Perranporth Rugby Club has closed its car park after Travellers arrived on the site.
The club posted a statement on Facebook explaining that four vehicles and caravans had arrived at the car park at Ponsmere Valley, Budnic Hill in Perranporth, on Thursday afternoon.
It added that staff had taken the decision to lock the top gate to ‘prevent further progress’.
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The post on the club’s Facebook page said: “Evening Everyone,
“Unfortunately we have had to close our car park this evening due to travellers moving onto to it.
“Currently there are about 4 vehicles and caravans.
“Those that have arrived have said there are 30 more to follow!
“We have therefore taken the decision to lock the top gate to prevent further ingress.”
Where are the Traveller and Gypsy sites in Cornwall?
Cornwall Housing, as part of Cornwall Council, manages three Gypsy and Traveller sites which provide 66 pitches for travellers.
Cornwall Housing provides a range of landlord services.
In addition to these site management services, Cornwall Housing provides other Gypsy and Traveller services to Cornwall Council.
This includes assessing any unauthorised encampments in Cornwall on council owned land (e.g. car parks) and reporting back to Cornwall Council.
Cornwall Housing manages three residential sites in Cornwall with 66 pitches in total.
- Boscarn Parc – 32 pitches
- Wheal Jewel – 24 pitches
- Fordown Park – 10 pitches
The sites are managed and maintained by Cornwall Housing and applications should be made through the Homechoice system.
South Treviddo Transit Site
The South Treviddo transit site is located on the A38 two miles north of Liskeard just off of the junction for Looe. The site can accommodate 16 caravans depending on the size of each unit and the number of accompanying vehicles.
Prior to admission all applicants will be required to provide verifiable identification and a refundable cash deposit in order to ensure fair compliance with the Site License and Rules.
Are travellers charged to stay on the temporary transit site?
Groups of travellers moving to the temporary transit site will be charged rent to stay temporarily on the site.
Based upon similar arrangements elsewhere, the charge would be in the region of £80 per caravan per week as well as a security deposit on the site payable in advance.
Such a group would also have to adhere to an agreement signed by them on behaviour and littering prior to occupation.
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