A group of Travellers who set up camp in Nonsuch Park have been told to leave by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council.

The group made their way into the public space after gaining access through the London Road entrance on Tuesday evening (July 31).

A council spokesman said the authority was aware of the unauthorised encampment and was going through the statutory processes.

Welfare checks were completed earlier today while a direction of leave was issued, he added.

The Travellers are understood to have moved from Cheam Park, with several traveller encampments reported across neighbouring Sutton last month, while Croydon Council has imposed an injunction across its borough.

There were five incursions in Sutton over July – in Beddington, Cheam, Fairlands, Poulter, and Rosehill parks.

Now Sutton Council is in talks with lawyers to try and enforce an injunction “as soon as possible”, according to leader Cllr Ruth Dombey.

Some social media users have taken to Twitter to express their views after travellers were moved out of Cheam Park.

In a tweet, Steve Clarke said: “Nonsuch Park and Cheam Park are parks for us to enjoy, such as walking the dogs and taking families there, as well as activities such as Nonsuch Parkrun.

“Given regards of people’s feelings of the current situation, it needs to be sorted out.”