Dad and mom’ fury as college compelled to close after traveller camp units up outdoors

PARENTS have immediately been left fuming after a college was compelled to shut when travellers arrange camp outdoors.

Round six caravans and different automobiles pitched up in a carpark outdoors Ringwood College in Hampshire.

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A faculty has been compelled to shut after travellers pitched up[/caption]

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Dad and mom have been left fuming by the group, who’ve blocked the entry street to the varsity[/caption]

The secondary college has now been compelled to shut for a second time in two weeks because of the travellers.

Fuming dad and mom have now hit out on the group, who’re staying within the carpark out a leisure centre within the college’s entry street.

Sarah Moore, whose two youngsters are each pupils at Ringwood, mentioned: “I’ve phoned the council and informed them I’m not having it anymore. They had been solely right here two weeks in the past. It’s infuriating.

“They should kind it out or discover me a brand new home – I shouldn’t need to put up with this. Final time they had been right here I used to be up all night time as a result of my again backyard is actually proper subsequent to the place their caravans are.

“I used to be up till about 3am final time they got here. They had been smashing bottles and enjoying loud music. I allow them to be at first however they saved getting increasingly drunk.

“The police or the council put up a small barrier to cease them coming in but it surely didn’t appear to do something. I’m pissed off as a result of they had been right here so lately.”


Ms Moore has now questioned whether or not the varsity wanted to shut within the first place.

She added: “I don’t know if the varsity ought to have closed. I’m certain the kids would have been secure.

“I feel it’s simply because the camp has blocked up among the entrances and will trigger issues if there was an incident like a fireplace.

“I rang the police yesterday (28 June) as a result of I heard them smashing the lock off the gate to get into the carpark.”

Julian Osborne, 41, whose son Beck, is in yr seven, mentioned: “If the leisure centre or the varsity was totally open it could be a nightmare.”


Leanne Symonds, headteacher at Ringwood College, confirmed that they had shut because of the travellers.

She added: “Operational difficulties and the potential influence on college students and workers accessing the varsity had been thought-about and the varsity made the choice to shut.

“The college continues to work alongside Hampshire Constabulary and New Forest District Council to resolve this matter as promptly as attainable to make sure our college students can return to the emergency college provision and deliberate Face to Face classes for 12 months 10 and 12 months 12 on Tuesday 30th June.

“We perceive the influence this may have on our local people and respect their understanding.”

Hampshire Police and New Forest District Council mentioned they’re conscious of the camp and are working with the varsity to resolve the problem.

Secondary colleges reopened for face-to-face contact from June 15 after initially closing their doorways on account of coronavirus lockdown.

Some senior college students might have to attend till January 2021 earlier than returning full-time.

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The caravans have parked outdoors a leisure centre outdoors the varsity[/caption]

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Ringwood College confirmed it was closed on account of ‘operational difficulties’[/caption]

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Locals declare it’s the second time the group have pitched up[/caption]

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Police mentioned they’re conscious of the travellers[/caption]