Wednesday, October 6, 2010



Hundreds march over plans for gypsy site near Dewsbury

Published on Tue Oct 05 11:17:46 BST 2010

MORE than 700 people took to the streets during a protest march against plans for a permanent travellers site near Dewsbury.

Hundreds marched through Dewsbury on Saturday to meet a second group of protesters from Ossett before converging on the Dewsbury Rams Tetley’s Stadium in Shaw Cross where a rally was held.

The stadium in Owl Lane is just a short distance from the Ossett tip which Wakefield City Council is considering turning into a travellers site as part of its Local Development Framework (LDF).

The plans for the site have been met with widespread anger from people living on both sides of the Dewsbury-Ossett border.

Hundreds of letters and several petitions with thousands of signatures were sent to the council before a public consultation closed last week.

Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell, who spoke at the rally, said: “It’s something people just don’t want and shouldn’t have to have.

“We had the march to keep the pressure up and I would hope common sense will see they will come back fairly quickly and, whatever else they’re doing about LDF, they won’t have a travellers site.”


Anonymous said...

Hey Morgan, this doesn't have really anything to do with this current article, but I noticed that you just had a picture of Papusza uploaded onto your picture column.
Do you know if there are any english translations of her poems, other than "Bloody Tears"? Or an english compilation of her poems out in print?

Morgan said...

Hi Rae, I'm always so happy to hear from you. And so glad you know Papusza. How I love her poems. But alas, I don't know of any English translations of her work besides Bloody Tears. Even the internet examples of her work are from Bloody Tears.

I wish I had the knowledge to translate her work.

Thanks for your messages Rae.


Anonymous said...

I realized that you had put up a post about Papusza in your "Lolo Diklo Reviews" column just after I posted my comment here. whoopsiedoodle.
Anyway, that's quite a shame that there isn't an english translation out right now. I have read a great deal about that amazing poet, but haven't been able to read much of her work. I do have a Polish friend.. and I have heard that there are Polish translations out there somewhere...

Morgan said...

I totally agree with you Rae. I really love her work, and admire her and her courage. If you hear of or get hold of any translations let me know. I'd love to see them.
Thanks for your comments Rae. I do so appreciate them.