Riverside plot for sale to travellers

PUBLISHED: 16:50 21 September 2007 | UPDATED: 23:04 28 May 2010

John Gawthorp puts his land up for sale to travellers

John Gawthorp puts his land up for sale to travellers

THREE acres of riverside land in the tranquil Fens has been put up for sale by John Gawthorp – and he wants to sell it to gypsies. Either as one plot or up to 20 plots, he sees the sale of his former home at Bedlam Bridge, along the Sixteen Foot Drain nea

THREE acres of riverside land in the tranquil Fens has been put up for sale by John Gawthorp - and he wants to sell it to gypsies.

Either as one plot or up to 20 plots, he sees the sale of his former home at Bedlam Bridge, along the Sixteen Foot Drain near March, as ideal for the travelling community to set up home.

Mr Gawthorp, whose home was bulldozed by Fenland District Council's enforcement team in May, said: "Councils are begging for land for traveller sites, so I cannot see any backlash from the council - I will be doing it a favour by selling my land to travellers.

"It would make 15-20 nice plots - they would have the full length of the riverside and the water mains and electricity is already installed.

"If they make me a sensible offer they can pull in now if they wanted. All I want is enough money to buy a bungalow for me and my wife so we can settle down and get on with our lives again.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Cambs Times