A GROUP of travelers have been spotted in two public parks.
Arun Police said they were responding to reports of “unauthorized camps” at Langmead Field and Angmering Recreation Ground on Decoy Drive.
“Our officers working in liaison with local authorities attended,” a police spokesman said.
“We are currently working with the communities.”
A large group of travelers were recently moved from Preston Park in Brighton by police.
At least 30 trailers that arrived at the park on Friday, July 15 were served with a Section 61 notice to vacate the land on Sunday, July 17.
A Section 61 notice gives police the power to order a group to leave once a landowner has taken reasonable steps to remove them.
The weekly park run at Preston Park was canceled on Saturday after organizers raised safety concerns about travelers.
Brighton and Hove Councilor Dawn Barnett called on council to do more to tackle unauthorized camps and said such groups should be directed to the Travelers’ site in Patcham.
“They shouldn’t be allowed to enter a public park — it’s a park for city residents who pay council taxes,” she said.
“The residents shouldn’t put up with it. They don’t want to be fooled by travelers.
“The Council has a gentle touch. They say Brighton and Hove is a city of refuge – but for whom? Certainly not the residents.”
A large group of caravans were spotted last week at Woodland Park off Station Road in Angmering.
West Sussex County Council previously said 24 caravans and motorhomes were parked at Goring Greensward.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20288194.travellers-spotted-two-public-parks-sussex/?ref=rss Travelers have been spotted in two public parks in Sussex