Local authority searches for access restriction solution to protect open spaces against travellers

product-bollardposts Local authority searches for access restriction solution to protect open spaces against travellers A local authority is actively searching for a solution to prevent travellers from illegally moving onto its open spaces following an incident that saw armed police being called in, a recent news report in the local media was able to reveal.

Castle Point Council is now looking for the best way to protect the borough’s open spaces after about 17 caravans moved on to a field next to a local car park at the end of August.

The travellers were involved in violent incidents and armed officers were even called to the field at one point after reports a man had been seen with a gun. Furthermore, traders were also forced to shut on the last days of the summer season.

While the council is considering passing new bylaws for the quick and effective removal of travellers from anywhere within the borough, seafront traders believe that better barriers are needed to stop travellers moving on to local parks.

In fact, they’re so keen on the idea that they have even offered to pay for 6ft barriers and steel bollards to keep caravans out.

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