Travellers park up at former Perry’s site on Blackpool Road

Posted on - 18th January, 2019 - 2:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News, Ribbleton, Transport
Travellers set up camp on Blackpool Road

Travellers have been spotted parking up at a former car showroom site on Blackpool Road in Ribbleton.


The site used to be the Perry’s showroom before it was demolished and is now a patch of vacant land near the city’s Deepdale Retail Park.

A number of large motor homes and transit vans are parked on the scrub land.

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Travellers set up camp on Blackpool Road

The site is fenced off with metal barriers.

Lancashire Police have confirmed that they are aware of the travellers being parked at the site.

A spokesperson for Preston City Council said: “We are aware of a group from the travelling community who have arrived on the old Perry’s car dealership site on Blackpool road. Relevant authorities have been notified and a welfare check will be carried out shortly.” 

Travellers were last spotted setting up camp on the former car showroom site in September 2018.

Do you live near to the former Perry’s car showroom? What do you think about this incident? Let us know in the comments below

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