UPDATE: Sompting travellers must leave in 24 hours

Travellers at Sompting Rec
Travellers at Sompting Rec

TRAVELLERS at Sompting Rec must leave the site by 4pm tomorrow afternoon, according to Adur Council.

The council is not prepared to tolerate the camp and its legal team has ordered the caravans to move within 24 hours.

Meanwhile in Lancing, travellers have defied the parish council’s requests to leave Monks Rec, and have shown no intention of moving on.

Despite a private security protecting the site, individuals were seen trying to break down a wall with a sledge hammer to gain access, but left when confronted by the groundsman.

Lancing Parish Council will seek help from county-court bailiffs to move the travellers on, but the process could take weeks.