MP holds talks over travellers as new group arrives
small group of travellers has set up camp in Burnham-On-Sea's seafront
car park this week as the town's MP continues his efforts to change
the laws controlling them with a meeting with a top minister.
caravans with adults and young children have been parked in the
far southern most area of Burnham's Pier Street car park since Sunday,
with washing hung between the vehicles, as pictured here.
comes as Burnham's MP James Heappey met with the Secretary of State
for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid this week over
During the meeting, Mr Javid said the Government needs to look again
at the powers held by local government to move illegal encampments
on quickly and at the least expense.
Mr Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Sajid clearly understands
the impact these illegal encampments have on the communities they
"I am grateful the Government is looking again at this legislation.
I hope to also contribute to the review and I will be inviting local
authorities to do so as well."
new group of travellers arrived at the weekend and have set up their
camp on the southern side of the car park.
The travellers in Burnham-On-Sea's Pier Street car park this week