Time to move travellers on
I DO not see why we are wasting time looking for alternative sites for travellers (Post, October 3). We should be moving these travellers on from our city altogether.
They are a cost to taxpayers and do not contribute to the community in any way. Do they pay local community tax, NI or income tax? Do they pay rates?
We Swansea householders pay our rates and dues. People save to invest in property so they can improve their life and contribute to the community, then along come these travellers who, assisted by the council, set up a site alongside.
Swansea Council is always talking about this issue but nothing ever gets done.
These travellers park anywhere, especially around Swansea Vale area. Mallard Way, for example, has very large office blocks with a high employment rate yet no parking facility to accommodate all the cars used by staff.
They parked on the road until the council put double yellow lines down to prevent them, then along come the travellers who park there and what happens? Nothing.
How long must the travellers stay at the park and ride?
Next time the residents of Birchgrove, Llansamlet and Peniel Green meet they should make sure they are represented not just by councillors but by a solicitor as well. And when they do I will be there to put my views forward, I promise you.