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Eric Pickles calls for traveller site clampdown

Councils should be quicker to clamp down on unauthorised encampments and traveller sites, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has said.

Mr Pickles has issued new guidelines reminding local authorities in England of their legal powers to deal promptly with illegal traveller sites.

He said that too often officials claimed "nothing can be done".

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 09 Aug 2013
  • From the section England
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