Traveller policy to be rubber-stamped tonightBy Victoria Smith
July 03, 2012
A new policy for coping with illegal traveller encampments in Bracknell Forest is to be rubber-stamped tonight.
Bracknell Forest Council and Thames Valley Police have produced criteria and procedures for the eviction of travellers who invade public and private land.
The protocol report reads: “Berkshire has experienced a considerable number of unauthorised encampments on public and private land by gypsies and travellers in recent years.
“Trespass is a civil breach with powers of eviction available to landowners, local authorities and the police.”
The document is due to be approved at a meeting tonight.