Trav­ellers evicted from West Park

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

A GROUP of trav­ellers have been moved on af­ter set­ting up camp in West Park.

Po­lice said the group ar­rived on Tues­day, July 4 and left on Tues­day at around 11.30am af­ter of­fi­cers is­sued a ‘no­tice to leave’.

Four car­a­vans and ve­hi­cles were parked near the play area, with an­other car­a­van and ve­hi­cle near the fence.

Cheshire East coun­cil is­sued a no­tice or­der­ing the trav­ellers to leave the site by midday on Thurs­day, July 6.

A po­lice spokesman said that of­fi­cers at­tended and li­aised with res­i­dents and the trav­ellers, as well as pro­vid­ing re­as­sur­ance to res­i­dents.

He said there were ‘a num­ber of re­ports of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour’.

Some res­i­dents took to so­cial me­dia to com­plain.

One wo­man, who con­tacted the Ex­press dur­ing their stay and asked to re­main anony­mous, said: “It’s not fair that we can’t use our park. If I was to pull up a car­a­van there I’m sure the coun­cil would be tow­ing me away.”

The group failed to ad­here to the coun­cil no­tice, so po­lice is­sued a ‘no­tice to leave’ stat­ing they must go by 11am on July 11.

When of­fi­cers at­tended around 11.30am to move them on, the trav­ellers were al­ready leav­ing the site.

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