Commenting on the news that yet another group of travellers have set up camp in the Vale of Glamorgan, this time in Barry Island, South Wales Central Assembly Member, Andrew RT Davies has expressed his ‘dismay’ and called on the Vale Council to ‘act immediately.’
Mr Davies said:
“Following so soon after the recent occupation of public land in Dinas Powys by a group of travellers, it is clear word has spread through the travelling community that the Vale of Glamorgan is a soft touch.
“It is simply not right that these groups can occupy public land in the Vale, causing immense disruption and untold damage which will have to be met by the pocket of the taxpayer.
“The Labour-run Vale Council must act immediately to ensure disruption is kept to an absolute minimum, unlike their reaction in the Dinas episode. In that case, action taken by the Vale council was slow and you do question why it takes them so long to act when you compare how quickly the group were moved from a similar site in Thornhill in Cardiff.
“This occupation demonstrates once again that firm action needs to be taken by the Vale authority to clamp down on these groups who are currently having a field day at the taxpayer’s expense.”