Two planned events have been affected by a traveller encampment in Yeovil Country Park.
A group of caravans and other vehicles could be seen parked on the grass yesterday (July 30), near Ninesprings Cafe.
A planned park yoga event which was due to take place in the park on Sunday has been moved to Yeovil Recreation Centre, while the start of a fairy tale trail has been delayed to Tuesday.
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A statement, issued last night on the Facebook page for Yeovil Country Park, said the team was aware of the camp.
It read: “We have tried to secure the park and are grateful to Atlas security for their support.
“Notice has been served, but as we cannot be sure that the space will be free by Sunday, ParkYoga has been moved to Yeovil Recreation Centre for the coming session.
“The fairy tale trail for next week will now have a delayed start due to a lack of preparation time today. We hope it can start Tuesday, but will post as soon as we can to confirm. Thanks for your patience and understanding.”
South Somerset District Council, which owns the park, said yesterday that it was “aware of an illegal encampment” and had moved “swiftly to remove them from the site”.
The council said it had issued papers instructing the travellers to leave and informing them “failure to do so will result in application to court for a notice to leave”.
Its spokesman added: “We will now await to see adhere to our notice before issuing the relevant court papers if needed.”
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