Rumours circulated yesterday about Travellers moving on to Fryent Country Park. When this picture was taken yesterday there were only a handful of caravans there in the meadow adjacent to the Fryent Way car park. This meadow is the one used for fun fairs and was the venue for Brent Countryside Day.
There is an official Travellers' site in Brent at Lynton Close in Neasden with space for about 30 caravans but I am unsure whether there are any vacant lots. Normally a Council officer would visit the unauthorised site and offer accommodation on the official site if it is available.
The Lynton Close site was the scene of demonstrations against evictions in 2008. LINK
The case highlights the change in the law which removed national targets and guidelines for the provision of sites and instead, under the Localism Act, left it up to local authorities to decide their provision.
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