Police engage with caravans at Portslade Cricket Club

Police are engaging with a group of 14 caravans which parked up at Portslade Cricket Club on Wednesday night.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 2:51 pm
Caravans at the cricket ground
Caravans at the cricket ground

Officers said they were in liaison with the local authority and were carrying out an assessment of the site on Thursday afternoon.

Councillor Dawn Barnett, who represents the Hangleton and Knoll ward on Brighton and Hove Council, said of the vehicles: “We’ve asked for them to be removed.

“It’s not acceptable.”

Caravans at the cricket ground

She added: “We have cricket matches at the weekend. They practice in the evenings.”

Ms Barnett said there was a designated traveller site at Patcham which caravans could use instead.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police were alerted to 14 caravans arriving at Portslade Cricket Club on Wednesday evening (16 June).

“Officers are engaging with the group, and in liaison with the local authority, are carrying out an assessment of the site.”