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

Archant

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.

MORE: MP supports traveller consultation after illegal pitches in Somerset.

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.”

More from Weston Mercury

17:00

Villagers in Wedmore have been raising money to twin their toilets and help thousands of people living in poverty around the world.

Read more
17:23

Motorists are facing long delays on the M5 this evening (Sunday) after a crash involving several vehicles.

Read more

A school paper which was set up in tribute of Jill Dando has published its first edition.

Read more

A cruise ship made a rare appearance off the coast of Weston-super-Mare, when it docked at Steep Holm island.

Read more

An art exhibition dedicated to anti-bullying will take place in Weston-super-Mare later this year.

Read more

An open day in Worle gave people the chance to have their say on what they would like to see happen and improved where they live.

Read more

A kingfisher which suffered a nasty head trauma is set to return to the wild after being treated at a rescue charity.

Read more

The war memorial in Worle has been refurbished in time for the commemoration of World War One in November.

Read more

A new theatre show will take Weston by storm as Irish river dancers take to the stage.

Read more

A Berrow woman is searching for the family who taught her to walk and talk after she was evacuated to North Somerset in World War Two.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

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

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists