Coun­cil ac­tion pledge over trav­ellers

Halifax Courier - - Yourcourier -

Calderdale Coun­cil has vowed to take ac­tion to move trav­ellers from Sav­ile Park, Hal­i­fax. The camp was set up on Fri­day and the coun­cil has as­sured res­i­dents it is tak­ing steps to re­solve the sit­u­a­tion. Mark Thompson, Calder- dale Coun­cil’s di­rec­tor of econ­omy and en­vi­ron­ment, said the is­sue was be­ing tack­led: “As soon as we be­came aware that trav­ellers had ar­rived at Sav­ile Park we put our pro­ce­dures into place for deal­ing with this, and we are work­ing closely with the po­lice. “Our main con­cern is that lo­cal peo­ple can con­tinue with their ev­ery­day ac­tiv­i­ties on the site. “We are pur­su­ing le­gal ac­tion to en­sure the trav­ellers leave the site. “We will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion to make sure this hap­pens.”

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