Northampton

Fall in number of illegal traveller camps in Northants

The number of unauthorised traveller encampments in Northamptonshire fell by 72% between 2004/2005 and 2009/2010, new figures show.

The report to Northamptonshire County Council's Traveller Consortium Board says that in 2004/2005 there were 253 illegal camps.

Every year since 2004 has seen a drop in the number of recorded illegal camps.

There were only 69 unauthorised camps in 2009/2010.

The number of incidents recorded by police in connection with the camps has fallen from 1,002 in 2004/2005 to 134 in 2009/2010.

The figures are provided in a report by Sgt Mark McDonnell which goes before the council board on Thursday.

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