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Security fencing recommended for travellers' site

Security fencing recommended for travellers' site
Security fencing is needed to stop travellers using land next to an open-air pool.

A council report has recommended that security fencing is put up around an unauthorised travellers' camp in Aberdeen.

According to the Press and Journal, Aberdeenshire Council undertook a report on an area next to the open-air swimming pool in Stonehaven, which has been occupied twice by travellers since June this year.

Back then, some 15 caravans moved onto the site and were evicted by the council.

If area committee members back the suggestion, it is thought that £5,000 will be made available to speed up the security fencing project.

Stonehaven and District Community Council chairman, David Fleming, told the newspaper he welcomed the security fencing proposal: "It will keep vehicles off the site. We welcome progress on this. We've been asking for this since the problem arose. The community want to use that area for recreation, not for parking vehicles."

However, he added that the question of where the travellers would move to, since the pool site would be blocked off, had yet to be resolved.

Earlier this month, it was suggested that security barriers might be installed at a caravan park in Northern Ireland, to stop people parking camper vans on the site.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800236041-ADNFCR

Date: 15/11/2010 15:27:00

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