UPDATE: Council seeks to move Southwick travellers to new transit site

Fracking protest at Balcombe Sunday, August 18 ENGSUS00120130820075034

Fracking protest at Balcombe Sunday, August 18 ENGSUS00120130820075034

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ADUR and Worthing councils are seeking to remove the travellers who have set up camp on Southwick Green today (May 22).

The authorities were made aware of the ‘unauthorised encampment’ on the green shortly before 1pm this afternoon.

So far witnesses have reported seeing about a dozen vehicles, including caravans, on the open space.

Responding to the incident, a spokesman for Adur and Worthing councils said: “We are currently liaising with our colleagues in West Sussex County Council and Sussex Police, and are liaising with the police on the use of their Section 62 powers to direct the group to the West Sussex Transit Site just outside Chichester.”