Update (3) Unauthorised Traveller Encampment - Bentley Heath and Dorridge

Following regular correspondence with local ward councillors, senior members of Solihull MBC and the local police I am pleased to be able to advise local residents that after a successful operation by Solihull police to serve a Section 61 notice on the encampment, both unauthorised campsites have

Bentley Heath/Dorridge Travellers Update (2)

Following regular contact with the police over the bank holiday weekend, I can now confirm that the unauthorised travellers camp at Bentley Heath park was dispersed by the police under Section 61 powers earlier today.

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