Update: Travellers on Eastbourne seafront

Authorities have said the process is underway to evict travellers from Eastbourne seafront.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 5:07 pm

On Friday, June 18, representatives from Eastbourne Borough Council visited the site in Fisherman’s Green car park to inform those staying there they were trespassing on council land.

A spokesperson from the council said, “Under Section 77 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 we are able to serve a direction notice requiring the site to be vacated.

“This process is underway but it does involve a court hearing, which currently is taking longer than normal to arrange due to a backlog of cases created by the pandemic.

Travellers in Fisherman's Green car park, Eastbourne. SUS-210618-142549001
Travellers in Fisherman's Green car park, Eastbourne. SUS-210618-142549001

“We will do all we can to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and continue to provide updates when they are available.”

Over the weekend a spokesperson from Sussex Police said, “We received a report of travellers arriving shortly before 4pm on Thursday, June 17.

“A joint visit with Eastbourne Borough Council, as the car park owner, was carried out on Friday.”