Council vows to move travellers

EFFORTS were under way today to shift a group of travellers who parked up on a patch of land in Ipswich.The travellers brought vans and caravans to Lindbergh Road over the weekend and Ipswich Borough Council set about removing them today.

EFFORTS were under way today to shift a group of travellers who parked up on a patch of land in Ipswich.

The travellers brought vans and caravans to Lindbergh Road over the weekend and Ipswich Borough Council set about removing them today.

The council was working to establish exactly who owned the patch of land - although it was confident it was borough-owned property - before taking action to move the travellers.

A spokesman for the authority said: “We were informed over the weekend.

“We believe it is IBC land. If it is, we will start proceedings to move them on.”

The council sent an officer to the site this morning to begin talks with the travellers.

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The spokesman said when travellers have moved on to other parcels of land in the town without authorisation in the past the council has threatened to begin proceedings against them and that has been enough to shift them.

“In the past we have just told them that we are going to start proceedings and more often than not they move on after a couple of days,” the spokesman said.

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