LEGAL action is being taken against travellers at a new site - because they've outstayed their welcome.

The site - at Stairfoot - was met with anger by local residents when plans were approved for its creation last year.

The 11-pitch site, on Grange Lane, is meant to be an 'emergency stopping place' which travellers could use for a 14-day period.

Seven weeks ago, nine caravans moved there - but they haven't moved since.

The council has not commented on whether rent has been paid but acknowledged it will now use legal action to resolve the situation.