A COURT summons has been served on travellers who have set up illegally in a car park.

The traveller group moved onto the car park at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park in Rochford on Thursday last week.

The court summons was served by Rochford District Council today, following a direction to leave notice issued on Monday which told the two campervans and five caravans to leave within 24 hours.

As they remained on site, the summons was then issued with a court hearing date of tomorrow to obtain a court order.

Subject to the court order being granted, it will be served with a view to the site being vacated by Saturday.