Travellers set up an encampment in a Reading car park on Thursday.

Pictures show 18 caravans parked in Hills Meadow car park, next to Christchurch Meadows in Caversham.

A spokesperson for Reading Borough Council said: “We are aware of the encampment at Hills Meadow and officers are visiting the site today.

“An assessment is being undertaken and we will serve legal notices to leave the land."

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The news comes after a court ordered a group of travellers to leave Kings Meadow, who departed on Wednesday.

The group had stayed on the football pitches for around a month, leading to children’s games being cancelled for five weeks.

They appeared to leave behind a fridge, BMX bike and wooden furniture.

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A report from the Reading Chronicle revealed travellers cost taxpayers more than £300,000 in the past five years.

This included legal fees, clean up costs and repair expenses.