Three groups of travellers in Romford and Rainham to attend London funeral
PUBLISHED: 14:53 21 February 2018
Groups of travellers have set up camp across the borough so that they can attend a funeral in London.
Caravans have parked up on three different sites in Rainham and Hornchurch, and a police spokeswoman told the Recorder that they are all in the area to attend a funeral in central London in the coming weeks.
The travellers are on council sites in Viking Way, Rainham and North Street, Hornchurch and on private land in Bridge Road, Rainham.
Havering Council said that its enforcement team visited both council-owned sites this morning (Wednesday, February 21) and that they are hoping to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
The group in Hornchurch were first spotted by a member of the public at around 3pm yesterday (Tuesday, February 20).
Cars and caravans belonging to the travellers parked up in a disused car park opposite the Queen’s Theatre.
A member of the public who lives in North Street but wished to remain anonymous told the Recorder: “I have contacted the police and the council, but I just hope that they move soon, it is the first time I have seen travellers on this piece of land but I know that they have caused trouble in other areas before.”