Shropshire Star

Travellers who set up camp at Shrewsbury park and ride told to vacate site today

Travellers have set up camp at a busy park and ride car park in the second such incident in a matter of months.

Last updated
Meole Brace Park and Ride on Friday

At least six caravans were at Meole Brace Park and Ride in Shrewsbury last night. It comes after a group used the site in May, causing disruption to the park and ride service.

Today the travellers had been served notice to vacate the site by 3pm.

In May the group stayed for around four days and left after being handed an eviction notice by Shropshire Council, leaving gas cannisters and rubbish strewn across the site.

A Shropshire Council spokesman today said: "Travellers moved on to the Meole Brace park and ride site in Shrewsbury on Tuesday night.

"On Wednesday we served a notice to vacate the site by 3pm today (Friday). If they fail to do so we will apply to the court for possession of the site.

"The presence of travellers at the site has had no impact on the operation of the park and ride service so far."