Travellers at Hurst Recreation Ground, Molesey
Following the unauthorised gypsy/traveller camp at Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground, late on 5th March 2015, the Council’s Gypsy/Traveller Liaison Officer has visited the gypsy/travellers accompanied by the police to carry out an assessment required under the legal protocol for dealing with unauthorised gypsy/traveller sites.
The Council is now progressing papers in order to apply to the Court to repossess the land. A court hearing date will be set by the Court and will be known next week.
The gypsy/travellers have refuse bins on site and our grounds maintenance contractor carries out site litter clearance where practicable. The site will be re-secured and any remaining litter completely cleared when the area is repossessed by the Council.
The Councils protocol for the Management of Unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller Encampments was adopted in October 2013 and can be accessed through the link below: