SEVEN caravans have moved onto a Cornwall Council car park after a Gypsy family were forced off a site just 1km away.
The unauthorised encampment has been set up on the Moresk car park off Oak Way, Truro.
Last week a Gypsy family [Irish Travellers not Gypsies], who had set up camp on land at Truro Recreation Ground at Kenwyn, were served with a notice to quit.
The former rugby pitch was recently loaned by Truro City Council to host youth football matches, which had to be stopped when the family moved in.
Roger Gazzard, clerk at Truro City Council, confirmed the Kenwyn sports pitch had been cleared of vehicles.
He added: "They have left it very clean and tidy. There is no damage and the rubbish was left all bagged up.
"It means we can basically carry on with matches now."
Cornwall Council said it and Devon and Cornwall Police would monitor the "unauthorised encampment" on the car park and "endeavour to move them on as soon as possible".
Inspector Mark Richards, of Truro police, said: "We have monitored the situation at both sites and look out for any criminality or community tensions – we are not currently aware of any.
"We can only monitor the situation and take guidance from the landowner.
"They are not breaking the law."
He said the five vans and seven caravans on the car park were linked to the group who were camping in Kenwyn.
Thursday, 23 February 2012
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