Travellers are back in town

Travellers at Loundsley Green park.
Travellers at Loundsley Green park.

A number of caravans and their owners have taken residence in a Chesterfield beauty spot.

The travellers arrived at Loundsley Green park last night.

They have set up camp near a children's playground.

A Chesterfield Borough Council spokesman said the authority was aware of the situation.

"We've reported it and will be taking action," the spokesman added.

A further statement is expected to be released later.

The news comes two months after a group of travellers moved on to Holmebrook Valley Park for a weekend.

They left after verbally abusing and intimidating children, according to the council.