Photo: Travellers, Preston New Road


Jo Barton, Meols ward councillor is keen to see them removed from the site as swiftly as possible.

She said:

“As soon I became aware of the travellers’ impromptu camp on the public land on Preston New Road I reported it to Sefton MBC and to Merseyside Police.

“I have been assured by council officers that steps will taken to move them on to a more suitable place as soon as possible.

“The land opposite the football fields, was, I believe gifted to the public for the use of recreation and cannot be taken over for the use of one individual or group and I hope this situation can be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction, and without incident, as swiftly as possible.”


Travellers settle in on Preston New Road Southport (

A large group of “Travellers” have descended on the grassy area next to the Mormon Church on Preston New Road Southport, Thursday 23 July 2015.

There are eight caravans along with vans and trailers.

A Preston New Road resident said:

“This land belongs to the Hesketh estate, anyway I’m locking my doors and not coming until they go away”.


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