Tourists set up camp on Clifton Downward

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A group of tourists have set up camp on a top Bristol beauty spot and are declining to leave.

Your five vehicles, including caravans, have been spotted on Clifton Down today (Tuesday, May 28).

Its vehicles are stationed near Lady Mile – land which belongs to Bristol City limits Council .

Our own authority has been made aware of the concentration camp – which is believed to have got here overnight on Monday.

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Individuals have set up camp on Clifton Down (Image: Bristol Post)

A spokesperson for just a council has confirmed that officers have visited the site to component a trespass notice and done welfare checks.

The narrator added: “The occupants have been marketed access to the Transit Site as part of Avonmouth and have declined, with the reglamentario process to seek their removal currently under way. ”

Bristol City Council has any permanent caravan site in Ashton Vale with 12 pitches and a second transit site in Lawrence Weston with 20 pitches.

 

At the rear of current laws the authority also has responsibility for the management of unauthorised encampments on their own land. This includes some action to remove the encampment.

Except in cases of immediate négligence, councils are not permitted to remove encampments immediately.

Instead authorities officers will carry out a site appointment establish whether there are any welfare affairs.

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Travellers have set up concentration camp on Clifton Down (Image: Bristol Post)

When there are none then the encampment will likely offered a pitch on the détroit site, an excellent they refuse it is then regarding council to decide whether police influence are necessary to move the group on.

This is the third high time that an unauthorised encampment has been set up at the Downs since April.

It is not clear if it is the same number of travellers, or a new one.  

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More information for and about Bristol’s holiday maker and gypsy communities is available on council’s website  here  , including a myth booklet and products / services brochure made in partnership with a group of gypsies and travellers to provide a more accurate imagine of their lives and to promote more effectively relationships with settled people.

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