Wednesday 5 May 2004 1.43pm
They have rather shot themselves in the feet with this. If you take the time to talk to them, they are unsurprisingly quite normal and pleasant people. But sadly they have taken it upon themselves to become a niusance by expanding into the general park.
However, some bright soul knocked down the fence in Alscot Road
and this, combined with the inability of Southwark parks to close the gate on Grange Road
has led to the further expansion of caravans.
When they were confined to the old carpark area, there was not really any problem apart from the bigotted, small-minded dog walkers whinging about having their dogs stolen (as oppose to the dog walkers who frankly have a brain larger than an ant's bowel, that is). But now the travellers have crossed the line into criminal damage (the lovely grassy land) but the likelihood of anything being done is pretty remote as it appears that the demolition work has already begun.