Eastern European migrants who set up camp in a disused seaside holiday park will be evicted after a huge petition by locals complaining of their ‘intimidating’ presence
120 Eastern European migrants living at a disused holiday park forced to leave
Locals in Bracklesham accused them of creating an ‘intimidating atmosphere’
Petition signed by 2,000 people complained about groups smoking and drinking in public
Chichester District Council has now given the workers 28 days to leave the site
By Sam Tonkin For Mailonline
17 May 2017
More than 100 Eastern European migrants living at a disused holiday park are being forced to leave after locals accused them of creating an ‘intimidating atmosphere’.
A petition was set up and signed by more than 2,000 residents opposing the arrival of agricultural workers at the former South Downs Holiday Village in Bracklesham, near Chichester.
The camp closed down in January and was bought by housing developer Seaward Properties for £2.5 million, with 120 workers moved in as part of a joint venture between management company Cre8 and recruitment firm Pro-Force.
But angry residents launched a petition against the ‘ludicrous decision’ to house the workers in a rural village which is part of a ward with a population of 4,000 people.
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