starts legal action to move travellers from Burnham seafront
action is underway to move a large group of travellers who pitched
up on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront earlier this week at the peak
of the summer holiday season.
pictured here, the group of caravans, motorhomes and vans is parked
on the South Esplanade lawns opposite the Sailing Club and in the
sailing club's parking area.
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Officers have attended to speak with the travellers and carry
out the required welfare enquiries."
has been served requiring the site to be vacated. If the site is
not vacated in accordance with the notice the Council will take
legal action to obtain possession. We are getting a court order
to get them removed."
legal costs of moving each group runs into hundreds of pounds -
a figure that is rising as the summer draws on, as Burnham-On-Sea.com
first reported here