Travellers are encamped on the green at the western end of West Parade on the sea front. Police will hold a street briefing for residents tonight (Thursday July 18th) on the junction of Anscombe Road and Anscombe Close. Worthing Borough Council has applied to the County Court for an order of possession of the land.
The collection of caravans and associated vehicles arrived over the last two days and police are in regular attendance at the site.
When the first travellers arrived on Tuesday Worthing Borough Council (WBC) directed them to leave and attended the site to assess the situation and the travellers’ needs. When more arrived yesterday WBC erected a site notice on the land requiring them to leave by 6.00 pm yesterday. A total of nine caravans and two vehicles occupied the site with more spilling out on to the highway. An update of the welfare audit was made.
Taking into account the needs of the travellers and the public, the Council has decided not to tolerate the trespass of land. The Council has today applied to the County Court for an order for possession of the land, and a hearing will be held on Tuesday July 23rd at 10.00 am to consider that application.