AT least 25 travellers’ caravans have pitched up at Sompting Recreation Ground.
The travellers have been arriving throughout the day and have spread out across the park.
One resident who witnessed their arrival said the travellers had acted aggressively, kicking the local children out of the play park, and trying to break into the toilets on the rec.
Adur Council arranged for an official to visit the site this afternoon to assess the situation and work out the travellers’ needs, the environmental impact of their presence and the loss of public amenity.
The police are aware and monitoring the situation.
More to follow.