A number of residents have been in touch with me to ask about the current position with the Travellers Encampment that is situated on the Ring Road. Set out below is the latest update from the Gypsy and Travellers Service:

“Dear Cllr Anderson

In response to your email regarding the encampment on Redvers Close off the Ring Rd,  I would like to inform you that the Council are in court next week Wednesday 7 August 2013, to request possession of this land. 

We were not able to move them on at the same time as the encampment at Bedquilts, as this is an entirely different piece of land.  As a separate encampment, we had no option but to treat it as such in the court process.

I hope this is helpful, please pass on our service number, 0113 2475493, should any of your constituents wish to discuss anything further with us.”

I trust this keeps you advised.