UPDATE: PLEASE READ COMMENTS AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE.
Are you, like me, wondering why Notts County Council (NCC) are taking so long in serving a ‘move on’ order to the travellers at the junction of Old Epperstone Road and Southwell Road? The travellers have been in residence for more than two months yet no order appears to have been served nor does anyone seem to be doing anything about it. The issue was raised at the March Parish Council (PC) meeting at which Roger Jackson, our NCC & NSDC Councillor, was present.
The whole thing is ludicrous; at the PC meeting back in November 2018 Roger Jackson said that; “Via East Midlands confirmed that the trees on the Old Epperstone Road/ Southwell Road junction were felled due to structural concerns and the location next to a busy junction was considered a high risk area.”
So, the trees were felled and then the travellers moved in with their vehicles which are causing more of a ‘high risk’ than a couple of tree trunks! Visibility at the junction is a real issue and to be honest, there doesn’t seem to be any urgency or dare I say, willingness, to do anything about it. Come on NCC do something before there’s a serious accident on the junction!
If you feel the same way as myself then please contact Roger Jackson, Oxton’s Notts County Councillor, and ask him what is happening with the ‘move on’ order……..and please NCC, this time do not allow the travellers to move back to the plot at the end of Oakes Lane/A6097 – this is becoming a farce.