Travellers on the move

Travellers have moved onto a football pitch in Cleckheaton.

A number of caravans have been spotted on Moorend Recreation Ground after two sites were evicted in the past week.

Travellers were evicted from Crown Street car park in Cleckheaton on Tuesday, and moved onto the site off Hunsworth Lane on the same day.

The group of around eight caravans, had previously occupied Miry Lane in Hightown and Millbridge Park in Liversedge before making their way to Crown Street.

Another group left a site off Dale Lane in Heckmondwike last Friday, leaving a trail of rubbish behind, including a three-piece-suite.

A spokeswoman for Kirklees Council said: “We understand the travellers have now moved onto Moorend Recreation Ground – the court process (to remove them) will be started as soon as possible.”