Traveller encampment update - Bellfields Green, Bannisters Field and Compton

The travellers who were at Bannisters Field have all now left the encampment.

We are aware of the new traveller encampment at Bellfields Green in Guildford, and are in the process of doing all we can, as quickly as possible.

The travellers arrived last night (18 June) and will be served with a notice directing them to leave as soon as possible.

We are working with the police who are also aware of the current situation. If the caravans and accompanying vehicles have not left site in accordance with the direction to leave, we will take further action through the legal process.

We are monitoring the situation and have provided the occupants with bin bags, and made arrangements to remove any rubbish.

We are also aware of the traveller encampment on Parish land at Spiceall, Compton. For further information please contact Compton Parish Council.

If you have any questions about encampments on Council land, or to report rubbish, please contact Customer Services on 01483 505050 or email customerservices@guildford.gov.uk

If you are reporting anti-social behaviour or criminal activity, please contact Surrey Police on their non-emergency number 101 or 999 in an emergency only.

For further information about how we deal with traveller encampments, please visit our Unauthorised encampments web page

Published on Tuesday 19 June.