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Updates – reported Gypsy and Traveller encampments

An unauthorised site will be visited daily by the Corporate Traveller Services Unit (CTSU) until its removal (whether voluntarily or via the bailiff).

Initial notification of a newly arrived encampment will be given to the local MP, local members, the clerk to the local town or parish council, the council’s corporate contact centre, press officer and the police.  Information about the status of the site will then be updated daily on this page.

Unauthorised encampments

Southey Avenue Playing Field, New Cheltenham Road, Kingswood.  Approximately 13 caravans and associated vehicles.  Preliminary enquires took place on 05.06.19. Caravans and vehicles have departed the site today following negotiations with the Council and Police.  Managers of the land are planning to clear the site.

Tenniscourt Rd, Kingswood.  Approximately 15 caravans and associated vehicles, in two groups opposite the fire station. Land is Council owned but pitches used by AEK Boco.  Discussion continuing with AEK Boco (who have an annual management and maintenance agreement with the Council) and police regarding use of s.61 powers given increase in numbers and requirement for training use. Notices issued 03.06.19.  Site now clear of caravans and vehicles 05.06.19

Land at Iron Acton. This encampment departed 03.06.19.

Last updated Thursday 6 June 2019, 12:10

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