UPDATE: Travellers leave Bury St Edmunds car park after council threatens legal action

Travellers have parked up in Ram Meadow car park ANL-151210-092929009
Travellers have parked up in Ram Meadow car park ANL-151210-092929009
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Travellers have left a Bury St Edmunds car park after council bosses threatened court action.

Travellers pitched up at about 5pm on Saturday at Ram Meadow car park, which is subject to a High Court pre-emptive injunction preventing illegal encampments on a number of locations around the town.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council had given them until midday today to leave the site and said it would go to court to enforce the injunction if they failed to go.

A spokesman said the travellers have now left and the council is clearing up the car park where it it will be ‘business as usual’.

On Wednesday, the spokesman said: “A review is being carried out to see if there are other physical or procedural steps which can be taken to protect this part of the car park, and local occupiers will be kept informed.”

The authority obtained pre-emptive injunctions from the High Court in 2013 to stop travellers pitching up on council-owned town centre car parks and Moreton Hall open spaces.