starts work on grass bank around village green to halt travellers
has begun this week on building a new grass bank around Berrow Village
Green to prevent travellers from setting up camp there again this
Parish Council's contractors, JD Pope & Sons, started the work
on Wednesday (March 29th), as pictured here.
council hopes that the grass 'bund' will avoid a repeat of last
summer when a large group of travellers set up camp there for several
Kew, Berrow Parish Council Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
Parish Council and residents are very pleased that work has started
on the bund."
should prevent vehicle access, except for any contractors working
for the Parish Council. It will be grassed and its eventual height
will be about 2 foot with several 1.2 mtr (4 foot) gaps for pedestrian
and buggy access."
will also be locked drop-down posts to prevent vehicle access from
work is scheduled to take approximately 12 weeks to complete.
council has apologised for any instances where sections of the pavement
alongside the Green may be temporarily inaccessible during the work.
Pope plans to install temporary posts and plastic fencing around
each of the mounds to allow the earth to settle and the grass to
become established - the council has asked for people and animals
to keep off the mounds.