Traveller group sets up camp at Stratford Leisure Centre

Over 100 traveller caravans and vehicles were occupying the Stratford Leisure car park this morning.

A large group of traveller caravans have set up camp in the car park of Stratford Leisure Centre.

The group arrived over the weekend, with up to 100 caravans currently occupying around a third of the leisure centre car park.

A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police said: “We are aware of the traveller caravans at Stratford Leisure Centre and are working with the landowners. We will also be conducting increased patrols for reassurance.”

The travellers have occupied the far end of the car park
  • Centre Parting

    Reassuring the ‘travellers’ no doubt.

  • wicked messenger

    are they paying and displaying? easy pickings for any traffic warden – who is brave enough!

  • Liz Guilfoyle

    I wouldn’t leave my car parked there with them lot

  • RJH

    Wish I could afford a caravan like that.

  • I’d be extremely surprised if Motor-homes or Caravans are allowed to park there legally. Plus most carparks in the UK make reference to no overnight parking. In other words if they are breaking the law, they should be prosecuted accordingly.

    • wicked messenger

      and you really imagine that’s going to happen MB? think yourself fortunate if you are not prosecuted for ‘hate crime’ for even suggesting it!

    • ncb

      Actually it’s unlimited parking timewise. caravans, motorhomes and trucks can all park overnight and be occupied. All subject to paying of course. 😉

      • imustbeoldiwearacap

        I wonder if I parked at the Leisure Centre today without paying and displaying I would get a penalty charge ticket…………………………….?

  • bran

    Vagrants not travellers. don’t see on pony in sight.

  • Tom Middleton

    More and more keep showing up they have taken over the whole car park now.
    There is no room for residents. when will the council do something.

    • wicked messenger

      probably around the same time the police do something….in other words, you will be waiting a long time yet

  • imustbeoldiwearacap

    Was at the leisure centre today, saw motorists circling round to find a non-existent parking space – majority of car park still taken over by caravans and associated vehicles. The honest people were actually paying to park!

  • imustbeoldiwearacap

    They’ve gone………………….hang on though what’s that I spy at the Rec car park?