Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Bailiffs evicting travellers on Weston-super-Mare’s Beach Lawns – but others set up at Hutton Moor

PUBLISHED: 11:29 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:31 18 July 2017

Travellers on the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Travellers on the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

(c) copyright

Bailiffs are evicting travellers from Weston-super-Mare’s Beach Lawns today (Tuesday) but North Somerset Council is once again heading to court in a bid to evict others from Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.

Travellers on the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman Travellers on the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

A group of travellers set up on the Beach Lawns on Wednesday and the council asked them to leave the site that same night.

But the authority had to go to North Somerset Courthouse to secure an order from magistrates to evict the group.

A spokesman told the Mercury today: “We are evicting them with bailiffs today. We went to court yesterday and have instructed bailiffs to remove them from the area.”

The council does not believe the area has been damaged by the group, but said the council will carry out a clean of the Beach Lawns.

Picture: Nick Page Hayman Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Magistrates are also due to decide on the fate of another group of travellers this afternoon, who have set up at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Hutton Moor Road.

At least three caravans are on the site, but the council hopes to evict them in the next few days.

The authority is also asking magistrates to provide an eviction order for people who have been staying in Locking Road car park.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:57

A dramatic U-turn on plans to build homes over a community field were revealed on Monday.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Businesses across North Somerset have registered for the 2018 West of England Travel to Work survey.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:53

Police have issued an appeal after a 40-year-old man went missing after a visit to the pub.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:14

An additional day of snow is possible in Weston-super-Mare in the next few days.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:52

Children in Claverham are enjoying new play equipment, largely thanks to the hard work of one of the pupils parents.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:49

Homeowners will pay more than £70 a year to fund the fire service from April, as it looks to save £1.7million from its budget.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

More than £7,000 has been donated towards Weston General Hospital’s scanner appeal thanks to the generosity of the WI.

Read more
Saturday, February 24, 2018

The winding down of a Weston-super-Mare fire service and a campaign to save a paddle steamer made headlines 50 years ago. Here is the news from the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in February 1968.

Read more
Saturday, February 24, 2018

North Somerset Council was hit by one cyber attack and one cyber security incident last year.

Read more
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Four nearby beaches have been named in Somerset’s top 10 list.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 2°C

min temp: -2°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder