Travelers set up camp in Bedworth’s largest park

Travelers set up camp in Bedworth’s largest park. Passers-by spotted what was described as a ‘large number’ of travelers entering Miners Welfare Park next to the former Black Bank pub.

A reader, who did not want to be named, said he saw around 12 vehicles with trailers. They entered the park on Friday (April 22) and, at press time, remain in the area.

CoventryLive has contacted Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Warwickshire Police over the situation at the park.

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In a statement, Brent Davis, the council’s chief executive, said they expected to move on “shortly”.

“It appears that approximately six vehicles gained access to the park site on Friday evening,” the statement said. We have been working with the police over the weekend and believe this group of travelers will be leaving soon.”

Warwickshire Police have yet to provide a statement on the situation. All parks and public spaces in Nuneaton and Bedworth are covered by a borough-wide illegal traveler trespassing injunction.

The Borough Council successfully obtained an injunction from the High Court in March 2019, but this was later challenged last year. However, CoventryLive understands that, despite this initial suspension of powers, they are now back in force.

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