Bund will be built to keep travellers out

AN earth bund will be built at West Parade, Worthing, in a bid to prevent travellers from using the area.

Worthing Borough Council hopes the bund, which will be on the edge of the large grassed area between Anscombe Road and Bernard Road, will be completed by Christmas. Work begins on Monday.

The decision was taken following two large traveller encampments last summer.

Council leader, Paul Yallop said:“I am grateful to local residents who together with my fellow ward councillor, Tom Wye, used their cars to protect the green from even more unlawful encampments last summer.

“Everyone involved welcomes the proposed works which will also provide additional protection by stopping children from chasing their footballs into the road.”

The bund will be seeded next spring. A lockable barrier will also be installed.