More travellers arrive on Southwick Green

EIGHT new caravans have arrived on Southwick Green overnight, adding to the seven or so that were already there.

A group of travellers turned up there on Friday morning and the council decided not to tolerate the encampment.

A Notice of Direction was served, requiring them to leave the land by Saturday evening.

But the travellers remained over the bank holiday weekend and a further eight caravans arrived overnight.

One resident said: “You cannot see a blade of grass on that section of the green now.”

The process server is going out this morning to complete a welfare audit on the second group.

A court hearing for the first group is set for tomorrow.