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Caravans in Bristol must go say City Council

Travellers in Easton, Bristol Credit: ITV News

Bristol City Council has issued notices to 9 caravans for them to be removed in Easton, Bristol.

There is a legal requirement to allow the owners up to 30 days to remove the caravans before the Council can undertake enforced removal.

Action was taken after some local residents raised concerns about the travellers in the area.

Avon and Somerset police have sent letters to home owners advising them on what to do if any anti-social behaviour occurs.

Although ITV West Country understands some neighbours have created a petition asking for a group of travellers to be allowed to stay on Littleton Street in Easton.

Travellers in Easton, Bristol Credit: ITV News

Queen's caravan driver talks nerves

Paul Royall talks about having the responsibility for driving the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh around in a caravan

It is believed to be the first time the Queen has been in a moving motorhome. The monarch, who smiled as she settled into her seat facing the Duke of Edinburgh, described the van as a "real home from home".

They journeyed just 200 metres from the plant's reception to the factory warehouses.


Caravan tax u-turn

As well as its much publicised u-turn on the Pasty Tax last night, the Government also toned down its plans for a tax on static caravans. In the Budget it was announced that 20 per cent VAT would be levied on new holiday caravans where it had been zero. That rate has been reduced to five per cent.

There were fears that introducing a high rate of VAT on new holiday caravans would cripple the industry Credit: ITV West

The area around Brean and Burnham has one of the highest concentrations of static caravans nationwide.