Council take action over Savile Park travellers

Caravans at Savile Park, Halifax.
Caravans at Savile Park, Halifax.

Calderdale Council has vowed to take action to move travellers from Savile Park.

The camp was set up on Friday and the council has assured residents it is taking steps to resolve the situation.

Mark Thompson, Calderdale Council’s director of economy and environment, said “As soon as we became aware that travellers had arrived at Savile Park we put our procedures into place for dealing with this, and we are working closely with the police.

“Our main concern is that local people can continue with their everyday activities on the site.

“We are pursuing legal action to ensure the travellers leave the site. We will continue to monitor the situation to make sure this happens.”