Basildon Council has decided it will evict a group of travellers who were removed from the Dale Farm camp last year but have now set up a new camp in a nearby lane. Piers Hopkirk reports.
Some of the travellers who were evicted from the illegal Dale Farm camp last year face being evicted again. After the eviction, they set up their caravans on Oak Lane next to their old site. But Basildon Council has now decided they must be moved on. Piers Hopkirk reports.
Residents in Clapham say they're fustrated that an illegal travellers' site has been created on the common.
They awoke to find that several caravans had been parked in the middle of the iconic green overnight - without warning.
Conservative Lambeth Councillor Julia Memery told Liz Wickham that it's a civil case and they expect an eviction by Monday at the latest, if the travellers have not moved on voluntarily by then.
Speaking to our reporter, Liz Wickham, the travellers say they're Irish and have nowhere else to go.
The six caravans are parked on football pitches, preventing some of the regular Saturday morning matches from being played.
Former residents of the illegal travellers' site at Dale Farm will join a march in London today, calling for better treatment for Gypsies, Roma and travellers. The organisers of the march, which will start at Hyde Park Corner, claim that many travellers across Europe are discriminated against.