A COURT hearing has been fixed for the council's efforts to move on a group of Travellers from an unauthorised encampment in Bournemouth.

As reported, around a dozen caravans arrived on land at Redhill Drive on Friday night.

The encampment has now grown to include "19 living units and associated vehicles", according to BCP Council's unauthorised encampment webpage.

The vehicles are located on land at Redhill Drive, near the play park and paddling pool.

After launching legal proceedings earlier this week, a court hearing has been booked for tomorrow at Poole Magistrates' Court.

A BCP Council spokesperson said: "We are aware of an unauthorised encampment on the grass verge next to Redhill Park, off Redhill Drive. Consisting of 19 living units and associated vehicles. "The site has been visited, risk and needs assessments have been undertaken and the site will be monitored regularly.

"A court hearing has been booked for this Friday afternoon (August 7) seeking vacant possession."

The council's website says the legal action process and any potential clear up of the site after vehicles have been moved on can take between 14 to 21 days, however, the local authority adds that each case depends on the individual circumstances, and court or bailiff availability.