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Travellers pitch up near Dudley's Milking Bank Primary School

By Andrew Turton | Dudley | News | Published:

A large group of travellers have pitched up on fields near a Dudley primary school prompting pleas for action.

Travellers who have camped on Milking Bank, in Dudley

Caravans pulled onto land at Milking Bank yesterday with at least 12 vehicles still on the site off Aintree Way today.

Dudley North MP Ian Austin has contacted Dudley Council and West Midlands Police to urge them to do take action.

He has urged officials to ensure the group move away from land near Milking Bank Primary School.

The caravans on the land today

Mr Austin visited the site after being contacted by residents and contacted the council and the police.

He previously met the council and the police to discuss what more can be done to prevent illegal camps being set up.

caravans pulled onto the site near Milking Bank Primary School on Sunday

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Mr Austin said: “I think it is completely unacceptable to see parks and community facilities occupied by traveller camps and I want the council and the police to do all they can to move them on as quickly as possible.

“My job is to stand up for local people and I don’t see why they should not be able to use their local park.

“I also want the council to do all it can to prevent parks in my constituency being occupied again this year and I want the government to give councils more powers to deal with illegal sites more quickly.”

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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