Poll: Have you had illegal travellers on your farm?

Ministers are considering tough new powers to tackle illegal gypsy or traveller sites.

Last month, housing minister Dominic Raab launched a public consultation, which aims to review the laws and powers available to deal with illegal incursions.

The CLA says illegal encampments in rural areas have a detrimental economic, environmental and social impact on local businesses and communities as well as to the private landowner.

See also: Dealing with travellers – staying safe and legal

The problem was hammered home this week after a landowner in Surrey revealed that he now faces a £10,000 bill after seven caravans pitched up on his farm for just two days.

Have you ever had problems dealing with illegal gypsies or travellers on private land?

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