Travellers appear to set up camp in Ascot Drive

A group of travellers appear to have set up camp on a private car park in Derby.

Three caravans were parked in the car park of Arlington Automotive, on Ascot Drive, this afternoon.

Chairs were set up around the caravans, with a van and car also parked up at around 6.30pm.

The car park sits by the road’s junction with Wetherby Road, Allenton.

Earlier today, a group of travellers who set up camp on land at a park in Chaddesden were instructed to leave the site by Tuesday.

The group arrived in caravans on Chaddesden Park on Saturday night.

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Since their arrival at the Derby City Council-owned park, the city council and Derbyshire police have been monitoring the situation.

A spokesman for the city council said: “We will be serving a Notice to Quit on the site today, which requires the travellers to leave within 24 hours.

“We will continue to monitor the situation. Appropriate considerations are being made in relation to COVID-19 and we have an effective line of communication with the police who are also monitoring the situation.”

The group have parked up on the green space between the children’s play area and football pitches.

Police were first called to the park on Saturday night and have urged those with concerns to report any issues.

Anyone with concerns should contact the local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101 quoting reference number 20*327675.


Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News