An alert from the Secretary of Solihull Ratepayers Association describes the arrival of French nationals in fifteen travellers’ caravans at the council’s Monkspath Hall Road Car Park on Thursday evening.

This is no isolated occurrence; last September, the Mail reported that travellers in 27 caravans settled on a playing field in Chadwick End, Solihull, while a legal site nearby was almost empty. In January this year, travellers also invaded a car park next to Hillfield Park in Solihull.

On Tuesday the Mail reported the damage done by travellers who were ejected from a site in Solihull by police from private land at Radway Road, near Cranmore Boulevard. A gate had been smashed open, portable buildings wrecked and piles of rubbish dumped. travellers bordesley

Police and bailiffs removed travellers on Sunday from an industrial site in Garrison Street, Bordesley Green, who had been obstructing the entrance to various units, preventing deliveries by HGVs.

The Mail says that five authorised camping sites for travellers are to be created in Solihull

Council leaders have approved the creation of 31 authorised slots, to be created at five sites across the borough between 2017 and 2027. Thirteen have been earmarked for Old Damson Lane, six in Bickenhill Lane, four for Dickens Heath Road, six at Catherine-de-Barnes and two for Canal View, Salter Street.

The Travellers Times gives a detailed specification of the wide range of amenities to be provided to travellers for £90+ a week.