Solihull's Tory MP should stop blaming the Council & do more in Parliament
Many areas of Solihull have seen illegal traveller encampments this Summer. The Council acts as fast as it is legally allowed to move travellers on, encouraging them to use legal sites instead of local parks.
Julian Knight, your Conservative MP, has called on Solihull Council to do more. But Council officers work hard and move as fast as Westminster allows. Mr Knight should petition his own party’s Government to change the rules!
We say: Travellers should be able to live their lives according to tradition, but when the actions of one community negatively affect the lives of others there are clear limits.
Give the Council more powers to deal with this now, Mr Knight.