leave on Saturday' say 20 travellers at Burnham's BASC Ground
group of more than 20 travellers has promised to leave Burnham-On-Sea's
BASC Ground this Saturday, says the Chairman of the group that
oversees the sports facilities.
vehicles - including caravans, trucks and cars - have occupied
the front of the BASC Ground in an area used by weekend car boot
Lewis, BASC Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Police
have told us that because they are parked on private land there
is nothing they can do."
we've spoken to the travellers direct and they have said they will leave on Saturday. We explained that the car boot
sales each Saturday bring in important revenue to BASC and for
have also taken legal advice about talking with them and we
will take forward legal action if they stay."
added: "It is very frustrating they're here and are
using our facilities. We've asked them to respect our site and
to keep it tidy. We have seen small-scale visits in the past but nothing
on this scale."
have been aware this could happen and will review the security
at our next committee meeting."
of the travellers first gathered on Burnham's Cassis Close playing
fields near the BAY Centre early on Wednesday, but then later
moved to the BASC Ground where other vehicles joined them.
are also other travellers vehicles in the Pier Street coach car
park area next to Burnham's former Morrisons store.