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Travellers move onto Netherton Park close to playground

By Megan Archer | Netherton | News | Published:

Travellers have moved onto Netherton Park - spreading out across the main field just as the school summer holidays begin.

Caravans parked close to a children's playground in Netherton

Aerial photographs show 14 caravans and a number of cars set up on the green space near Dudley, which is often used by dog walkers, families and children playing.

Council officials are aware of the traveller encampment

It is believed the travellers moved in across the weekend, and Dudley Council is now working to evict them.

Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing, said: “We are aware of a number of caravans on Netherton Park and we are currently going through the legal process to remove them as quickly as possible.

“In the meantime, plans are progressing to develop a temporary Transit Site for travellers within the borough, giving us the powers to remove unauthorised traveller encampments much faster in the future."

The caravans parked up on the land
Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Deputy Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Deputy Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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