Travellers given 24 hours to leave town after setting up camp

PUBLISHED: 12:51 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:54 25 June 2018

Bank Street car park. Picture: Google Maps

Bank Street car park. Picture: Google Maps

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Travellers have pitched up on council-owned land in Highbridge.

Three caravans parked at the Bank Street car park this morning (Monday) and have been served with a legal notice to leave the town within the next 24 hours by Sedgemoor District Council.

A different group was also evicted from Pier Street in Burnham-on-Sea last week.

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A spokesman for the council said: “In conjunction with the police, our legal team has this morning served notice on the group, giving them 24 hours to move on, as well as carrying out the statutory checks required by law at the same time.

“At this moment in time, they are causing no problems and appear to be keeping the car park clean and tidy.

“If they are still present tomorrow legal proceedings will be issued.

“The travellers group which was occupying Pier Street car park in Burnham left during the weekend, leaving little rubbish.”

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