LATEST: Council orders travellers to leave

Travellers at Halewick Lane, Sompting, back in July
Travellers at Halewick Lane, Sompting, back in July

ADUR Council has opted not to tolerate travellers trespassing on land at Halewick Lane in Sompting and has served a notice requiring them to leave by 2pm today.

Should the travellers remain, the council will issue court proceedings immediately in order to secure the land.

The decision followed a welfare visit yesterday.

Around 20 caravans arrived at the site on Friday night.