Gypsy dilemma

CAN T the authorities understand once and for all that these Gypsy people are acting out of desperation and ­homelessness and are trying to provide their families with a place to call home and to get their children educated (September 12). They are not ac

CAN'T the authorities understand once and for all that these Gypsy people are acting out of desperation and ­homelessness and are trying to provide their families with a place to call home and to get their children educated (September 12). They are not acting for profit or gain

How wonderful was the judge to praise the quick action that was made by HDC officials in their swift decision to prosecute. I, for one, don't think so.

Only one thing missing: where should they now stay until the planning authorities make their decision?

What we are talking about is a family wishing to stay on a muddy field that belongs to them. Are they really doing any harm?


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The law states that six weeks grace per year for any camping site in any field is the accepted thing - ask any Caravan Club member.

Don't you think the authorities acted rather quickly in pursuit of this order, not taking into account the humanitarian rights and needs these people have?

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Wouldn't a stay of execution have been more appropriate? Or are they just passing the buck?

Gypsies are truly caught between a rock and a hard place.

JAMES ADAMS, Sawtry Way, Wyton

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