Travellers camp out at car park
A GROUP of travellers have been served a notice to quit the site of a town centre car park.
Thirteen caravans and a number of transit vans arrived at Christ Church car park on Great King’s Street on Sunday.
They were still at the site as the Express went to press on Tuesday afternoon.
Council bosses said they had issued a notice for them to quit the site by 5pm. The car park is owned by Cheshire East Council and has 90 spaces. A spokesman said: “A group of travellers on Christ Church car park in Macclesfield have been served with a notice to quit by 5pm today.
“If they have not left the location by that time we will move forward with the legal process to secure possession of the site.”
Cheshire Police said they were “aware of the situation”.
Some residents took to social media to complain.
A witness said the group’s arrival was preventing anyone else from parking there.
The council has the powers to evict travellers camped on councilowned land but must first go to a court for an order, which can take up to two weeks.
●● The travellers on Christ Church car park