Glastonbury Unauthorised Encampments  – update

Removal of unauthorised encampments on Beckery Old Road and displacement of vehicles

Glastonbury Multi Agency Group (MAG) has acted to remove 43 vehicles parked illegally on Beckery Old Road after court orders were granted last month.

Enforcement of the order was carried out by Bailiffs on Monday 6 February with 25 vehicles still present on the land which is owned by Somerset County Council. Avon and Somerset Police were present to ensure there was no breach of the peace and that the operation ran smoothly.

The Council’s highways team is in the process of blocking off any vacated areas (which can be legitimately blocked off) to prevent reoccupation.

In addition, there is also a significant amount of rubbish on the site which is being organised for clearance by Mendip District Council

As a result of this action it appears that some vehicles have moved on to alternative sites in the area. The MAG is monitoring the vehicles that have relocated to other areas and should they stay will consider appropriate enforcement options when it is considered safe and all movement around the area has settled.

The MAG has so far delivered two permanent infrastructure schemes to prevent unauthorised encampments at Bretenoux Road and Stone Down Lane. It also continues to progress with the delivery of provision for Gypsies and Travellers in Glastonbury.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding unauthorised encampments or the MAG, please contact or phone 0300 123 2224.

More information is available here: Glastonbury Unauthorised Encampments (