Travellers remain on sports complex car park after setting up illegal site in Sheffield

Travellers remain on the car park of a sports complex in Sheffield today after setting up an illegal site.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 11:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 1:42 pm
Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre

Caravans and associated vehicles pulled onto the car park in High Green on Friday night.

The car park serves Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre and the FA’s St George’s Park Thorncliffe football hub, off Pack Horse Lane.

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Travellers have not been granted permission to stay there and both South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield Council officials have visited the illegal site.

The arrival of the travellers led to the partial closure of the leisure centre and football hub, but they have since re-opened.

Travellers moved onto the same car park in June and were threatened with legal action if they did not move on.