By Jack Newman For Mailonline
Published: 12:28 BST, 27 May 2019 | Updated: 12:43 BST, 27 May 2019
A group of travellers have descended on a park near Southampton and the local authorities are unable to take action until after the bank holiday.
It is understood the travellers were previously in Winchester living in a Park and Ride car park.
When they were moved on Sunday after being handed an eviction notice, the group then descended on the park in Hedge End.
Police arrived at Greta Park this morning to see if any criminality was taking place but powers of eviction come under the remit of the landowner because trespassing is a civil, not criminal offence.
The park, which has a play area, skateboard half-pipe, basketball courts and youth shelter, is managed by Hedge End Town Council.
But with council workers away for the bank holiday, the travellers are able to enjoy the park without disturbance until