Travellers move into Bideford cattle market hours after council vote

Travellers have set up camp at Bideford Cattle Market.
Travellers have set up camp at Bideford Cattle Market.

Travellers have set up camp at the cattle market in Bideford - less than 48 hours after councillors voted not to designate it a tolerated trespass site.

At its community and resources meeting on Monday morning, Torridge district councillors voted not to allow travellers on the cattle market.

Members said they would not allow travellers on the cattle market or bank end, and the council would have to continue to locate a suitable site.

But yesterday (Tuesday), several vans and caravans appeared on the cattle market site.

Travellers have set up camp at Bideford Cattle Market. Travellers have set up camp at Bideford Cattle Market.

Members of the Bideford Banter Facebook group complained there had been large levels of noise, including use of a chainsaw, coming from the area last night.

The Gazette has contacted Torridge District Council for comment.


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