Travellers set up in Eastbourne field

A group of travellers has set up in an Eastbourne field today (Tuesday).

Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 9:09 am

The group was spotted at lunchtime and six vehicles including caravans are currently on Five Acres field in Lottbridge Drove.

A spokesperson from Eastbourne Borough Council said, “Our officers visited Five Acres earlier today and are liaising with colleagues at Sussex Police and the East Sussex County Council traveller liaison team.

“Welfare checks have been carried out. We have also placed two large refuse bins on the site.

Eastbourne seafront.

“We will provide further updates when they are available.”

A spokesperson from Sussex Police said, “Police were made aware of travellers arriving at Five Acre field, Eastbourne, around 9.30pm on Monday, June 28.

“Officers attended the site to carry out an initial assessment, and are in liaison with the local authority as the landowner.”

East Sussex County Council has been contacted for more information.

Last week a group of travellers moved on from Fisherman’s Green car park.

To read about the travellers in the seafront car park click here.