09/12/2013 11:00 EDT | Updated 11/12/2013 05:12 EST

Abbotsford city officials work to clear homeless camp

Abbotsford city officials are gathering at a controversial homeless camp to enforce a city order to vacate the site this morning.

Officials say there are health and safety issues associated with the camp on Gladys Avenue, so they want it removed.

But some of the homeless people living at the camp tell CBC News they have nowhere to go.

Earlier this year, it was revealed chicken manure was dumped at the site in order to deter homeless people and apparent drug users from congregating there.

Both the city manager and mayor apologized for the incident.

Emails later obtained by CBC News show managers from Abbotsford’s bylaw, forestry and parks departments were all involved.