Eight travellers' caravans to be moved on from Northampton park

Travellers' who have set up camp in a Northampton park will be moved on within days, the local authority says.

Monday, 19th September 2016, 3:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:18 pm
Eight caravans are parked on Northampton Racecourse.

Eight caravans and associated vehicles have assembled near the dip at Northampton Racecourse and are spread out over the sports pitches.

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A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said it had been made aware of the unauthorised encampment.

He said: “Contact has been made and, if they are still on site tomorrow morning, they will be issued with a Section 77 direction to leave notice.

“This will give them a further 24 hours to vacate. If after this time they are still there a summons will be issued for them to appear at magistrates' court.”