A group that has moved onto Wootton Bassett Road recreation ground says it will move at the weekend, the council has said.

More than half a dozen caravans moved onto the field opposite The Runner pub over the weekend.

A spokesman for Swindon Borough Council said officers had carried out welfare checks at the campsite on Monday.

“The group have advised us that they intend to move on at the weekend,” he said.

“We have given them waste disposal bags to keep the site clear and will continue to monitor the site throughout the week.”

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It is the third traveller camp the area has seen in recent months.

In May, caravans moved onto a field between Mannington retail park and Redposts Drive.

Once the group had left, those living in nearby Rushey Platt complained about the mess left behind by the group.

Those living in nearby Rushey Platt complained about the mess that had been left in the group’s wake. Resident Fiona Scott called on more to be done, claiming the rubbish left behind in May had been worse than normal. “There was garden debris, fence panels, and pallets in a 60ft-long pile. There was a path into the field covered in wet wipes and human excrement, it’s horrible and disgusting.”

Last month, around 25 caravans and vans set up camp on Scott Way, off Redposts Drive.