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Travellers still camped at Ipswich park

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:00 30 August 2019

A number of caravans have pulled up on land in the Castle Hill area of Ipswich  Picture: ARCHANT

A number of caravans have pulled up on land in the Castle Hill area of Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

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Travellers remain at an Ipswich park after moving from a town sports centre earlier this week.

Caravans on parkland in the Castle Hill area of Ipswich  Picture: SUBMITTEDCaravans on parkland in the Castle Hill area of Ipswich Picture: SUBMITTED

A number of caravans moved onto the park near Castle Hill Primary School on Wednesday, having earlier been situated at Whitton Sports Centre.

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On Tuesday, Ipswich Borough Council went to court to apply for an order requesting the removal of vehicles and property from a field at the nearby Whitton Sports Centre.

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The borough said the occupants' continued presence was in contravention of a direction giving a local authority power to order any person living in a vehicle to move off land.

A spokesman for the council said: "We are taking all necessary steps, along with our partners, to secure their departure."


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