Travellers move on to University of York campus

The caravans parked off Field Lane at the Heslington East campus

A group of travellers has moved onto a field at the entrance to the University of York.

At least eight caravans have pitched on land at Field Lane, at the Heslington East Campus.

A University of York spokesperson said:

  • The university is aware of the group of individuals that have set up camp near Field Lane.

    Our security team is in regular contact with them to help reduce any disturbances to the land or local community.

    We are monitoring the situation and will operate within the legal framework to ensure the matter is resolved as soon as possible.

Another view

The development comes less than a month after another group moved on to Heworth Stray.

They stayed for a week and were served an enforcement order by City of York Council before leaving on May 26.