Illegal camp set up at Gayfield

ANGUS Council have issued a notice to quit to a group of travellers who have set up camp illegally on public land at the Arbroath sea front.

Over the weekend a cluster of five caravans and assorted vehicles appeared on the grassland at Gayfield.

Councillor David Fairweather was contacted shortly thereafter by a concerned member of the public.

He commented: “On Sunday evening I got a call from one of my constituents, who was annoyed by the amount of black bags and rubbish that could be seen.

“Seagulls were of course down among the bags and the litter.”

Mr Fairweather responded by calling the police, who are able to deal with such matters through special legislation.

The environment department of Angus Council have also been notified and a notice to quit was issued to the group on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “We are aware of the encampment in the Gayfield area of Arbroath and will continue to monitor the situation in line with our policies and procedures.”