Photo of reinstated boulders at the Hatchet Road access gate to Forty Acres.

Counting the true cost of the Forty Acres traveller encampment

Local councils in the Stokes have been counting the cost of a recent unauthorised traveller encampment in the Forty Acres area of Stoke Gifford and considering measures for increasing security at vulnerable sites. Around thirty traveller caravans and associated vehicles entered Forty Acres after a lock and chain was cut on the vehicular access gate from Hatchet Road, opposite Meade

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