UPDATE: Travellers leave beach site

Travellers that set up camp last Tuesday along Littlehampton's seafront have left, the council has said.

Travellers at a car park in Banjo Road, Littlehampton
Travellers at a car park in Banjo Road, Littlehampton

A spokesperson for Arun District Council also debunked rumours that the barrier into the car park in Banjo Road was left open – and said the lock was cut by ‘unknown persons’.

They said: “A group of between 20 to 25 travellers arrived overnight at the Banjo Road Car Park on Littlehampton seafront on Tuesday, November 22.

Sign up to our daily SussexWorld Today newsletter

“The travellers left the site on Sunday, 27 November after being served with a legal document by West Sussex County Council ordering them to leave. The council has sent a cleansing team to remove all rubbish from the site.

Travellers at a car park in Banjo Road, Littlehampton

“It has come to the council’s attention that some social media sites reported that Arun had left the barrier open and travellers were able to gain easy access to the car park.

“The council would like to confirm that this was not the case, the height barrier was in place and locked on the evening the travellers arrived but the lock was cut or broken by unknown persons.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LittlehamptonGazette

3) Follow us on Twitter @LhamptonGazette

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Littlehampton Gazette - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.