North East Wales

Traveller caravans 'shut down' Deeside leisure centre

The group of travellers arrived at the centre on Tuesday Image copyright Google Streetview
Image caption The group of travellers arrived at the centre on Tuesday

Deeside Leisure Centre is closed to customers as Flintshire council tries to move a group of travellers from the car park.

The group of around 11 caravans arrived at the Queensferry facility at about 14:00 BST on Tuesday, August 23.

A council spokeswoman said the situation is "ongoing".

She added: "There is a good chance the centre could be closed for the rest of the day.

"We are working with police to move them on."

A barrier has been erected at the back of the centre to deter travellers, and there are now "potential plans" to introduce a barrier at the front to prevent further problems.

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