POOLE council is taking legal action against a group of travellers who set up camp at Poole Park's cricket pavilion. Ten caravans, three campervans, and other vehicles have been at the site off Copse Close since Tuesday evening.

The council has already served direction orders requesting the travellers leave the site.

It has also provided a skip and toilets in line with its policy "to minimise environmental contamination on the land". A spokesperson for the council said: "Court time was booked for Friday to apply for an eviction order. The site will continue to be monitored as part of the legal process for the removal of the travellers."