The issue is 'Travellers' but I would not like this to desend into a 'leave them alone / drive them out' debate. They are incidental to what I need to know and why I need to know it. Where I live, on the roads I frequently travel, there WERE several laybys seperated from the road by a grass strip. Most of these were frequently visited by 'travellers' The council may say that they did what they did to make the laybys more useable, rumour has it that they did it to stop the travellers using them. Either way, the council removed the grass strip and made the laybye 'continuous' with the road. hey presto, I have never seen a traveller in them since. So what is the law/rule affecting this ? and what other 'parking places' would it affect ?