Travellers given 24 hours to leave Northampton park

A group of travellers who have gathered on a Northampton park have been given 24 hours to move on.

Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 4:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:22 pm
One of the four caravans on Whitehills

The four caravans are said to have arrived on Whitehills Open Space on Saturday, April 22 and have until Thursday to leave.

A Northamptonshire County Council spokesman said on behalf of the Countywide Traveller Unit: “The site has been visited by the CTU and issued with a notice, giving the travellers 24 hours to move on.

“If the encampment has not gone by tomorrow, we will be in court on Friday to seek a court eviction order.”

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Northamptonshire Police said they had received a “couple of calls” relating to some children causing a nuisance in the area surrounding the travellers.

When attending the site, however, police reported there was no one there.