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Bromley council ‘aware’ of traveller incursion on Richmal Crompton Fields

PUBLISHED: 14:01 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:38 01 November 2017

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Met Police officers were called to the scene yesterday

Bromley council says it is working to remove a traveller incursion that has arrived on a playing field.

Caravans started arriving and parking up at Richmal Crompton Fields on Lower Gravel Road at around 3pm yesterday.

Met Police were called to the scene.

A spokesperson from Scotland Yard said: “We were called at 3.20pm on Tuesday, October 31, to reports of travellers on site at Lower Gravel Hill Road.

“We are continuing to monitor the incident.”

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment said, “As soon as we become aware of any illegal encampment where the council is responsible for the land, robust action is always taken to end any encampment as quickly as possible.

“We are working with the police in this regard, who have issued a section 61 notice at this site, which requires the travellers to leave.

“We will continue to monitor activities into the future across the borough and other nearby council owned land in particular and will take further action as needed, with the same robust focus being given.”

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