TRAVELLERS have again invaded an industrial estate to the dismay of local residents and businesses.

Six caravans and other vehicles arrived at the site in Bracebridge Road, Yorktown, Camberley, over the weekend of May 18-19, and show no sign of moving on.

Mrs Hussain lives in Queen Mary Avenue, which backs on to the estate, with her three teenage children.

She said: "We haven't had any trouble with them but when they do go they leave a lot of mess behind.

"My garden backs right on to the yard and I do worry about hygiene.

"You see kids playing out and some of them climb over there. I don't agree with that but I wonder what they might come into contact with.

"Also I don't want to be accused of the rubbish being mine because it costs a lot of money to have it taken away."

Ken Stewart, Surrey Heath's chief environmental health officer, said on May 21: "We first became aware of them yesterday and we have been in contact with the agent on behalf of the developer to make arrangements to have papers served on them.

"We like to give them a reasonable time to do that in. There is no specific timescale because it depends when they can get it to court, but we would normally want to hear that they had applied to have them moved fairly soon after they arrived."

He added: "We have a responsibility while they are there and afterwards to ensure the health and safety of people living in the area, and, when they have moved on, will make sure the site clean-up is carried out properly."

The site is owned by Hawk Developments, which bought the land last summer and plans to build six office blocks on it.

But while it is still empty travellers keep returning to the area.

The News reported in March how a convoy of 15 caravans set up home at the same site for more than a week.

At that time a Hawk spokesman said building would start within four weeks but as yet there is no sign of the ground being prepared.

Alex Brown of Vail Williams, one of the selling and letting agents for the development, said: "We do hope to start work on the development soon, which will prevent them from using the site.

"We have tried to secure the site in the meantime but it doesn't seem to work.

"They keep coming back and it does cost a lot of money to have the site cleared up when they go.

"I don't know what else we can do."