On the afternoon of Saturday 28th September, travellers set up camp in the Kneller Gardens. Reports on social media said they had broken the lock off the entrance bollard to gain vehicle access to the park. Police attended the site later in the afternoon. There were several reports on Twitter of cases of anti-social behaviour in and around the park although when your humble correspondent passed through it all seemed pretty quiet.


Kneller Gardens park, Twickenham

Travellers in Kneller Gardens


Jim Christian filmed some of the arrival on Twitter…

And on Sunday Richmond Council tweeted that is has begun the process to ensure the travellers leave the site swiftly.

 And an update from FORCE (Friends of the River Crane Environment) on Sunday indicated that the travellers had agreed to leave the park by Monday morning.

To be continued…