Travellers set up camp in car park of former DIY store in Swansea
A GROUP of travellers has set up camp in the car park of a former DIY store in Swansea.
The group, which is believed to have arrived within the past week, yesterday consisted of three caravans and a transit van in the car park of the B&Q store in Samlet Road, Llansamlet.
A member of staff at the nearby Buyology bargain store did not want to comment on the arrival, but did confirm the travellers had been on site for a number of days and had been in the store to buy products.
Mark Jones, who has run Car sales firm DS Jones and Son with his father in Samlet road for 26 years, said the latest travellers to arrive on the site had not caused any significant problems.
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Mr Jones said: "They came here two days ago with three caravans and three vans. They were here a few months ago.
"We didn't have any problems with them whatsoever."
However, Mr Jones said he and his father had to take measures including blocking off the entrance to their vehicle and maintenance business due to interference from travellers in the past.
But he reiterated that he had not had any issue with the latest travellers to set up home in Llansamlet.
He said: "They seem tidy enough."
A spokesman for Swansea Council confirmed the latest encampment was on private land and therefore it was up to the landowner to move the travellers on if they felt the need to do so.
Llansamlet councillor Penny Matthews was not available for comment.
Fellow Llansamlet councillor Ryland Doyle said: "We have been contacted over recent weeks by lots of people with concerns about travellers but we explained that the council, if it is on council land, has to follow set procedures. If it is on private land it is up to the land owner to take action."