A GROUP of Travellers have set up an unauthorised encampment on Council-owned land in Ellesmere Port.

The group, which arrived today (Friday, November 3), have set up camp on Whitby Park Car Park on Stanney Lane.

There are estimated to be three caravans on the site.

An officer is expected to review the encampment in the coming days.

The Cheshire and Warrington Traveller Team manages encampments in the Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, and Warrington Borough Council areas.