Peterborough water park closed due to traveller encampment

The Bretton Water Park has been forced to close today after staff were intimidated by travellers.

Thursday, 27th July 2017, 10:45 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:28 pm
Bretton Water Park
Bretton Water Park

The park, in Flaxland, Bretton, is a popular spot for families during the summer holidays.

However, Peterborough City Council have confirmed the park will be shut today after an unauthorised travellers encampment was set up in near-by Heltwate.

A council spokesman said staff at the park were intimidated by the travellers yesterday, and the park was shut on health and safety grounds.

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Legal proceedings have started to move the travellers away from the site.

The spokesman was unable to say if the group were the same people who set up camp at Peterborough Crematorium earlier this week.

It is not the first time the water park has had to close as a result of an unauthorised encampment, with similar issues reported in 2015.