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Travellers set up 'unauthorised encampments' in Lowestoft and Oulton Broad

PUBLISHED: 12:20 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:20 25 May 2017

Travellers have set up camp in the car park by Pets Corner in Oulton Broad. Picture: Archant.

Travellers have set up camp in the car park by Pets Corner in Oulton Broad. Picture: Archant.

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Two groups of Travellers have set up camps in Lowestoft and Oulton Broad.

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

A Waveney District Council spokesman said: “We are aware of two small unauthorised encampments; one adjacent to Pets Corner in Oulton Broad and another in the car park at Belvedere Road, Lowestoft. The council is 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 have been made to the site.”

With an eviction notice to be served on the Travellers, the spokesman added: “A case conference has now been held for each encampment, determining that a Common Law Notice be served requiring those present to vacate both sites on Saturday, May 27. Should this not be the case, we will begin proceedings to move the encampments on.”

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