A LARGE group of travellers have set up camp in an Andover park.

The group, which appears to be around 30 vehicles, are understood to have entered the field next to Picket Twenty via Old Lane.

A spokesperson for Test Valley Borough Council said: “We are aware of the trespassers forcing entry at Picket Twenty and are doing everything in our power to move them on as quickly as possible.

“We have already started the process of pursuing court proceedings to remove them and are currently working closely with the police.”

In May another traveller encampment spent three days on a small green space at Augusta Park before moving to a nearby park in Roman Way.

Romans ward borough councillor Nick Matthews had visited the site to speak with the travellers after witnessing a car drive onto the grass from the roundabout at Smannell Road.