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Traveller group move from Moor Park to former Perry’s site

Posted on - 16th September, 2018 - 7:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Moor Park, Parks, Preston Council, Preston News
The former Perry's site has been accessed by the travellers Pic: Blog Preston
The former Perry’s site has been accessed by the travellers Pic: Blog Preston

A traveller group has moved on from one of the city’s parks after a week of being pitched up there.

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Tyre tracks were left across the grade-II listed Moor Park, the largest in the city, after more than 30 caravans and trailers set up camp.

Preston City Council was in the process of going through the courts to apply for the eviction of the traveller group.

They have chosen to move of there own accord during Sunday (16 September) and have headed down Blackpool Road to the former Perry’s car showroom site.

Read more: Moor Park conservation are being reviewed

A horse belonging to the traveller group grazes in Moor Park with caravans behind Pic: Tony Worrall
A horse belonging to the traveller group grazes in Moor Park with caravans behind Pic: Tony Worrall

What was a car dealership was demolished and is now a patch of scrub land near the Deepdale Retail Park.

Previous planning applications to build a mini retail park and supermarket on the site have failed.

There’s also reports from of the group have moved onto the Fishwick Nature Reserve in London Road.

A spokeswoman for Preston City Council said: “We are frustrated to see the state of Moor Park, following the recent stay by a group of travellers. Officers will be assessing the situation and are already working to clear all waste and rectify any damage.

“Action to evict the travellers from the council’s sports field on London Road will be commenced as soon as possible.”

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