Travellers pitch up on Royston playing field

TRAVELLERS have pitched up in Royston on a playing field surrounded by housing and next to Studlands Rise First School.

Three caravans and a van arrived at around 10.30am this morning (Tuesday) after moving on from an encampment in Meldreth.

As The Crow arrived on the scene police and North Herts District Council officers were speaking to the travellers.

A female traveller said: “We’re not causing any harm to anyone, we just want to stay here as long as we can.

“We keep ourselves to ourselves and we are not causing any disturbances.”


You may also want to watch:


Nearby residents were shocked to see the caravans near their houses.

Gladys Edwards, of Furze Grove, said: “It’s terrible. I’m surprised to see it as it is a residential area and a playing field.

Most Read

“We have been here for 25 years and we haven’t seen anything like it.”

MORE TO FOLLOW

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus