TRAVELLERS based on a Dudley town centre car park could soon be moved on, weeks after they first arrived.

Dudley Council has confirmed that bailiffs have been told to enforce a possession order on the land, on a car park on New Mill Street, close to where they caravans first arrived on a Flood Street car park.

The move comes amid frustrations from nearby residents who say they feel the area has been unfairly treated, with illegal encampments taking place on the site earlier this year.

A barrier was also removed from the council-owned site to give the caravans entry to the land.

Council chiefs believe the order should be in place within the next 48 hours.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said: “We have instructed bailiffs to enforce the order of possession held against the land in question and we anticipate this should take place within the next 48 hours.

"This does really highlight the need for good partnership working around this issue and the need for a temporary travellers site to be located as soon as possible.”

Speaking to the News last week, Councillor Harley called for landowners to come forward if they had land that could be used for a site.

He said: "If there are organisations, landlords, people out there with land we could use as a site, then please get in touch with the local authority to help us. It’s clear that we need one."