Travellers leave Seears park in Cheam after two days
A group of travellers descended on a Cheam park for the first time only to move on two days later.
The group arrived at Seears Park on Thursday night (August 22), bringing with them about 10 caravans and a variety of dog kennels.
One resident said: "It looks like they are staying, they've even brought their kennels. I walk my dog in there, but I won't be now."
Another noted the potentially problematic timing of their arrival.
She said: "With the bank holiday on Monday, the council are going to take even longer to get rid of them."
But by Saturday, August 24, the group had gone.
Councillor Jill Whitehead, Sutton Council's chairwaman of the environment and neighbourhood committee said: "We understand how frustrating these incidents can be for residents, which is why we always make full use of our powers to remove illegally camped groups.
"The council is required to make provision and respond to the needs of the travelling community but we recognise that some traveller activities can cause concern to local residents.”
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