Search

Court order demands travellers in Beccles move on

12:44 02 May 2012

Travellers have moved onto the former Beccles recycling centre.

Travellers have moved onto the former Beccles recycling centre.

© Archant 2012

A group of travellers who were temporarily allowed to stay on a former tip have been given a court order demanding they move.

The travellers set up camp on the old Beccles household waste recycling site in the middle of January but are still there despite agreeing to leave by the end of last week.

Suffolk county councillor Chris Punt told Beccles Town Council on Tuesday night that he was “very disappointed” after the agreement had been reached at two “tolerance meetings”.

At the meetings, which included district councillors, the police, Norfolk and Suffolk county councils, the town council and representatives from the group, it was agreed that they would leave by Friday, April 27.

Mr Punt added that a “softer” approach had been taken than he would have liked and he would learn from this in the future.

Related articles

Other news

Wed, 20:00
An autism awareness event was held in Lowestoft town centre. PICTURE: Joe Randlesome

A voluntary group is aiming to raise awareness about autism so more people can understand how it affects families and individuals.

Tue, 17:00
Launch of the Eastern Daily Press 2016 Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards.
Mick Parker and mayor, Stephen Ardley with Woody Bear.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Dozens of hard-working and deserving people have been nominated for this year’s Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards - but there is still time to get your entries in.

Tue, 14:28
Police have released these CCTV images as part of their investigation into a burglary in Brampton in June

Police have released these CCTV images as part of their investigation into a burglary in Brampton.

Tue, 13:04
An East of England Ambulance Service Trust ambulance on the way to an emergency. Photograph Simon Parker

A man had to be cut free from his vehicle after it careered off the road and into a ditch.

Most Read

Tue, 13:04
An East of England Ambulance Service Trust ambulance on the way to an emergency. Photograph Simon Parker

A man had to be cut free from his vehicle after it careered off the road and into a ditch.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Bungay Black Dog Arts have created a chicken trail around the town in honour of the chickens that lived on the nearby Ditchingham roundabout.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

They once roamed proud on a roundabout, earning national fame for Bungay.

Read more
River Waveney Trust
Friday, October 9, 2015
George Westwood Way in Beccles was closed to traffic after a collision involving a car and a motorbike near the entrance to the Tesco store.

 Picture: James Bass

A woman in her 20s is in a critical condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital following a collision in Beccles.

Read more
Beccles
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Michelle Pitchers

From tomorrow and for the rest of the month, people up and down the country will be shaving their heads for charity.

Read more
Friday, January 31, 2014
An application to build 200 homes in Loddon has been approved

An application to build up to 200 homes in Loddon has been recommended for approval despite receiving 40 objections from local residents and the parish council.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 15°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up