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Council Aware of Travellers’ Arrival in Burpham

Published on: 30 Apr, 2020
Updated on: 2 May, 2020

Travellers at New Inn Road, Burpham

A small group of Travellers with five caravans has moved on to land adjacent to New Inn Lane, Burpham. One of the travellers told The Dragon NEWS that the group was from London and not the group recently moved on from Lightwater.

A Guildford Borough Council spokesperson said today (April 30): “We are aware of the traveller encampment on land at New Inn Lane in Burpham. The land is owned by Surrey County Council.

“Guildford Borough Council are in the process of doing all we can to work with the landowner and the police to resolve the issue within the current government guidelines relating to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“We will continue to monitor the encampment. To report rubbish, or ask a question about encampments, please contact Customer Services on 01483 505050 or email

“Please report anti-social behaviour or criminal activity to Surrey Police on their non-emergency number 101 or online: or 999 in an emergency only.”

For further information on traveller encampments, please visit:

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Responses to Council Aware of Travellers’ Arrival in Burpham

  1. Stuart Taylor Reply

    May 3, 2020 at 10:28 am

    I’d be interested to read what the official Covid-19 advice is on this, if there is any. I assumed Travellers should be staying in one place. If they own no land how should that be achieved? If they were on unauthorized land on lockdown day is that where they should have stayed? Will they be accommodated in the same way our street homeless are?

    As the PCC has implied, this was already a tricky issue before the virus. Are there any new mechanisms to deal with it though?

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