A group of travellers have set up an encampment on Brighton seafront today.
A statement on the Brighton and Hove City Council says: “We have visited this site with the police earlier today and the statutory checks have been carried out.
“The group has been informed they are trespassing on council-owned land and have been asked to leave.
“We will be applying to the County Court for a possession order which will enable us to arrange for an eviction to be carried out, should the occupants fail to leave the site voluntarily.”
There is also currently an unauthorised traveller camp at Preston Park and van dwellers on land at 19 Acres.
Council officers have visited both sites with the police, and the statutory checks have been carried out.
The council is also pursuing possession orders for both these sites.
Parking tickets have been issued at Preston Park.
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