Councillors have finally been goaded into some action, and set up what they call a 'Task and Finish Group (TFG)' to review "Emergency Stopping Place (ESP) provision"
Its not the first time, a cross-party working group ( the last one under another retired policeman Cllr John Fox) has spent resources hunting for possible ESPs, after a 24 month stint just three were approved in September 2014.
Read more at: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/our-region/peterborough/new-search-for-sites-in-peterborough-to-move-travellers-onto-gets-underway-1-7585410
TRIBNOTE: The PPC has a substantial landbank available to it. For example: The PCC could easily use the problematical 'White Elephant' Fletton Quays cleared site as a temporary travellers site.
The main issue seems to be the mess left by the travellers after they depart, although if council officers
were doing their jobs, they already have sufficient anti-litter legislation, including on-the-spot fines to deal with the problem.
However, the situation changes, if the encampment is squatting on private land.
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