You may or may not be aware that a number of travellers turned in Saltdean Oval Park on the evening of Tuesday, 17th July. They have congregated in front of the tennis courts and although the police were there quickly, it was too late to move them on. On the advice of police:-
the SRA contacted the council (councillors Mary Mears and David Smith are already aware of the situation and visited the site on the 18th July).
The travellers were requested to leave by 1pm and a section 61 request was made for a police eviction.
The request was refused so the council has commenced legal proceedings in order to obtain a possession order through the court process.
Mary Mears has promised to keep us updated.
If you wish you may add force to this action.
The following council web page gives advice on Travellers:-
The contact number for the Traveller Liaison Team is (01273) 292044 and their email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- you can emphasise the fact you are intimidated and concerned about doing your normal business in the park
- if you live locally it’s worth making the point there are two nursery schools in the park – which is a worry both for the children and the people who own the business if parents take their kids out
- make sure you get a reference number or some sort of notifcation they have your details.
We all know these things happen and there are legal steps to take – but the more pressure we put on the council the quicker they will act.