A GROUP of travellers were moved on from playing fields in Oldbury.

The group, which had set up on Cakemore Playing Fields in Grafton Road, were moved along yesterday (Monday June 29).

Sandwell Council offered the travellers the option to stay on the council's transit site in Smethwick.

A Sandwell Council spokesperson said: “We served notice and offered our transit site, which the group refused.

“The group then left and moved to Friar Park in Wednesbury where we again served notice and offered our transit site.

"The group refused this offer and left Sandwell.”

The council has a transit site in Smethwick where groups who set up unauthorised encampments in Sandwell are directed by the council and the police.

This site cannot be pre-booked. Rent on the site is £80 per week, per caravan, plus a security deposit of £250 per caravan.

The maximum stay on the site is 28 days.