullifys the Law. In addition this does not protect the children who are part of this football club. Dogs now run across the sports field, deficating and urinating on the pitches. The police, environmental health, the local council are not prepared to do anything to remove them from this site. Does this make any sense? Surely this calls for a change with respect to the Law on Travellers. The only way they can be removed from the site is by a court order which will cost a voluntary organisation of approximately £1500 which they do not have. Is it about time that the government started looking after people who pay taxes regularly and abide the law, rather than flout it and not pay regular taxes. The Travellers are legally stationed there for now and are until the owner can afford to pay the court fees, polluting the football field and interrupting the use of the pitches. The law needs changed.

Why is this idea important?

We have Travellers that have cut through a chain and padlock and moved onto a football field used by a local club. It will require a court order to remove them from this site as the police claim there is no evidence of breaking an entry. This nullifys the Law. In addition this does not protect the children who are part of this football club. Dogs now run across the sports field, deficating and urinating on the pitches. The police, environmental health, the local council are not prepared to do anything to remove them from this site. Does this make any sense? Surely this calls for a change with respect to the Law on Travellers. The only way they can be removed from the site is by a court order which will cost a voluntary organisation of approximately £1500 which they do not have. Is it about time that the government started looking after people who pay taxes regularly and abide the law, rather than flout it and not pay regular taxes. The Travellers are legally stationed there for now and are until the owner can afford to pay the court fees, polluting the football field and interrupting the use of the pitches. The law needs changed.

Stop Travellers abuse of Human Rights laws to block planning enforcement

I am appauled that recently there have been several cases where travellers have purchased some land, then moved onto it very quickly and without any planning permission. Setting up mobile homes and small villages, Yet councils are unable to act to remove them.

The loophole is they own the land and so are not trespassing, they have breached planning regulation but that is not seen as a serious crime, despite the wanton deliberate and mass intention to do so. They then use Civil Liberties and Human Rights laws as an excuse to remain living there, install drainage, build walls and shelters and even roads… all without legal permission. It may take years to chase them through the courts, plus appeals, wastes councils time and money and therefore costs us all money.

They must forfeit their rights on the grounds that they have deliberately, wantonly, en-mass and with planned deception and intention gone about becoming residential illegally on their land.

Due to the massively deliberate illegal natue of their actions they should  loose their rights and be immediately evicted from the sites, by force if necessary.

Why is this idea important?

I am appauled that recently there have been several cases where travellers have purchased some land, then moved onto it very quickly and without any planning permission. Setting up mobile homes and small villages, Yet councils are unable to act to remove them.

The loophole is they own the land and so are not trespassing, they have breached planning regulation but that is not seen as a serious crime, despite the wanton deliberate and mass intention to do so. They then use Civil Liberties and Human Rights laws as an excuse to remain living there, install drainage, build walls and shelters and even roads… all without legal permission. It may take years to chase them through the courts, plus appeals, wastes councils time and money and therefore costs us all money.

They must forfeit their rights on the grounds that they have deliberately, wantonly, en-mass and with planned deception and intention gone about becoming residential illegally on their land.

Due to the massively deliberate illegal natue of their actions they should  loose their rights and be immediately evicted from the sites, by force if necessary.

Land Invasion by travellers/gypsies

Over the last few years travellers and gypsies have moved onto land all over the country mainly during the summer months, a lot of them have homes in residential areas already but use the summer months as an excuse to get into a vehicle and tow a caravan to the nearest piece of land where they set up site with others of a similar nature and cause absolute havoc for land owners and residents.

They follow supposed horse fairs arond the country and on setting up sites getting to these places cause disruption to residents by moving onto any land that is unprotected and start to "work" in the area doing poor quality tree work and drive laying usually leaving the remenants of such work where they camp causing land owners and local authorites a lot of work and expence clearing the mess up.They also prey on vulnerable members of the community part completing odd jobs and normally shoddy and poor quality work.They drag their children around with them and quite quickly they are out of the education system.

These horse fairs should be banned  and the police should be given powers to remove them from any land instantly in company with the land owner instead of the police having to advise landowners of the civil action they have to take to get them off land which is costly and time consuming for all and usually these people get wind of what is going on and move just before any enforcement can be taken which can take weeks.

The Police feel powerless in these situations and landowners feel the police are not doing their jobs but they have no powers unless there are specific grounds and these people know how to avoid situations in order for the police to be powerless.

Lets have legislation made that gives the police the power to move these people on or face arrest and lets have these cruel horse fairs banned completely then there will be no excuse for them to travel the country causing the problems associated with them.

Why is this idea important?

Over the last few years travellers and gypsies have moved onto land all over the country mainly during the summer months, a lot of them have homes in residential areas already but use the summer months as an excuse to get into a vehicle and tow a caravan to the nearest piece of land where they set up site with others of a similar nature and cause absolute havoc for land owners and residents.

They follow supposed horse fairs arond the country and on setting up sites getting to these places cause disruption to residents by moving onto any land that is unprotected and start to "work" in the area doing poor quality tree work and drive laying usually leaving the remenants of such work where they camp causing land owners and local authorites a lot of work and expence clearing the mess up.They also prey on vulnerable members of the community part completing odd jobs and normally shoddy and poor quality work.They drag their children around with them and quite quickly they are out of the education system.

These horse fairs should be banned  and the police should be given powers to remove them from any land instantly in company with the land owner instead of the police having to advise landowners of the civil action they have to take to get them off land which is costly and time consuming for all and usually these people get wind of what is going on and move just before any enforcement can be taken which can take weeks.

The Police feel powerless in these situations and landowners feel the police are not doing their jobs but they have no powers unless there are specific grounds and these people know how to avoid situations in order for the police to be powerless.

Lets have legislation made that gives the police the power to move these people on or face arrest and lets have these cruel horse fairs banned completely then there will be no excuse for them to travel the country causing the problems associated with them.

Human Rights

Repaeal or review this Act. Remove the right of Travellers to establish camps on green field sites, flouting local planning regulations and over-riding local opposition.

Retstore the right of the average citizen to protect themselves and their property whereas criminals and others are considered more favourably.

Deny human rights to assylum seekers and illegal immigrants who have passed through many safe haven countries soley  to get to Britain

Why is this idea important?

Repaeal or review this Act. Remove the right of Travellers to establish camps on green field sites, flouting local planning regulations and over-riding local opposition.

Retstore the right of the average citizen to protect themselves and their property whereas criminals and others are considered more favourably.

Deny human rights to assylum seekers and illegal immigrants who have passed through many safe haven countries soley  to get to Britain

Freeze current planning laws relating to Gypsy & Traveller sites

My community has been affected by the provisions of ODPM 01/06.

In 2003 a small piece of agricultural land in my hamlet was put on the market for sale.  The parcel of land has exchanged hands many times over the years and whilst many interested parties had hoped to develop the land for commercial or residential use, initial enquiries with the planning authority were always rejected on the basis that the land fell outside the local development area.  I for one did not think for a moment that the situation would be any different this time, however in the event the land was sold at auction to two Gypsy families.

Early one Saturday the families moved onto the site with their caravans but without planning permission.  A retrospective planning application was submitted and strenuously opposed by the planning authority with the support of members of the hamlet.  The gypsy families appealed the decision and a public enquiry was held by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.

This pattern has been repeated three times with the planning application slightly varied on each occasion.    The final enquiry was held at the end of last year whereafter The Planning Inspector elected to allow the families to remain on site but they must provide a final site plan and there are conditions attached.

In the midst of all of the confusion ODPM 01/06 came into force.  In ODPM 01/06 the Government instructs local councils how to manage the planning relationship between travellers and the settled community, and in effect forces local authorities only to be mindful of the needs of travellers rather than taking a balanced approach.

The families remain on site but continue to fail to comply with the conditions and the Gypsies’ agent has failed to provide a site plan which complies with the conditions laid down by the Planning Inspector.  One of the caravans is only twenty feet from the nearest built home, the Planning Inspector in his decision, recommended moving the caravan but the Planning Authority is powerless to enforce the Inspector’s recommendation.  I understand that if this situation has not been rectified within eleven months of the Inspector’s decision, a final decision will be made by The Secretary for State.

I am aware having read numerous press reports over the last six years that this situation is not uncommon in communities throughout the land.  ODPM 01/06 purports to treat all members of the community with an even hand and yet some members of the community are adversely affected to the extreme by a situation over which they have no right of petition. 

It appears to me that democracy is not available to all within my community and that fairness and justice has been pushed aside by ODPM 01/06.  I appreciate that this Government is new in office and has many difficulties to resolve, however I believe that urgent action needs to be taken with regard to ODPM 01/06.  I believe that the circular should not to be enforced until such time as a full enquiry into its impact upon individuals and communities has been fully assessed.

Why is this idea important?

My community has been affected by the provisions of ODPM 01/06.

In 2003 a small piece of agricultural land in my hamlet was put on the market for sale.  The parcel of land has exchanged hands many times over the years and whilst many interested parties had hoped to develop the land for commercial or residential use, initial enquiries with the planning authority were always rejected on the basis that the land fell outside the local development area.  I for one did not think for a moment that the situation would be any different this time, however in the event the land was sold at auction to two Gypsy families.

Early one Saturday the families moved onto the site with their caravans but without planning permission.  A retrospective planning application was submitted and strenuously opposed by the planning authority with the support of members of the hamlet.  The gypsy families appealed the decision and a public enquiry was held by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.

This pattern has been repeated three times with the planning application slightly varied on each occasion.    The final enquiry was held at the end of last year whereafter The Planning Inspector elected to allow the families to remain on site but they must provide a final site plan and there are conditions attached.

In the midst of all of the confusion ODPM 01/06 came into force.  In ODPM 01/06 the Government instructs local councils how to manage the planning relationship between travellers and the settled community, and in effect forces local authorities only to be mindful of the needs of travellers rather than taking a balanced approach.

The families remain on site but continue to fail to comply with the conditions and the Gypsies’ agent has failed to provide a site plan which complies with the conditions laid down by the Planning Inspector.  One of the caravans is only twenty feet from the nearest built home, the Planning Inspector in his decision, recommended moving the caravan but the Planning Authority is powerless to enforce the Inspector’s recommendation.  I understand that if this situation has not been rectified within eleven months of the Inspector’s decision, a final decision will be made by The Secretary for State.

I am aware having read numerous press reports over the last six years that this situation is not uncommon in communities throughout the land.  ODPM 01/06 purports to treat all members of the community with an even hand and yet some members of the community are adversely affected to the extreme by a situation over which they have no right of petition. 

It appears to me that democracy is not available to all within my community and that fairness and justice has been pushed aside by ODPM 01/06.  I appreciate that this Government is new in office and has many difficulties to resolve, however I believe that urgent action needs to be taken with regard to ODPM 01/06.  I believe that the circular should not to be enforced until such time as a full enquiry into its impact upon individuals and communities has been fully assessed.

Remove the requirement on councils to provide traveller sites

Removing the legal requirement of councils to provide traveller sites will provide many advantages to the areas where these sites are proposed or exist. These sites are NEVER wanted by the local residents, they are no-go areas for police, they are hotbeds of crime and cost a fortune to maintain. All existing sites should be either closed with appropriate notice or offered to the private sector to run.

Where travellers decamp to private or public land such as playing fields, the owner of the land may serve written notice to vacate within 6 hours and if this does not happen then he should have the right to impound any caravans until a suitable release fee is paid. To prevent the occasions were a vehicle has been placed on private land because of breakdown or similar, this should only be applied to the caravan itself or to where 2 or more vehicles and caravans are camped.

Why is this idea important?

Removing the legal requirement of councils to provide traveller sites will provide many advantages to the areas where these sites are proposed or exist. These sites are NEVER wanted by the local residents, they are no-go areas for police, they are hotbeds of crime and cost a fortune to maintain. All existing sites should be either closed with appropriate notice or offered to the private sector to run.

Where travellers decamp to private or public land such as playing fields, the owner of the land may serve written notice to vacate within 6 hours and if this does not happen then he should have the right to impound any caravans until a suitable release fee is paid. To prevent the occasions were a vehicle has been placed on private land because of breakdown or similar, this should only be applied to the caravan itself or to where 2 or more vehicles and caravans are camped.

Get Tough on Travellers

Travellers have far too many rights and the land owners have little if any rights over the land they own.

It should be illegal for anyone to enter private or public land and set up camp without written permission of the land owner and planning permission from the relevant authority. It should also be illegal for travellers to buy land for the sole purpose of setting up a camp without the relevant planning permission which should be given the same treatment as any other individual.

The land owners or affected residents have little justice when it comes to dealing with travellers who for some unknown reason have the odds stacked firmly in their favour. The recent case in Meriden highlighted the plight of the tax payers in the area and the blatent abuse of planning regs by the travellers and the local authorities.

The travellers already have enough state funded designated sites, these should remain and no new ones created. They either use these sites or buy a permanenet resisdence.

The power should be removed from the travellers and given back to the land owners and local residents whose lives and property values can be ruined by the selfish acts of the travellers.

Why is this idea important?

Travellers have far too many rights and the land owners have little if any rights over the land they own.

It should be illegal for anyone to enter private or public land and set up camp without written permission of the land owner and planning permission from the relevant authority. It should also be illegal for travellers to buy land for the sole purpose of setting up a camp without the relevant planning permission which should be given the same treatment as any other individual.

The land owners or affected residents have little justice when it comes to dealing with travellers who for some unknown reason have the odds stacked firmly in their favour. The recent case in Meriden highlighted the plight of the tax payers in the area and the blatent abuse of planning regs by the travellers and the local authorities.

The travellers already have enough state funded designated sites, these should remain and no new ones created. They either use these sites or buy a permanenet resisdence.

The power should be removed from the travellers and given back to the land owners and local residents whose lives and property values can be ruined by the selfish acts of the travellers.

Prevent the invasion of Green Belt land by Gypsies & Travellers using Retrospective Planning Applications

As the law currently stands, gypsies & travellers can buy any piece of green belt grazing pasture they like, submit a retrospective planning application (five minutes before the local council closes for a bank holiday weekend) and then move in immediately with earth-moving equipment and hundreds of tons of hardcore, destroying anything in sight so it is too late to evict them.

The law needs to be changed to prevent what is fast becoming a regular bank holiday occurrence, so that no implicit residential status or validity is granted to either the owners or those who make it onto the land, until such point as a planning application is fully approved and any legal processes are completed. Any attempt to modify the land for residential purposes prior to completion should imply mandatory rejection of the appliction.

Why is this idea important?

As the law currently stands, gypsies & travellers can buy any piece of green belt grazing pasture they like, submit a retrospective planning application (five minutes before the local council closes for a bank holiday weekend) and then move in immediately with earth-moving equipment and hundreds of tons of hardcore, destroying anything in sight so it is too late to evict them.

The law needs to be changed to prevent what is fast becoming a regular bank holiday occurrence, so that no implicit residential status or validity is granted to either the owners or those who make it onto the land, until such point as a planning application is fully approved and any legal processes are completed. Any attempt to modify the land for residential purposes prior to completion should imply mandatory rejection of the appliction.

Review The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act in relation to ‘raves’ / ‘free parties’

The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act is a waste of tax-payer's money and police time.

'Free parties' / 'raves' and their attendees seldom cause any real harm.   Despite this, huge amounts of money are spent on a massive police presence to shut down these events – including masses of police, helicopters, riot police etc.  For what?  A bunch of people trying to have a good time.  Just because these event are not held in stuffy clubs and pubs where most of the violence and nuisance happens anyway.  Raves are mostly full peace-loving, friendly folk who don't want to cause any trouble, yet the police turn up all fired up, ready for a fight and their behaviour is getting increasingly violent, provocative and brutal, just as they are at protests/demonstrations.    However, I do think the council / police should issue penalties (fines) to parties that don't clear up after themselves (although most do).

The question is: WHAT IS THE PERCEIVED THREAT which justifies this act and the huge amount of money spent enforcing it? 

These events certainly do not threaten your average citizen are generally peaceful gatherings.

Why is this idea important?

The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act is a waste of tax-payer's money and police time.

'Free parties' / 'raves' and their attendees seldom cause any real harm.   Despite this, huge amounts of money are spent on a massive police presence to shut down these events – including masses of police, helicopters, riot police etc.  For what?  A bunch of people trying to have a good time.  Just because these event are not held in stuffy clubs and pubs where most of the violence and nuisance happens anyway.  Raves are mostly full peace-loving, friendly folk who don't want to cause any trouble, yet the police turn up all fired up, ready for a fight and their behaviour is getting increasingly violent, provocative and brutal, just as they are at protests/demonstrations.    However, I do think the council / police should issue penalties (fines) to parties that don't clear up after themselves (although most do).

The question is: WHAT IS THE PERCEIVED THREAT which justifies this act and the huge amount of money spent enforcing it? 

These events certainly do not threaten your average citizen are generally peaceful gatherings.

Tarvellers Why do I have to put up with them

Why are they aloud to break onto my fields. I am then told by the police I must not hinder thier right of passage or upset them.I am told by the council if the "travellers" are not gone within 28 days I will be taken to court for having an illegal campsite.All this while being thretened and intimidated by these "travellers".                        Why do I have to then get a court order to evict the travellers from my land. By the way Ihave to prove that the land is mine and I have a right to be occupy the land. This prosses takes about 10 days. I then have the privilege of clearing up after them,yuck.              I then have the joy of paying for all this and it comes to around £2500 and thats cheap and dose not include my time.                     I ask again why do I/we have to put up with them this is the 21st century and I want my right as the owner of the land to be honoured and not have to prove its mine. Why do "travellers" have ancient right and I have none unless I pay for them.          I have had this happen twice in 5 years plus agravation with tarmacers ect.         Give me the right to reclaim my land imeadiatly with police backing.

Why is this idea important?

Why are they aloud to break onto my fields. I am then told by the police I must not hinder thier right of passage or upset them.I am told by the council if the "travellers" are not gone within 28 days I will be taken to court for having an illegal campsite.All this while being thretened and intimidated by these "travellers".                        Why do I have to then get a court order to evict the travellers from my land. By the way Ihave to prove that the land is mine and I have a right to be occupy the land. This prosses takes about 10 days. I then have the privilege of clearing up after them,yuck.              I then have the joy of paying for all this and it comes to around £2500 and thats cheap and dose not include my time.                     I ask again why do I/we have to put up with them this is the 21st century and I want my right as the owner of the land to be honoured and not have to prove its mine. Why do "travellers" have ancient right and I have none unless I pay for them.          I have had this happen twice in 5 years plus agravation with tarmacers ect.         Give me the right to reclaim my land imeadiatly with police backing.

Repeal Human Rights Act

This legislation is unnecessary as most human rights are covered by other legislation. This act is a lawyers charter toget rich on public money, mainly legal aid, and makes a laughing stock of our notion of justice. It might not have been so bad if the human rights lawyers had had the intelligence to think before opening their mouths and bringing it into disrepute. In the words of the late Denis Thatcher "It is better to keep quiet and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and prove it."  The United Kingdom has a proud history on human rights: refugees and the persecuted have been welcomed here for generations, and long may that continue, but legislation to decide if we know how to behave towards our less fortunate neighbours is not desirable or necessary

Why is this idea important?

This legislation is unnecessary as most human rights are covered by other legislation. This act is a lawyers charter toget rich on public money, mainly legal aid, and makes a laughing stock of our notion of justice. It might not have been so bad if the human rights lawyers had had the intelligence to think before opening their mouths and bringing it into disrepute. In the words of the late Denis Thatcher "It is better to keep quiet and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and prove it."  The United Kingdom has a proud history on human rights: refugees and the persecuted have been welcomed here for generations, and long may that continue, but legislation to decide if we know how to behave towards our less fortunate neighbours is not desirable or necessary

Gypsy rights.

The law compelling Councils to set up 'traveller' sites is impinging on the general publics rights. These so called travellers get away with breaking and entering, criminal damage, dumping litter, trespass on public and private land. They move on to car parks yet never pay a fee and never get fined.

They disrupt the life of law abiding citizens by preventing access to public property and they should be prosecuted like any person other than them would be.

Why is this idea important?

The law compelling Councils to set up 'traveller' sites is impinging on the general publics rights. These so called travellers get away with breaking and entering, criminal damage, dumping litter, trespass on public and private land. They move on to car parks yet never pay a fee and never get fined.

They disrupt the life of law abiding citizens by preventing access to public property and they should be prosecuted like any person other than them would be.

Removal of Squatters rights

I cannot see why squatters have any rights to occupy unused land. Almost always the land is occupied by illegal means and then this is then covered up making proof of this impossible. That land is someone's property and oppupation of it amounts to theft in my eyes. There should be no provision under the law to allow someone to do this.

Why is this idea important?

I cannot see why squatters have any rights to occupy unused land. Almost always the land is occupied by illegal means and then this is then covered up making proof of this impossible. That land is someone's property and oppupation of it amounts to theft in my eyes. There should be no provision under the law to allow someone to do this.