A group of Travellers have been ordered off their ‘unauthorised’ camp in Blacon .
A legal notice was served giving them a 2pm deadline to leave the Shelley Road site on Tuesday (August 9).
The convoy of seven caravans along with cars and horseboxes first arrived on Sunday evening.
Cheshire West and Chester Council , who own the land, have issued the notice.
CWaC senior Gypsy and Traveller liaison officer Kyler Ashcroft said the ‘formal process to evict the group’ had started on Monday.
The Travellers brought with them four horses which could be seen grazing on the green space off Shelley Road.
Soon after they arrived concerned residents contacted the Chronicle to express their concerns.
One woman was worried about a royal plaque which lies on the site, while others were anxious for the welfare of the animals.
Should the Travellers fail to leave by the deadline, CWaC may have to seek an eviction order through the courts.
A 16-caravan convoy had to be escorted from a playing field at Westminster Park in Chester by police last month, after they stayed put beyond the time on the legal notice.
Unlike neighbouring authority Halton Council, CWaC does not have a transit site to which the travellers could be directed
A Cheshire Police spokesman said the issue was currently a civil matter and they would not be getting involved at this stage.
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