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

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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.

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