Task force set up to evict Chesterfield Travellers issues update

A task force established after a group of Travellers set up illegal encampments near Chesterfield has issued an update.

Thursday, 21st April 2022, 2:29 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2022, 10:19 am

A number of caravans descended on playing fields off Langer Lane, Wingerworth, after being evicted from a site just two miles away.

The group had previously spent the Easter weekend at an encampment in a car park close to several new housing developments at The Avenue, also in Wingerworth.

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A group of Travellers have set up illegal encampments near Chesterfield this week.

A spokesperson for a task force made up of councils, police and other representatives, said the next eviction would progress ‘as swiftly as possible’.

The spokesperson added: “The Task Force met on April 21 with partners, local councils, North East Derbyshire MP Lee Rowley and Derbyshire police to ensure public concerns about the illegal encampment are heard, addressed and eviction proceedings at Langar Lane, Wingerworth are co-ordinated and progressing as swiftly as possible.”