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Travellers remain at Dudley car park weeks later

By Liam Keen | Dudley | News | Published:

Travellers remain on a Dudley car park more than two weeks after arriving as the council enters "discussions" on moving them on.

Travellers on the car park in Dudley

A number of caravans were spotted on Flood Street car park near the town centre at the end of July after a barrier was removed to give them entry to the site.

Travellers on the car park in Dudley

Around half of them had left the site by August 8 but more than a week on from then several vehicles remain there today on a neighbouring car park.

The car park on Flood Street is now empty, with the remaining travellers moving over the road to the car park on Constitution Hill, off New Mill Street.

Caravans, vans and cars are on the site, as Dudley Council pledges to move them on.

Travellers on the car park in Dudley

Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing, communities and residents' welfare, said: “We are in discussion with the remaining travellers around the date when they will need to leave the site.”

The local authority could not confirm what date they would leave but said that that lengthy conversations took place with them yesterday.

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This comes after four caravans, along with cars and vans, were spotted there in May.

Dudley Council wants to build a permanent site for travellers to camp at in the borough, but the plans have been put on hold since a proposed site in Coseley was scrapped in January.

Travellers on the car park in Dudley
Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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