Removing the blight of illegal encampments

Stourbridge MP Margot James together with Mike Wood (MP for Dudley South) were at Withymoor in Amblecote today calling on Dudley Council to bring forward proposals for a transit site for travellers and so avoid the effects of illegal encampments. When Dudley Council were under conservative control last year there were plans for a site in Coseley but the labour administration have shelved those plans.

The people of Amblecote experienced an illegal encampment last year which caused a considerable nuisance to local residents and landed council tax payers with the bill to clear up the mess.  The provision of a transit site and preventative measures will make enforcement of illegal encampments easier.

Councillor Paul Bradley (Amblecote) said "Local residents have had enough of illegal encampments and a transit site will mean more effective enforcement.  I call on the Council to take preventative measures as a matter of urgency".