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Irish travellers set up camp around King's Road car park in Herne Bay

02 June 2014
by Aidan Barlow

Irish travellers have set up home on a town centre car park.

Eight caravans pulled into the council-owned site in Kings Road, Herne Bay, last night and told a reporter this morning: “This is our home now.”

Eight caravans are parked around the perimeter wall of the car park

Eight caravans are parked around the perimeter wall of the car park

The vehicles, which all have Irish registration plates, have parked around the perimeter of the plot, which is set to house a new Aldi supermarket.

The council and police have been alerted.

The King's Road car park is due to become a new Aldi supermarket

The King's Road car park is due to become a new Aldi supermarket

Town centre councillor Andrew Cook, who was walking his dog this morning and saw the caravans arrive last night, said: “It was reported to the council yesterday.

“They arrived at around 7pm. I saw one go in and then a convoy of six caravans drove down Station Road and arrived there together. I contacted the council straight away.”

The travellers arrived at 7pm on Sunday

The travellers arrived at 7pm on Sunday

He added he was told the travellers intend to only stay for two days, but one said today: “This is our home now. We bought it from the council.”

 

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