Travellers move on

Travellers at Chorley Business and Technology Centre

Travellers at Chorley Business and Technology Centre

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Travellers who set up camp on a Chorley industrial park have now been moved on.

The six caravans plus supporting vehicles arrived on private land at Chorley Business and Technology Centre on Saturday.

The site, which is opposite Runshaw Adult College on Central Drive in Buckshaw Village, was visited by officers from Chorley Council on Monday, who were in talks with the travellers to move on.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “Around seven caravans arrived on the site at some point on Saturday.

“There wasn’t any trouble.”

Councillor Terry Brown, who is responsible for the environment at Chorley Council, said: “As soon as we were notified about the encampment, we initiated the agreed protocol in conjunction with the police.

“The council has been on site with the police and other agencies to assess if any services are needed.

“The land is privately owned and we worked closely with the land owners to make sure the encampment moved on as quickly as possible.”

They moved at around 6pm on Tuesday evening.