On Thursday 30th August at approximately 13.30, the Police issued a Schedule 61 notice to the travellers occupying Chieveley Recreation Ground, requiring them to quit by 17.00 on Friday 31st. Doubtless all will be relieved that the prospect of all returning peaceably to normal is close.

The job of cleaning up and securing the site against future intrusion will continue. Assistance would be most welcome, particularly able-bodied folk with a spade and the ability to dig post-holes. More robust measures will be taken in the longer term.

Chieveley Recreation Centre thanks all those who have lent their support in this, particularly Tracy and the Parish Council, Hilary and West Berkshire and the Police.