Councillor Garry Perry has voiced his concern over a group of travellers that set up camp on the Common by the Old House at Home pub last night (Wednesday).
His attention was alerted to seven caravans that had camped there by a member of the public.
“This is most concerning,” he said. “In all the years I have lived in Pelsall, and certainly since I have represented the ward, I have never known such a public encroachment on our Common land – right in the centre of the village.
“I’m sure that officers will do all they can to ensure a most speedy and resolute action in moving them, should they remain on site in the morning.
“Given the recent high proportion of incursions across Walsall in the last few days, and the excellent work by officers in moving the travellers on, it is definitely important that as a community we remain vigilant to the threat that the incursions pose to our areas of green space and special interest.
“Where possible encouragement should be given for the travellers to move to LA sites across the Black Country or other areas permissible.
“The encroachment on the Common or any other area of our village will not be tolerated.”
Last month, landowners in Walsall Road, Pelsall, installed bollards to stop travellers using the land.
Update, 9.50am: Council officers are conducting a site visit soon and will be liaising with police to serve notice on them to leave the land immediately today.