Car park barriers have been deployed at the entrance to a Weston-super-Mare car park in a bid to thwart further unauthorised traveller encampments, a news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
North Somerset Council has funded the £8,000 cost of the new measures after the Melrose car park was plagued by groups of travellers last summer.
Groups of different travellers set up temporary home in the seafront car park on three occasions this year, leaving a trail of mess behind them.
The barriers, at a height of 2.1 metres, will prevent caravans and motorhomes from entering the site.
North Somerset Council executive member for parking Councillor Mark Canniford said: “We’re putting up these barriers following a number of unlawful encampments in the car park at Melrose.
“The barriers will still allow access but mean that caravans and motorhomes won’t be able to get into the car park.”
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