GIVING Travellers in Ellesmere Port their own camp might not work because they 'wrecked' one given to them in the 1970s.
That's the view of an Ellesmere Port taxi driver, who used to pick up and drop off Travellers at the fixed camp in Hapsford around 30 years ago.
The man, who doesn't want to be named, said: 'I saw the Pioneer story about the plans regarding Myrtle Street, and remembered my experiences back in the 1970s.
'Travellers had been given a camp of their own in Hapsford and, in just 12 months, they'd wrecked it.
'All the cabling and copper piping was ripped out and water was flowing everywhere.
'I believe Travellers don't want a fixed site because they
don't want to have to pay for it.'
Another Ellesmere Port resident is angry that the borough council is setting aside £40,000 to clean up sites after illegal Traveller encampments in the town.
He said: 'It is an absolute disgrace that such a large amount of taxpayers' money is to be made available to clean up their rubbish and filth, and to repair damage caused by them.'