Travellers Leave School Site
31 January 2021
It might interest Old Scholars to know that on 31st January the Travellers, who had been occupying the former Friends' School fields, left. The 6 caravans vacated the site at 10:50 on the Sunday morning, according to a local newsletter. Chase New Homes released a statement on 3rd February in which they commited to cleaning up left over rubbish and 'securing' the site further. The neighbourhood newsletter said of the travelling community that they had "kept quiet" and "didn't disturb the neighbourhood". Chase New Homes' statement rather ominously concluded that they hope to "secure a development which we can all be proud of."(The photo is of the school from a 1926 postcard).