Pictures of litter surrounding travellers' encampment on Northampton park shared by fed up residents

An encampment of travellers has been spotted on a Northampton park

Monday, 10th September 2018, 9:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 3:48 pm
Around nine caravans have been spotted on the Racecourse.
Around nine caravans have been spotted on the Racecourse.

Around nine caravans with associated cars and vans have parked on the Racecourse on the south end near Barrack Road.

The encampment reportedly arrived on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, a number of caravans have reportedly been seen on the railway station car park.

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A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “An unauthorised encampment of nine caravans on Northampton Racecourse has been assessed by the Countywide Traveller Unit.

“The legal process will now begin with a view to moving the group on from the site.”

One resident wrote on Facebook: "Why do we have to put up with this all the time?"
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