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Traveller Sites

Requested on
Mon 11th April, 2011
Reference
FOI 1260
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Please can I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

How much has your local authority spent on evicting travellers and gypsies from illegal sites in the past three financial years? (2008/9, 2009/10, 2010/11) Please can you tell me the total cost for each financial year, e.g 2008/9 - £10,000; 2009/10 - £5,000; 2010/11 - £15,000

Please can you also tell me how many illegal sites there were in your local authority area in each of the three financial years, e.g. 2008/9 - three sites; 2009/10 - two sites; 2010/11 - four sites

Answer

Charnwood Borough Council's expenditure on the evicition of travellers from unathorised sites:
2008/09   nil
2009/10  £703.96
2010/11  £2,050

Unauthorised site numbers:
2008/9      5 Unuathorised encampments
2009/10    7 Unuathorised encampments
20010/11  7 Unuathorised encampments

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