THE COUNCIL has provided an update after a 'large group' of caravans were spotted in Bracknell over the weekend.

More than 10 caravans plus multiple vehicles set up an illegal encampment in Longhill Park, Bracknell.

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The site, which is owned by Bracknell Forest Council, had approximately 20 vehicles towing caravans and trailers to the park on Friday, July 31.

BFC has confirmed that the site has been cleared.

Stephen Chown, Head of Parks and Countryside, said: “An illegal encampment was set up at Longhill Park, which is owned and managed by Bracknell Forest Council, on the weekend of 1 and 2 August. The council served notice to vacate the site by Monday, 3 August and the encampment complied with this.

“The council’s contractor, Continental Landscapes Limited, began the clean up on the day of the encampment’s departure. Additional work to repair fences and install a new earth bank were organised promptly through council staff and partners.”

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An eyewitness, who lives near to the park, said the caravans were no longer there on Sunday, August 2.