Travellers leave sports ground

A council-run sports ground in Nottingham has been reopened to the public as a group of travellers who illegally set up camp in the car park have now left.

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Clean-up starts after travellers leave sports ground

Bags of rubbish left behind after travellers set up camp in West Bridgford in Nottingham Credit: ITV Central
Council litter pickers are clearing up after the travellers left the Gresham Sports ground off Wilford L
Council litter pickers are clearing up after the travellers left the Gresham Sports ground off Wilford Lane Credit: ITV Central
Items left in the car park to the sports pavilion include toys and a car seat
Items left in the car park to the sports pavilion include toys and a car seat Credit: ITV Central
Sports clubs had to cancel fixture and training after the travellers arrived on Tuesday
Sports clubs had to cancel fixture and training after the travellers arrived on Tuesday Credit: ITV Central
Bags of rubbish have been left scattered across the playing fields and hedgerows
Bags of rubbish have been left scattered across the playing fields and hedgerows Credit: ITV Central

Travellers leave sports ground in Nottingham

A sign in place after the travellers set up camp on Tuesday
A sign in place after the travellers set up camp on Tuesday Credit: ITV Central

A group of travellers who closed down a sports ground in Nottingham have now left the site.

Five caravans moved onto Gresham Pavilion in West Bridgford on Tuesday morning causing it to be shut off to the public on health and safety grounds.

Several local football and rugby teams have had to cancel fixtures and training sessions.

A cleanup operation is now underway at the site off Wilford Lane.

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Travellers force sports ground to close, full report

A council-run sports ground in Nottinghamshire has been closed to the public after a group of travellers illegally set up camp in the car park.

Several amateur football and rugby clubs have had to cancel fixtures or training sessions.

The local council says it will take legal action to evict the travellers if they don't leave over the Easter weekend.

Peter Bearne reports.

Council: Sports ground closed because of health and safety issues

Councillor Eddie Fearon, Rushcliffe Borough Council, has told ITV News Central that Gresham Pavilion sports ground in Nottinghamshire has been closed because of health and safety issues.

This comes after travellers illegally set up camp in the sports grounds car park.

Several local football and rugby teams have had to cancel fixtures and training sessions.