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Site secured as travellers moved on from Romford’s Oldchurch Park

PUBLISHED: 12:06 22 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:35 22 July 2016

Travellers who set up camp in the closed park in OldChurch Road, Romford.

Travellers who set up camp in the closed park in OldChurch Road, Romford.

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A group of travellers were moved on from Oldchurch Park, Oldchurch Road, Romford, in the early hours of this morning by police.

Caravans had moved on to the site on Wednesday evening.

A resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “They caused noise all night from generators, dogs, kids and general noise.”

This morning the Recorder received reports travellers have moved on to land off Priory Road, Harold Hill – it is not known if this is the same group.

In the last fortnight eviction notices have been issued at five sites across the borough.

Travellers remain in Havering Park, Havering-atte-Bower, have been moved on from a second site in Harold Hill as well sites in Gidea Park, Romford and Hornchurch.

Travellers in High Street, Hornchurch, were evicted by police on the land behind the former Mecca Bingo site.

Supermarket giant Lidl own the land and have put in measures to prevent any reoccurrences.

A spokeswoman for Lidl, said: “We would like to assure residents that we are taking steps to secure the site.

“For example, we have already installed concrete bollards at the entrance point so you can no longer drive vehicles onto the site.”

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