Cromer Pier sunrise (2)

Date published: 20th August 2017

Cromer is open for business and is ready to welcome families and visitors to what is quite simply a very special English seaside resort.

Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “The district council served notice on the owners of 23 illegally parked camper vans and caravans to leave on Saturday and all the travellers left the site on Sunday.

 “We worked closely with the police to reassure the community, businesses and visitors to our seaside resorts. At the request of the District Council, the Police significantly increased their presence over the weekend which was very much appreciated and a good indication of our partnership working in this issue.

“North Norfolk provides temporary stopping places for travellers and the Council will always act swiftly where there are illegal encampments.”

“Both I and officers from North Norfolk District Council have been out and about speaking to businesses in Cromer to make sure we do all we can for the community.

“Our message is clear, Cromer is a special, family-friendly, seaside resort and we will continue to work hard to keep it that way. Cromer is very much open for business.”

Early on Saturday afternoon officers from North Norfolk District Council served a Section 77 Notice on the 23 caravans/camper vans illegally encamped at Runton Road Car Park. Travellers moved off by 4pm Sunday 20 August.

Last updated: 20th August 2017