Council preparing for court on Monday to evict travellers from Beach Lawns

PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:58 14 July 2017

People are staying in caravans on Weston-super-Mare's Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

People are staying in caravans on Weston-super-Mare's Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Nick Page Hayman

A group of travellers are staying on the Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare, despite North Somerset Council serving them an order to leave.

People are staying in caravans on Weston-super-Mare's Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page HaymanPeople are staying in caravans on Weston-super-Mare's Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

The council first became aware that travellers had put caravans on the Beach Lawns on Wednesday.

Its officers then visited the group to carry out health and welfare investigations to ensure they were all OK before deciding to serve them a direction to leave.

The group were given until 5pm on Wednesday to move away from the site, but they are still there.

The council is preparing to go to court on Monday in the hope magistrates will serve an order forcing them to leave.

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