Allerdale Council has served an eviction notice on a group of travellers on a Workington site.

Travellers have taken up residence close to Allerdale House, on the Cloffocks car park, and also on land at Oldside, near the former Jump Mania building.

But the council has reassured the public that they are acting swiftly.

A spokesman said: “The council yesterday served notice on gypsy and travellers currently occupying an area of a car park in the Cloffocks, Workington, and they have until today to vacate the site.

“In regards to the gypsy and travellers group occupying the former Jump Mania site at Oldside, Workington, the council will be carrying out welfare checks and then will decide on what action is appropriate to take.

“We would like to assure members of the public that once any council-owned site occupied by gypsy and travellers is vacated, the council asks for the area to be cleaned up by our contractors, should there be a need, and there is no additional cost for this.”