A senior Southend councillor has now called on the Government to change legislation to make the eviction process easier.
Tory councillor Mark Flewitt said: “There is no excuse, no one has the right to go on someone else’s land or property- they do not have licence to be there.
“They can cause a nuisance to the community and property owners sometimes. “...it is a case that they do, indeed, have more rights than everyone else:
Mary Brown, who lives in Westcliff said she was frustrated with the situation.She added: “It’s frustrating because no one can do anything, it is like they have more rights than the residents and businesses.
“It’s not the council’s problem, or the police’s and it can take so long and cost a fortune to take them to court to get rid of them.
“There is such an issue with travellers in Southend, more needs to be done.”And nobody in authority cares. You're just the little people whose taxes pay for the indulgence of their social consciences.