Bristol City Council statement after travellers set up camp at Brislington Park and Ride

Bristol City Council officers visited the site on Monday morning

Travellers have set up camp at Brislington Park and Ride after moving onto the busy site yesterday morning (April 4).

Around five caravans, along with works vehicles and cars, are situated at the bottom of the car park off the A4 Bath Road. This morning (April 5), motorists continued to use the park and ride, but parked away from the small encampment.

The issue was highlighted by ward councillor Jos Clark yesterday, and Bristol City Council officers visited the site yesterday.

Mix of caravans and works vehicles form the camp at Brislington Park and Ride

The city council issued a statement to BristolWorld. It said: “We became aware of the encampment of travellers on Brislington Park & Ride Monday. Officers visited the site in the morning, the team will remain in close contact with the group.”

Posting on Facebook group Brislington Community Page, councillor Clark said: “You may already be aware, there is currently a small encampment of English Romany Gypsies in the Brislington Park & Ride, Bath Road, Bristol.

“The encampment is made up of 5 caravans which are spread across a wide area within the car park.”

Bristol has a permanent traveller site in Ashton Vale, with 12 pitches. There is also a transit teraveller site in Lawarence Weston with 20 pitches, and a site for ‘ethnic showpeople’ in Bedminsiter with 12 pitches.