Memorial Playing Fields, North Petherton – Travellers

The gate to the Memorial Playing Fields in North Petherton was forced open during the night of 9th June 2020 and around seven caravans moved onto the land. This has meant, given the present circumstances, that the public are not able to use the playing fields safely.

The playing fields are owned by the North Petherton Playing Fields Charitable Trust and the Chairman of the Trust, Cllr Mrs Linda Hyde, has, today June 10th, issued a notice to the travellers requiring them to leave the land by 12 noon on 11th June 2020 or face possible action by the police.

The Trust hopes that this issue will be resolved amicably and swiftly and that members of the community will soon be able to enjoy the playing fields again.