action to move travellers from Burnham's BASC Ground begins
action to move a group of more than 20 travellers camped at Burnham-On-Sea's
BASC sports ground is set to begin today (Monday).
travellers have been parked on the grassed area near the entrance
to the playing fields in Stoddens Road since last Wednesday, prompting
the cancellation of Saturday's car boot sale.
Lewis, BASC Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We will be
starting legal proceedings to get them moved during Monday."
appears that the Police do not have the resources to move them
on, so legal action is the only course of action we can take."
did give the travellers the benefit of the doubt and waited to
see if they would leave by Saturday, as they'd told us. But they
were not true to their word, so legal action will begin."
seperate group of travellers camped in Burnham's Pier Street car
park left that location on Friday evening, but left a considerable
amount of rubbish by them, which had to be collected and taken
away by Sedgemoor District Council's clean surrounds team.
comes as Police have been monitoring the travellers and their
vehicles at the BASC Ground over the weekend, as pictured here.
Officers say there is little they can do to move them because
they are on private land.
boot sale organiser Paul Stewart told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
travellers appear to have caused a lot of damage to our equipment,
with crowd control barriers and plastic fencing damaged and twisted.
It's 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."
force cancellation of car boot sale at Burnham sports ground