Police called to help evict travellers from Stevenage park

Herts police were called to help move travellers from Shephalbury Park, Stevenage. Picture: Archant

Herts police were called to help move travellers from Shephalbury Park, Stevenage. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A group of travellers that had set up on a Stevenage park have been moved on less than 24 hours after arriving, after interventions by the police and borough council.

Stevenage Borough Council were first notified of an unauthorised encampment at Fairlands Valley Park, and served a notice to evict the travellers yesterday.

The encampment then moved to Shephalbury Park last night.

A spokesman for Herts police confirmed the force were contacted at around 10.30pm last night to reports of an unauthorised encampment at Shephalbury Park, Stevenage.

He said: “Officers worked with the site’s landowners, Stevenage Borough Council, to resolve the matter as soon as possible.

“By 1pm today, the park was clear.”