Travellers camp at former Burnley high school site

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A TRAVELLER site has sprung up at a popular Burnley beauty spot.

Four caravans appeared on land close to the former Towneley High School site off Towneley Holmes Road today.

The travellers are believed to be from the same group that set up camp near the historic Towneley Hall last July.

Burnley Council officials served the group with an existing possession order obtained from magistrates last year.

A statement from a council spokesman said: “We are aware of the travellers being on the site. We have issued them with a possession order and if they have not left by next Friday they will be removed.”