Travellers’ aid

As regards the recent articles in your paper relating to the unauthorised encampment of travellers and of the mess they leave behind and the cost of clearing this up, and obtaining an eviction order, maybe some of the fault is ours for not providing place for them to go to.

What a waste of money, time and effort, just to move them on so they go to another unauthorised site, for the whole process to be gone through again.

The answer must be that they are made to use designated sites that have toilets, running water and rubbish bins – this is an ongoing problem year after year, and both sides need to accept that it needs to be sorted out.

I see there are now several vans on the side of the road between Graylingwell and Homebase – surely we can find them a better place than this.

Margaret Owen

Summersdale Road