Search

Travellers leave King George’s Playing Fields in Romford

11:31 15 August 2014

12 caravans unlawfully gained entry to an open space in Lilliput Road, Romford, last week

12 caravans unlawfully gained entry to an open space in Lilliput Road, Romford, last week

Archant

The travellers who unlawfully moved onto King George’s Playing Fields yesterday have left, Havering Council confirmed today.

They moved onto the fields around lunch time yesterday and parks protection officers remained on the site until they left at approximately 7pm.

This is the second group of travellers to gain unauthorised access to an open space in Romford in less than a week.

Around 12 caravans arrived behind Lilliput Road, less than two miles from the playing fields, and remained for three days last weekend.

Labour candidate for Romford, Sam Gould, said earlier this week: “I have warned the council that this will continue to happen until they begin to exercise precautionary measures in problem areas so that travellers cannot occupy spaces in the first place.”

Cllr Melvin Wallace, cabinet member for culture and community engagement, said the council “won’t tolerate any unauthorised settlement in our parks or green spaces”.

Read more:

Travellers move into Romford for second time in a week

Travellers leave open space behind Romford street

Travellers move onto green space in Romford

Latest Romford News Stories

Rom Valley Way Car Park in Romford

Supermarket chain Morrisons has confirmed that it has sold the car park site opposite Queen’s Hospital to a global real estate company.

37 minutes ago
Meditation class at the Thames Chase Forest Centre, with John London

“We all have thoughts and worries about yesterday, today and tomorrow.

37 minutes ago
Johanna Higgs

After losing one of her twins in the womb, new mum Johanna Higgs said she couldn’t even look at daughter Gemma. Chloe Farand speaks to her about the devastating reality of postpartum psychosis and her recovery

Indie band Walking Method will perform on the Fairkytes Stage at the Havering Show 2016.

Home grown talents who have honed their craft at the Fairkytes Arts Centre are getting ready to hit the Havering Show stage this weekend.

Fire engine at Hornchurch Fire Station

Three men have been convicted for their involvement in the theft of fire-fighting equipment worth over £100,000 from fire stations in the borough and across London.

Yesterday, 14:50
Havering school students receiving their GCSE results. Sanders School students jumping for joy

With minds racing and nerves building, students across the borough returned to their schools yesterday (Thursday) in trepidation.

Yesterday, 13:53
A 93-year-old is re-united with the very crash-tender vehicle he drove at RAF Hornchurch.

A unique ‘living museum’ booth is coming to the one of the borough’s parks giving people the chance to share their memories of the area.

Yesterday, 13:03
The Havering Show on Sunday

The Havering Show takes place this weekend and to ensure you are fully prepared for it, we’ve got a three-page guide in today’s Recorder featuring stage times and travel info.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now