18/01/2017 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Here on BBC One it's time for the news where you are.

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Good evening. Welcome to the late Look North.

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The council spending thousands to clean up after travellers,

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but still can't provide a site for them to stay on.

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I think there definitely ought to be site where they could go.

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Because the police complained even if they had the manpower

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to move them, there's nowhere to move them to.

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I think the sooner they get a site the better.

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The Council Estate in Hull that's become a piece of art

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And the quiet conditions look set to continue.

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Some fog in south Lincolnshire at the moment.

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A council says it's having to spend thousands of pounds each year

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clearing up after travellers, but admits it still can't find

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Authorities have a legal duty to provide temporary stopping places

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but despite looking at more than 1200 sites North East

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Lincolnshire Council says it hasn't got anywhere suitable.

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Some of the 300 tonnes of rubbish it's claimed was left by a group

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Then they just dumped their rubbish mainly in that corner at the finish.

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In 2015, farmer Brian Holden from Tetney near Grimsby,

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was facing a ?10,000 bill to clean up this field after 30 caravans

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I didn't sleep at night, I was always worried

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about what was going to happen and how I was going

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Part of the problem, Brian says, is there are currently no designated

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sites for travellers in East Lindsey or North East Lincolnshire.

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I think there definitely ought to be a site where they could go

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because the police complained even if they had the manpower

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to move them, there is nowhere to move them to.

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The sooner they get a site, the better.

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In the last four years, unauthorised traveller

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sites have been set up 80 times in North East Lincolnshire.

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The council says it cost it more than ?43,000 to clear them up.

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The council is now looking to find designated temporary pitches,

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but after looking at more than 1200 possible locations to build them,

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At a meeting this afternoon North East Lancashire

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council agreed that it may have defined smaller fields

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rather than a large one to satisfy its legal requirement

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of providing designated stopover sites for the travelling community.

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If it does not fulfill that legal requirement,

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The travelling community also says it has a moral obligation,

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which at the moment it's not fulfilling.

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All local councils need to address the fact that gypsies and travellers

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There are laws in place saying we must be

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included when provision for housing is made.

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There's been a lot of hard work done on this over the last few years

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and of course when we actually do identify a site that we want to take

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forwards, it has to go through the planning

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process and there will be a full public consultation.

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The council will now resume its search for suitable sites,

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and while the travelling community says it needs to

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be better consulted, landowners like Brian say they need

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Ben Chastney is from a Travellers organisation.

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I asked for his response to the failure to set up a permanent

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site for travellers in North East Lincolnshire.

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I think we would put a question back to the council of how this

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I think most of your viewers, listeners, settler community,

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would really question when looking at so many sites,

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how they could possibly have come back with an answer of zero.

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That not one of them is possibly appropropriate.

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And I think we could put a question back of how that

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But can you see why the council are in a difficult position?

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Because, like it or not, many people will be unhappy

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Now, that might be unpalatable to say, but do

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In some cases, but that's precisely why we need to have more sensible

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approaches that is more open and honest with everyone involved

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in the conversation and it doesn't seem the council have involved

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either the settler community and certainly not the gypsy

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and traveller community in this process.

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So it's not suprising that the misinformation

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But when you see the damage which is done to land,

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like that in Tetney, can you see why some people don't

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That for us is exactly the reason why we need to change policy.

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The current process that goes on of cycle of eviction,

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cycle of eviction, it isn't working for anyone.

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Are you saying to me, given your own land,

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you would look after it better than you will otherwise?

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I'm not actually a member of the traveller community myself,

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and I don't want to speak for everyone, but it's fair to say

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virtually all members of the travelling community,

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if it's their land or someone else's land, most want to look

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It's those instances where it doesn't happen,

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it's because there is no negotiation, no formal process.

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Is the answer to my question, yes, I am right, that

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you would look after your own land or they would look after their own

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land designated for them better than they would of somewhere

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Even if it's not always about ownership.

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Even if there's a form of negotiation, say it's owned

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by the council for example, if there is an incentive

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and an agreement between for good behaviour in exchange for services,

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then of course people are going to treat that with respect

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and it's going to avoid some of the problems that both

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the community and those living in houses, settled community,

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You put your message across very strongly.

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A man has appeared in court accused of murdering a fellow

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patient at a mental health unit in Scunthorpe.

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60-year-old Robert McNeil died at the Great Oaks

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26-year-old Jamie Reed was remanded in custody until Friday when he'll

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The trust that runs the site says it'll hold an inquiry

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into what happened and cooperate fully with the police.

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A man who was treated in hospital following an arson attack

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The 67-year-old's home on Stanage Walk in the town

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A postmortem Examination will now take place.

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A 13-year-old has been released on police bail.

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Two men have been told to spend 16 years each in prison for their role

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in smuggling millions of pounds worth of drugs into the UK

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Edward Tron from Gateshead and Mark Quilliam from Liverpool

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Tron's wife Susan was also jailed for nine months

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Been involved in a crime which has demanded trust from them

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in their job and they've abused that trust, and they've exposed that

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vulnerability at the border, which we've clamped down

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on and that's been backed by the court today.

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16 years for the two main people involved, I think,

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is a serios custodial sentence and it should send

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a message out to other people who are maybe like minded.

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Yorkshire Bank Branches in Hull and Goole are to close.

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They are among 39 branches which are shutting

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The company says it's taken the decision to reflect the way

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Thousands of turkeys have been destroyed at a farm in Lincolnshire

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The case at the farm at Fulstow near Louth

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A protection zone has been placed around the farm and investigations

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are continuing to see what caused the outbreak.

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A Council Estate in Hull has been turned into a piece of art as part

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Flats on Great Thornton Street in the city have used filters to put

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on a light show which can be seen for miles around.

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Blocks of flats transformed into a riot of colour.

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It's been done by putting coloured filters over the outside lights

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and it's created an art installation that's all about communication.

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This project is really to connect the people living on the blocks

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with the rest of the city, but also between themselves.

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Not only did residents get to choose their own colours,

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but some have got to know each other in the process.

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We've worked as tenants to choose our own colours

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to actually meet tenants who are in the blocks,

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At first I was quite surprised cos I didn't

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think we'd be involved, it's just a block

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But it was really nice, yeah, I was quite pleased.

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There's a little bit of stigma about this area,

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but I think it helps to clear it all up and say that it's a good

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place to be in and it's a good place to live.

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Katy Austin with that report and she is out close

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What do people there make of being part of the City

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Well, residents here are glad to be showing

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Some people here say they didn't think the city of culture

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would be aimed at them, but the whole idea of this

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The project, which is called I Want To Communicate With You

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was officially launched today, and its colours will remain up

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It's one of dozens of community projects

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And it looks set to be rolled out to other areas.

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It is on Great Thornton Street all year.

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High pressure in charge, predominantly quiet conditions.

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There will be some mist and fog first thing in South Lincolnshire.

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Elsewhere, apart from a bit of drizzle, should be

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Hopefully over the weekend, high pressure in charge,

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a subtle change of wind direction may well start

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to introduce some breaks, especially as we head

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If you're travelling across South Lincolnshire,

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And, once again, the lowest temperatures with perhaps

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a touch of ground frost, will be down over South Lincolnshire

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Tomorrow, the fog in South Lincolnshire will lift

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Looks as though, apart from a bit of drizzle first thing,

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it's dry but quite cloudy, with top temperatures,

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highest in East Yorkshire, around eight degrees Celsius.

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That's all from us. We'll back tomorrow at 6.25.

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next few days, no great changes over the next few days, more sunshine on

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the way. Despite high-pressure sitting across

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the country so only slow changes in the weather, we have had a

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the country so only slow changes in the weather, we have had a variety

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of different weathers, for example this beautiful sunset in Southampton

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which was shared by a Weather Watcher, but grey and misty in Derby

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thanks to an awful lot of cloud around and very little deviation by

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day or night from the rather grey routine.

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That is because we have

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