Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News

Travellers pitch at school

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THE occupants of two motorhomes with horses have been asked to leave the grounds of a Runcorn primary school.

Cheshire Constabula­ry told the Weekly News that police were called to reports of an “unauthoris­ed encampment” at Astmoor Primary School at 7.30pm on Monday, August 2.

A force spokesman said officers and a representa­tive from Halton Borough Council attended and served a notice to leave.

Failing to comply could result in a three-month ban from entering Halton.

Following two reports from the public, the Weekly News visited the area on Kingshead Close, Castlefiel­ds and found there were two motorhomes with cars plus about four horses parked in the field.

A school gate was slightly ajar.

The police spokesman said: “At 7.30pm on Monday, August 2, police were called to reports of an unauthoris­ed encampment at Astmoor

Primary School.

“Officers from Cheshire police, along with a representa­tive from Halton Borough Council, visited the site and those present have been served with notice to leave.

“They have the option to either move to Halton Transit Site or leave the borough.

“If they refuse to do so they could be issued with a Section 60A notice directing them to leave the borough for a period of three months, unless they have an authorised site to visit.”

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 ??  ?? ● Horses and left, vehicles in the grounds of a Runcorn primary school
● Horses and left, vehicles in the grounds of a Runcorn primary school

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