The Parish Council is pleased that the Travellers who were encamped on the playing field have now have now left as agreed. Whist we appreciate that the continued presence of the Traveller families was the source of great concern to some residents, they have vacated the site as agreed, without the need for eviction by Baliffs under Common Law or a lengthy court process, with all their associated financial implications. The Travellers have left behind just the bagged refuse which the borough council had agreed to clear at no additional cost to the parish.
A local farmer has agreed to park an agricultural vehicle in front of the gate, which will also be securely chained; until more permanent and robust security measures can be installed in due course.
The Parish Council would like to thank residents for their forbearance and support during this difficult episode.