Travellers have gone but improved defences are needed.
Basingstoke Council is a very wealthy Council but makes unfair decisions when it comes to spending money. This Tory administration thinks nothing of giving massive handouts to big businesses that don’t need it but cuts back on services and work that would benefit residents. Millions are given to American property companies to build hotels or to subsidise offices and the Council intends to spend £35 on buying commercial property to rent. But in Brighton Hill we have to fight for everything. We had to fight for our buses and Labour are still fighting for more defences to stop illegal traveller encampments.