Action on traveller sites

Following last year's problems caused by traveller sites in Greasby and New Brighton, the Conservative Government has announced a review of the law and powers to deal with unauthorised caravan sites.

Many local residents often raise concerns about anti-social behaviour including fly-tipping and noise, and evidence also shows that living on unauthorised sites can have a negative impact on people’s health and education.  The site in Greasby, on land owned by the Woodland Trust, was left covered in rubbish and waste after around 20 vehicles including wagons and caravans were parked at Upton Meadow on June 30 last year.

Councillor Wendy Clements said: "Following last summer’s problems with traveller camps in Greasby and New Brighton I'm pleased that action is now being considered that could stop it happening again.

"The legal process currently needs to be reviewed and we also need to make it clear to people who leave a mess behind them that we will take action."

The consultation, which ends on June 15, will look at what more can be done to allow local authorities, the police and landowners to deal with unauthorised sites and developments.  Residents can take part by clicking on this link