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Travellers have moved off land in Countess Wear

Published: 21 April 2020

Lakeside Avenue Lakeside Avenue

Travellers have moved off land in Lakeside Avenue, Countess Wear, after a direction was issued ordering them to leave.

Exeter City Council Leader Cllr Phil Bialyk said: “I would like to thank the residents of Lakeside Avenue for their patience. I understand the frustration and have spent a significant amount of time with officers trying to resolve the concerns. Two alternative sites were presented to the travelling community with much more adequate sanitary provisions. Both were declined.

“Following a productive meeting with our colleagues at Devon and Cornwall Police late yesterday afternoon, a direction was issued, ordering the travellers to move and relocate to a more appropriate site. They moved on last night.”

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