Legal proceedings begin against travellers

PUBLISHED: 14:00 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:06 27 June 2018

Bank Street car park. Picture: Google Maps

Bank Street car park. Picture: Google Maps

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Legal proceedings have begun against a group of travellers who failed to leave Highbridge this morning (Wednesday).

Three caravans parked at the Bank Street car park, which is owned by Sedgemoor District Council, on Monday and their owners have been served with a possession order telling them to leave the town by the district council.

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

The travellers had been given 24 hours to vacate the area, which they failed to do.

It comes after the district council revealed earlier this month it has spent more than £5,400 in the past two years removing people camped illegally on its land.

MORE: MP supports traveller consultation after group illegally pitches in Burnham.

A spokesman for the district council said: “Our legal team served notice on the travellers, they had 24 hours to move on and they failed to do this.

“A possession order has been gained and the notice of hearing will be on Monday morning.

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

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