Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Travellers in Palmer Park #rdguk

Below is an update from the Council on the travellers who are in Palmer Park:

Officers have now served notices on the two caravans at Palmer Park which arrived this afternoon. These vehicles are part of the same traveller group who have been setting up camp at many sites across Reading over the last several weeks.

They gained access onto the site by driving onto the footpath from the corner of Wokingham road and Palmer Park Avenue. They did not force entry and therefore no damage was caused.

Rebecca Wrigley will be attending site first thing tomorrow with the police and will be carrying out the necessary welfare checks.

It is expected more caravans will arrive tonight and Parks staff will be serving the necessary papers on the new traveller arrivals first thing tomorrow.

It is hoped that the police will use their Section 61 powers as the group grows, and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.

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