On behalf of her constituents, Cheryl Gillan MP has contacted both the police and Chiltern District Council about the encampment at Holmer Green. The MP has also written to the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.

“ Many of my constituents are distressed by the way that it is apparently possible for this group of people to set aside the laws and regulations which should apply equally to everyone,” commented Cheryl Gillan.

“ No-one objects to any group pursuing a traditional way of life. However, there have to be strong and effective means of redress if land is being occupied without permission. We have seen elsewhere in my constituency how long it can take to evict squatters. This is a situation which has got to be addressed.”