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Travellers

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which company is making good the work on the Travellers' site at Ecton Lane following the completion of the refurbishment contract. (146003)

Westgate Technical Services Ltd. have been issued with a comprehensive schedule of the remedial works needed to achieve the requirements set out in the contract specification. They have been asked to complete these works within three weeks. Work on perimeter fencing and floodlighting is being undertaken by separate contractors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who is responsible for the management of the Ecton Lane Travellers' site. (146004)

Northampton borough council own and are ultimately responsible for the Ecton Lane Travellers’ site.

The day to day management of the site was undertaken by Westgate Management Services Ltd. until 13 April 2007. I understand that the Gypsy Council was awarded a short term contract for the day to day management of the site from 1 May 2007, while long-term arrangements are put in place.