A SMALL number of travellers have moved onto land near Castlepoint shopping centre.

Two caravans and a campervan are currently on site at the back of Setley Gardens in Throop, close to a children’s play area.

Bournemouth council has arranged for a needs assessment to be carried out and has brought in security to prevent any further caravans gaining access.

Throop councillor Anne Rey has thanked staff and PCSOs for their swift action. And fellow ward councillor Ron Whittaker has called for rock boulders to be installed after the travellers have left to prevent further incursions.