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Travellers arrive in Castle Green following Abbey Green eviction

PUBLISHED: 12:11 26 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:20 26 June 2015

The group on Castle Green (Pic: @Dolph7800)

The group on Castle Green (Pic: @Dolph7800)

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A group of travellers arrived in Dagenham last night, hours after they were moved on from Barking town centre.

Up to 20 caravans are illegally pitched up in Castle Green, on Gorsebrook Road, after Barking and Dagenham Council were granted an eviction notice to remove them from Abbey Green.

The group turned up on the North Street land over the weekend, causing disruption to staff and pupils at nearby St Margaret’s Primary School.

Parents received a group text informing them that the travellers had pitched up on Sunday night but were told that the school would be open as normal.

However, the council were able to remove the group after an order was granted from Romford Magistrates court yesterday.

A number of people have been having their say on social media site Streetlife, with Brian J posting: “Not impressed to see that they have rocked up at Castle Green this morning. “Have informed the council with no response.”

Another user Sue P wrote about the situation in Abbey Green: “They have gone.

“The court order must have worked. They have left quite a bit of rubbish.”

Have you been affected by the travellers?

Email mark.shales@archant.co.uk or call 020 8477 3824.


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