Chesterfield council considers installing barriers at Queen's Park amid concerns over Travellers

Council chiefs are considering installing barriers at Queen's Park in Chesterfield - amid concerns about Travellers.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 2:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 3:38 pm
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On Tuesday, Chesterfield Borough Council was granted a court order authorising the removal of Travellers who were illegally camped in a car park at the site. They have now gone.

The group - which was in the town for almost a week - arrived less than 24 hours after a separate group of Travellers left the same site following a two-day stay.

A council spokesperson said: "We are already looking at options to see whether it is feasible to put height restriction barriers on these car parks to prevent illegal caravans from coming in.

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"When considering this we have to remember that, by their nature, these are sites open to the public, so there is always a balance to be had in terms of preventing illegal use while not preventing legitimate use by residents who have vans or other high sided vehicles."

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