Travellers set up camp in Wakefield

Travellers have set up camp on a former council site on Newton Bar.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23rd September 2015, 2:11 pm
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Wakefield Council said they have been working with the police to remove them from the site.

Glynn Humphries, the council’s service director environment and streetscene, said: “A court date is set for next week where we will seek to obtain a possession order to remove the travellers.

“Further steps are also being taken to protect the car park to prevent camps in the future.”

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Another group of travellers set up camp on Quebec Street on Tuesday evening.

The council visited the site on Wednesday to negotiate a date for them to leave the site.