In less than 48 hours dozens of travellers who vowed to stay put at a development site in Brentford have left.
The news will come as a relief to people in the area who had to bare the brunt of some anti social behaviour since the travellers moved in on Monday (February 29).
It appears pressure from Hounslow council , developers Ballymore and the police led to people driving away in the caravans late on Tuesday (March 1) night.
Councillor Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow council said: “I’m pleased to report that the travellers occupying the site to the South side of Brentford High Street have now left.
“This has come about through Hounslow council’s Enforcement team working in partnership with Ballymore and Hounslow Police. Ballymore will now be clearing up any mess left behind.
“My thanks go in particular to Chief Inspector [Partnerships] John Kennedy and his officers for their help and support in this matter and for monitoring the situation.”
When the caravans rolled in and took over the site at Malthouse Wharf during the early hours of Monday (February 29) morning there was fear a long battle would ensue to remove them after they declared “it is our home and we intend to stay here.”
Footage from Brentford TV reveals the council were due to serve a 24-hour notice on Wednesday (March 2) which seems to have got the travellers moving out around 11pm.
Over the two days there was a visible police presence around the site due to reports of travellers causing antisocial behaviour.
Hounslow MPS tweeted just before 8pm on Tuesday (March 1).
Piles of rubbish can be seen left at the site which will have to be cleared away before Ballymore can begin work at the site, which is part of the town centre redevelopment.