Thurrock Council on the case of unlawful traveller camps near Blackshots

THURROCK Council is taking legal action after two unlawful encampments have appeared in Thurrock.

Gammon Field

One is on the Gammon Field off the Stanford Road and another in Orsett.

A council spokesperson said: “Thurrock Council is aware of a number of unauthorised encampments which appeared yesterday (Friday 28 April).

The council is working with Essex Police and will support their action.

“In parallel and in line with our usual process, we have alerted ECTU (Essex County Wide Traveller Unit) who visited the sites and will progress the encampments through the usual legal process should the Police be unable to use Section 61 powers”.

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