Action taken to move travellers

By Connie Osborne Thursday 22 May 2014 Updated: 23/05 09:06

Latest News

Buy photos » Legal action has been taken to remove travellers from a playing field. (s)

LEGAL action has begun to remove travellers from a borough playing field.

About ten caravans have parked up on a field near Watery Lane and Hoveton Close in Greenlands.

Police and officers from Redditch Borough Council visited the site on Wednesday (May 21) and are currently monitoring the situation.

One resident said there were more than a dozen caravans and cars.

“The caravans are parked so close to the rear of some properties that it is impeding residents’ access and preventing public use of the playing field,” he said.

“Our children can only play on this playing field as there is a road at the front and a main road at the top of Watery Lane.”

A Redditch Borough Council spokesman said: “The council is taking the necessary steps to recover possession of the land via the courts.”

A spokesman for West Mercia Police added: “We are aware of issues concerning travellers currently occupying a field off Watery Lane in Redditch and the use of a play area there.

“We are liaising with the landowner, in this case the local authority, which we understand is taking urgent action to remove travellers from the site.

“There are no restrictions on the use of the play area as far as we are concerned and if anyone is intimated or threatened then they should report that to us.”

Share This

Popular »

1 Cowardly attack on young woman

2 Life for man who murdered pregnant Kirsty Wright

3 Birmingham hospital closes doors to county patients

4 County NHS workers are celebrated

5 Jail for driver who ploughed car into home

More news »

: Appeal for witnesses after number plates theft

THIEVES stole both number plates off a car

Appeal launched for new volunteers

AN APPEAL has been launched by The Primrose

Charity money stolen from offices

HEARTLESS thieves stole £200 worth of charity money

Prolific burglars jailed

PROLIFIC burglars have been jailed for a series

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Road tax discs go paperless from today

MOTORISTS in Bromsgrove and Droitwich no longer have to display ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Leukaemia mum tells of battle for 'miracle' children

A LEUKAEMIA survivor who delayed treatment to start a family ...

Evesham Observer
Gym to host top competition

A POPULAR Evesham gym will play host to a top ...