Travellers told to move on from Eastbourne seafront

Eastbourne travellers

Eastbourne travellers

A group of travellers which arrived in Eastbourne last night (Monday) and parked up on a grass verge on the seafront has been served legal notices to move on.

Police and officers from Eastbourne Borough Council visited the group on land at King Edward’s Parade last night and this morning and a notice was served on the group at noon today (Tuesday).

There are a handful of caravans and mobile homes with vans on the verge opposite the seafront junction with Chesterfield Road.

A council spokesperson said, “We attended King Edward’s Parade yesterday (Monday) evening following reports of a group of travellers on a grass verge.

“Council officers and police spoke to the travellers. We are working with police and East Sussex County Council’s Traveller Liaison Team to resolve the situation as swiftly as possible.

“A notice was served on the travellers at noon today (Tuesday) giving them 24 hours to leave. We will closely monitor the situation with our partners.”

Members of the group said they did not want to speak to the Herald but they are believed to have travelled to Eastbourne from Hastings yesterday afternoon.

A spokesperson at Sussex Police said, “Shortly before 7pm on Monday, police received reports of a number of travellers on King Edward’s Parade.

“Officers spoke to the occupants of seven vehicles, who advised they had travelled from Hastings. Police are working with the local authority to resolve the situation and reach a speedy resolution.”

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