Twenty or more gypsy caravans have set up an illegal encampment on Brown Lane East in Holbeck. Large stones that were put across the road by the council to act as bollards after the last encampment there have been moved to give access to the lower section of the road. As can be seen from the photograph the caravans are parked on the roadside. Would local residents be allowed to park caravans permanently on roads outside their houses?
Regarding action to get the gypsies moved away, Joanne Kemp from the West Yorkshire Police stated yesterday that
“The court date is either Tomorrow or Wednesday ………. It is fully expected that the travellers will move the night before this is due to be heard at court.”
Where will be the next unfortunate neighbourhood to experience the pleasure of their company? South Leeds be aware.
Holbeck regularly has to put up with such encampments. Why can’t the gypsies also go to other parts of the city too (e.g. Adel, Alwoodley, Roundhay). Is it because they get less hassle in Holbeck and other parts of South Leeds? It is time the government took action to prevent ordinary people from having to put up with this.