Travellers move on from encampment near Welwyn

PUBLISHED: 15:27 30 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:47 01 October 2019

Digswell Park being used by travellers today. Picture: Supplied.

Digswell Park being used by travellers today. Picture: Supplied.

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Travellers have moved on since pitching their caravans near Welwyn at the weekend.

Digswell Park being used by travellers today. Picture: Supplied.Digswell Park being used by travellers today. Picture: Supplied.

Several residents spotted caravans near Digswell Park, by Kirklands and the A1000 Bessemer Road.

A concerned resident in the area, who wished to remain anonymous, said the park is now "full of litter".

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Another told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that there are a "dozen motor homes on the grass" and claimed the group was "burning around on quad bikes!"

Digswell Park being used by travellers today. Picture: Supplied.Digswell Park being used by travellers today. Picture: Supplied.

A spokeswoman for Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, which owns the land, said: "Council officers visited the site and confirmed the presence of 13 caravans and associated vehicles.

"While we progressed our legal proceedings, the unauthorised encampment moved on.

"We are making arrangements to clear the site of any rubbish left behind."

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