force cancellation of car boot sale at Burnham sports ground
organiser of car boot sales at Burnham-On-Sea's BASC sports ground
was forced to cancel Saturday's event due to the travellers camped
popular weekly event at the sports ground in Stoddens Road was
cancelled by organiser Paul Stewart "for the public's safety."
comes as police have been monitoring more than 20 travellers and
their vehicles this week, as pictured here.
officers say there is little they can do to move them on because
they are on private land.
Stewart told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The travellers appear to
have caused a lot of damage to our equipment, with many crowd
control barriers and plastic fencing being damaged and twisted.
a right mess."
the car boot sale couldn't go ahead and we apologise to our regular
visitors - we had no option but to cancel. We hope to be back
again next Saturday if they have gone."
travellers had told BASC Ground bosses that they intended to leave
on Saturday, as we reported here.