Travellers move on from Lowestoft and Oulton Broad car parks

Travellers at Oulton Broad. Picture: Archant.

Travellers at Oulton Broad. Picture: Archant. - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Two groups of travellers who set up camp in Lowestoft and Oulton Broad have moved on over the weekend.

Travellers at Belvedere Road in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant.

Travellers at Belvedere Road in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant. - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

About nine caravans arrived in an area near Pets Corner in Oulton Broad last week, while families also pitched up with vehicles on the Belvedere Road car park.

Both camps were issued with eviction notices to move on from the sites on Saturday.

Waveney District Council said they had been working closely with Suffolk Police and the Norfolk and Suffolk Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Liaison Service and in accordance with the Suffolk-wide protocol for unauthorised encampments, regular visits had been made to the site.

A spokesman said: 'Both sites were vacated on Saturday, May 27, and to our knowledge, there are no other encampments in the area at this time.'


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Ahead of the weekend, concerns were raised over car parking by business owners and the Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club (LOBMBC), who hosted the Lowestoft Grand Prix Sunday and yesterday.

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