Council takes legal action after travellers set up camp on Stockheath Common in Leigh Park

LEGAL action is being launched against an unauthorised encampment.

Monday, 1st July 2019, 4:15 pm
Updated Monday, 1st July 2019, 5:14 pm

At least five caravans and seven vehicles arrived on Stockheath Common, Leigh Park, on Thursday.

The land, which is bordered by Riders Lane, Stockheath Lane and Purbrook Way, is owned by Portsmouth City Council.

A spokeswoman for the authority said it completed a welfare assessment of the encampment and is now taking legal action to remove it.

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A view of Stockheath Common from Riders Lane, Leigh Park. Picture: Google Street View

Thousands attend Stockheath Common every year for a fireworks display, car boot sales and other community activities.