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Travellers vacate Woolston Hub car park

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UPDATED: TRAVELLERS have vacated the public car park at Woolston Hub after being ordered to leave the council owned land by Cheshire Police.

The encampment of 14 caravans and associated vehicles, which were said to include a Bentley and several high end Mercedes, arrived on site over the weekend.

Their presence caused uproar from local residents who took to social media to vent their frustrations. But now following council welfare checks the travellers, who were given until 9am tomorrow (Wednesday) to leave the site have left, after beign ordered to do so by Cheshire police.

One concerned local resident, who did not wish to be named said: “Their very presence was intimidating as the hub car park is an official dropping off point for the two local primary schools (Woolston CofE and St Peters).

“Parents couldn’t find parking spaces this morning which resulted in some children being late for school and then parents being late for work.

“The scene earlier this evening was chaotic with the leisure centre users cars parked anywhere they could find space as the travellers had taken up more than half of the car park.”

He added: “They aren’t the typical travellers we see as the caravans and vehicles are pretty high end with several new Mercedes and at least one Bentley. All foreign plates from around Europe.”

While the camp moving on brought relief for local residents, many were left wondering where they will turn up next.

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  1. I guess we will all just have to watch this space to see where they take up camp next then. How come they weren’t escorted out of the Warrington area rather than just being told to vacate the Woolston site ? It’s clearly a good lifestyle for some of them though if they can afford Bentleys, Mercs and flashy caravans. I wonder what the welfare checks showed up ? Clearly not short of a few bob or two that’s for sure….maybe they are here to buy up some Green Belt land before the council builds on it all 😉

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