Council: 'We will remove travellers'

Steps are underway to remove travellers from a site in Bridlington after £28,000 was spent on bollards to keep them out.

Friday, 15th July 2016, 8:55 am
Updated Friday, 15th July 2016, 10:04 am
Travellers began arriving at Jubilee Woods of Bessingby Road on Wednesday

Caravans and other vehicles began arriving at Jubilee Woods on Wednesday afternoon, despite efforts to seal off the site by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The authority spent £28,000 on metal bollards in 2014, designed to prevent the travellers from accessing the site off Bessingby Road.

But Jubilee Woods is still accessible through an entryway used by council maintenance staff, who use removable bollards to bring grass cutters onto the site.

The entryway used by council maintenance staff where there is usually a bollard preventing access

It is thought the travellers brought their vehicles onto the grassland by removing these bollards.

A council spokesman said: "The council is taking the appropriate steps to remove this group of travellers from the site."

It is not known how long the travellers have been given to leave Jubilee Woods.

It comes after the Bridlington Free Press revealed East Riding of Yorkshire Council spent £5,000 of taxpayers' on clearing rubbish from the same site last year.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council spent 28,000 on metal bollards designed to thwart the travellers

More to follow.

The entryway used by council maintenance staff where there is usually a bollard preventing access
East Riding of Yorkshire Council spent 28,000 on metal bollards designed to thwart the travellers