More travellers sites needed

HUNTINGDONSHIRE will need between 15 and 25 additional sites for gypsies and travellers by 2010, according to research for Cambridgeshire County Council. The district has one of the lowest travelling populations in the county, Huntingdonshire District Cou

HUNTINGDONSHIRE will need between 15 and 25 additional sites for gypsies and travellers by 2010, according to research for Cambridgeshire County Council.

The district has one of the lowest travelling populations in the county, Huntingdonshire District Council's cabinet heard. Threequarters of them are English gypsies.

There is currently just one travellers' site in the district, east of the railway line in St Neots.

The new pitches would probably be for individual families on land across the district.

Executive councillor for housing and public health, Councillor Deborah Reynolds, said: "We should be looking after the health and education of all our residents".