Second Ipswich traveller camp set up near council offices and crown court in West End Road car park

Travellers on West End Road car park, Ipswich

Travellers on West End Road car park, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Travellers have moved onto a car park in central Ipswich just days after others occupied Whitehouse Park.

Around a half-a-dozen caravans and mobile homes have parked up on the site in West End Road.

It is thought some of the travellers may have moved from the site in the north of the town to the new location opposite the Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) offices and Ipswich Crown Court.

They were seen arriving on Monday afternoon and set up on a small section of the car park near its junction with the main road.

An IBC spokesman said: “We can confirm that a group of travellers have gained access to a small section of our car park on West End Road.

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“We are in close contact with the police and will take all the necessary steps to recover the site.”

Over the weekend Suffolk Constabulary and council officers were working to recover Whitehouse Park after the travellers moved in on Friday afternoon.

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