Travellers in Great Yarmouth car park have until Tuesday evening to leave

Several caravans belonging to travellers in the car park next to the Marina Centre in Great Yarmouth

Several caravans belonging to travellers in the car park next to the Marina Centre in Great Yarmouth.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

A group of Travellers has been given a day to leave a seaside car park or face being forcibly removed.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council asked magistrates yesterday to agree to an eviction order for the group, who are encamped at the Marina Centre car park.

Six caravans and towing vehicles have been parked at the council-run site since last week.

Luke Parker, a solicitor for NP Law representing the council, said the council became aware of the Travellers on May 11 at 9.30am.

He said: 'A letter was delivered on the same day or enforcement action would be taken but the Travellers remained on the site.'


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Mr Parker added that a borough council officer had visited the site along with a representative from the county council's Traveller liaison team to make sure they had their educational and health needs met.

A spokesman for Great Yarmouth Borough Council said the car park ticket machine will be covered up until the Travellers have gone. They added a notice of eviction was served at 5pm yesterday, and they would have 24 hours to leave or be forcibly removed.

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