Travellers have moved on from a leisure centre car park.

A spokesman from the council said: "Rochford District Council can confirm that travellers who had taken up illegal encampments’ at Clements Hall Leisure Centre have vacated the area.

"Whilst it is not clear where they have moved to, there are no reports of them elsewhere in the District but council officers will continue to monitor the situation.

"Working together with the Police and the Essex Countywide Traveller Unit the partnership effectively prevented the situation from escalating."