Clean-up by council after travellers leave Sheffield football pitch

Site of the football pitch vacated by travellers on St Aidan's Road in Sheffield
Site of the football pitch vacated by travellers on St Aidan's Road in Sheffield
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A clean-up operation has taken place after group of travellers left a football pitch in Sheffield.

Around a dozen caravans and cars had been parked on the playing field on St Aidan’s Road for several days.

Site of the football pitch vacated by travellers on St Aidan's Road in Sheffield

Site of the football pitch vacated by travellers on St Aidan's Road in Sheffield

But the group have now left the site, following Sheffield Council warning them they needed to go or face potential legal action to be removed.

The travellers have now departed, but there are track marks on the field from where the vehicles have driven.

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The camp just off Park Grange Road earlier this week

The camp just off Park Grange Road earlier this week

Council workers have cleared a small amount of rubbish that was left strewn on the site from the field today so it can be used for football matches this weekend.

Councillor Terry Fox, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “We met the travellers earlier this week and asked them to leave the site by today as it is not an authorised one.

“They agreed to do this and have now left the site as promised.

“We are making sure the area is clear of litter so there is no disruption to football matches over the weekend.

“We want to thank everyone for their patience during this time and are pleased we were able to resolve this matter quickly.”