Burntwood RUFC
Burntwood RUFC

A rugby club in Burntwood has been given a grant of £1,000 to improve security after travellers set up camp on pitches.

Burntwood Town Council has given the money to Burntwood RUFC to help prevent any further situations at The Sportsway.

Cllr Darren Ennis, chairman of the council’s community and partnership committee, said:F

“Over the last few days, the community has pulled together to work closely with Burntwood RUFC and the authorities to help with the removal of the travellers and the impact of the incursion on the club.

“We are happy to help contribute to the clean up and to make the site more secure and help against future visits from travellers.

“We see the great work the club and Little Owl Childcare do from this location and it’s great to be in a position to give them some help.

“This lets them keep this amazing work going.”

Cllr Darren Ennis, Burntwood Town Council

Councillor Susan Woodward, leader of the town council, added:

“The encampment caused a lot of local concern and distress so this is just one way we can help with issues that are important to the town’s residents.”

Cllr Sue Woodward, Burntwood Town Council

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  1. Why not seize the travellers’ vehicles to sell off to pay for the clean up and security improvements? Judging from some of them, a lot of money could be raised. It would also stop them invading other land. It is their choice to live like they do, I don’t see why the rest of us should pay for it.

  2. Sadly most of our politicians appear to not have the gumption or will to address this “problem”. after all these poor down trodden folk are only trying to line a “normal life”. What a pity that the rest of us have to pay for it!

  3. My thoughts exactly John it needs a law change and the “do gooders “ would no doubt spout we are abusing their human rights and they would end up being paid thousands in compensation!!!
    Needs to be an offence to enter someone’s land and no leave when asked to straight away. Failing that send the army in with their large bull dozers to push the caravans etc off the land ?

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