Meriden green belt protesters have maintained their vigil to protest against an illegal gypsy site for 1000 days.
Villagers protesting against an illegal gypsy site near Solihull say they won't take down their protest camp.
Residents in Warwickshire who have been demonstrating against an illegal gypsy site will today mark 700 days of protest.
Protesters have gathered at a public inquiry into an appeal made by travellers in Meriden, near Solihull.
The travellers want to overturn a decision by Solihull Council to refuse them permission to develop land they own in Eaves Green Lane.
A 5-day public inquiry is expected to start today into a legal challenge by travellers who want to move back onto land in Meriden, near Solihull.
They want to return to land they own, which joins to land they illegally occupied for three years.
The travellers originally had their application for the land rejected by Solihull Council and are now appealing that decision.
A Meriden resident who helped support a protest camp for 1088 days was brought to tears today as it was dismantled following the eviction of the gypsies who occupied the land.
She told ITV News Central she was 'glad and sad at the same time'.
The Chairman of the protest group, Meriden RAID, said the village will 'remain united and the friendships and bonds will continue'.
A protest camp set up in opposition to gypsies residing in Meriden, Warwickshire, has been dismantled today after the last remaining travellers left the site on Saturday.
The group, Meriden RAID, was made up of local residents who stationed a 24/7 protest camp. Without planning permission, the council deemed both camps illegal.
Chairman of Meriden RAID, David McGrath, said the 'camp may be moved, but the campaign will continue.'
A gypsy protest camp in Meriden in Warwickshire has been dismantled by residents after standing there for three years.
The residents who have fought a lengthy battle with gypsies who set up an illegal camp in the village, said it had served its purpose after the last of the gypsies left on Saturday.
For the last three years residents have fought for a group of gypsies to leave their village after forming an illegal gypsy site.
Today the last caravan was towed away after a High Court judge ruled they must go, marking the end of a lengthy battle between gypsy and protester. Victoria Davies reports.
The last gypsies living on green-belt land in Warwickshire have left the site they have been occupying for more than three years.
The group illegally built a caravan site back in 2010.
Gypsies campaigning to continue living on green-belt land in Warwickshire this week abandoned their Court of Appeal bid to extend their stay. They now have until the end of the month to leave the site.
Campaigners, who have protested against the gypsies' occupancy for over 1000 days, are celebrating the news.
Gypsies who want to continue living in Warwickshire are due to appear in front of a Court of Appeal judge later.
They have twenty minutes to challenge their eviction from the Meriden site by the end of the month.
Local residents have protested against the settlement for more than three years.
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