Travellers given until tomorrow afternoon to leave Mansfield park

The broken gate off Delamere Drive, Mansfield.
The broken gate off Delamere Drive, Mansfield.

Travellers are 'not so lovely to see' according to residents after they set up camp on a Mansfield park.

The travellers set up on Berry Hill Park and Spider Park.

Travellers set up on Spider Park.

Travellers set up on Spider Park.

Julie Ann Tucker wrote to your Chad on our Facebook page saying: "Just been for a walk lovely on Berry Hill Park... Not so lovely to see travellers setting up camp on there."

The travellers first moved on to Berry Hill Park off Lichfield Lane, Mansfield, overnight on Sunday, May, 20 which was picked up by Mansfield District Council's CCTV.

They then moved from Berry Hill Park to Spider Park via Delamere Drive, Mansfield, overnight on Monday, May 21.

The gate access to the park and car park has now been reported as broken and it appears that the height restriction barrier on the gate has been severed in two.

Travellers set up on Spider Park.

Travellers set up on Spider Park.

A spokeswoman for the council said: "Regarding damage to the park gate, I can confirm the lock appears to have been broken but we cannot be sure how and when this happened."

The travellers have now been issued a notice by the council asking them to leave.

A council spokeswoman said: "The travellers were visited by Neighbourhood Wardens on Tuesday, May 22 in Spider Park and issued with a Direction to Leave Notice which gives them until 4pm on Thursday, May 24, to leave the park.

"If they fail to do so, the council will be applying for a court order this Friday. In the past these orders have given travellers 24 hours to vacate the site."

The council has also said it can "bring bailiffs in" to move them on.