Travellers pitched up by busy Northampton roundabout ‘intend to move on’

A travellers' encampent has set up in Mill Lane, near the Gladstone Road industrial estate.
A travellers' encampent has set up in Mill Lane, near the Gladstone Road industrial estate.

A group of travellers who set up a large encampment on a main road in Northampton have expressed an “intention to move on.”

Nine cars towing caravans arrived at the slip of land on Mill Lane, around 100 yards from the Nene Packaging warehouse, yesterday afternoon.

Today, officers for the Countywide Traveller Unit (CTU) have been at the encampment in an attempt to move the group on.

A Northamptonshire County Council spokesman said on behalf of the Countywide Traveller Unit (CTU): “There are currently nine caravans on land off Mill Lane, Northampton. The CTU are monitoring and liaising with the group, who have stated their intention to move on.

“If they do not do so voluntarily, the group will be served with an eviction notice instructing them to vacate the site.”