September 29, 2018
Berrow Golf Club upgrades security in bid to halt more travellers

Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow Golf Club has stepped up security measures this week after a large group of travellers was moved off the club's land near Berrow Church.

The group of eight travellers vehicles left the privately-owned land outside St Mary's Church late on Thursday night after a day of being camped there.

The golf club quickly took action, supported by Burnham Police, to have the group moved on.

Work then began on Friday to upgrade security at the site by introducing a bund and physical measures to prevent further access, as pictured here.

Speaking to, a spokeswoman for the golf club said: "We have enhanced security at all entrance points to the Course and the land owned by the Club."

"We also have security guards in place and patrolling the Clubhouse entrance."

She explained that the club has upgraded security around the Berrow site, adding that a bund and trenches had been introduced in an effort to prevent access to this private land.

The travellers pitched up on a field, outside Berrow Church, in July and were evicted by the club.

Two years ago, a large group of travellers set up camp on Berrow Green over the summer, and the Parish Council built a bund around the village green to prevent them gaining access.

Pictured: The work underway on Friday afternoon in Berrow (John Presley)


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