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Preston City Council starts process to remove traveller group from Moor Park

Posted on - 9th August, 2021 - 11:07am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Moor Park, Parks, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
Around a dozen vehicles have been seen so far

Preston City Council has started proceedings to remove a community of travellers from Moor Park.

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The travellers have taken up residence on both the grass and the Pavilion car park, with around a dozen tents and vehicles spotted by the public so far.

In July, police seized six stolen caravans from a traveller site on Ribbleton Park following a theft from a storage unit in Euxton. Preston City Council ordered the travellers to vacate the area.

Read more: Police seize stolen caravans from traveller site on Ribbleton Park

Speaking about the Moor Park encampment, a spokesperson for Preston City Council said: “We are aware that a group of travellers have set up camp on the Pavilion car park at Moor Park.

“Officers from the council have visited the site to make contact with the group, and we have commenced the process to remove them from the site.”

One local resident said they were concerned that the site will interfere with Rockprest 2021 music festival, which runs from Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 August on Moor Park.

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Preston City Council has contacted the community

Another member of the public said: “There are again travellers on Moor Park. The last time they were there, they ruined the grass and left piles of human faeces from their caravan toilets.

“They parked on the grass, digging it all up and drove their horses and carts fast on the paths, endangering children in the park. It took over a week to move them on.”

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