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Travellers move on from Weymouth car park
10:10am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Latest
TRAVELLERS who moved onto a council car park in Weymouth have left the site.
The travellers, who had journeyed up from Devon, arrived more than a week ago and set up camp on the overspill car park at Dorset County Council’s park and ride site at Mount Pleasant. A number of caravans and other vehicles were seen at the site. County officials ordered them to leave the site by yesterday otherwise legal proceedings would begin to evict them.
A council spokesman confirmed the group had gone, and that workers had cleaned up the site.
Borough councillor Bill White says the park and ride site is ‘wide open’ and there is nothing to stop other travellers getting on the land.
He hopes some progress can be made providing a temporary site for travellers in Dorset so they can be directed there instead.