District council ‘taking action’ after travellers move onto car park in Godmanchester

PUBLISHED: 07:56 22 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:06 22 August 2017

Huntingdonshire District Council is taking action

Huntingdonshire District Council is taking action

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The district council has said it is taking action after travellers set up camp in a Godmanchester car park.

A small group of travellers arrived at Bridge Place car park on Sunday afternoon and caused concern among residents, who speculated that the group may have moved from Cambourne or Stapleford, where enforcement has taken place in recent days.

Following the arrival, some residents took to Facebook to share their concern, with one saying: “Dread to think what they’ll leave behind. Previous cleanup operations have involved getting rid of their excrement.”

Another said: “Very worrying. It’s bad enough without this.”

Huntingdonshire District Council says it has begun working with Cambridgeshire police to move the travellers on from the car park.

A spokesman for the authority said: “The district council is taking action in respect of an illegal traveller encampment at Bridge Place car park, Godmanchester, and officers are in the process of taking action to remove the travellers from the site.”

The mayor of Godmanchester, Councillor Sarah Conboy, added in a Facebook post that the council was aware that the travellers were in the car park, and was taking “the usual steps to move them on and clear the site if necessary afterwards”.

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