Councils must act quicker to shut down illegal traveller sites - like Dale Farm in Essex - according to Brentwood MP and local government secretary Eric Pickles.
He claims that too often authorities say "nothing can be done" about the problem and fail to use the powers available to them.
Ria Chatterjee has the story.
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