Fury as travellers pitch up on west Hull park again

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Fury as travellers pitch up on west Hull park again

Fury as travellers pitch up on west Hull park again
2021-06-22 10:28:00
Travellers have once again pitched up at a popular west Hull park in what is becoming something of an annual event in the area. A large number of caravans have appeared on Pickering Park after the group reportedly broke into the site through a small access gate normally used to allow council staff to maintain the area. The travellers were reported to have gained access to the field at around 9pm last night and local councillors have confirmed they have begun the legal process of removing the group from the park. Read more: Fort Paull could become caravan park under plan for museum site Local estimates suggest there are between 70 and 80 caravans on the field this morning. One local resident said: “It's a nightmare, the local football clubs train on an evening on the park and play matches on a Sunday. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Travellers have once again broken in to Pickering Park in what is becoming an annual event (Image: Hull Daily Mail) “The kids have suffered enough this past year and them coming onto the park makes it impossible for them to have a game because they take the whole field up. “Dog walkers can't enjoy the park either and then even when they have gone they've ruined the pitch with their vehicles coming off and once again they have no consideration for anyone as long as they have somewhere to pitch up. “It's about time the council stopped this once and for all by putting a fence up around the park to stop it happening – it's every year and it's such an eye sore and completely unfair to all.” Another said: “It is so unfair on local children and families who use the park and field, a place that should be safe and clean to allow exercise and for children to socialise, it isn't a free caravan park, which most likely will see litter and other waste left. “It would be great if the travellers could prove us wrong and leave the area tidy but what are the odds of this, I know which way I'd place my bet if I was a gambler.” Residents are annoyed that the pitches have been occupied again (Image: Hull Daily Mail) In September last year a group with goats and horses illegally pitched up at the west Hull park leaving nearby residents frustrated. During the break-in the travellers uprooted wooden barriers to get onto the fields with 20-25 caravans on the site. During last year's visit it was claimed by residents that the group were seen emptying their portable toilets into the lake. For the latest from your area enter your postcode below Local councillor Mark Leronimo said: “Our residents contacted us just after 9pm yesterday to make us aware that travellers had begun to set up camp on

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