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Caravans Ordered to Leave Bridlington Sports Club

Caravans Ordered to Leave Bridlington Sports Club

Published by Jon Burke at 1:03pm 14th August 2019. (Updated at 3:42pm 14th August 2019)

An eviction order has been made on caravans occupying land at a sports centre in Bridlington.

We told you on Monday how they turned up at the town's Club for Young People on Gypsey Road at the weekend.

There were reports of threats of violence and and arson, with a fire being started on the football pitch.

Police have served an order for them to leave the site and they must go by tomorrow afternoon.

The club has been closed since Saturday night.

Club General Manager, Damien Grant, said:

"it's not been a very good few days for us as an organisation. Normally, we have about 2,000 users a week accessing the centre. Today and the last few days the place should have been heaving with people, but obviously it's been closed and that's not a good situation for anybody - not those who use the centre, nor us who rely on the income to keep ourselves going."  

The club says it hoped to recoup its losses at forthcoming fundraising events.

Humberside Police said:

"A notice has been served under Section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, to the travellers encamped on the playing fields on Gypsey Road in Bridlington, directing them to leave within an appropriate time-period."

Chief Inspector Paul Butler said:

“I understand that this situation has had an impact on people that regularly use the field and the sports centre. 

I would like to thank everyone in the area for their patience over the last few days whilst we have been speaking to the centre representative and to the travelling community.

We are continuing to engage with all those involved, considering and discussing all options and actions available, to ensure we can safely and calmly resolve the situation as soon as possible.” 

 

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Fileyman, on 14th August 2019 1:12pm
If the police have any common sense they will monitor land behind Macs, the coach park and the land they occupied before at Headlands

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