A LARGE group of travellers have parked up in a Southampton park.

The group, which has around seven caravans, are on Veracity Ground on Merryoak Road in Sholing

Several cars have also been seen driving around the field.

According to Hampshire Police, the gathering is an “unauthorised encampment”.

Southampton City Council has reported that Active Nation, who manages the area of land, are aware that the travellers have entered the Veracity Ground site.

The council says it is taking legal action to remove the encampment and issued a letter in person to them, telling them to leave the area.

The letter highlighted the impact their presence was having on local sport and recreation activities.