Shrewsbury park and ride suspended due to travellers on site
Shropshire Council has suspended a park and ride service after "a large number" of travellers pitched up at the site.
Meole Brace park and ride service was suspended on Tuesday night and Shropshire Council said there will be no services running from the Hereford Road site on Wednesday.
On a message on the authority's park and ride site, the council said: "Meole Brace park and ride service will be suspended after the last journey today due to a large number of travellers at the park and ride site. This means the service won’t operate Wednesday May 10, 2023
"The Harlescott and Oxon park and ride services will continue to operate as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."
The travellers' arrival comes after Shropshire council submitted a planning application for a temporary, traveller transit site on the northwest edge of Shrewsbury.
The site on council-owned land in the north east corner of Ellesmere Road roundabout, between the A5124 Battlefield Link Road and the A528 Shrewsbury Road, is being planned to give travellers a sage location to stay in and reduce the "disruption and conflict" caused by unauthorised encampments.
Shropshire Council told Shropshire Star that an eviction notice has been served on the travellers.
A spokesman said: "Meole Brace park and ride service will remain suspended until further notice due to the presence of travellers at the park and ride site.
"Officers have served notice to vacate the site and we hope that the park and ride service will be back in operation soon."