Caravans have rocked up to Chislehurst today sparking another traveller saga in the borough.

Chislehurst Common is a an open space and travellers parked their homes there earlier this afternoon.

The news has been shared on social media and we understand the issue has been reported to police.

In August of last year Bromley was rife with illegal incursions - including Whitehall Recreation Ground, Green St Green, Parkfield Way Recreation Ground, Willet Recreation Ground and Normal Park.

READ: Army of travellers move on to Norman Park despite Bromley-wide injunction

In response Bromley Council was granted a High Court injunction to prevent travellers from staying.

A charity called Friends, Families and Travellers argued that it should be of no surprise to people when gypsy and traveller families occupy private land.

One spokesman told News Shopper last year: "Local authorities across the country have largely failed to identify land for gypsy and traveller families to stop so it should come as little surprise to them when families pull up in public spaces and on private land.

"Everybody needs a place to live."

One woman has told News Shopper travellers have also arrived in Hayes this afternoon.

We have contacted both Bromley Council and the police for the latest information.

Once we hear more we will keep you updated here.


  • A police spokesman said: "Officers are aware of a number of caravans that gathered on Chislehurst Common. Officers have attended and the local authority is aware. There have been no arrests."