VIDEO: Residents meet to discuss Harlington gipsy site

Hundreds of residents turned out last night to hear how best to oppose a gipsy site at the edge of their village.

The hall at Harlington Upper School was packed for the meeting to discuss the potential site, which has been included on Central Bedfordshire Council’s long list of locations for new authorised gipsy and traveller sites.

The meeting took place at Harlington Upper School

The meeting took place at Harlington Upper School

Mary Walsh, who chairs Harlington Parish Council, outlined the ground residents should object on, including poor access and pollution.

Councillor Tom Nicols, Harlington’s representative on Central Beds Council, told the meeting: “The fact is, this site is not appropriate.”

The part of the site was in the parish of Westoning, which council leader James Jamieson represents.

He said Councillor Jamieson, who lives in Maulden where another potential site is located, was “positive” about the idea of the Harlington/Westoning site.

Watch our video to see Councillor Nicols speaking at the meeting.

>> Let us know your views on the potential gipsy and traveller sites by leaving a comment below or emailing