Reports of fires outside Northampton caravan park after travellers park up by main gate

The travellers parked outside Billing Aquadrome's main gate.
The travellers parked outside Billing Aquadrome's main gate.

A group of travellers have pitched up on a patch of land outside the Billing Aquadrome Camp Site in Northampton.

At least 11 caravans and accompanying vehicles parked outside the main gate at around 4pm yesterday (November 15).

A burnt-out campfire on the roundabout. The group reportedly lit a fire there at around 9pm yesterday (November 15).

A burnt-out campfire on the roundabout. The group reportedly lit a fire there at around 9pm yesterday (November 15).

The travellers reportedly lit a campfire on the nearby roundabout at around 9pm last night.

Residents say they heard the group late into the night.

One man, who asked not to be named, said: "What can we do? I've heard security have called in extra staff on overtime while they are here."

A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “A group of Travellers, comprised of 11 caravans, has moved on to land in Crow Lane, Northampton.

“The Countywide Traveller Unit is currently carrying out an assessment of the unauthorised encampment.”

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