Guide to evict travellers

The Government has issued a new guide to councils and land owners on how to deal with illegal traveller sites.

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  1. Luke Farrington

Councils told to 'get tough' on illegal traveller sites

Councils are being told to get tough on illegal travellers' sites. The Local Government secretary and Brentwood and Ongar MP, Eric Pickles, sent local authorities guidance on what power they have.

He wants it to stop another episode like that at Dale Farm, but there's criticism from the travelling community. They say councils should focus on providing pitches rather than moving people on.

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