Clean-up completed as travellers moved on

A caravan and bags of rubbish were removed by the local authority after travellers vacated land at Marsh Mill in Thornton

A caravan and bags of rubbish were removed by the local authority after travellers vacated land at Marsh Mill in Thornton

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Council staff have carried out a clean-up operation on land occupied by travellers for nearly a week.

The group moved on from Marsh Mill in Thornton after Wyre Council successfully secured a court order.

A caravan and bags of rubbish were removed by the local authority after travellers vacated land at Marsh Mill in Thornton

A caravan and bags of rubbish were removed by the local authority after travellers vacated land at Marsh Mill in Thornton

The entrances to the plot were shut off with large concrete blocks following the operation during which Wyre Council staff took photographs of the vacated land.

The travellers left behind dozens of bags of rubbish, gas canisters and a caravan which has now been removed by local authority workers.

Wyre Council’s actions were praised by residents.

One homeowner, who did not wish to be named, said: “It is good to see the local authority respond quickly.

I feel sorry for the people who have just moved into the new homes and have ended up with this on their doorstep

“The site was left a real mess with bags of rubbish strewn about and a caravan abandoned on a grass verge.

“I feel sorry for the people who have just moved into the new homes and have ended up with this on their doorstep.”

There are height barriers at both entrances to the car park which was occupied by the group of travellers, who parked more than half a dozen caravans and vans on the land.

A convoy was seen heading down Amounderness Way on Friday.

It is not known where the group has moved on to.