Travellers in New Park

Just a quick message to Chichester East residents, particularly those in the New Park area.

As some of you will have noticed, a group of Travellers has moved onto the playing field in New Park Road. Chichester District Council officers gave them verbal notice to leave yesterday and the police are looking at their options as well, particularly as sports club training sessions are booked for the weekend. If they feel unable to proceed with eviction, then the District Council will need either West Sussex County Council to reopen the Transit site (if they have not done so) or the courts to reopen (again, if they have not done so). Due to the continuing Covid-19 crisis, these last two normally routine routes are potential causes for delay in the eviction process. Please be assured that the process has been commenced but, as mentioned, there may be delays in implementing action. In the meantime, please contact us with any concerns.

Thank you from us both.

 

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