Travellers staying put despite orders to leave
TRAVELLERS have defied orders to leave waste ground at St Oswald's.
The group, which took over part of the former Cattle Market site, behind Tesco, on August 9, were ordered to leave by 4pm yesterday by Gloucester City Council, which owns the land.
But they were still on the site yesterday with no sign that they were planning to leave.
It is thought that it could take the council several days before it is able to take its case to court to evict them forcibly from the site.
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A notice telling the travellers to leave was pinned to a security gate at the site on Tuesday.
In the note, public spaces manager Ross Cook said: "I have to inform you that you are trespassing on council land and that unless you remove your caravans, vehicles and other belongings action will be taken to remove you and your possessions from land without further notice."
On Tuesday, children from the travelling families were caught playing at an adjacent electricity substation.