Villagers in South Cambridgeshire are fighting plans to re-open a controversial travellers' site.Mettle Hill closed over 15 years ago after problems with crime and vandalism. Many of those living in the nearby village of Meldreth are concerned by plans to re-open it.
South Cambridgeshire District Council is planning to buy and refurbish the pitches to accommodate up to ten traveller families.
The District Council says the £50,000 project will help meet a growing need from the traveller community. It says enforcement officers currently deal with almost one case every week wheretravellers set up illegally on private land or by the roadside. If agreed by cabinet members, the plans will be put to a vote at a full council meeting later this month. In the village of Meldreth, they are having a meeting of their own this evening.
Villagers will discuss the plans at 8pm.