Travellers near coast visited by council officer and expected to 'move on soon' from Redcar

Travellers are expected to "move on soon" after almost 30 vehicles, horses and loose dogs were spotted near the Teesside coast.

The caravans and cars were seen on land near the Stray Cafe, in Redcar, on Monday morning with residents reporting dogs running loose and several horses tied up, including a foal. Pop-up seating areas and tents have also been erected at the site off Coast Road.

Redcar and Cleveland Council has now issued a statement saying they are following encampment procedures and understand the families are set to move on soon. Cllr Adam Brook, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods said: "The site has been visited by one of our officers and we are following our procedures and protocols relating to encampments.

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"We understand that the travelling community are here temporarily and are expected to move on soon.”

Pictures show a collection of caravans and cars parked up on the green space, with six horses grazing and four dogs running off-lead while families set up tents and seating areas. Several residents raised concerns with one dog walker saying: "We usually let the dogs off here but can't now because of the horses and there's quite a few dogs running about.

"Nobody else would be able to park their caravan and cars here so I think the council should do something about it. There's health and safety concerns with the horses and the dogs."