Basildon Council works with partners to move on unauthorised encampment

Basildon Council is working closely with Essex Police and the Essex Countywide Traveller Unit (ECTU) to move on travellers from an unauthorised encampment in Billericay.

The council is currently conducting a cleansing operation at Queen Elizabeth II Field, formerly known as Sun Corner, to ensure the area is safe for use this weekend after a group of 12 caravans and associated vehicles left the site on Thursday night (26 July).

The group of travellers have since pitched up on land at Queens Park Country Park. ECTU officers, who are currently experiencing high demand across the county, visited the site today (Friday 27 July) to assess the community impact and issue a Direction to Leave notice.

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