A church local to me is holding a community meeting about 'Why does there seem to be so many people living in vehicles around here, and what do we think about it?' this evening.
The story I hear is that the warden of the church (who I know through home ed scene, and I think is sympathetic to vanners) has picked up some rumblings among the flock there and has arranged a proper heads up talk about it. I think mostly prompted by quite a big park up, mostly 7.5 tonners in crusty/festy/techno style that have been settled down a dead end by there since last summer. I've not been down there overnight but to be honest it's nice, they're settled with plants etc. out, sometimes folk sat in camping chairs having their tea on the step and all that. What used to be there was a dodgy dead end full of discarded johnnies and flytipped fridges. There are also a couple of caravans right by the church (wonder if they've been using water and facilities on charity there?) that are not quite so healthy, and probably wind up squares more.
Anyway I'm going to try to get there, not sure in what capacity. Take the temperature of the locals, maybe speak up or work to defuse tensions. Part of the reason there's people parked round here is that it seems mostly fine by the house people, be a shame if that turns.