MATLOCK: Travellers descend on county offices

A group of travellers have parked up in Matlock’s county offices.

Thursday, 12th September 2013, 2:46 pm
Major incident

At around 8pm last night (Wednesday) eight caravans and a number of other vehicles moved onto Derbyshire County Council’s headquarters car park.

A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said: “We understand it is a very temporary stay but we have no further details at this stage.

“We’re talking to the travellers with a view to resolving the situation as soon as possible.

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“We will follow the usual procedures for dealing with unauthorised traveller camps.

“There is enough capacity in the car park to make it possible for a large number of our staff to still be able to use it and we’re opening up additional temporary parking.

“Should any staff not be able to find a space they will find appropriate alternative parking respecting our local residents as they would on any other busy day.

“Our County Hall services are unaffected by this.”