Site secured after travellers leave

A play area that was invaded by travellers just hours after they left has been secured.

Caravans pitched up on Whinney Hill Recreation Ground off Bradford Road, Brighouse, more than two weeks ago.

Calderdale Council, who owns the land, applied to Halifax County Court for a possession order so they could evict the travellers.

The notice was served on Wednesday morning giving them 24 hours.

The group left at 11pm on Wednesday night.

Council workers were quick to react and were on site yesterday (Thursday) cleaning up and securing the access.