Travellers move on to the Embankment in Peterborough

Travellers in grass area close to Pyhill in North Bretton EMN-150615-225943009
Travellers in grass area close to Pyhill in North Bretton EMN-150615-225943009
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Travellers have moved on to the Embankment in Peterborough with the eviction process already under way.

The travellers, who are believed to be the same ones who camped on two previous sites in the city this month, are said to have moved there yesterday (Thursday, June 25).

They have previously been evicted by Peterborough City Council from Pyhill in Bretton and the Pastures in Werrington, both times leaving behind human waste and forcing the closure on Bretton Water Park for a week.

The police’s decision not to move the travellers on led to Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson hitting out at the city’s police force and promising to speak to the Home Secretary about the problem.

A spokesman for the council confirmed the travellers have moved on to the Embankment and that they were being asked to leave.

Failing that, the council will go to court to seek an eviction notice.

The spokesman said: “We have sent a health and well-being officer and started the process of asking the travellers to move on.”

Emergency Stopping Places for travellers were last year agreed by the council but can only house up to six caravans.

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