Travellers set up camp in Chesterfield car park

Travellers have set up camp in a car park in Chesterfield.

Thursday, 15th March 2018, 11:37 am
Updated Thursday, 15th March 2018, 12:40 pm

The group moved on to the site at Queen’s Park on Wednesday night.

A spokesman for Chesterfield Borough Council said the legal process had begun to remove them - which would include issuing a direction to leave tomorrow and, if needed, a summons on Monday.

Derbyshire Constabulary has also been informed of the group’s arrival.

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The car park was closed for several days in June last year after around 12 caravans and cars descended on the site.

Speaking to the Derbyshire Times at the time, a woman from the group said her family were from Norway and had come to Chesterfield ‘for a holiday’.

Other cars in the group had registrations from a host of other European countries including France, Germany and Luxembourg.