Number of illegal traveller encampments trebles

Number of illegal traveller encampments trebles

Number of illegal traveller encampments trebles

First published in News

The number of illegal occupations by travellers on public land have trebled.

Figures obtained from Essex County Council revealed between October and March there were 72 unauthorised encampments in Essex compared to 19 the previous year.

These figures only includes incidents where travellers have pitched up on public or public authority land.

The large numbers of incidents on private land are not officially recorded by the council.

During the summer of 2013 there were 77 unauthorised encampments compared to 34 the previous summer, after which a special travellers’ unit was set up.

 

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5:14pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

We need to provide a lot more appropriate legal sites for them to use...
We need to provide a lot more appropriate legal sites for them to use... Jack222
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1:20pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

Jack222 wrote:
We need to provide a lot more appropriate legal sites for them to use...
You've seen the opposition to 'legitimate' much-needed house-building, so you'll know that's easier said than done to say the least.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: We need to provide a lot more appropriate legal sites for them to use...[/p][/quote]You've seen the opposition to 'legitimate' much-needed house-building, so you'll know that's easier said than done to say the least. Hawthorne
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