Traveller camp pitches up caravans and awnings on Northampton park

A small encampment of travellers has been spotted near to a playground on a Northampton park.

Monday, 19th November 2018, 1:39 pm
Updated Monday, 19th November 2018, 2:46 pm
A small traveller camp has pitched up at Abington Park.

A single caravan with an accompanying van and car has pitched up on Abington Park near to pedestrian crossing outside St Peters & St Paul’s Church, in Park Avenue.It comes after the borough council installed wooden bollards around the park last year to keep unauthorised vehicles out.A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council’s travellers’ unit, said: "The Countywide Traveller Unit (CTU) has been made aware of an unauthorised traveller encampment in Abington Park and visited the site on Friday (16th November)”.

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“Following a legally required health and welfare assessment, issues have been identified and further investigation is being carried out, prior to commencing any legal action”.

A small traveller camp has pitched up at Abington Park.