ACTION is being taken to remove a group of travellers from a farmer’s field in Cliviger.

Police have served a notice on the group of around eight caravans and trailers that set up camp on land belonging to Foxstones Farm, between Foxstones Lane and Red Lees Road.

The vehicles pitched up at the site earlier this week and have been causing a stir in the village.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We have issued the group with a section 61 notice to leave the site.”

It is now expected that the travellers will move on from the Cliviger site over the weekend. Police have to go to the courts to obtain an order to move the travellers on. Travellers have set up camp at a number of sites across East Lancashire in the past two months.

Last week a group set up at the site of the former Towneley High School site in Towneley Park and are yet to move on, despite attempts by Burnley Council to get rid of them.

A group have set up home on a number of sites in Rossendale, being moved on from Rossendale Council’s Futures Park, in Bacup, the old Stand Athletic FC ground, off Blackburn Road, in Haslingden, and the New Hall Hey business park, in Rawtenstall, before a dramatic seven-hour stand-off with police near Haslingden Leisure Centre.

Groups of travellers have also been moved on from land sites in and around the Hyndburn, Blackburn and Pendle areas.