We have been notified that a group of travellers arrived at Wanstead Rugby Club on Roding Lane North yesterday evening. Although leased to the club, the land is owned by the Council and it is therefore the Council’s responsibility to ensure that they vacate the site. Emergency Planning Officers, accompanied by the Police and a Vision officer, visited last night. They returned this morning, with other relevant Council officers, to carry out the required welfare checks. Unless there are any relevant concerns arising from the welfare visit, the Council and the Police will then together issue their respective paperwork requesting the occupants to vacate the site. The Council is required to provide the families with reasonable notice to leave and 48 hours’ notice will be given. The Council-funded Community Police Team are also keeping an eye on the site this evening and the Rugby Club has employed a Security Guard overnight.