Monday, 30 June 2014
As reported in today's Evening Telegraph, over the weekend, I received residents' concerns at another travellers encampment, just a matter of days after the one in the Technology Park ended. This time, it is a group of French travellers who have set up camp on the Riverside playing fields, just west of the pavilion. It may be the same group of French travellers who set up a camp there in June 2013.
Yesterday, I contacted both the City Council and the police regarding this - clearly whilst this encampment is there, the playing fields west of the pavilion are not usable. As I stressed to the Evening Telegraph, the City Council provides a fully serviced site for the travelling community at Balmuir Wood near Tealing.
Here is a photo of the encampment on Riverside Drive: